In my early years in HR Consulting, it was a challenge to juggle a busy consulting diary with being a parent to two babies. It soon became clear to me that without the support and flexibility I got from being a business owner that I would have missed much of my boys growing up. Hand on heart I am so grateful that I was able to attend virtually every event that their school could throw at me, (mainly last minute), and be there for them.
I was just 28 when I decided to go it alone and set up my HR Consultancy business in 1992. My parents were not happy with my choice to leave the corporate life but today, having successfully built a 7-figure business and two 6-figure businesses, it’s obvious I made the right decision.
I started working with smaller companies then, as my business evolved, I moved onto bigger names. Organisations I’ve worked with include BT, Vodafone, Santander and the English Football Association.
I have gained awards including being a Finalist in the CIPD Best HR Consultancy (2018), Influential Small Business Owner winner (2018), HR Consultancy of the year (2020) Business and Industry Today and most recently finalist for the Reinvention Award (2020).
Today I have two grown sons and live between the UK and Corfu with my partner, Russell. I fell in love with Corfu thanks to its beautiful nature, vibrant colours and the Greek way of life - and I am lucky to be able to call it home. I’ve created a lifestyle I enjoy, desire, and deserve by building a profitable business that allows me to choose how, and where I wish to work.
On 5th November 2021 I self-published my book, Leap into HR Consulting - How to move successfully from Corporate to Consulting which has not only topped the business books list on Amazon but was also a finalist in the Business Book Awards 2021. It’s available at all good book shops and Amazon worldwide as an eBook and paperback. “If I can do it, you can do it too!"