The HR Dept was started in 2003 by Founder and Executive Director, Sue Tumelty to provide local and personal, practical and pragmatic expert HR and employment law advice to small and medium sized businesses.
Having come from a corporate background, Sue found that the hardest part of setting up the business wasn’t the HR side of things, but instead the business aspects and the marketing. So when the original Bristol office began to thrive she began to think how she could help other HR professionals set up quickly and easily under The HR Dept brand. That was the beginning of the story and, to date, Sue and her team have built the business from a small office in Bristol to a network of over 70 Licensees across the UK, Ireland and now Australia!
The HR Dept is now the UK’s largest network of HR professionals providing outsourced HR support to local businesses. Not many SMEs can afford the luxury or actually require a full time HR presence. Nevertheless, employers still need to understand and comply with ever-changing employment legislation and with our ability to provide tribunal indemnity insurance covering legal expenses and awards, they get true peace of mind.
Our vision is to have an expanding network of HR Dept local offices across the UK and Ireland providing local and personal, high quality, cost effective services to the SME marketplace.