Clare Cowland gained significant HR expertise during the fourteen years she spent working in the media industry.

Clare’s HR career started in broadcasting, where she worked as a HR Assistant for Nickelodeon before moving into a role in the music industry. Here Clare quickly rose through the ranks, eventually taking a senior HR management role with a major music publisher. After taking a role to head up a HR department within the retail sector Clare then joined BusinessHR in 2014.

As you would expect from her level of experience Clare has a broad knowledge of HR, and she has both an MSc in Human Resource Management and a certificate in coaching from Henley to prove it. During her career Clare has implemented change management initiatives and large scale restructure and redundancy programmes across businesses of all sizes. On a smaller scale she likes to engage in one-to-one coaching, and has resolved performance management issues of varying complexity.

In what little spare time she has Clare enjoys seeing friends and family, going to the cinema, and travelling to sunny locations. Clare lives in Kent.

Clare’s Q&A

What’s your greatest personal achievement?

To me personally, our success in life is reflected in the people around us and therefore my biggest personal achievement to date, is bringing my two daughters into the world and helping them to become the little people they are today. Other personal achievements such as completing my MSc whilst working full time and more recently managing to complete a 5k run after previously not being able to run at all are of course important, however nothing gives me more satisfaction than seeing my girls growing into the little people they are.

What’s the best bit of advice you have ever been given?

Judge yourselves and others by your/their best moments. I try to put this into context both personally and professionally.

What is your favourite ice cream?

Haigan Daaz – Strawberry Cheesecake. Amazing!

What do you wish other people knew about HR Solutions?

How much value our team can add to your business. The team of consultants and advisers are incredibly strong and a have the ability to add real value to a wide range of different situations.