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


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Sue Tumelty

Sue founded The HR Dept in 2002, two years later franchised the model and grew it into the success it is today. The original Bristol office is now staffed with a team of 15+ and the Licensee network covers the whole of the UK and Ireland. Sue is an experienced and commercially aware HR professional. Sue stepped down as CEO in 2021, appointing Keith Sadler the position as she transitioned the business to an Employee Ownership Trust. However, she is still a great a source of advice and professional support for the network as well as their ever-growing client base.