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

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

Responsive and professional

“I have known Sarah and the team at Loates HR Consultancy for six months and during this time Sarah and her team have played an integral part in supporting us in our HR function. Sarah took time to quickly understand our business and developed a plan to review key documents. The team at Loates have provided their support and services to our charity on a pro bono basis, which we are especially grateful for as it is a challenge for us as a charity to buy in this specific function, although it is key to the professional running of the charity. The team are responsive and professional and we hope to have their continued support and expertise for the foreseeable future.”

Dionne Reid

Loates HR Consultancy have been so supportive

“Loates HR Consultancy have been so supportive. Taking on that first employee can be so daunting, but Rosie and team really laid everything out for us so we were very clear what processes we needed to follow and also what paperwork we needed to get in place. We look forward to working with Loates HR Consultancy as our company develops further – thank you!”

Sharon Stevens-Cash

Professional, sensitive and supportive

“Professional, sensitive and supportive, a great addition to our management support team”

Keith Pallett

Extremely professional

“I have known Sarah for over 8 years and when Calor required some additional support for its talent programmes and Development Centre, I had no doubt that Sarah at Loates HR Consultancy could provide the high quality assistance that Calor would expect, and Sarah quickly arranged and secured the high quality assessment support we had requested. This support worked very well and the assessor was able to pick up the responsibilities quickly and was extremely professional, with both the depth and breadth of experience that added value to our process. We would certainly look for Loates HR Consultancy to support us in the future.”

John Sanderson
HR Manager

Professional, approachable and knowledgeable.

Matilda has provided support on a range of HR matters. Her knowledge and expertise is clear. We value her ability to weigh up a situation, considering the needs of all parties. She is objective and fair at all times. She provides a friendly and professional service, responding quickly and effectively to any matter. We have found the support provided by Matilda and Loates as a whole has been invaluable for our business operations.

Emily Dennett
Operations Manager
Solo Support Servies

Why choose us for your outsourced HR support?

We're close at hand

We're only minutes from central Derby

Drop in for a chat and a cup of tea!

We pay it back

From trusteeships & pro bono advice

To mentoring & academic research

We're fair & transparent

No monthly fees, no annual contracts

Simply pay for what you use

We walk-the-talk

Practical business-focussed solutions

Delivered in person by experts

We know our stuff

Highly qualified academically

Highly qualified professionally

We're a special blend

Big company professionalism

Small company values

We'll be there for you

We're at work when you're at work

Availability & response times guaranteed

We're great value

Employment lawyer quality

Without employment lawyer prices

We're people-people

Friendly and down-to-earth

Highly personal service

We're made-to-measure

Exactly what you need

Exactly when you need it

We're tried & tested

Don't just take our word for it

Our testimonials speak for themselves

We've done it before

From startups to multinationals

We've pretty much seen it all

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

  • Recruiting in a Tight Labour Market
    on Thursday 30th May, 2024

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

  • How to Manage Day-to-Day HR Issues
    on Wednesday 26th June, 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 3rd July, 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.

  • Getting Started with HR Essentials
    on Tuesday 9th July, 2024

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

  • 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.

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