Purple HR is the brainchild of our two directors Mandy Fitzmaurice and Leanne Pick. Together, they have a wealth of practical, hands-on experience across all sectors from HR administration to strategic change management and everything in between – we cover all aspects and levels of HR Management. Our goal has always been to enable SME businesses to access the same calibre of HR expertise as the big corporate businesses and feel very proud to have been able to achieve this with many businesses over the last 7 years.
Mandy has a wealth of hands on HR experience and, prior to founding Purple HR she was Interim People Director at HobbyCraft Group Ltd and before that HR Director at Connaught PLC. Mandy has a passion for all things HR, and a track record for getting things done. Mandy acts as HR Director for many of our clients. In her spare time Mandy Deputy Chair of Governors at Heathlands First School and a non-exec director at Dance South/Pavilion Dance.
Leanne has plenty of practical, front line HR experience. Before joining Purple HR, she was the practice manager in a busy legal practice. In Purple HR, she acts as the first line HR manager for many of our clients.
Whether it’s help with day-to-day business management or implementing critical projects to stabilise and grow your business, Leanne offers tailored solutions that meet your needs.
Peter has over 20 years of practical experience of managing change in organisations. Before joining Purple HR in 2016, he was for 9 years a strategic advisor to Middle East government departments providing practical advice and guidance to improve overall performance, quality, and project management. With a successful record of developing people and organisations Peter excels at meeting the needs of our customers whilst delivering a service that goes above and beyond their expectations.
Joanne has worked for Purple HR for 2 years, starting off as an HR Administrator, quickly moving on to HR Assistant, dealing with our outsourced employees located all over the UK. Joanne has a vast amount of experience within customer services and has achieved her CIPD level 3 qualification.
Hannah has gained experience from several in-house recruitment and agency roles. Passionate about providing our clients with the very best candidates, she goes the extra mile to ensure that all aspects of the recruitment process are taken care of and run smoothly.
With over 14 years experience, Izzy oversees security in the office ensuring that the doorbell is not missed and that everyone who enters is properly greeted. Assisted by Bruno, who she has trained since day 1, she can been found gently snoozing on the purple sofa in between assignments.
Bruno works exclusively for hugs and biscuits. He is always on hand to make sure that anyone in need of TLC can receive a hug straight away. With over 5 years experience in his field, Bruno's passion outside of work is walking on the beach and chasing balls.
We are all about people and employment. We offer flexible outsourced HR support for busy business owners and deliver straight-forward, practical HR solutions that get the job done safely and fairly.
We believe in, and deliver HR services that skilfully balance the commercial realities of every business alongside the needs of the people who work for you.
We’re on a mission to ensure SME businesses, like yours can benefit from top level HR advice and support through a range of flexible solutions, tailored to meet your needs without breaking the bank.
We work hard to break down barriers, inspire confidence and motivate your people to achieve their full potential whilst always understanding the commercial impact of our services – after all, we’re an SME too, so we get it!
I had an extremely positive experience with Purple HR during a stressful employment situation. I received conflicting advice from many HR sources, it wasn’t until I spoke with Purple, that I felt that someone listened without trying to sell me a deal. Leanne went the extra mile to carefully consider my situation, and to compose a thorough and thoughtful response which helped me to resolve my situation in an enlightened and positive way. I am looking forward to working with Purple HR for all my HR needs.
I’ve had the immense pleasure of working with Hannah on a few occasions over the last 6 months posting advertisements for some key clients of Purple HR. Hannah has always been a fantastic contact there keeping me up to date with how the process is getting on and making sure everything is working as it should to make sure both Purple HR and their clients get the most out of our service.
I always look forward to catching up with Hannah as, not only is she always incredibly professional but also a kind an friendly client to be working with. Very much looking forward to working with Hannah a lot more over the coming months helping her deliver the brilliant service both her and Purple HR provide.
Purple HR have supported us immensely. From attending our Careers Fairs, running sessions during our Futures Focus Day for Yr 11s and most recently coming in to work with our sixth formers. Not once have they said they cannot help. Indeed, quite the opposite-nothing is too much trouble. Fantastic support and our students are valuing and acting on the advice and guidance in terms of interview tips and techniques and feedback to CVs. Huge thanks to Hannah and team
I worked with Leanne during a period of change involving some complex HR issues at Berkmann Wine Cellars. I found her to be helpful, thorough and professional in every aspect of my dealings with her. She guided and advised me through some difficult conversations with sensitivity and respect to all parties, arriving at mutually acceptable solutions. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to any company looking to outsource their HR function.
Purple HR have recently been appointed to assist us with various recruitment vacancies across a number of disciplines. Their involvement in the process has been seamless and proactive and saved us lots of management time. We have quickly come to reply upon the service which deals with recruitment agents and candidates from the initial vacancy placement, through to offer documentation and candidate management. The service is prompt and reliable and suits our needs very well.
My inbox is often full of HR news and legal updates. The update I ALWAYS read first is that from Purple HR and recommend you do the same! Purple HR cut through the legal jargon and gobbledygook to provide employers with easy to understand, clearly written advice and news. They will guide you easily and simply through the complex minefield of employment law. These guys are AWESOME!
Having worked with Purple since April 2014, we have been delighted with the results – their care and attention has been much appreciated and is helping take our business to a new level. We have quickly come to realise the importance of having professional HR advice and the benefits that this brings to everyone involved in the business. We look forward to our continued working relationship with them and would recommend Purple to other businesses. Thank you
Mandy is a great asset to any business. She has the skills, experience and gravitas to implement big picture change programs combined with a grounded, down to earth approach and is not afraid to get her hands dirty to get the job done. Professional, committed and personable Mandy is great leader, good team player and a safe pair of hands for any business wanting a key influencer.
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