Testimonials

We like to think we achieve the results our clients are hoping for. Take a look at just some of the complimentary testimonials our clients have been kind enough to provide.

Thank you face2faceHR for an incredible service. Kirsten provided concise and easy to understand assistance with the HR issues we were facing. This was followed up by guidance on necessary documentation. This brilliant service took the stress and confusion out of a very difficult issue. Will recommend whenever possible.

Ben Butcher, Solent Plastics

As a fast paced Recruitment business owner my priorities are to meet my clients & candidates needs swiftly & successfully.

I requested Helen Christie’s assistance from face2faceHR as I have worked with her for 10 years+ as a HR professional. Helen provides superb advice on HR policies and in particular for me, contracts & legislation. I feel confident in the knowledge that she is only a phone call away when her advice & support are needed.

Helen  is more than just a HR professional; she took the time to really understand my business in depth.

Helen has an outstanding understanding of the recruitment process together with a solid generalist background. All in all a pleasure to work with…!

Catherine Whyte, Catherine Whyte Recruitment

Sue has been a huge help at a difficult time for us, helping us to successfully navigate a potentially tricky situation with the right balance of sensitivity and formality. She is now our go-to HR consultant. Highly recommended.

Paul Brown

Helen managed to grasp what problems there were using a mixture of empathy and practicality from a legal HR perspective and followed our conversation with a clear and concise written summary of the issues discussed and a set of likely positive and negative outcomes from each possible course of action. Having someone that was “on my side” and the clarity of Helen’s assessment removed a sizeable weight off my shoulders.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Helen to any company owner wanting HR advice not only to solve any ad hoc issues but also to help implement HR policies, documents and procedures that comply with current legislation.

Howard Goldman, Managing Partner, Howards Way Travel

Dawn has provided our charity with excellent HR advice and support in a recent appointment. Dawn undertook the task in a highly professional manner and made three lasting impressions. Firstly, Dawn spent time listening to and understanding the organisation’s needs and those of the member of staff concerned. Secondly, having established the main issues, Dawn didn’t give us an off the shelf solution, she took time to work out and propose tailored solutions and used them to provide a bespoke contract of employment and job description. Thirdly, Dawn made the process all the more effective as she established a warm rapport with everyone concerned. Lastly, Dawn is a highly professional and dedicated HR professional and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending her to other organisations.

Simon Smith, Board Member, Railworld, Peterborough

Dawn has been an invaluable resource to our business. We recently started operating in the UK and have in a short time built a team of nearly 100. Dawn has been on hand throughout the process, from new contract and policy documentation, to day to day management of a large and diverse team. Dawn’s experience means she is not only able to advise on legalities and processes, but she also fully understands the commercial and logistical demands of our operation and provides sound, practical suggestions and solutions. Dawn conveys a real passion for her work and shows a genuine interest in the business and the people in it – she is friendly, professional and extremely easy to work with. It has been a great comfort to everyone to have Dawn’s support.

Hayley Butts, Director, Airport Retail Services

As a small business owner I really welcomed the way in which Sue worked, I know we’ll work with her again and again.  Sue offers exactly what her business is called … “face2faceHR”.  

After our initial emails we sat down at a table, I took my necessary paperwork and said help! I was given ample time to talk through my business and Sue quickly identified the HR issues requiring my attention.  Plus, what was even better … she spoke my language!  Making sure I was aware of what HR technical jargon meant to me and my business.  I commissioned Sue to produce a Contract for Services which we now use as the backbone of our relationship with the self-employed entities we work with. 

Sue’s involvement has given me confidence that we operate in a legally sound way, she’s added great value to the business and it is comforting to know she’s right there if we need her going forward. Thanks Sue, we wouldn’t be where we are without you.

Carrie, CO Photography & Design

I have worked with Dawn on a number of projects. She uses her wide range of skills and experience to offer practical and workable solutions to any HR issue. Her tenacity ensures that the solution is implemented and maintained. I have no hesitation in seeking her advice knowing that it will be spot on for the job in hand.

