Why work with me?


My aim is to build long term and meaningful relationships with my clients. I’m passionate about helping clients achieve their business goals through sound and timely HR advice and support.


No two businesses are the same and by working in close partnership with clients, I can offer innovative and creative solutions that fit business needs and support your management team


Keeping a clear and independent focus allows me to manage workplace conflicts and training needs, so you have the freedom to run your business.

Cost Effectiveness

Outsourcing your HR advice and support to me will offer a cost effective way to increase the efficiency, skills and productivity of your workforce and management team.


I believe in the power of positive, productive teams. I’m here to help you make the most of your people. People are a business’s biggest asset (and cost).  Managed well, your business will benefit from increased profits and more satisfied clients. I’ll help you recruit, retain and train the best people for your business.

At Hand in a Crisis

I understand the strain that difficult employees, sickness, lateness and poor performance and attitude can put on your business. I offer sympathetic, expert, commercial advice and if times get tough, I’ll support you through Disciplinary, Grievance, Redundancies or Tribunals.

Saving you Time & Stress

I’ll sort out your contracts and employee handbooks and, once you’re up to speed, I’ll help you manage holidays, sickness, training and more. Leaving you more time to concentrate on your business.

“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 – Managing Director, Sophie’s Pet Care®

“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 – General Manager, Twyford Stores and the Bean Below Café

Book A Free Consultation

Get in touch to organise a free HR audit of your business.

Where I can help; HR Policies and Procedure

  • Absence Management
  • Adoption
  • Age discrimination
  • Annual Leave
  • Appraisal
  • Bribery Act
  • Code of Conduct
  • Contracts of Employment
  • Disclosure of interests
  • Disciplinary Policy and Procedure
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Flexible Working
  • Gifts and Hospitality
  • Grievance Policy and Procedure
  • Harassment and Bullying
  • Holiday entitlement
  • Home Working
  • Induction
  • Maternity
  • Modern Slavery Statement
  • Paternity
  • Performance Management
  • Probationary Period
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Redundancy
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Safeguarding
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Shared Parental Leave
  • Sickness and Absence
  • Social Media and Communications
  • Smoking
  • Termination and Resignation
  • Training and Development
  • TUPE
  • Work Experience / Internships
  • Working Time Regulations

Getting In Touch!

If you’d like to find out more about how I can help your business, just give me a call or drop me an email.

Business Hours

Mon – Fri : 9 am – 6 pm
Sat, Sun : Closed


07762 629448


Tudor Cottage, Shirley Holmes Road,
Lymington, Hampshire SO41 8NG