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“Running a small business is quite daunting but Athena HR provided advice around HR and my employees in a very helpful and professional manner. They were thorough in their work and developed a document suite suitable for a small business which ensures we stay compliant whilst getting the best for our employees. I would highly recommend Athena HR.”
Cheryl Gibbons, MD, Chez Play, Huddersfield

“Athena HR look after our HR work and helped manage all of our paperwork during the process of taking on a new member of staff. I could not have done this without them, they do a fantastic job of dealing with everything and kept both myself and my new employee up to date every step of the way. I could not recommend Athena HR enough. Fantastic!” ‪
Gary Stelling, Director at SPA ICT Services and Access Media Group Ltd. Founder of ChunkyTech YouTube Channel

“Athena HR are professional, empathetic and Go-To HR Consultants with a wealth of experience in all aspects of Human Resources gained from years of experience of working within some of the top companies in the UK. Their approach to work is personal, thorough, well thought out and insightful; they take the time to get to know the needs and requirements to understand fully the challenges that each Manager faces, whether they are a large or small business. A must-have contact in any owner managed SME’s phone book I would say!”
Clare Hutchison, MD, One to One Recruitment, York

‘HR stands for Highly Recommended’  I would like to record on behalf of the directors of lncDot Design and Print, our gratitude and enthusiasm for your work. Your advice was clear, your service exceptional, your work thorough and you were a model of patience as you explained all that I didn’t understand – which was most of it!  We were singularly impressed by your professionalism and in depth knowledge, we now feel much assured that because of you our business is so much better protected. Thanks again for your exemplary service and skill, we will recommend you without reservation.
Nick Turnbull, MD, IncDot Design & Print, York

“Here at Hunter Safety we have worked with Athena HR on a number of occasions, their guidance and professionalism was invaluable within our business, their knowledge of legislation and practical application was of a huge benefit to our team. We will certainly be making use of Athena HR’s services in the future.”
Katie Hunter, MD, Hunter Safety Solutions, Wakefield

“We own and run a small family business and were recommended Athena HR’s services by an associate. Working with them has been great. My background is not in HR so they did a health check on our HR documents and systems,and recommended improvements so as to make us compliant and up to date. It was not a long or expensive plan of action but one of those recommendations was to produce an Employee Handbook, which has been invaluable. Athena HR spent time getting to know our company and listening to us before committing anything to paper. As a result, their understanding of who we are really came through in the document. Since then, I’ve contacted Athena HR on a couple of occasions to seek their advice and expertise. Having their knowledge to hand gives me confidence with sensitive situations and, actually, the measures and procedures that she helped to implement in the first place have paid off. In short, I would happily recommend Athena HR to anyone.”
HomeBrew Online, York

“I have worked with Denise and Athena HR on a number of capacities over a number of years within the organisation and found them to be exemplary. ‪Denise and her Team demonstrated many Leadership qualities and given the senior roles they occupied; worked with both the Leadership teams in the business and the wider teams. ‪I found them to be highly experienced demonstrating their ability to resolve complex issues with high integrity and in a professional manner. They effortlessly communicated at all levels including senior stakeholders.  They quickly resolved people issues and promoted the company objectives. It was also necessary  to work with the Senior leadership team in managing the training and development of Colleagues and Managers in in their career progression in which they excelled.”
Peter Higginbottom‪ – Formerly Home Offices & CEO Security, Asda.‪

“Denise and the Team were great project managers and took on a range of issues from launching salary sacrifice for childcare vouchers to creating employment brand. Athea HR are an asset to any business and a joy to work with. “
Helen Webb, Chief People Officer at The Co-operative Group

“As a successful York Plastering business we have endeavoured to grow our business year on year. Naturally our growth has meant that we have needed to employ more and more men. Employment matters are forever changing and to get on the wrong side of the law is something that we as a business do not want to entertain. We had reached a critical point where, if nothing changed we could be entering a legal nightmare. From our very first meeting, Athena HR listened to our issues and concerns we had about taking on more men and some specific staffing issues that we were experiencing at the time.  They have put in place a set of detailed policies and procedures tailored to our Company’s needs, both now and in the future. On behalf of Paul and myself I would like to express my thanks and gratitude for the fantastic work undertaken so far and look forward with confidence to a long lasting relationship.”
Paul Clark & Matt Dale PC Plastering Ltd (Leeds & York)

“We were recommended to Athena HR not long after we began trading in 2015 and have been using their services ever since. We currently employ 11 members of staff and have found the consulting services of Athena-HR an invaluable asset in business. The Team at Athena HR removed the headaches from tackling various employment issues, provide some much needed peace of mind and go that “extra mile” by having suggested suitable HR software and excellent recommendations of an energy broker.”
Kate Latham – Pairings Wine Bar (York)