Expansion on the cards at Hadrian HR

HR consultancy Hadrian HR is to take on extra staff after a successful first year of operation

Jonathon Stokes and Deb Tweedy
Jonathon Stokes and Deb Tweedy

A North East human resources consultancy has expansion in its sights after celebrating its first year in business.

Hadrian HR is looking to expand the team by taking on another employee to support the existing team of five.

Developed by Gordon Brown Law Firm, Hadrian HR came into existence after employment specialist Jonathon Stokes recognised a demand for an expert HR service for smaller businesses in the North East, minus the hefty price tag.

Headed up by HR consultant Deb Tweedy and supported by Jonathon Stokes, Head of Dispute Resolution, the company offers cost effective packages that are tailor-made to each individual business, with a dedicated relationship partner and no long term contracts involved.

Hadrian HR provides a range of service levels to SMEs, varying from retained 24/7 support to ad hoc advice for firms varying from one employee to over 50 members of staff.

Tweedy said: “Our ethos was based on the chronic need for a no-nonsense HR consultancy. Our mission is to provide support to businesses and work as part of their team, no matter what their size.

“Small businesses often don’t require a full-time salaried HR position when they first start up, and the advice and guidance provided by Hadrian HR allows the business owner to concentrate on strategic matters – without the worry of tricky employment situations.

“The service we provide is intended to be a preventative measure to save our clients time and money in the long run, as the costs incurred when taking an employment law issue to tribunal or to court can be considerable.

“We are proud to offer a truly personal approach to a real mixture of clients from leisure and retail to professional services and we have had excellent response to date. If take up continues at this rate we will be growing our personnel at a steady rate to cater for demand.”

In addition to the 24 hour helpline, Hadrian HR also hosts regular employment law seminars, email updates and news alerts, at no extra cost to the client.

Hadrian HR client, Briony Holliday, director at Newcastle’s Sausage Emporium, said: “We decided to use Hadrian HR as they were more flexible in the services they offered than other companies. For a small business starting out this was important. After meeting with Deb Tweedy, I felt that she really understood our needs and advised us of the right package to get our business off the ground.”


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