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

LoatesHR have been so supportive

“LoatesHR 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 as our company develops further – thank you!”

Sharon Stevens-Cash

Professional, understanding and a great listener

“Again another big thank you to LoatesHR 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

Impressed with their professionalism

“We used LoatesHR to carry out an assessment of our current HR polices and to provide a solution to ensure we are compliant. Rosie and the team were thorough and efficient in providing the material we needed to ensure this was the case. There were several discussions and amendments to the documents but the steps taken to reach the final product were quick, easy to understand and well documented. I have been impressed with their professionalism and consequently, I have referred several clients to the team.”

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

Sensible, logical and pragmatic

“Sarah has been our HR adviser for 4 years. Sarah works as part of our team and brings her great personality, excellent knowledge and track record of experience to the business. We have always found Sarah’s support and advice to be sensible, logical and pragmatic and have no hesitation in recommending her.”

John Barke
Managing Director