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Diane Sets Up The HR Dept Newcastle North and North Tynside

Born and bred in North Tyneside, Diane McTavish has lived her whole life in the region, including a 30-year career in HR which has seen her travelling around the UK for work.

Now she has set up The HR Dept Newcastle North and North Tyneside from her base in Shiremoor, to provide practical outsourced HR services for her local business community.

Her career has seen her working in HR roles in major call centres, in manufacturing, transport, charity and the civil service, facing consistent issues but with individual nuances.

Having worked for national organisations throughout her career, Diane had enough of long commutes and travelling and felt her local area wasn’t getting the help and support it needs. She loves where she lives and realised, she wanted to support the areas prosperity in whatever way she can. So, Diane decided she wanted to be part of something that makes the business landscape as profitable as possible for smaller local companies.

Over the past few years Diane started to feel like she wanted to do her own thing and already recognises the shift from employment to business owner mindset. She said “being part of a larger organisation is like a safety – on your own you have to go out into the big wide world and sell yourself. That takes some getting used to.” However, Diane said “I’ve been really well supported by The HR Dept, as well as by the local community. I’m feeling really good and really positive.”

Diane is a hard worker and strives for the best quality possible, so we’re excited to watch her build her own business under The HR Dept umbrella and eventually grow her own team.