It's wonderful to see my dream of a cooperative network of HR professionals come true and I'm very proud that we're now the market leading HR franchise."
Sue Tumelty – Founder

Meet our Experts

Jen Wagstaff

Jen Wagstaff
Sales and Mindset Coach

      Jen, Owner of CreativeMind Sales Training, is The Network's Sales and Mindset Coach. New licensees joining The HR Dept will benefit from our co-created Sales Programme within their first year of trading which consists of three key parts:
      • Sales Launch Workshop delivered face to face on Day 2 of Licensee Inductions.
      • One-to-One Sales Coaching
      • Ongoing "How-to" webinars to reinforce learning and provide practical steps to help grow your business
      Jen understands that 80% of success comes down to your mindset and therefore a key focus throughout the programme is identifying limiting beliefs, reframing your thoughts on 'sales' and finding your own authentic style to achieve stronger results in the most enjoyable way.
      Admire PR

      Admire PR
      Press and Media Experts

          Admire PR work with new licensees to provide a press launch in their local business press, as well as being on call to advising and supporting licensees with ongoing press activity when required. In addition, Admire PR are responsible for promoting The HR Dept brand nationwide – positioning us as a thought leader in Human Resources and, in particular, as the nation’s HR voice for SMEs. Andrea Bristol, the Founder of Admire PR, has 17 years’ experience in the field and, combined with a close-knit team of 6 brilliant writers and PRs, lives and breathes effective promotion.
          Brian Dunk

          Brian Dunk
          Insurance Provider

              Insurance is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and while you as a Licensee will not be individually regulated, but you will be able to offer a fully regulated insurance policy under our regulatory umbrella – this will set you apart from other HR service providers. Straight Solutions Ltd provides initial induction and on going training on employment protection insurance in general and Advice Line Insurance in particular. The comprehensive Insurance Manual we provide contains all you need to know about administering and selling Advice Line. And of course, our team is always on hand to provide support in connection with any insurance related issues.  For example, we can provide support relating to claims or potential claims, pricing for new customers, renewals, general queries etc.
              Jon Loney & Ian Grimshaw

              Jon Loney & Ian Grimshaw
              Employment Law Solicitors

                  We work closely with Nash & Co solicitors who provide our franchisees with support on a range of issues.  Nash & Co’s Employment Team, led by Ian Grimshaw, are there to provide advice when, perhaps, a matter becomes very technical or when you simply want someone else to provide a view on a tricky issue. Due to our close relationship, Nash & Co provide their support at a very reduced rate and they extend this out to our franchisees’ retained clients as well.  As well as employment issues, as a full service law firm, Nash & Co are able to provide support to our clients on all of their business needs, for example commercial acquisitions or commercial property transactions.  Through our close relationship we are able to provided added value to all of our franchisees’ clients by providing access to specialist legal services at highly preferential rates. Nash & Co are a highly regarded law firm, with the Legal 500 guide to leading solicitors describing their employment team as “very commercially minded” with “vast knowledge”.  By working closely together, we can ensure that our franchisees and their clients get the best advice combined with great value.