Alison founded Bespoke HR in October 2005, after many years working for others in senior HR functions; she decided to start up on her own. There isn't much that Alison doesn't know about the world of HR, and she has surrounded herself with a team in her own mould. Nothing is too much for Alison; you will find her humour and knowledge infectious, and easy to work with. When Alison isn't working she spends much of her spare time with her family. Her dream is to take a Winnebago around the States.
Ian has been building, running and managing businesses for the last 20 years and involved in Bespoke HR since it's formation in 2005. With a background in multiple engineering disciplines and many years experience in systems development, Ian is keen to ensure that Bespoke HR not only provide a fantastic HR advice and consultancy service, but also provide the underlying systems and outsourced services to help you develop, manage and run your business. When Ian isn't working, he enjoys spending his spare time with his family.
Heather is a non-practising solicitor and previously worked in the Employment Team at Penningtons Solicitors LLP (now Penningtons Manches LLP) and in the Corporate Services Team at Abbey Legal Services. Heather has broad experience in delivering high quality advice and practical solutions on a variety of HR matters. When Heather isn't working she acts as a voluntary Director/HR Committee Member at her local pre-school and enjoys running and going to the theatre.
Vanessa joined the team following a career break while raising her children. Vanessa is fully CIPD qualified and gained her vast experience while working for a large supermarket food retailer as a HR Manager. Vanessa has experience in HR management across many different complex HR matters within a fast-paced and challenging retail environment. Outside of work, Vanessa enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Laura joined the Bespoke HR team in 2015. Commercially focused MCIPD and PRINCE2 qualified HR Consultant, Laura has over 10 years of HR experience in a variety of organisations across a number of industries, most recently within a global hospitality company. Laura particularly enjoys resolving complex Employee Relations issues and working closely with line managers and business owners to achieve the best from their teams. Outside of work, Laura loves spending time as a new mother with her young family as well as travelling.
Victoria joined Bespoke HR in 2016 with over 10 years experience working in retail and professional service firms. Victoria is MCIPD qualified and has a broad range of experience including recruitment, reward, employee relations and change management. Victoria is also a qualified MBTI practitioner and has experience of conducting one to one and team building sessions using the tool. Victoria likes to work with line managers to get the best from their people to enhance their organisation. When Victoria is not working, she can usually be found outdoors with her family or riding her bike around the Surrey Hills!
Emma joined Bespoke HR in 2016. During her 20 year career she has developed her expertise across a range of HR areas including performance management, recruitment and retention, learning and development and employee engagement. Emma is passionate about customer service and helping businesses maximise performance through their people. Fully MCIPD qualified since 2003 Emma is also qualified in the use of workplace assessment tools (British Psychological Society). When Emma isn't at work she is busy running around after her three children.
Sophie has over 20 years experience delivering HR software consultancy and mid to senior level recruitment services to both large corporates and SME's. Taking her career full circle back to the world of HR consultancy, Sophie joined Bespoke HR in 2016 in a business development capacity to help accelerate the growth of the business in the SME space. When she's not spreading the word about the latest and greatest in outsourced HR, Sophie manages a busy family life with 3 boys and enjoys running half marathons when there's time to spare.
Emma joined the Bespoke HR team in 2016 and has worked in marketing and PR for over 17 years in a variety of public and private sector roles. After having children, Emma set up her own freelance PR and social media consultancy working with a range of B2B clients including exhibition organisers and trade associations. When she's not at work, Emma enjoys spending time with her young children, blogging about family life and spinning classes in the dark with disco lights!
Hannah joined the Bespoke HR team after graduating from University. Hannah's role is to support and assist the rest of the team to ensure high customer service and satisfaction. When she's not dedicating her time to Bespoke HR, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and travelling the world.
Ishka has been with Bespoke HR since 2012 when she started as an apprentice at just 8 weeks old. Ishka holds the most important role within the company, that of helping to keep the team stress free, taking it in turns to ensure everyone gets a chance to make a fuss of her and ensuring everyone knows if anyone comes to the office front door.