We're a Derby based team of HR consultants
Ay up me duck!
We've been around as a company since 2011, with our founders having been based in Derby for over 20 years. We've seen the amazing changes that the city has undergone since then, and are proud to be part of its future. Most of our clients are based in Derby and the surrounding East Midlands area, and many of them are only a stone's throw away from us.
We provide outsourced HR support for Derby businesses
And we're local. With a real office. Not a 'virtual office'. Not a distant call-centre in some far-away place. We're not just a website, a collection of document templates, or an anonymous voice on the phone. We're actual people who want to meet you face-to-face, so we can properly get to know you and your business.
Our office is conveniently located at Darley Abbey Mills, not far from Derby city centre, which means we're readily available to support those HR issues that can only be dealt with in person. And since we have our own meeting rooms at our office, it means we can have sensitive discussions with you away from your normal place of work. Being able to meet offsite helps protect the privacy of individual employees involved in personal issues, such as disciplinaries or grievances, and helps prevent rumours spreading in relation to company-wide issues such as redundancies or TUPEs.
So, if you're looking for Derby HR support you're welcome to just pop in when you're passing. Or we're equally happy to come over to your place. Whichever is best for you.
STOP PRESS NEWS: Apparently you're soon going to be able to get a boat cruise up the River Derwent from Derby city centre directly to our offices! How great is that!?
- We're Derby based...
- Heritage offices near Derby city centre
- Derby & East Midlands focussed client-base
- We have strong relationships with education and professional development organisations within Derby and the wider East Midlands...
- University of Derby
- University of Nottingham
- Nottingham Trent University
- Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
- We support Derby not-for-profits...
- First Steps
- Twenty Twenty
- We're active members of the Derby business community...
- Marketing Derby
- East Midlands Chamber
- Many networking groups
We're Derby's leading HR consultancy
We’ve already grown from a single-person business operating from home, to a company with offices and a whole team of HR consultants and employment law experts. So, we must be doing something right! We've diversified into HR training and are currently developing additional sister brands so that we can help you with a whole package of people-related support. We're proud of what we've achieved so far, and in particular, the reputation we've established within the local business community. We offer you the stability of an established company, the credibility of one with a history of local clients, and the capability of one that's grown beyond the one-person stage. You can be fully confident that we're able to deliver what we promise, and can trust that we'll reliably be there in the future when you need help.
We're the top rated HR support provider in Derby
If you're a Derby based business looking for HR support, the chances are you already know someone that we've worked with. So go on, just ask them what we're like!
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
We support the Derby business community
We're an active and well-respected part of the Derby business community, so if your business is based in Derby you probably already know someone who knows us. We also undertake a number of worthwhile social projects within the local community. So go ahead, ask people what we're like. We're members of both Marketing Derby and the East Midlands Chamber, and we're regulars at many local networking events. So, if you are too, come and say hello next time you're there.
Need HR support but not a Derby business?
No problem! As much as we love providing HR support in Derby, we also help businesses across the East Midlands and beyond. Indeed, we currently have clients based in Cardiff and have previously worked as far afield as Cairo, Egypt!