Anglian Ruskin University
1983 - 1985
Diploma in European Studies: French, Economics, Business Statistics/Accounting,
Marketing, Italian (ab initio), Secretarial Studies (Typing and shorthand)
1990 - 1992
Foundation Module for Professional Management:
Distinctions in Development and Resourcing
Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD)
Employee Resourcing, Human Resource Development, Employee Relations (Distinction)
Interim assignment working with a Group Company (Cygnet Group) in a generalist HR Management role. The Group divisions are: Ox-Carb, Engineering, Oil and Gas and Recruitment. Introduced steering and focus groups to improve and develop the culture in line with Group values. Training managers to implement best practice. Worked with Giant on Core Groups and Leadership Development. Operational HR Management/ Payroll processing, Compensation and Benefits. Health and Safety. Complex ER Situations.
Various short and longer term projects for SME's and larger Organisations - Culture and Strategy, Grievances, Mediation, Recruitment, Contracts, Policies and Procedures, Team and project management. Obtained funding for various clients for growth and development.
Implementation of Auto-enrolment.
Management of an innovative project with my client in association with Highways England and Welcome Break. Recruiting and training a team of Ambassadors for a trial based at Keele working on various shifts. Managing and training the team in customer services and delivery of targets and objectives. Implementation of a new online HR system and developing good HR practices at Oxford based Head Office.
Volume Recruitment. Compensation and benefits, Discipline, grievances, policies and procedures, developing Apprentices. Introduction of new HR System linked to MRP. Continuous Improvement. Payroll process alignment. Absence monitoring and management.
Securing funding for a Scholarship Programme within a local Business and advising on improvements to HR practice, policies and procedures. Culture analysis and advice on Continuous Improvement for Business activity and QHSE. Recruitment for various roles industrial and commercial. Implementation of Occupational Health System. Training and delivery of Performance Management Programmes.
Senior Management Team Member reporting to CEO in Texas
As with ASH Limited
As above - not on Board at this point
owned by American Investors and Management Team)
Direct, manage and develop the HR function, working with the Senior Management Team (UK and US) and Group. Devise and implement policies and procedures in line with the Corporate visions and values. Recruitment and Selection, Training & Development (Occupational Testing), Health, Welfare and Safety. Budget holder for training and development. Operational management and fleet management responsibility. Job Evaluation. Performance Management. Experience of TUPE acquisitions and disposals (project management and due diligence.) HR Advisor. Strategy and managing change. Improvements and maintenance of the QHSE standards.
Lex Service PLC
Lex Commercials Ltd
Westwood Business Park
Consultant/advisory capacity for Head Office Directors and Senior Managers in the field (22 sites in the UK) Complete management reporting and information system. Delivery of in-house Customer Service training. Project work on integrated personnel and payroll system across Lex Service (9,000 employees.) Generalist role.
Arlington Motor Company
Reporting to the General Manager. Personnel/Payroll Administration. Database and Personnel/Training records for two dealerships. Supervision of two staff (payroll/personnel) Secondment to Head Office to undertake specific projects. Health and Safety Administration. General HR Advice.
Eaton Bank Trading Estate
Employee and Customer Training within the Customer Service Centre. Personnel records for Engineers and staff. Customer/Personnel database. Control of staff rotas. Commercial control for training department. Introduction of Quality Assurance.