Nicola recently led a number of HR focussed workshops for a range of production management staff. These staff were operating at different levels within the origination and with very different experience. Feedback from these session was extremely positive. Nicola gave a comprehensive overview on HR processes with reference to employment law. As importantly she was able to give very real and practical examples of how managers work effectively in these areas.
Staff found these sessions really engaging and commented on the range of practical examples from a senior HR professional with extensive experience. Nicola has worked with broadcasters and independent production companies – and this breadth of experience helps frame her workshops and provides real insight into effective people management.
John HollywoodDirector of Production – IMG.
I have worked closely with Nicola for many years, across a variety of business sectors. During that time, the organisations have benefited from Nicola’s experience, professionalism and integrity. I have always appreciated Nicola sharing her significant knowledge of every aspect of HR and Organisational Development, particularly when challenges arise. As well as providing sound guidance based on the fundamental principles of good business practices, Nicola is extremely skilled in grasping the nuances of individual organisations, allowing her to deliver bespoke advice and activity. Nicola has hugely influenced organisational decision-making, workforce planning and cultural development. You will be in very safe and supportive hands with Nicola and I cannot recommend her and her services highly enough.
Dr Eamonn O’Neal DL MScChief Executive St Ann’s Hospice
I have known Nicola for over 10 years, she is knowledgeable and a brilliant HR professional. Nicola is great at employee engagement, development and HR strategy. Nicola has helped me with a couple of complex reward projects. She is my “go to” person for any HR consultancy work. Nicola understands how HR can add value and credibility & I would recommend her to anyone who needs quality HR support delivered with integrity & professionalism.
Catherine MacdonaldHead of HR Harworth Estates
“Nicola is exactly what we need as a business, and is there whenever we need her with the best practical people advice, solutions and approach…she’s been one of ‘the team’ for months and we wouldn’t have it any other way”
Sarah BillotaOwner Grade Café Bar Poynton
My experience and involvement with Nicola spans over a decade during which I have worked with her within the private and Hospice sectors. She is not only knowledgeable and pragmatic, but also great fun to work with even during the most challenging of situations. Her approach is collaborative and engaging and she is definitely a solutions orientated professional – quite rare in my experience of HR practitioners. Nicola is definitely my first port of call when I need HR expertise and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.
Tracey O’KeefeManaging Director of Hospice Quality Partnership
I recently worked with Nicola when I had an urgent and highly sensitive senior level HR issue to deal with. Her credentials and experience made her ideal for this extremely important task. The process was delicate and urgent and was run with a deftness of touch within a demanding timescale. Nicola was always available to discuss and advise on the most tough areas where she offered practical and well thought through options. She is a very professional operator with plenty of common sense ideas. I would have no hesitation in either recommending Nicola or in using her again myself.
Stephen MorrisCEO, Totally Local Company
I have worked alongside Nicola as a Director/ Governor of a School, where HR practices needed updating and modern practices established. Nicola led this improvement and ensured that fellow Directors and Senior Leaders understood and would own the new practices and procedures, enabling the School to be self improving. Her manner was positive and encouraging while her knowledge was reassuring. As a former Headteacher, I would have welcomed Nicola's expertise and felt empowered to meet the demands of the 'HR World’
Debbie SilcockDirector, The Hammond School
At short notice, Nicola brought her HR expertise and practical organisational experience to a particular situation. She assisted in the framing of the work, documenting interviews and produced an actionable summary report. She’s a good listener and insightful, while turning work round quickly. A delight to work with, I’d have no hesitation in recommending her.
Susan WebsterNon-Executive Director
Clients enjoy working with us. Our personal, friendly and professional approach isn’t unique, but our “enabling” ethos makes us stand out from the crowd. To see more about what our clients have to say, take a look at our testimonials above