Who we are

The HR Dept Winchester (and surrounding areas) provides employment law and human resources support to small and medium sized businesses just like yours. By choosing to work with us, you’ll have access to expert HR advice and support from highly qualified and experienced HR specialists at a fraction of the cost of an in-house HR team.

What makes The HR Dept different? We’re not a call centre, we’re a small business passionate about helping SME’s thrive through offering pragmatic and personal advice.

Your local HR Dept is owned and run by Sharon Gregory alongside her Winchester based colleagues and Sharon brings almost three decades of experience partnering with SME’s across a range of sectors and industries from academia to high tech, engineering, professional services and FMCG businesses. Sharon has worked at board level but by staying in the SME zone has never stopped delivering operational HR and she loves it!

Our signature offering is a retainer service which allows us to provide you with a bespoke service for even the smallest companies, in return you have access to :

  • 5 days a week HR advice and support from a senior qualified HR specialist when (fully insured and CIPD qualified)..
  • Legal and tribunal insurance protecting you from future claims: basically if you take our advice you have full legal cover should your actions be later challenged by an employee.
  • HR documentation and administration throughout the employment life cycle, ensuring that you remain within legal and regulatory frameworks.
  • Access to our suite of additional services including HR information systems, health and safety specialist advice, payroll and Occupational Health providers, e-learning training modules relating to your statutory duties, and more…
  • Free attendance on our quarterly hot topics seminars.

For those not ready to commit to a retainer you can try us out by accessing one of our other unique offerings.  As a team we can turn our hands to anything HR related but our ‘sweet spot’ and our specialist training lies in these domains:

  • An HR Audit – 2 days on site in which we will assess your people related policies and practices and deliver a report back to you with recommended next steps.
  • Recruitment – a unique offering – A flat fee at a fraction of agency fee costs for your own in-house Recruitment Consultancy Service.
  • Coaching and mentoring for managers and leaders by a qualified and experienced coach.
  • In-house training and development – focusing on people management skills and knowledge.
  • Well-being and employee engagement initiatives – running surveys and presenting results, coaching for well-being.

We are also always very happy to support over-stretched HR teams on one off projects, so please do contact us! Sometimes you just need an extra brain for a short while to deliver a key HR piece.

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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Office Address: 80 High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9AT | VAT Number: 769436579 | Registration Number: 5930008

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