In 2019 Abi was promoted to HR Consultant from her previous role as Senior HR Advisor. Abi has a degree in psychology, which can be useful given some of the calls that we receive on the helpline! Predominantly working in the manufacturing and engineering industry, Abi has worked up from Graduate trainee, through to HR Advisor, HR Manager and later HR Director level, gaining extensive experience along the way. Abi joined the BusinessHR team in 2006 and has also lectured part-time on the CIPD Personnel in Practice and Training courses, becoming a CIPD Steps Ahead Mentor for young people.
Abi’s knowledge spans the entire HR field. Her experience includes managing large scale resourcing and redundancy programmes, designing and delivering training initiatives, walking the tight rope of trade union negations and managing major change projects. However the diversity of client enquiries are what she enjoys most at work, never knowing what the next call will bring. Abi is continually motivated by the ability to share her experience with our clients, guiding them on how best to tackle a particular issue.
Abi lives in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit and trying to win as many matches as possible with her local netball team.
What’s your greatest Personal Achievement?
After having children I started to run, then joined a ‘Back to Netball’ group and now play netball matches in a local league – (Wing Defence) and Captain the Bromsgrove Netball Club – Purples team.
What’s the Best Advise you have ever been given?
“Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
I love Dahl quotes not only as I read and loved all of his books as a child and also now with my children; but also in a work context they are inspiring and useful for situations such as mediation, brainstorming and when writing training courses and ice breakers.
What is your favourite album?
Massive Attack – Blue Lines (as this reminds me of my time living in Bristol).
What do you wish other people knew about HR Solutions?
That we only recruit the best people onto our team, as you would surely expect from a Human Resources business! We all genuinely want to help our clients find the shortest and most practical business solution to their people problems – whilst still being legally compliant. Clients find this refreshing as opposed to others in our field who tend to put up unnecessary barriers to how our client wants to proceed.
Sue WatsonHead of Client Services
Sue Watson has gained extensive HR experience over the course of her career with HR management positions across a range of industries.
Aftab JussabSenior HR Consultant
Aftab brings over 15 years' worth of Legal & HR experience to HR Solutions. He is a self-motivated individual with a unique blend of business acumen and his professional experience stems from working with legal experts and leading HR organisations.
Rhonda MurrayHR Consultant
As an HR generalist with operational experience, Rhonda has extensive experience of working in highly unionised environments such as British Airways, Gate Gourmet and SSE.
Sheena HarrisSenior HR Consultant
Sheena joined HR Solutions after almost 12 years in her previous role working in HR Management with a tour operator in Leicestershire.
Juliet CoatesClient Services Manager
Juliet joined HR Solutions in September 2016 as HR Advisor to predominately support our clients using our ever-growing HR Advice Line service. She has since been promoted to Senior HR Advisor and then again to HR Consultant.
Rob CoppillieSenior HR Consultant
Rob brings valuable insight to his HR Consultancy role that he gained from 20 years operational and management experience within the fast paced logistics, fresh and frozen foods sector.
Karen FalconerHR Knowledge Manager
Karen was promoted to HR Knowledge Manager in November 2017, having been promoted once before from HR Advisor to Senior HR Advisor, Team Leader earlier that same year.
Victoria TempletonHR Knowledge Manager
Victoria is CIPD qualified and joined HR Solutions as an HR Advisor, bringing with her an expertise in employee relations that she gained within FCA regulated businesses.
Sarah DunnellHR Advisor
Sarah’s HR Advisor experience within the Travel & Tourism sector saw her specialise in business change management whether it was selling a brand, closing an office, making redundancies or reorganising the workforce.
Bhavika ChauhanHR Advisor
Bhavika has over 18 years HR experience gained with leading UK organisations where she designed and implemented reward schemes and employee engagement programs.
Chris ThomsonHR Advisor
Chris achieved a BA in Business Studies (Hons) (2:1) from Nottingham Trent University and a CIPD Level 5 Diploma in HR Management. His HR experience covers working within highways, utilities, construction and infrastructure sectors.
Louise BallochHR Consultant
Louise supports HR Solutions’ clients with their employment related concerns. Her experience includes an array of topics including flexible working, probation, conduct, performance management, parental leave and absence management.
Emma RichmondHR Consultant
As an HR Consultant, Emma builds a strong rapport with her clients so that she can deliver support and advice based on their business and HR needs.
Laura WhalenHR Consultant
Laura has progressed well in her career. From starting as a HR Administrator, to becoming a HR Manager and now, a HR Consultant.