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The sky’s the limit for HR Dept in Edinburgh & Lothians

Posted: 11th June 2018

The company, which provides expert HR advice and health and safety support to businesses and start-ups in the private and third sector throughout the Lothians, has also increased its headcount from 3 to 11 in the last year to serve its expanding client base.

“It’s this commitment to our clients that has driven the incredible growth we have witnessed in the last 12 months.”

Launched locally in 2014, The HR Dept works across a wide range of sectors including charity and hospitality and has experience across all aspects of HR, from employment law and health and safety to recruitment and training.

HR Dept. Ian Pilbeam Pictured in Edinburgh, Scotland. With new branded car. PIC PHIL WILKINSON 01316186373 - 07740444373

To support The HR Dept’s growth plans, senior director level appointments have also been made, seeing Rob Moore join as development director and Ciara Findlay as client services director.

The HR Dept works with AM Bid, a bidding consultancy based in East Lothian, as its fully outsourced HR and H&S department.

David Gray, Bid development director at AM Bid, commented: “The HR Dept is a vital partner in our journey to become the UK’s leading bidding consultancy. It provides invaluable support in all employee-related policies and procedures, freeing up time for me and my team to work on growing our business.”

Other clients to benefit from The HR Dept’s expertise include Midlothian’s Safe Building Scheme Ltd and Edinburgh’s Lateral City.

Speaking of working with The HR Dept, Alan Sanderson, operations director at Safe Building Scheme Ltd, explained: “When we purchased the company in 2016, we inherited a number of issues that we needed to tackle that were impacting workforce productivity.  The policies and procedure implemented by HR Dept have transformed this and allowed us to get on with running the business.”

Long-time client Gavin MacLennan, general manager at Lateral City, who has just opened the prestigious Edinburgh Grand Hotel in St Andrew Square, added: “The HR Dept has been an amazing support from day one, providing expert HR advice and guidance every step of the way.”

Looking ahead, Pilbeam concluded: “We understand the unique HR and H&S challenges faced by Edinburgh’s SMEs and start-ups from employment law to health and wellbeing of staff and we look forward to bringing more clients on board as 2018 progresses, continuing to double the number of local businesses and charities we support year on year.”

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