HR Support for Your Business
What are the things that are preventing you from maximising the performance of your people and your business today?
Where do you want to take your business in the next 1, 3, 5 years and beyond?
Once you understand your current improvement needs and your business aspirations then you can plan for your future and ongoing needs
Richard is a consummate professional with a wealth of HR knowledge, particularly within the complex T&C's of the NHS. In his global role he has successfully worked with Works Council's of many countries and UK Trades Unions. A great negotiator, Richard is able to establish a win/win position wherever possible and appropriate. He is empathetic and considered, always willing to listen and support both employees and the business.
I worked with Richard on several NHS Projects. Richard consistently delivered against very tight and complex project and programme timelines. He is an extremely capable professional, excellent at building relationships and with the ability to fine tune a message to ensure it is fully understood by recipients at both ground level and board level.
Through 7 years of working together I saw Richard most closely on a number of M&A transactions (acquisitions and disposals, UK US and Europe). Synergy’s hands-on approach to M&A and to post-acquisition integration meant that Richard’s authoritative knowledge, thoroughness, and whole-hearted commitment was invaluable. Further, his advice was always pragmatic and commercially-focused: not something which can be taken for granted amongst his external peers. I would heartily recommend Richard for his HR leadership skills, his technical expertise and the commercial contribution he could make to your team.
I've worked and known Richard for the past 5 years, and found him to be exceptional. He is very approachable, and has provided expert help for any issues or help that I required for the development of my team. Not only is this apparent in his personal approach, but also in the development of systems, procedures, protocols and his own team. It is Richard's huge knowledge base that creates such simple and effective solutions, and ensures that you feel supported through any situation. We had great in-house development whilst challenging the business to grow with pace and passion. We grew at a tremendous rate, and this is difficult, if not impossible to do without the right people across the entire business. I felt part of the team, and fully supported at every turn. The business had a wonderful vibe, and it recognised that people are the foundation for any business. Richard brought this to our business, and his support has been much appreciated.
I recommend Richard, having worked with him for over 10 years. Throughout that time, Richard provided strong HR leadership to support significant organic growth in addition to successfully managing the transfer of staff in relation to numerous acquisitions and projects involving TUPE. Richard and his team were key to the successful recruitment, transfer, training, development, retention and engagement of staff. Richard built and developed strong relationships at all levels and consistently demonstrated excellent commitment to all aspects of his work.
Richard provided excellent support to me and my commercial team at Synergy Health, offering wide ranging advice on employment issues, TUPE transfer and related matters. Richard's knowledge and business orientation proved valuable to several high value bids for service contracts in addition to discussions within the leadership team on business plans and policy.