HR Support

Did you know that CEOs of SMEs typically spend 8 hours per week on HR related matters, Operations Managers 7 hours and Finance Managers 3 hours? Total this up and that’s a massive 18 hours a week. We can give you this time back! How? Our team of specialists can take away the pressure of dealing with performance management, employee absences, handling disciplinary and grievance issues and remove the need to create work-arounds for long standing people issues which appear too tricky to resolve. 

Our HR Management service does everything that a big, corporate HR team would do, but only as and when you need it, with a commercial focus. Our advisors are here to spend the time with you to ensure you understand your options and how to implement the right solutions for your business. 

Our Services Include:

Employee relations and employment legislation guidance

This service enables you and your business to remain compliant with ever-changing employment legislation, understand where your risks are and be reassured that you can defend yourself should the worst happen. By doing the work for you, we are also taking away any stress of dealing with unexpected issues and you can be sure they’re being handled appropriately.

HR audits and health checks

It’s easy for audits and health checks to be pushed to the back of your mind when running a business, but there’s a need to review current policies, documentation, systems and areas of improvement or updated procedure to ensure you are compliant with regulations. However often you want to, we can conduct a health check on all of your HR processes and documentation to ensure it is up to date and appropriate for your needs.

Performance management 

When running a business, it’s important to remember that your employees are your key assets and the last thing you want is for their performance to drop or for them to leave or lose motivation. But the question is – do your team know what is expected of them and are you measuring them against those expectations? You can benefit from our help, as we will put a performance management process in place, which is linked to your business objectives and values, through which you will be able to measure performance. We will also provide help and advice on what to do with underperforming employees.

Handling difficult employee issues

There are a multitude of possible employee issues, some of which can be very tricky and it can be easy to let them fester or to go around in circles trying to resolve them. These are our bread and butter and we will resolve them for you. That may involve carrying out investigations, holding disciplinary or grievance hearings, dealing with employee absences or managing redundancies. Having dealt with these issues many times before we can make sure you know what your options are and do what’s right for your business.


Having a good HR team like ours on your side will help you by supporting you with the people-side of your strategy, from initial ideas to the implementation, whether this is during times of growth, cost cutting or wanting to get the best out of your people. Your team and the way they work and behave will separate you from your competitors, so having a good HR team makes perfect sense! You can be assured that you can instil your complete confidence in us, because whatever happens… we’ve been there before!

If you would like a free HR Review, then get in touch! Call us on 01530 447 441 or drop an email to

What our clients say

  • I am so grateful for all your help with our recent HR case – you really made the whole thing very straightforward and easy from my perspective. Your help providing advice and producing all the documentation was invaluable and relieved me of so much work. I don’t think I would have had the confidence to do it without you! Thank you!  – HR Director, Ethitec

  • Breedon Consulting has supported us with HR advice for a number of years now, providing a friendly, no-nonsense service. The team is a pleasure to work with and always quick to respond, no matter how big or small the question. Nothing is ever too much trouble, they make light work of even the most difficult situation. I wouldn’t be without them and can always rely on their professionalism in everything they do. – PA to Directors, Hormann (UK)

  • I have had the pleasure to work with Nicki on a number of occasions and have seen her professional, dedicated and hands-on approach with clients. She is extremely experienced and provides practical and sensible advice which is commercially and legally sound. I have seen how invaluable and integral she has become to her clients, adding far more than just HR. Nicki would be a great asset to any business. – Employment Solicitor, Gately plc

  • After having worked with many HR consultants previously during my time as Director of several businesses, I have found working with Breedon to be extremely refreshing.  They have immense understanding of HR regulations, both past and present, including current case precedents, and have an ability to work with individual businesses to translate the jargon, find effective solutions and provide second to none support.  I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Breedon’s services to anyone, whether that be a small sole trader or a large organisation.  Breedon have “scaled up” with us as we have grown and this has helped us enormously – Director, Cirena Group