Jayne Garner, Social Compliance Advisor

Excellent service and very knowledgeable on all things HR. A valuable resource for any small business.

Adrian Knight - Knight Franchises Ltd

Working with Sue Pardy at face2faceHR has been one of my more enjoyable tasks. Her approach is both friendly and professional and she always gives me more to think about. Like many small employers, I do not have a great deal of HR skill, so I needed guidance to produce correct employment documents for our staff. I know that I can always call on Sue for really good clear advice and would happily recommend her services.

Janet Hawkins BlackHawk Group Ltd

Kathryn is an accomplished HR professional. I have always found that she brings equal measures of pragmatism, clear perspective and energy to even the most challenging situations.

Andy Wilson, Managing Director

We’ve seen a real improvement in morale and motivation since using Motivational Maps! I particularly like that you can measure individual levels of motivation with percentages – so you can see your actions making a real difference.

Jade Scrivener, MD, PA Answer

Eleanor worked with me, in my role as MD, to help me implement a restructuring programme, which involved some sensitivities and potentially difficult issues. She had a strong focus on outcomes and her advice and contributions were sensible, thorough and sound, and ultimately very professional. I was particularly impressed by her detailed grasp of employment law and her ability to transfer that knowledge into written documents.

MD, Mid-sized company with 50+ employees, Hertfordshire

Jane Fryatt is one of the most competent and at the same time nicest HR professionals I have ever worked with.

Hariet Hinz, Regional Director

It has been a pleasure to do business with someone who has been so professional and knowledgeable, Jane’s level of understanding and approach reduced my workload considerably.

Philip Hall, Operations Director

The support and assistance I received from Eleanor was invaluable. She clarified all the points I wished to raise and helped write a clear and concise letter. I have recommended her services to several friends and colleagues.

Private Client

Jane quickly gained a grip of all matters, is sympathetic to our needs and most importantly gets results.

Station Commander RAF High Wycombe

Having Kirsten to turn to for HR advice is such a weight off my mind. Running a small business can be stressful at times, and having no in-house HR expertise but knowing she is only a phone call or email away takes a large amount of the pressure off. All our contracts and policies are completely up to date, a job I had been putting off and putting off, but I don’t have to procrastinate anymore. Kirsten is quick to respond to any queries I have and I always come away feeling confident with the advice I have been given.

Jane Harris, Founder Director, polkadotfrog

Jane combines a strong technical people management background with excellent change management skills alongside stakeholder and relationship management capabilities. In addition, Jane is one of those key people who deliver and actually get stuff done. I worked with Jane across a range of areas and she applies her intellect in a very effective way to understand the root cause of the issues and then is able to generate effective solutions to deliver sustainable change.

David Fox, HR Director, Serco

I first met Helen over a brew at Burnley FC to discuss my options of employment growth and how best to approach it. With my lack of knowledge in this area Helen soon made me feel at ease and gave me an insight in to what I should do next. On taking on my first employee back in September 2016 Helen has supported me and kept me at the forefront of employment law. Without Helen and the flexibility and support she provides I would be lost in the HR world and would probably be struggling along with just myself behind the wheel. I would highly recommend Helen to anyone looking for support in HR.

Oliver Flanagan, Managing Director, Ollycom

We have used face2faceHR for our HR needs for many years but since Dawn came on the scene last year she has been like a breath of fresh air. She is very proactive and approachable and comes with a wealth of HR experience.

Alan Brown (Chairman) Cygnus Associates

We are so pleased with the work Kirsten has provided us with. From start to finish Kirsten was thorough and very helpful, she listened to exactly what we wanted and made tweaks to suit our company. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her services to anyone.

