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 and Executive Director

Meet the Team

Lian McQuade

Lian McQuade
Head of Finance

      Lian’s role is to oversee all the financial activity of The HR Dept, alongside administrating the financial activities for our Bristol franchise. With 12 years’ financial experience across various industries, working for several companies including the Ministry of Defence, Lian strives to deliver a high-quality service across our network.
      Nicky Pattison

      Nicky Pattison
      Finance Manager

          Nicky is the finance manager for The HR Dept. Alongside Lian and Hope, Nicky supports and oversees the finances for central office and the Bristol office. Nicky brings with her a wealth of knowledge with over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting for both large corporate companies and also SMEs.  
          Georgina Bryant

          Georgina Bryant
          Growth and Development Coordinator

              Georgina has joined the Growth and development team as the Growth and Development Coordinator. She has recently graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in German and Italian Studies. Throughout her time at University she worked in several Customer Service and Communications roles, as well as having experience in Administration, Event Coordination and how a franchise works. She is eager to bring what she has learned to the team, helping to build relationships with our Licensees and supporting them on every step of their HR Dept journey.
              Ciara Snook

              Ciara Snook
              Senior Marketing and Content Coordinator

                  Ciara creates and curates content for The HR Dept brand and network. This is to boost awareness of the brand nationally and to help licensees promote their businesses through content marketing. Additionally, Ciara’s role is to innovate and help licensees with queries they may have around digital marketing, from social media to SEO and anything in between.
                  Stephanie Forde

                  Stephanie Forde
                  Marketing & Events Manager

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                  Stephanie is the Marketing & Events manager for The HR Dept. Having worked within various business service industries in a marketing and events capacity for over 6 years, she brings a combined experience of working with small local business’ to multinational companies. Stephanie provides the overall marketing strategy for the business, marketing support for all of our business owners as well as establishing national partnerships and relationships to raise the profile of the brand on a national level.
                  Matthias Spicer

                  Matthias Spicer
                  Operations Coordinator

                      After graduating from the University of Chester in 2018 with a degree in Geography & International Development Studies, Matthias joined our operations team as the Business Support Administrator. Now as Operations Coordinator, Matthias provides a first-rate operational infrastructure and support service to the HR Dept network, nationally and internationally. This is achieved through the coordination and delivery of project-based development for all operational services to the franchisees, partners, stakeholders and suppliers of the HR Dept. Matthias has experience in business administration and operations, IT Systems and telephony, and photography and videography.