Kathryn Brown, Your HR Manager
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Kathryn BrownYour partner, sounding board, technical adviser and safety net to help you and your existing HR infrastructure stay current and compliant and achieve positive business results.

I am an experienced HR Manager with over 20 years experience working in a variety of industries where I built up a wealth of expertise in company restructures, as well as intensive recruitment programmes.

As the owner of a small business there will be occasions when you need extra help managing your staff and meeting all your responsibilities as an employer. I am an experienced HR manager who will make sure your business is protected by an effective HR strategy, saving you both time and money.

I will provide you all the expert advice and support you need, whether I’m working with you on a regular long-term basis or on a short term basis to complete a one-off HR Project.

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New Right To Attend Ante-Natal Appointments
Zero-Hours Contract Act 2014
From 1 October 2014 fathers and a pregnant woman’s partner will have a new right to attend ante-natal appointments with the pregnant woman. The government have launched a consultation aimed at identifying and closing any loopholes regarding exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts.

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Tips and Tools
Ready To Go HR
My practical tips and tools will help you resolve common HR issues. They can be implemented immediately and I have made some template forms and letters available for instant download Time and time again I see owners of new and smaller businesses struggling unnecessarily with HR issues that are happening in their businesses. I hate to see people struggle, especially when the introduction of a few simple and straight-forward processes would make everything so much easier. This is why I designed my cost effective range of Ready To Go HR Services to keep you compliant with ever changing employment legislation!

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  • Stuart McClarnan

    Director, SJM Fresh Produce

    I recently had a HR situation develop which I didn’t know how to handle and Kathryn provided practical advice which resolved the situation quickly. I also realised through talking to Kathryn that I needed employment contracts for my staff and she implemented a solution that met with current legislation and protected my business. Kathryn also provided us with a simple Employee Handbook which means that my employees now know where to look for information, rather than asking me, and it gives me peace of mind that they all receive exactly the same information, avoiding confusion. The service I have received has been efficient and friendly and I would certainly recommend Kathryn to guide you in the right direction or for reviews of your current contracts of employment.

  • Sarah Hazeldine

    HR Manager, Barnsley Hospice

    We have an employment protection insurance policy but in one particularly complex case we did not feel we were receiving the answers we wanted to hear so we asked Kathryn for a second opinion. She met with us and reviewed the case, the next day she provided a report which explained the financial risks to the business if we went ahead without the backing of the insurance company. This enabled us to make a fully informed decision that was right for our business.

  • Robert Johnson

    Director, Johnson Estates Limited

    Kathryn makes herself available, for even the smallest of queries, and provides helpful support and assistance in the ever changing area of employment regulations. Given that HR can be complicated, Kathryn presents her advice in a concise and understandable manner and I have no hesitation in recommending her.

  • Pepe Tozzo

    Director, Capex Health

    Kathryn provided me with HR consultancy during a particularly difficult time. The company was hiring and firing at an intense rate so our HR policy had to be solid, defensible and swift to operate. Without Kathryn we would have come unstuck on many occasions and I was very impressed with the swiftness with which we received responses and dependable advice.

  • Matthew Young

    Managing Director, Integrity Property Management

    I endorse Kathryn for HR consulting and HR support. When I required her help, the advice she provided was spot on, delivered within time and on budget.

  • Linda Gornall

    General Manager, Direct Trade (Yorkshire) Limited

    Direct Trade has been associated with Kathryn for the past 8 years having used the services of Kea HR Solutions since the business was launched in April 2006. Kathryn’s up to date knowledge of employment law legislation and sound, simple advice have enabled Direct Trade to concentrate on running our business knowing that we will always get the best advice in any personnel issues from her.

  • Janet Clayton

    Senior HR Advisor, Crown Prosecution Service, Northern Region

    Kathryn worked with the CPS on a Consultancy basis while the HR team went through a period of change. Kathryn is reliable, knowledgeable and her customers spoke highly of the level of support she provided to them. She is a good team player and was always willing to assist the other HR Advisors with their cases and workload.

  • Carrie Goodwin

    Group Communications Manager, Crown Prosecution Service, South Yorkshire and Humberside

    Kathryn is everything you need in a HR adviser. She is approachable, accessible, incredibly knowledgeable, and when things get tough she is indestructible. Definitely the woman to have on hand to provide proactive HR direction and reactive HR guidance.

  • Annabel Stonehouse-Davis

    Senior Recruitment Consultant, A for Appointments

    I feel fortunate enough to have known Kathryn for many years (10 years + ?!) and within that time I have witnessed her career change and develop into who she is now, a successful self employed business woman. Yet Kathryn always remains a kind, approachable and warm person. She is incredibly knowledgable and an expert in the field of HR, a role which she delivers with the upmost professionalism. I would recommend her services to anyone who seeks a friendly, high calibre individual in whom they can put 100% trust. I hope to continue to work with Kathryn well into the next 10 years!

  • Andrew Niker

    Operations Manager, Nupark

    Kathryn and I both provided Consultancy support to Care UK, specifically the establishment of the GP and Out Of Hours Services within the Rotherham Community Health Centre. It was a complex project which required someone with a good knowledge of HR practice and employment/TUPE expertise in particular. Kathryn quickly established herself as the focal point for all HR related activity and her knowledge and hard work allowed issues to be resolved in a timely fashion. Kathryn’s tremendous organisational skills along with the ability to prioritise issues ensured that the project was completed on time and within budget.