Boost your people power with expert HR advice and the powerful cloud-based HR platform, Staff-Central

Compliance, training, reviews, policies, contracts... Even if you only have a small number of staff, managing your HR responsibilities can feel like a full-time job.

Access to a specialist, when you need them

Outsourcing your HR function will not only save you time and money – and a few of those staff-related headaches – it will also ensure your business stays up-to-date with current employment legislation and can attract (and keep) the best people.

Our suite of HR retained services give businesses of every size access to the expertise they need, at a frequency and cost to suit them. These are complemented by our range of HR consulting and coaching services which can be engaged as needed to manage or resolve a specific issue.

Whatever stage of life your business is at – whether you have an established team or are employing your first members of staff – we can support you to bring out the very best in your staff and do things right.

On your team, for your team

We are focused on delivering a premium level of service and advice driven by the needs of your business, at a price that is competitive. The advantage of engaging an external HR provider is that we can step in to address any HR matters as they arise – so you get the advice you need, when you need it, without the financial burden of a permanent in-house resource.

If you already have a retained HR service, we can take an objective view of whether you are getting the best value from your provider. We can also work alongside other suppliers to provide ad hoc specialist advice that may be outside the scope of your arrangement.

Introducing Staff-Central

We're thrilled to announce the launch of Staff-Central, our cloud-based HR platform specifically designed to help small businesses just like yours. With Staff-Central, you can streamline your HR processes, allowing your staff to easily track and apply for holidays and leave, manage sickness, monitor expenses, keep notes of performance conversations, and much more. Staff-Central is accessible online from anywhere and can be tailored to the specific needs of each individual business.

Contact us today to learn how Staff-Central can help you streamline your HR processes and leave you more time to grow your business.

HR Packages

Our retained packages are designed to meet the HR requirements of most businesses. All of our packages offer great flexibility with no contract lock-ins. What’s more, you’ll have access to pragmatic, tailored advice at a lower cost than other HR providers and Employment Law firms.

The Essentials

Understanding that small businesses require flexible, on-demand HR support without the need for a full-time HR department, we're pleased to introduce our Essentials package. Starting at just £65+VAT per month, The Essentials is HR director-led, ensuring that this small but mighty offering benefits from the oversight and expertise of our most experienced professionals.

Who is it ideal for?
The Essentials is perfect for small businesses and startups that just need some occasional HR support. It's tailored to those who might not encounter HR issues on a daily basis but want the reassurance that expert advice is just a phone call away. Whether it's navigating compliance challenges, resolving staff issues, or getting strategic HR advice, this package provides a cost-effective solution.

Safeguard & Protect

For businesses looking to deepen their HR support, our Safeguard & Protect expands on The Essentials by providing comprehensive skills and resources needed to comply with employment legislation and tackle people problems effectively.

Who is it ideal for?
Safeguard & Protect is ideal for small businesses and startups, typically those with 1-10 employees, looking to establish foundational HR practices. This package ensures you’re set up right from the start, with compliance and initial people management covered.


As your business evolves, so can your HR support. Sustain is designed for businesses ready to strengthen their existing HR processes and for those committed to creating an exceptional workplace culture and investing in their team's development.

Who is it ideal for?
Sustain is suitable for growing businesses, usually with 10-20 employees, who are experiencing the complexities that come with scaling. If you're expanding your team and operations and need to ensure your HR processes can keep up, the Sustain package is for you. This level of help ensures your HR operations remain efficient and aligned with your growing business needs.


Transform is tailored for those businesses ready to make significant advancements in their HR practices, but not yet needing a full-time HR Director. This solution is for companies looking to leverage HR as a cornerstone for workplace excellence and team development.

Who is it ideal for?
Established businesses of any size but particularly suited for those with over 20 employees, Transform is focused on creating an exceptional workplace culture and investing in your people's development. Transform is designed for businesses at a significant growth stage or those looking to upscale their HR strategies to support larger organisational goals.

An HR solution at every stage of your business journey 

Our extensive range of stand-alone consulting services enables clients to create and implement a compelling people strategy fully aligned with the business strategy. Your HR consultant(s) will work in partnership with the c-suite to improve their leadership, performance, and that of their team.

For more information or to arrange a consultation, please contact us online or call Tony Backhouse on 07969 900864.

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