We’re not your average East Midlands HR consultancy!

We’re a multi-award winning 5-star rated team of friendly and down-to-earth CIPD-qualified HR consultants. We provide outsourced HR support and employment law consultancy for growing businesses in Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, and the surrounding East Midlands area. But we’ve got a few things that make us different from the average HR consultancy.

We pride ourselves on the personal service we deliver to employers. No anonymous telephone helpdesks or generic document databases here. Just proper face-to-face HR support from down-to-earth approachable people with actual names. People who you can get to know and trust, and who can be relied on to be there to provide practical assistance and a non-judgemental friendly face whenever things aren’t going so well. People who in turn can really get to know you and your business, and so fully understand how best to help you achieve your goals. HR support like it should be.

What local businesses say about our outsourced HR support services

Trusted voice of advice and experience

“Working as an extension to the team, Sarah has been a trusted voice of advice and experience to my growing business. She has given me the support and guidance I needed to expand my workforce through clear and straight-forward direction. I find Sarah to be knowledgeable, flexible and approachable.”

Laura Faulkner
Director
Matchstick Design

Most professional, excellent service

“I found Sarah from Loates HR Consultancy to be most professional from the start of her intervention until the end. Sarah made a difficult situation as simple and straightforward as possible for me as the owner of a small/medium sized business with limited HR resources and experience. The level of anxiety for me and my team was reduced by Sarah’s intervention which was fair to all parties whilst safeguarding the business within the realms of employment law. I would recommend Sarah and her company to any employer who needs HR representation, advice and support. Sarah can be relied upon and I will certainly be using her excellent service should the need arise in the future.”

Zoe Reynolds
Owner
Angel Homecaring

Very professional, friendly and always on hand

“We first heard of Loates HR Consultancy through a client of ours, and they came highly recommended. After now being one of their clients for 7 months we can see why! Matilda and the rest of the team are very professional, friendly and are always on hand to give advice when needed. They have also developed various documents for us and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Loates HR Consultancy are helping us to take our business to another level!”

Kathy Bennett
Manager

Professional, understanding and a great listener

“Again another big thank you to Loates HR Consultancy for the support they have given Austin Community Enterprise Limited. This is our first time working with Gill Philips, and we are very pleased with the support that she has given us, she is professional, understanding and a great listener. Her extensive knowledge has helped to gained us a positive outcome. Thanks Gill”

Tracy Blackburn
Project Manager

Loates HR Consultancy are very much part of our team

“Loates HR Consultancy are very much part of our team, providing good clear advice just when we need it. They provide the perfect HR solution for any SME.”

Matt Crampton
Director

Professional, sensitive and practical

“We were recently referred to use Loates HR Consultancy and have been pleased with Matilda’s professional, sensitive and practical approach to her HR advice to support us with our HR and employee queries.”

Fiona Hathorn
Director

Why choose us for your outsourced HR support?

We pay it back

From trusteeships & pro bono advice

To mentoring & academic research

We're close at hand

We're only minutes from central Derby

Drop in for a chat and a cup of tea!

We know our stuff

Highly qualified academically

Highly qualified professionally

We'll be there for you

We're at work when you're at work

Availability & response times guaranteed

We walk-the-talk

Practical business-focussed solutions

Delivered in person by experts

We're fair & transparent

No monthly fees, no annual contracts

Simply pay for what you use

We're made-to-measure

Exactly what you need

Exactly when you need it

We've done it before

From startups to multinationals

We've pretty much seen it all

We're tried & tested

Don't just take our word for it

Our testimonials speak for themselves

We're people-people

Friendly and down-to-earth

Highly personal service

We're a special blend

Big company professionalism

Small company values

We're great value

Employment lawyer quality

Without employment lawyer prices

Our outsourced HR support services

We can help you with outsourced HR support!

Already know what you want?

Great, let's get to it!

Not sure exactly what you need?

No problem!

Our friendly and down-to-earth HR consultants will point you in the right direction. We'd love to have an informal chat to find out more about your business and so help you identify the areas most in need of attention.

We're not after a quick sale, we're all about building long-term relationships. In fact, we don't even employ any sales people. Which means that right from the start you'll be talking directly to someone who can actually help you!

We're ready and waiting, so just get in touch!

☞☞☞ 01332 890 345 ☜☜☜

Upcoming HR training courses

  • How to Resolve Workplace Conflict
    on Wednesday 7th August, 2024

    Understand why conflict arises, discover different ways to manage issues effectively and pick up top tips for creating a harmonious workplace.

  • Getting Started with HR Essentials
    on Thursday 15th August, 2024

    This *FREE* webinar is limited to SMEs based in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire

  • How to Manage Day-to-Day HR Issues
    on Wednesday 21st August, 2024

    Our online workshop is a short practical guide for HR and people managers, where we discuss the fundamentals of HR.

  • How to Manage Employee Absence
    on Wednesday 28th August, 2024

    Estimated to annually cost businesses £554.00 per employee, absence is a cost to the business. Post-pandemic line managers are increasingly having to deal with more complex cases. This course covers practical aspects of managing absence and deals with some of the more complex scenarios involving long-term absences.

  • Recruiting in a Tight Labour Market
    on Thursday 12th September, 2024

    This *FREE* webinar is limited to SMEs based in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire

Upcoming management training courses

  • How to Manage Performance
    on Thursday 22nd August, 2024

    Join us to discuss how you can better manage employee performance and pick up some top tips.

  • How to be an Authentic Leader
    on Thursday 7th November, 2024

    Top tips for developing emotional intelligence and becoming a more effective communicator, active listener and authentic leader.

  • How to be a Manager
    on Tuesday 3rd December, 2024

    Getting started as a new manager? Top tips to set you on the right path.

  • How to Tackle Difficult Conversations
    on Thursday 16th January, 2025

    Gain the confidence to have those difficult conversations to improve productivity and performance.

  • How to be a Manager
    on Thursday 30th January, 2025

    Getting started as a new manager? Top tips to set you on the right path.

Upcoming wellbeing training courses

  • How to Support Neurodivergent Colleagues
    on Thursday 15th August, 2024

    This 3-hour course is designed for team members seeking a deeper understanding of neurodiversity and its impact on the workplace.

  • How to Talk About Mental Health
    on Thursday 19th September, 2024

    Top tips to confidently have a conversation about mental health and provide support and empathy.

  • How to Lead in a Neurodiverse Workplace
    on Wednesday 27th November, 2024

    Understanding and embracing neurodiversity is crucial for creating environments where all employees, regardless of how their mind works, can thrive.

  • How to Lead in a Neurodiverse Workplace
    on Monday 20th January, 2025

    Understanding and embracing neurodiversity is crucial for creating environments where all employees, regardless of how their mind works, can thrive.

  • How to Support Neurodivergent Colleagues
    on Tuesday 28th January, 2025

    This 3-hour course is designed for team members seeking a deeper understanding of neurodiversity and its impact on the workplace.

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