Carol has worked in the HR sector for decades, gaining substantial knowledge and experience.
Carol’s career actually began with journalistic training and a job at IPC Magazines Ltd, before she took her shorthand skills to secretarial and PA roles. When Carol married she moved to Kettering, and obtained a position in the HR department of an engineering company. Here she was given the opportunity to study for the Institute of Personnel Management (now CIPD, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) qualification.
She completed the qualification over three years, and then moved into increasingly senior roles in the fields of automotive engineering, electronic engineering, general manufacturing and high-tech engineering. In 1998 Carol was hired to set up the HR Department of the fledgling British American Racing F1 team (BAR) in Brackley (now Mercedes AMG).
In June 2001 Carol left BAR to launch HR Solutions and immediately built an impressive client list, seeing the business go from strength to strength over the next decade and beyond. In April 2014 Carol passed overall control of the business to her son Greg Guilford, and assumed the role of Director of Consultancy.