LoatesHR: Highly experienced 5-star rated team of CIPD qualified HR consultants ★ Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Burton upon Trent, Peak District, East Midlands

We are LoatesHR

We provide outsourced HR support for East Midlands small businesses

We're a highly experienced 5-star rated team of friendly and down-to-earth CIPD-qualified HR consultants. We provide outsourced HR support and employment law advice for small to medium sized businesses in Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, and the surrounding East Midlands area.

We’ve got a wealth of practical experience, with our senior staff each having spent over 20 years providing HR support and advising on employment law issues. We’re also extremely well qualified, both professionally and academically. We’ve worked with businesses with a single employee, as well as those with tens of thousands. We’ve helped work-from-home startups, and also major global corporations with numerous sites across multiple countries. We’ve worked with companies across a wide range of sectors, including service, manufacturing, charity, and academic. We’ve dealt with many specialised challenges, from unionised industries, to family-run businesses.

We can add value to your East Midlands small business

We're a small business ourselves, so understand the importance of making a business case for a cost like HR support. So here are a number of ways that we can add value to your business.

We can save you money

Are people really your greatest asset?
Or simply your greatest cost?

We can save you time

Focus on running your business
Not maintaining your workforce

We can save you worry

Don’t know your COT3 from your TUPE?
Our employment law experts do!

We're not your average East Midlands HR consultancy

Now, we know that you’re going to be shopping around for an HR support provider, because that's exactly the kind of thing we do ourselves when we're looking for outsourced business services. So, you've probably ended up here on our website via a Google search for 'HR consultants Derby', 'HR support Derby', 'HR outsourcing Derby', or the like. And we also know that many of your potential candidates will appear, on the face of it, to be pretty much the same as us. But we're confident that we can offer you a great deal more than the average HR support and employment law consultancy service, and have a number of specific reasons why we think we could be the best choice for you.

So, here are a few areas to consider when making your comparisons, weighing up your options, and deciding what questions you should be asking.

Expert HR:
We know our stuff

Highly qualified academically
Highly qualified professionally

Experienced HR:
We’ve seen it before

From startups to multinationals
We’ve pretty much seen it all

Personal HR:
We’re people-people

Friendly and down-to-earth people
Long-term personal relationships

Hands-on HR:
We walk-the-talk

Practical business-focussed solutions
Delivered in person by experts

Reliable HR:
We’ll be there for you

We’re at work when you’re at work
Availability and response times guaranteed

Tailored HR:
We’re made-to-measure

Exactly what you need
Exactly when you need it

Quality HR:
We’re a special blend

Big company professionalism
Small company values

Cost-effective HR:
We’re great value

Employment lawyer quality
Without employment lawyer prices

No-strings HR:
We’re fair & transparent

No tie-ins, no sign-up fees, no annual contracts
Pay only for what you use, fixed hourly rate

Community HR:
We pay it back

From trusteeships & pro bono advice
To mentoring & academic research

Derby HR:
We’re close at hand

Our offices are on Friar Gate in Derby
Drop in for a chat and a cup of tea!

Proven HR:
We’re tried & tested

Don’t just take our word for it
Our testimonials speak for themselves

We can help you!

We’re ready to go
Let’s get started!

We're Derby's leading small business HR consultancy

LoatesHR was founded as an HR consultancy in 2011 by experienced HR practitioner Sarah Loates, and since then has both expanded to employ a whole team of HR consultants, and diversified through the creation of sister brands LoatesTraining and LoatesRecruitment.

LoatesHR is based on Friar Gate in Derby city centre, and is now Derby's largest locally-based specialist HR consultancy.

We’ve helped many East Midlands small businesses

Great care and professional diligence

“…great care and professional diligence…”
“…high level of focus…”
“…thank you very much for your effort…”

Frank Lord
Chairman & Trustee

Professional, sensitive and practical

“We were recently referred to use LoatesHR 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

LoatesHR are very much part of our team

“LoatesHR 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

Most professional, excellent service

“I found Sarah from Loates Business Solutions Ltd 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

Knowledge and experience has been invaluable

“Sarah has supported our company for the past year, her knowledge and experience in regards to HR has been invaluable. We will continue to use Loates Business Solutions Ltd in the future. Thanks Sarah.”

Tracy Blackburn
Project Manager