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.

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

Nicole Hershon

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.

Jacqui O’Callaghan MCIPD

HR Consultant

 Jacqui O'Callaghan

Graduating with a first-class honours in business administration and human resources management, Jacqui has over fifteen years’ of HR experience.

Working across a wide variety sectors, including Care, Manufacturing and Retail, Jacqui has overseen, advised and supported on all areas of HR.

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.

Katie Fellowes

HR Administrator

Katie Fellowes

Katie is a highly motivated, enthusiastic and organised professional who is passionate about people.

With over seven years’ experience within HR, L&D and recruitment, Katie is currently working towards her CIPD L5 Diploma in HRM.

Kellie Bryant

Business Development Manager

Kellie Bryant

With a career spanning twenty years across Recruitment & Account Management, Kellie has extensive experience within Business Development and Client Management.

Kellie’s key successes have been achieved within learning & development and recruitment sectors, both of which focus on people and helping them to achieve their potential and personal success.

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!

Joanna Morris

Marketing Manager

With over a decades’ marketing experience, Jo is a self-motivated and knowledgeable Marketing specialist.

Well versed in combining the art of creative communications with the science of data driven marketing, Jo is passionate about the opportunity that the intelligent use of modern marketing methods offer.

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.

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.

Dave Allan


Andy Thomas

Dave is an experienced driver trainer, having been in the industry since 1990.

With a wealth of professional and technical qualifications combined with his knowledge and expertise in the logistics sector he delivers exemplary training programmes.

Neythen Facey


Neythen Facey

Neythen comes from a driving background with a wealth of experience working in different parts of the transport industry, from temperature controlled multi-drop, to car transporters and low loaders, both around the UK and Europe.

He holds his Transport Managers Qualifications and has worked with FORS, using his experience to deliver engaging, inclusive DCPC and Health & Safety training.

Mark Phillips


Mark Phillips

Mark has over 30 years’ experience in training as an instructor and training manager gained within the military, police and more recently providing Hazardous Goods, First Aid, Health & Safety and Driver CPC training to a wide cross section of industry.

With additional experience as a H&S Compliance Officer and time spent working within haulage of hazardous goods, Mark can present a wider perspective which students enjoy and respond to.

Jacqui Harris


Jacqui Harris

Jacqui has 35 years’ experience as an advanced level driving instructor, mostly within the emergency services sector.

Since retiring from Police, Jacqui draws on her qualifications in adult L&D to deliver practical and classroom based learning in the corporate world of driver training and coaching.

Stella and Lulu

Office Canine Companions

Andy Thomas