Who we are

Sandra McLellan FCIPD


Sandra McLellan

Wealth of HR experience in Retail, Logistics and Hospitality industries with extensive involvement in guiding business’ through major change programmes ensuring People Plans are key to delivery.

A leading CEO made a reference that “Sandra taught me what great HR looks like”.

Sam Calderbank CIPD 

Senior HR Advisor

Samantha Calderbank

Experienced in Retail, NHS and Primary Care Provider industries, providing the HR support to one of the largest retailers within the UK.

Sam’s skills in HR Management Systems are paramount to our success in us being able to provide our customers assurances of quality control in all areas of HR.

Karen Borrett MCIPD 

HR Consultant

Sarah Gilbert

A pragmatic and commercially astute HR Practitioner with over 15 years’ experience in the retail sector Karen’s experience is second to none in all facets of HR, her energy and ability to deal with complex issues is her forte.

Her drive to deliver customer focused outcomes to achieve business goals is one that our customers value – as well as her great sense of fun!

Polly Crabtree MCIPD

HR Consultant

Polly Crabtree

An HR Manager with deep employee relations expertise; Polly enjoys building trusting relationships and guiding others through the complexities of employment law.

She has gained her experience within some impressive blue chip organisations within the oil and gas, retail and FMCG industries as well as running the HR department for a pharmaceutical SME.


Helen Kenny CIPD

HR Consultant

Helen Kenny

Helen has extensive experience of Employee Relations, Change Management and Business Partnering at a high level within the hospitality, manufacturing and leisure industries.

Helen is passionate about people development and has a very professional approach whilst maintaining her boundless sense of humour and relaxed manner.

Elizabeth Bell MCIPD

HR Consultant

Elizabeth has extensive experience of Business Partnering, People Policies and Process Development together with HR Service Management across the FMCG, Finance, IT and Transport sectors. 

Elizabeth believes HR should make things simple for Colleagues and Line Managers and she’s all about ‘applied common sense’.

Joy Collison FCIPD

Associate HRBP

Joy Collison

An experienced HR Business Partner and Employee Relations Manager, with FCIPD qualification and a broad generalist base.

She is an excellent coach and her relationship building skills help support managers of all levels to deliver people plans.

Joy is currently studying part-time at Loughborough University for her MSc in Business Psychology.

Sally Ward MCIPD

HR Reward Consultant

Sally Ward

An experienced HR Professional with a strong Retail, Distribution and Financial Services background. Sally has 21 years’ HR experience, with the last 18 years as a Reward specialist.

She is experienced in the design and implementation of reward solutions to attract, motivate and retain; and uses her expertise to support us with senior level recruitment, searching for great candidates for ‘hard to fill’ vacancies and all things ‘Reward’.


Nicole Hershon BCA

HRIS Consultant

Joy Collison

Nicole has a wealth of global HR experience spanning the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand allowing her over the past 15 years to develop deep skills in HR strategy and operations.

Her skills allow us at hr inspire to support and guide our customers in providing MI dashboards depicting HR KPI for our customers and senior management. Her skills in turning this data into meaningful information allows us to be true business partners with our customers.

Sarah Downs

Accounts Manager

Sally Ward

After 13 years as a Nurse in the NHS, Sarah decided 6 years ago to study for her AAT Diploma in Accounting. She now successfully provides us the benefit of her skills with our accounting processes.

Sarah’s approach to making sure that “no stone is left unturned” in balancing our books ensures we constantly thrive to ensure our customers get great value for money!

Keeley Herd

Senior Recruitment Consultant

An experienced recruiter, Keeley has a passion for the industry and ensures that an excellent service and client experience is delivered at all times.

She oversees her client accounts and provides a 360° approach to managing recruitment campaigns through account management and candidate liaison. 

Kimberley Williams LLB


A graduate with a first class honours degree in law, Kimberley has a strong work ethic and her experience within the legal sector has helped hone her customer service skills to ensure she constantly gives excellent client care.

Her skills in administration are excellent which brings increased efficiency to our Recruitment department.


Danielle Oakes LLB

HR & Recruitment

Polly Crabtree

Graduating from University in 2013 after reading and studying law has given Danielle the great positive outlook to life that makes her someone who loves taking on new challenges.

Her academic success works hand in hand with her excellent work ethic and even before studying at university she gained various experience within the retail sector which allows her the experience to ensure she offers the best professional customer service possible.

Bill Spencer CPC

Training Manager

bill spencer

Leaving a career spanning 23 years in the Armed Forces now 16 years ago, Bill has worked extensively in the Transport and Logistic sectors.

A Qualified CPC Trainer, holding Transport Manager Qualifications – Bill heads up our recognised JAUPT CPC Training Centre across the UK.

Karen McKeever FCIPD

Associate Executive

Karen McKeever

Karen is one of our amazing Associates, she has over 15 years’ senior HR leadership expertise in Executive management and senior leadership coaching at both the individual and team level.

Karen’s creativity, personal flare for really understanding what makes people ” tick” makes her one of the best leadership coaches in our industry.

Geoff Aykroyd


Geoff has had a significant time working ‘hands on’ within the distribution sector and has gained many qualifications including A1 Assessor, PTLLS, Driver Assessor and FLT Instructor/Examiner.

Many years of training within the same business sector, coupled with his wicked sense of humour, gives Geoff the ability to deliver appropriate, professional and meaningful courses.


Joanna Morris

Marketing & Business Development Consultant


Joanna has over a decade’s marketing experience, specialising in combining the art of creative communications with the science of data driven marketing.

Passionate about the opportunity that the intelligent use of modern marketing methods offer, Joanna has proven experience developing strategy to maximise brand awareness and lead generation potential.

Stella and Lulu

Office Canine Companions

Andy Thomas