Holgate hr
HR & Development Services
With over fifty years HR and people development know-how - you are in expert hands


Holgate HR was founded and is run by Andy Holgate and Caroline Dixon, who have 50 years of professional experience between them, working at a senior and strategic level in human resource management, in a range of organisations across all sectors.

Having been established for seven years now, Holgate HR has decided to grow the team and the first employee has been hired. Ruby McCambridge is on a year-long placement from Northumbria University and is working as Holgate HR’s Business Development Officer in order to ensure customers get the highest level of service possible.

Our clients tell us how much they benefit from the significant level of specialist HR and Organisational Development expertise which they have access to when working with us. The CIPD qualified team at Holgate HR have extensive capability and can support with everything from the strategic to the transactional, with no issue/project being too small or too large.

Our approach is based upon the following values:

  • A belief in the value of people: That people are the key to any successful organisation and your competitive advantage.

  • Forging strong partnerships: We want to build relationships with our clients that contribute to their long term success.

  • Proudly specialist: Creating successful organisations and high-performing workplaces is what we’re all about – It is our offer, not a ‘bolt-on’ or an additional element of a wider business.

  • Acting with integrity: We’re totally focused on always fully understanding the needs of our prospective clients, before deciding if we are best placed to assist. Therefore we will never seek to simply sell ‘packages’, or to promote our products or services where they aren’t required or don’t offer the client the best solution. We design and deliver the right solution in consultation with our clients; one that is tailored to their precise needs and circumstances.


Andy Holgate

Andy Holgate

Andy is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), and in his corporate career has led large HR functions within FTSE 250 busineses and within the not for profit sector.  As such, he brings extensive first-hand experience of the challenges faced by line managers when managing performance and facilitating change within the teams they manage. He also brings significant expertise in terms of practical HR advice he provides to clients of Holgate HR.   


Caroline Dixon

Caroline Dixon

Caroline is a CIPD qualified HR and Training professional with almost 25 years’ experience and a proven ability to deliver high quality HR support.  She has a wealth of experience in delivering interactive and engaging training solutions which combine technical input with practical opportunities to apply the learnings to real life situations.  She has worked with a range of clients including high street banks, large retail chains and local authorities, and not for profit organisations. 

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