I certainly have no regrets at all, it's the best thing I ever did. I kind of wish I'd done it sooner."
Serena May – Eastbourne, Brighton & Hove

Meet the Team

Helen Thomas FCIPD

Helen Thomas FCIPD
HR Director

      Helen is HR Director of the Bristol, Bath and North Somerset franchise alongside Stacey, and also a Director of The HR Dept Group Trust. Starting with HR Dept from its infancy when there was just a handful of people and the dog, she has now been with us for over 15 years and loves the variety, challenge and fast pace of delivery. Helen has extensive experience in a range of sectors - public, private and charitable and in all shapes and sizes. Her expertise is in understanding and delivering effective, commercial and creative HR tailored to each individual business.
      Stacey Mead FCIPD

      Stacey Mead FCIPD
      HR Director

          Stacey is HR Director of the Bristol, Bath & North Somerset office, alongside Helen, and is also a Director of The HR Dept Group Trust. After graduating from Middlesex University with a degree in Film Studies with History Stacey took the perfectly natural career path of working in recruitment before moving into more generalist HR roles.  Having joined the HR Dept from the near beginning she has now worked here for over 10 years. Stacey’s role includes advising clients on their HR strategy as well as managing the Bristol team's annual budget and day work.
          Georgina Bryant

          Georgina Bryant
          Franchise Recruitment & Training Manager

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          Georgina manages the full journey of HR Professionals looking to set up their own business with our franchise model. She is the first point of contact for prospective and new Licensees joining our network, running our Discovery Events and Licensee Inductions. Georgina is on hand to help you discover all about our support offering, our network of other Licensees and to see if this could be the right opportunity for you.  Georgina also supports the existing network with their ongoing CPD and training needs, developing different programmes for Licensees and their staff alike. As she works collaboratively across our central office teams, she is well equipped to answer all your questions around The HR Dept franchise.
          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.
          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.
              Peter Brock

              Peter Brock
              Marketing Coordinator

                  As Marketing Coordinator for The HR Dept, Peter’s role is to work with licensees to promote their business and provide the company with marketing support. This includes a wide range of digital marketing activities, from website development to content creation for social media. He leverages his 6 years of experience in graphic design to bring fresh ideas and innovative solutions to The HR Dept and its licensees.