Who we are

Looking for help and support to manage your staff?

Are you a business owner in Basingstoke, Fleet, Farnham, Farnborough and Camberley or anywhere in North or South East Hampshire?

Do you want instant access to HR professionals whose advice you can trust?

If the answer is yes, then get in touch!

We are experts in providing tailored HR Services to businesses like yours.

We will work closely with your company to create a bespoke HR service providing you with advice and resolutions to all your HR concerns. We can handle all your ‘people problems’, whether it be an Employment Law issue, a grievance, contract query or redundancy, let us provide the solution. There is nothing that our experienced staff have not dealt with!

Our ethos is ‘Preventing People Problems’ and we could be your HR department helping you prevent yours.

Want to know more? Check out the information tabs on the right-hand side for further details of our services or call/email us now on 01252 595 029/ team@hrdept.co.uk.


Meet the team

Karen Sanders


Karen is the owner of The HR Dept Basingstoke and Hart and opened the office in March 2010 having previously held senior HR positions for Global Manufacturing and Engineering companies.

Karen is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

There aren’t many employment situations that Karen hasn’t seen in her career having worked with such diverse workforces. She has an incredibly high level of employment law knowledge and advises managers and businesses owners in very clear, concise English.

Karen’s passion is supporting businesses to achieve their goals and objectives and therefore is very commercially focussed when providing advice to clients and believes there is a solution to everything.

Leigh Parker

HR & Operations Director

Leigh is our HR & Operations Director and is responsible for our HR function, our HR clients, leading the team that service them, supporting our client base and managing the accounts with a close eye.

Leigh has a wide and varied experience of management roles within Global Supply Chain companies with strong client relationship and project management skills prior to her 10 years strong in HR, working at HR Dept.  Leigh is CIPD qualified with an exceptional knowledge of current employment law legislation. This, combined with an extensive background in leading and advising on all aspects of the employee life cycle and a strong commercial awareness, allows Leigh to contribute to a company at both strategic and operational level when supporting, creating and delivering HR strategies.

Leigh is extremely customer focussed “I am really passionate about ensuring every client has the best possible customer experience with every interaction they have our team here at The HR Dept.

Dan Gosling

HR Advisor

Dan has an exceptional eye for detail and brings a really positive energy to the office and our clients. Coming from a quality control background he understands the importance of accuracy in all things HR and strives to make sure he services our clients to the highest standard.

Mike Pavitt

HR Manager

Mike is the newest member of our team, having joined us in the summer of 2022. Mike is responsible for ensuring our clients receive expert advice when they get in touch, and currently leads the Advice Line team.

Mike brings with him over 30 years of experience as an operations manager across a diverse range of industries, and as such has come across just about every HR and employment related issue you can think of. He has a passion for supporting the learning and development of personnel, as well as implementing cultural change in the workplace.

Away from work Mike plays piano, guitar and golf – all, in his own words, pretty badly!

Morgaine Seymour

HR Advisor

Morgaine joined the business as an HR Administrator in 2022. She has been focussed and dedicated to the role she was employed in and the clients she supported first and foremost with positivity and energy.

The trust we all had as a team in the work that Morgaine produced led us to fast track Morgaine’s development, and she was recently promoted to HR Advisor, a role that she has taken to like a duck to water.

Morgaine has a background in workforce coordination which lends itself perfectly to working with our Hybrid HR clients, which she does both on client site and at Dares Farm.

Karen Hart

HR Manager

Karen (also known as KT, so as not to be confused with our MD Karen Sanders) is an experienced HR Manager having worked in the industry in a stand alone HR role for 9 years before joining the team.

What she doesn’t know about HR isn’t worth knowing! She is skilled in Human Resources (CIPD Level 3 qualified) Health & Safety, Office Management and is a strong operations professional.

KT is a great listener and is always open to hearing a problem through thoroughly, with a high level of understanding, and providing solutions with the best outcomes for our clients.

Looking for expert HR support?

We can help you focus on your business by taking care of all your human resources needs.


Let us know how we can help or ask about our free initial HR review.

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