I provide agile and commercial project-based HR solutions to the retail and beauty industries to help companies attract, retain, develop and reward employees with the right skills and behaviours to drive growth across all channels.
With over 20 years’ experience of working for some of the biggest global retail and beauty brands, across multiple consumer demographics, geographies and channels, I understand how tough the Retail and Beauty Industries are and the need to ensure fast and effective commercial people solutions that drive sales and protect the bottom line.
You won’t hear me talking about ‘HR best practice’, I focus on the right solutions for your business, based on your vision, values, goals and unique customer proposition, to ensure that my advice is pragmatic, commercial and easy to implement.
Whether you are an established corporate who requires ad-hoc expertise in a specific area, for example, a business transformation project, TUPE or a complex employee relations issue, or, you are a start-up looking to scale, sell or attract investment, I help you maximise one of the largest costs on your P&L and your biggest business asset – your people.
We work together to ensure that you have the right people in place to drive organisational agility, lifetime customer value and long-term profitable growth.
When designing solutions, I start by focusing on your company’s USP, vision and goals, your customers’ specific needs and evolving market forces, to identify what your people need to do and how they need to do it in order to be successful.
By keeping up-to-date with how your company is tracking against its sales and profitability targets, the latest Industry trends and insights and employment legislation, I ensure that the solutions I provide are innovative, agile and easy to implement.
Many companies don’t need a full-time strategic HR Director but do need access to expert help from an industry specialist on a ad-hoc or short-term basis without incurring additional headcount and payroll costs.
I am a consultant and not a contractor and as I work with a number of clients you don’t need to worry about a potential breach of IR35 regulations.
For 6 years I had the pleasure of working with Rebecca. Not only does Rebecca have extensive knowledge and experience of all aspects of HR, from the ground level to strategic long term planning, she is an inspiring leader. Rebecca has the ability to build relationships at all levels and gets to know all her customers well in order to deliver tangible and suitable results. A highly commercial manager who wants to get the best out of people and deliver results for business. It was a total pleasure to work alongside Rebecca and she is an asset to any organisation.
Rebecca truly has a very impressive wealth of knowledge and experience in developing business through people. She is consistent, reliable, pragmatic and fun! I really enjoyed our time working together and found Rebecca to be incredibly savvy, collaborative, dynamic - with an all important great sense of humour!
Rebecca has supported our business through a redundancy and organisational transformation programme. She is very quick to assimilate herself within the organisation to deliver not only a highly professional service but use her expertise to add value and drive a more strategic approach to HR and training and development. She most recently designed and helped us deliver a 2 day strategic workshop which was engaging and innovative . Rebecca is a very well presented and confident HR professional and communicates effectively throughout the organisation,. I would not hesitate to recommend her for any change programme.
I had then pleasure to work with Rebecca when I was GM of Aveda UK/Ireland and she was in charge of HR. Rebecca is very strategic in her approach and combine a strong business acumen with human touch which is key in the Beauty industry. She listens very closely and is able to preempt situations before they happen. Always balanced in her recommendations, she can manage complicated labour law matters. She is a great recruiter and created a first class team for Aveda. I highly recommend Rebecca.
I wanted to share what a delight it was to work with Rebecca. As an entrepreneurial business we simply don't just replicate what is the norm. We challenge it! Rebecca has the patience of a saint, she really understood the need to get it right and to come up with solutions to help us navigate our way through the project. I feel I have made a new friend for life along the way and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Rebecca. I very much look forward to working with her again.
I worked for and with Rebecca for a number of years. She is one of the best HR people I’ve come across. She has a unique ability to see the big picture and come up with ideas that break the mould but also combine that with a knack for detailed planning in the most complex of scenarios. Her ER knowledge is also excellent and she has delivered many multifaceted projects in complex environments. She builds great relationships and is fun to work with. I’d definitely recommend her!
Rebecca is a pragmatic and commercial HR leader who delivers to the bottom line. She is an expert in developing and implementing innovative people strategies, providing solutions to highly complex employee relations issues and spearheading TUPE acquisitions and transformational projects. We worked very closely on the Aveda Retail business (restructure and development) in the UK and in the acquisition of the distribution of Bumble & Bumble UK. Highly recommended.