We are Loates HR Consultancy

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

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, HR consultancy, and employment law advice for small to medium sized businesses in Derby, Nottingham, 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'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:

We're Derby's leading small business HR consultancy

Loates HR Consultancy 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 Loates HR Training and Loates HR Recruitment.

Loates HR Consultancy is based at Darley Abbey Mills, just outside Derby city centre, and is now Derby's largest locally-based specialist HR consultancy.

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

Impressed with their professionalism

“We used Loates HR Consultancy 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.”

Hari Vasdev
Director

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

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

Extremely efficient and quick to respond

“We have been working with Loates HR Consultancy and with Gill Phillips in particular, on a range of projects over the past couple of years. We have always found them to be very welcoming and are always committed to meeting our requirements. We have found them to be extremely efficient and quick to respond and we have been delighted with the overall result.”

Russell Goodway
Chief Executive

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

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 HR Consultancy in the future. Thanks Sarah.”

Tracy Blackburn
Project Manager

Professional, Knowledgeable & Friendly

The advice and information I received when dealing with Loates HR Consultancy was informed, knowledgeable and relevant. It was delivered in a friendly and professional way ensuring that I came away with everything I needed. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this company to others.

Ruth Nixon
Director

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