Set higher standards in people management
and reap greater rewards

Helping your organisation to transform and thrive through world-class HR direction and support

How can we help?

You can gain from our comprehensive expertise and support with…

HR Resources

With our decades of experience delivering human resources solutions, you’ll get simple, compliant resources; from employment contracts and handbooks, through to HR systems, policies, template letters and toolkits.

People Management

You’ll get guidance and advice to help you confidently manage your people issues effectively; from performance management, conduct, absence, conflict and mediation, through to restructuring, redundancy and TUPE.

Employee Engagement

You’ll get strategies and hands-on support to improve levels of engagement and productivity within your business. This might include developing employee voice mechanisms, team building, pulse surveys or focus groups.

People Strategy

Whether it’s strategies for reducing gender or racial pay gaps, reward & recognition, diversity & inclusion, agile working, or pay & benefits, we have considerable expertise and can offer practical and clear support.

Management & Team Development

We can help build the confidence and capability of your teams in a range of core management and personal effectiveness subjects, through practical, relevant and engaging training and coaching.

Leadership Coaching

Providing supportive yet challenging business and executive coaching to help achieve lasting results; enabling you to define and achieve your goals, and inspire the energy and commitment of your teams.

How effective is your HR?

There’s only one way to find out…
Get in touch now to book a free audit.

Which are you?

Dynamic Start-up

Employing and motivating staff is a challenge when you’re still developing your business and distracted with other tasks. We help you understand the law and the practices to best suit your business, and partner with you at this critical stage of your journey.

Established SME

Success can bring its own issues, and your business may have outgrown its original structure. We can help to ensure compliance, promote loyalty, develop your people managers and give your in-house HR resource some superpowers.

Larger organisation

In a sizeable company, structures and systems can become disabling, individuals can be forgotten and your corporate vision can get lost. We can help to enable new ways of working and create a more engaged, productive culture.

Which are you?

Dynamic Start-up

Employing and motivating staff is a challenge when you’re still developing your business and distracted with other tasks. We help you understand the law and the practices to best suit your business, and partner with you at this critical stage of your journey.

Established SME

Success can bring its own issues, and your business may have outgrown its original structure. We can help to ensure compliance, promote loyalty, develop your people managers and give your in-house HR resource some superpowers.

Larger organisation

In a sizeable company, structures and systems can become disabling, individuals can be forgotten and your corporate vision can get lost. We can help to enable new ways of working and create a more engaged, productive culture.

What’s new?

Read our latest insights into the world of Human Resources.

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“We set up our first business, Cafe Saison in 2018. With very little knowledge of HR and employee contracts, we had no idea where to start. Jo was very helpful in explaining everything, and highlighting elements we hadn’t even thought of, and answering any questions in a way that was easy to understand. We now feel fully comfortable knowing we have best practices in place, and knowing that Jo is there for on-going support, part of which is Jo’s continued purchases from us for her daughter, who is our number one chocolate brownie fan!”


 

Hannah Chapman
Owner, Café Saison 

“The first time I met Jo I shared with her the vision for my new business. Jo immediately understood and straight away made me feel at ease. Jo’s knowledge and expertise, along with her encouragement and support has been amazing, and helped my business start-up and open. Jo’s communication is fantastic, from face-to-face meetings, emails or telephone calls, Jo has been able to provide me with details, documents and shows a genuine passion for my business to grow. I am so grateful to Jo and cannot recommend her highly enough! I will continue to seek Jo’s expertise and guidance throughout opening and throughout my businesses growth.”


 

Laura Underwood
Owner, Active Stars Holiday Club 

“Colbea has used Heptagon HR’s services at all levels. As an incoming CEO, Jo’s advice and guidance on implementing an updated HR system, procedures and methods has been invaluable. Managing change can be a challenging time for any leader or business owner and Jo has been the consummate professional and delivered her advice and guidance with compassion and integrity. Additionally, Jo has worked with both my team and board on our future organisational strategy and has been instrumental in helping us shape the future of our agency.”



 

Ashleigh Seymour-Rutherford
Chief Executive, Colchester Business Enterprise Agency

“As a busy SME we have found the services of Heptagon HR to be invaluable. From updating employment contracts and creating a staff handbook, insightful advice on people management challenges, to supplying us with time-saving HR software, Jo has made sure that we are compliant, organised and efficient. We can get on with what we do best, safe in the knowledge that Heptagon HR is doing the same for us.”



Kate Everett

Managing Partner, TWI

“Heptagon HR have risen to the challenge of taking on our global team during a growth phase in our business. Jo's support and her knowledge of other legal jurisdictions has been excellent, and I would recommend her to any organisation!”


 

Chris Napthine
Director, Clipper Retail/Sekura Global 

“Always available, is thorough in providing a clear outline of all potential options. Provided concise updates for our staff contracts while ensuring our company’s ethos was maintained. Brings a wealth of experience and knowledge at excellent value.”


 

Piers Baker
Owner, Baker Hospitality Group