Jade Scrivener, Director, PA Answer Ltd

Eleanor worked with me, in my role as MD, to help me implement a restructuring programme, which involved some sensitivities and potentially difficult issues. She had a strong focus on outcomes and her advice and contributions were sensible, thorough and sound, and ultimately very professional. I was particularly impressed by her detailed grasp of employment law and her ability to transfer that knowledge into written documents.

MD, Mid-sized company with 50+ employees, Hertfordshire

The support and assistance I received from Eleanor was invaluable. She clarified all the points I wished to raise and helped write a clear and concise letter. I have recommended her services to several friends and colleagues.

Private Client

face2faceHR have provided us with ongoing and cost-effective support across a range of personnel issues, allowing us to focus on what we do best. A must have for any business looking to make HR less of a headache.

The Bristol Bike Project CIC

Helen managed to grasp what problems there were using a mixture of empathy and practicality from a legal HR perspective and followed our conversation with a clear and concise written summary of the issues discussed and a set of likely positive and negative outcomes from each possible course of action. Having someone that was “on my side” and the clarity of Helen’s assessment removed a sizeable weight off my shoulders.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Helen to any company owner wanting HR advice not only to solve any ad hoc issues but also to help implement HR policies, documents and procedures that comply with current legislation.

Howard Goldman, Managing Partner, Howards Way Travel

Thank you face2faceHR for an incredible service. Kirsten provided concise and easy to understand assistance with the HR issues we were facing. This was followed up by guidance on necessary documentation. This brilliant service took the stress and confusion out of a very difficult issue. Will recommend whenever possible.

Ben Butcher, Solent Plastics

It has been a pleasure to do business with someone who has been so professional and knowledgeable, Jane’s level of understanding and approach reduced my workload considerably.

Philip Hall, Operations Director

Jane quickly gained a grip of all matters, is sympathetic to our needs and most importantly gets results.

Station Commander RAF High Wycombe

Working with Sue Pardy at face2faceHR has been one of my more enjoyable tasks. Her approach is both friendly and professional and she always gives me more to think about. Like many small employers, I do not have a great deal of HR skill, so I needed guidance to produce correct employment documents for our staff. I know that I can always call on Sue for really good clear advice and would happily recommend her services.

Janet Hawkins BlackHawk Group Ltd

Jane combines a strong technical people management background with excellent change management skills alongside stakeholder and relationship management capabilities. In addition, Jane is one of those key people who deliver and actually get stuff done. I worked with Jane across a range of areas and she applies her intellect in a very effective way to understand the root cause of the issues and then is able to generate effective solutions to deliver sustainable change.

David Fox, HR Director, Serco

I have contracted Helen’s services for my organisation for over a year and can honestly say her support and knowledge have already proved invaluable. Helen is very responsive with communications and has genuinely taken the time to get to know our area of work, a new one for her. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to any business.

Chris Dyer, Managing Director, Mentoring West Midlands CIC

I’ve used Helen’s services on several occasions, for my small business. Helen is extremely professional, knowledgeable and personable, she is very understanding and patient.   She was fast to respond to my initial enquiry, her proposal was detailed and sent quickly. Helen helped me with my situation, I felt calm and supported, highly recommended for any business that needs support with anything from staff handbooks, employment contracts, personnel issues, redundancy etc.

Angela Pinder, Paw Naturel

We are also able to contact face2faceHR for advice on personnel issues and have found this service to be invaluable. It is certainly a weight off our shoulders to know that someone is there to offer instant support and advice. I would not hesitate to recommend face2faceHR to any company needing HR support.

Lesley Scanlon, Industrial Inkjet

Using face2faceHR has been incredibly helpful to us the advice we received was invaluable and more than compensated for our lack of in-house HR expertise.

