“Running a small business and employing and managing staff can seem like a daunting prospect when you don’t have the right experts surrounding you. Karen alleviates that ‘stress’ and allows you to feel confident that you are in professional and capable hands giving you complete piece of mind. 

With Karen’s vast experience over many years she is able to assist with all manner of situations. Karen is incredibly efficient and is always on the end of the phone should you even just need to ask a quick question. Working with Karen is a pleasure, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her”. 

Sophie Gates – Sophie’s Pet Care®Managing Director

“Karen has been a godsend to my charity, The Juno Project. We needed some policies and procedures for a new commercial project, and she was attentive, thorough, and an absolute delight to work with. I was particularly impressed with her in-depth knowledge, which proved very helpful. Highly recommended!”

Ali Gold was named as one of UK broadsheet The Independent’s 20 Extraordinary Women of 2017. Motivational speaker, writer, and growth coach.

Ali Golds – The Juno ProjectCEO

“From our very first meeting with Karen we were offered the right advice, with a practical approach to tackling our various HR issues. It’s a pleasure working together and to pick up the phone and have the security that issues will be dealt with swiftly and effectively.  Karen has worked with us to provide the right HR advice and support, including a review of our employment contracts and a workable employee handbook, which our team use on a day to day basis. Karen offers a thoughtful, no nonsense and user-friendly approach to HR.  Specialist HR Solutions are without doubt, the best fit for our business and a most reliable provider of HR support”

Anthony Plowman – Twyford Stores & the Bean Below CaféGeneral Manager

“Tenacious, driven, on the pulse and highly experienced with a broad knowledge base and a hunger to consistently drive and develop new ideas, positively impacting those around her and any business that she is involved in. Karen is a quick thinker and can handle a multitude of challenges with what appears to be real ease. She is a natural listener, understands situations from all angles, highly professional, straight-talking and will tell it as it is to further the cause and/or to move limiting blocks and obstacles. Karen is very loyal, with a deeply caring nature for all those she works with. I had immense fun working with Karen in what was a fast-paced, very challenging/demanding business. She really is one of a kind and I would have no hesitation in recommending Karen to anyone.”

Tash Stallard – Unassuming RadicalsFounder

“Karen is efficient, effective and an absolute pleasure to work with. Her vast amount of Employee Relations experience means she would be my ‘go to’ HR professional. When dealing with disciplinary and grievance hearings Karen always ensures a fair hearing for all whilst maintaining a good grasp of how to conduct difficult conversations. Redundancy consultations are handled efficiently, fairly and sensitively. Combining all this with a ninja like ability to recruit even the hardest to find candidates means I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.”

Jo White – Five by Fiveex Managing Director

“Karen is completely dedicated and professional. She was a tremendous help in keeping the whole team focused on delivery of a recruitment project, whilst being absolutely realistic about what was possible. Her advice and guidance on complex employment issues is always grounded in helping to achieve the outcomes that work for everyone”

Carole Sawyers – The Brendoncare FoundationCEO

“Karen led a detailed review of one of our critical HR processes, and the subsequent implementation of her recommendations. She worked brilliantly across the stakeholders, carefully breaking down unnecessary barriers, resulting in a marked improvement in our delivery to the business.”

Izabel Carter – Cobhamex Human Resources Director