Hi, I'm Mandy


The go-to HR Expert for UK entrepreneurs, fast-growth startups and charities (with between 1 and 75 employees). Feel free to check out my testimonials and press articles here. 

You're in the right place if you want to hire star talent and build a happy, high performing team. Plus, get your Contracts, HR policies and systems in place, to protect your business, save time and comply with the law 💪


Things you'll want to know about me 

What's the definition of modern HR?

The concept of modern HR is about creating happy, high performing work places in a world of diversity and complexity. I love neuroscience and positive psychology and weave this into my strategies for my clients.

How long have you worked in HR for?

I've worked in HR for almost two decades, with experience in a variety of industries including retail, tech companies, service providers, charities and big corporates. 

Are you qualified in HR?

Yes. I’m fellows CIPD Qualified (the highest HR qualification you can get). I have a Masters Degree in HR Management from London Southbank University and a Business Studies Degree from Nottingham Trent University

What makes you the go-to HR expert. 

Check out my testimonials to read why. But also, I'm qualfied and experienced in HR. I’ve also written a book about how to hire your first employee, which is available on Amazon. And I’ve undertaken paid speaking events and featured as a guest expert on multiple businesss programmes and podcasts, including Janet Murray, Louise Brogan and The Resilient Retail Game Plan

Can I trust you?

Absoltely. I assure you, I take my profession seriously and I’m very discreet and trustworthy. But again, please do take a look at my Testimonials. 

Have you led a team yourself?

Yes. During my career I’ve led many large teams myself, so I know first hand how rewarding but also how lonely and challenging it can be. I’ve managed people who are based in the UK, US, Germany, India, Hong Kong and Australia

What did you do before setting up Modern HR?

Before setting up Modern HR, I spent 10 years working in senior HR roles including Global HR Director for Pearson plc and Head of HR at Argos.

Can you help with HR tech and systems?

I can recommend the best HR tech solutions to support transformation and growth. I’ve set up a range of HR Systems and operations, including Bamboo HR, Hi Bob, Jazz HR, Breathe HR, Learnably and many more.

Can you help with recruitment?

Since setting up Modern HR in 2017, I’ve helped CEOs to hire hundreds of amazing people, including a CFO, Virtual Assistant, OBM, Earth Observation Data Scientist, Head of HR, HR Managers. Plus, I've helped them to build amazing teams, win best company awards, and supported their leadership growth and business transformation via team structure design, Contracts, HR Policies, Culture Books, leadership and management training programmes, strategies to tackle HR nightmares and much more!

Where are you based?

I mostly work virtually, but I’m based in Milton Keynes 

Will I work with you or someone else?

I don't have a huge team of 'associates' that I'll palm you off to the minute you sign up. You'll work with me directly. Therefore, my availability is limited.