Mark Linehan, Managing Director, Sustainable Restaurant Association

Dawn has provided our charity with excellent HR advice and support in a recent appointment. Dawn undertook the task in a highly professional manner and made three lasting impressions. Firstly, Dawn spent time listening to and understanding the organisation’s needs and those of the member of staff concerned. Secondly, having established the main issues, Dawn didn’t give us an off the shelf solution, she took time to work out and propose tailored solutions and used them to provide a bespoke contract of employment and job description. Thirdly, Dawn made the process all the more effective as she established a warm rapport with everyone concerned. Lastly, Dawn is a highly professional and dedicated HR professional and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending her to other organisations.

Simon Smith, Board Member, Railworld, Peterborough

Excellent service from start to finish. Always happy to help with any inquiries and help when required. Would not hesitate to use again. Would highly recommend.

Paul Matthews

Dawns specialist knowledge of our industry sector combined with the in depth knowledge of all HR angles made her the perfect fit to work with our business.

She was able to work quickly and precisely in order to assist our business to streamline its HR function, be informed as to latest legislation and be efficient in all related aspects.

It has benefitted all parts of the business and has saved the company time & resources.

We continue to work with Dawn on an ongoing basis to maintain an efficient HR function.

Paul Warner, Whites Group, Bury St Edmunds

Jane’s infectious enthusiasm is matched by the diligence of her preparation. The leadership that she displays has resulted in genuine impact.

Jeremy Stafford, CEO

Sue has been a huge help at a difficult time for us, helping us to successfully navigate a potentially tricky situation with the right balance of sensitivity and formality. She is now our go-to HR consultant. Highly recommended.

Paul Brown

Jane’s infectious enthusiasm is matched by the diligence of her preparation. The leadership that she displays has resulted in genuine impact.

Jeremy Stafford, CEO

Excellent service and very knowledgeable on all things HR. A valuable resource for any small business.

Adrian Knight - Knight Franchises Ltd

I have contracted Helen’s services for my organisation for over a year and can honestly say her support and knowledge have already proved invaluable. Helen is very responsive with communications and has genuinely taken the time to get to know our area of work, a new one for her. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to any business.

Chris Dyer, Managing Director, Mentoring West Midlands CIC

Sue provided services for Ether Solutions concerning an HR matter. Sue was flexible in terms of making arrangements and having conversations outside of core work hours. She delivered a personal service in a very competent manner and was able to explain the HR aspects in the context of Ether Solutions.

David Martin, Ether Solutions

Sue assisted with my issue in a knowledgeable and professional manner, giving me options to consider. On a personal level, she was also empathetic and kind during a stressful time for me. Thank you Sue.

Sarah Carter

We are so pleased with the work Kirsten has provided us with. From start to finish Kirsten was thorough and very helpful, she listened to exactly what we wanted and made tweaks to suit our company. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her services to anyone.

Jade Scrivener, Director, PA Answer Ltd

Helen managed to grasp what problems there were using a mixture of empathy and practicality from a legal HR perspective and followed our conversation with a clear and concise written summary of the issues discussed and a set of likely positive and negative outcomes from each possible course of action. Having someone that was “on my side” and the clarity of Helen’s assessment removed a sizeable weight off my shoulders.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Helen to any company owner wanting HR advice not only to solve any ad hoc issues but also to help implement HR policies, documents and procedures that comply with current legislation.

Howard Goldman, Managing Partner, Howards Way Travel

I have known Dawn for more than 5 years as an HR professional and have enjoyed working in partnership with her. Dawns approach to queries has always been friendly and professional resulting in supplying suitable and precise solutions. We think of her as an extended asset of our team.

Nik Pagan, Branch Manager, Quest Employment

Eleanor worked with me, in my role as MD, to help me implement a restructuring programme, which involved some sensitivities and potentially difficult issues. She had a strong focus on outcomes and her advice and contributions were sensible, thorough and sound, and ultimately very professional. I was particularly impressed by her detailed grasp of employment law and her ability to transfer that knowledge into written documents.

MD, Mid-sized company with 50+ employees, Hertfordshire

The support and assistance I received from Eleanor was invaluable. She clarified all the points I wished to raise and helped write a clear and concise letter. I have recommended her services to several friends and colleagues.

