Sue began her HR career with a support role for the Royal Northern College of Music before moving into the manufacturing industry. An upward succession of HR roles followed over the next fourteen years. Since joining BusinessHR in 2001 Sue has completed consultancy projects as varied as HR audits, recruitment and TUPE transfers. She has worked with everyone from small enterprises to major NPOs, and is as comfortable liaising with senior management as she is with union officials.
Sue regularly conducts training workshops for all levels of management. Over the course of her career to date Sue has developed a keen understanding of employment law, disciplinary procedures and the benefits that an expert HR consultancy can bring to a business.
Sue lives in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, and is married with two children. She enjoys going to concerts and the theatre, and she spends any spare time that she has walking the dog, playing with the Mistura Clarinetti quartet and playing the piano in her church worship band.
What is your greatest personal achievement?
Completing my Diploma and CIPD qualifications while working full time and having not long had my second child. Studying and completing assignments while balancing work and home life was a real challenge but then having all my family attend the graduation ceremony was just brilliant!
What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
From my late mother: “you are more capable than you think you are: just have the confidence to go for it”. I remember giving her the same advice back many years later when she queried if she should apply for a job herself, thinking she was too old to be starting a “proper” job. She did apply and she got it!
What is your favourite film?
I find it hard to choose just one as I love a good film but I think my all-time favourite is probably Inception. I also managed to stay awake as it was so complex!!
But close seconds are The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything ….
What do you wish other people knew about HR Solutions?
Between us we have a huge amount of knowledge and many years’ practical experience in the whole range of HR topics, so you can be confident that we can give you sound, professional, practical and pragmatic advice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Abi AshfordLead HR Consultant
Abi brings a great level of experience and HR knowledge to the consultancy team. In 2019 Abi was promoted from Senior HR Advisor to HR Consultant.
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.
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.
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.
Karen FalconerHR Knowledge Manager
Karen joined HR Solutions in September 2016 as HR Apprentice to predominately support our clients using our ever-growing HR Advice Line service and to provide support to the Consultants within the business.
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.
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.
Harriet ColemanHR Advisor
Harriet has a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Management, PGDip and an undergraduate degree in Psychology, BSc (Hons). She has generalist HR and employee relations experience.
Roxana StoicaHR Administrator
Roxana provides support to the HR Consultants in relation to our HR Administration service and also supports in the management of our clients on our HR Database system.
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.