As the owner of a small business there will be occasions when you need extra help managing your employees

Kathryn Brown Your HR Manager

I am an experienced HR Manager who will make sure your business stays compliant with complex employment legislation and is protected from expensive tribunal claims whilst freeing up your time so you can get on with running your business. 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.

The benefits of outsourcing your HR responsibilities to me include:

  • Accessing your very own HR Manager at a fraction of the cost of employing one
  • Introduction of clear and consistent HR Policies that will protect your business
  • Reassurance that every decision you make is compliant with complex employment legislation
  • Recruiting the right employees into the right jobs at the right time
  • Training employees for greater performance
  • Resolving employee issues quickly and with reduced risk to your business

By outsourcing your HR responsibilities to me you will be free to manage your business.

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See What My Clients Say

  • Stuart McClarnan

    Director, SJM Fresh Produce, Sheffield

    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.

  • Sharron Wood

    Director, Goldglaze Limited, Barnsley

    Kathryn has provided my Company with practical, helpful and friendly advice on various employment issues over the last few years. When I contact her for advice she always provides the employment documents I need and they are always easy to understand and implement. Even in a small business like ours issues crop up that we are not sure how to resolve and when they do it’s reassuring to know that Kathryn is just a phone call away. I have no hesitation in recommending Kathryn to any company requiring expert Human Resources help and advice.

  • Sarah Hazeldine

    HR Manager, Barnsley Hospice, Barnsley

    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, Doncaster

    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.

  • Richard Redfearn

    Director, Autoways (1931) Limited, Sheffield

    Kathryn’s Online HR Department is a great service. I receive regular updates on pending legislative changes which assist me with keeping up to date and the well written documents ensure we are prepared before new legislation is implemented. The documents are easy to complete and modify to allow for own branding and some personalisation. I would recommend the service to any owner of a small business.

  • Reg Dhirman

    Director, Ashtec Consulting, Leicester

    Kathryn has been excellent, her support to deal with a recent disciplinary matter has been detailed and purely brilliant. I will definitely be using her services again.

  • Pepe Tozzo

    Director, Capex Health, Barnsley

    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, London

    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, Doncaster

    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.

  • Catherine Potter

    Director, Potters of Barnsley, Barnsley

    I have subscribed to Kathryn’s Online HR Department for a few years now and have always found the website clear and easy to navigate and the supporting documents are simple and straightforward to download and implement. When I have contacted Kathryn to ask about certain documents or situations that are happening in my business I have always received a quick turn-around time on my emails or phone calls. I have recommended this service to my network of contacts that run small to medium size companies.

  • 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, Sheffield

    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, Rotherham

    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.

  • Allan Millburn

    Managing Director, IT Installations, Sheffield

    We recently went through a TUPE situation on a BT contract and found Kathryn a great help in something that was very new to us. Kathryn also provides ongoing support to our HR Manager, and I would recommend any company to use her.

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