Private Client

I’ve used Helen’s services on several occasions, for my small business. Helen is extremely professional, knowledgeable and personable, she is very understanding and patient.   She was fast to respond to my initial enquiry, her proposal was detailed and sent quickly. Helen helped me with my situation, I felt calm and supported, highly recommended for any business that needs support with anything from staff handbooks, employment contracts, personnel issues, redundancy etc.

Angela Pinder, Paw Naturel

Having Kirsten on board means I just know everything from an HR perspective is covered, and all our requirements as employers are met. Her advice and support are invaluable to our business, and the monthly retainer is a small price to pay for the amount we receive in return. Kirsten is worth her weight in gold!

Sandra Imrie, Director, Fir Tree Technology Ltd

Working with Sue Pardy at face2faceHR has been one of my more enjoyable tasks. Her approach is both friendly and professional and she always gives me more to think about. Like many small employers, I do not have a great deal of HR skill, so I needed guidance to produce correct employment documents for our staff. I know that I can always call on Sue for really good clear advice and would happily recommend her services.

Janet Hawkins BlackHawk Group Ltd

We’ve seen a real improvement in morale and motivation since using Motivational Maps! I particularly like that you can measure individual levels of motivation with percentages – so you can see your actions making a real difference.

Jade Scrivener, MD, PA Answer

Dawns specialist knowledge of our industry sector combined with the in depth knowledge of all HR angles made her the perfect fit to work with our business.

She was able to work quickly and precisely in order to assist our business to streamline its HR function, be informed as to latest legislation and be efficient in all related aspects.

It has benefitted all parts of the business and has saved the company time & resources.

We continue to work with Dawn on an ongoing basis to maintain an efficient HR function.

Paul Warner, Whites Group, Bury St Edmunds

As a fast paced Recruitment business owner my priorities are to meet my clients & candidates needs swiftly & successfully.

I requested Helen Christie’s assistance from face2faceHR as I have worked with her for 10 years+ as a HR professional. Helen provides superb advice on HR policies and in particular for me, contracts & legislation. I feel confident in the knowledge that she is only a phone call away when her advice & support are needed.

Helen  is more than just a HR professional; she took the time to really understand my business in depth.

Helen has an outstanding understanding of the recruitment process together with a solid generalist background. All in all a pleasure to work with…!

Catherine Whyte, Catherine Whyte Recruitment

Using face2faceHR has been incredibly helpful to us the advice we received was invaluable and more than compensated for our lack of in-house HR expertise.

Mark Linehan, Managing Director, Sustainable Restaurant Association

As a small business owner I really welcomed the way in which Sue worked, I know we’ll work with her again and again.  Sue offers exactly what her business is called … “face2faceHR”.  

After our initial emails we sat down at a table, I took my necessary paperwork and said help! I was given ample time to talk through my business and Sue quickly identified the HR issues requiring my attention.  Plus, what was even better … she spoke my language!  Making sure I was aware of what HR technical jargon meant to me and my business.  I commissioned Sue to produce a Contract for Services which we now use as the backbone of our relationship with the self-employed entities we work with. 

Sue’s involvement has given me confidence that we operate in a legally sound way, she’s added great value to the business and it is comforting to know she’s right there if we need her going forward. Thanks Sue, we wouldn’t be where we are without you.

Carrie, CO Photography & Design

Kathryn is supportive, pragmatic and always able to diffuse difficult situations whilst remaining human! Anyone working with her will benefit from these skills and her very calming (and lovely) personality too.

Lalita Hedges – Business Development Manager

Thank you face2faceHR for an incredible service. Kirsten provided concise and easy to understand assistance with the HR issues we were facing. This was followed up by guidance on necessary documentation. This brilliant service took the stress and confusion out of a very difficult issue. Will recommend whenever possible.

Ben Butcher, Solent Plastics