"Extremely high standard and comprehensive service."

“Holgate HR provided an extremely high standard and comprehensive service. Caroline and Andy’s work has enabled our business to restructure and prepare for an ambitious phase of growth. I would certainly recommend Holgate HR.”

– Neil, Group Director, Sportworks Ltd

"Meticulous attention to detail!"

“We are a small charity who needed some HR support and Holgate HR were recommended to us. We soon discovered what a professional, experienced and expert company they are. A difficult employment situation was dealt with efficiently, fairly and with meticulous attention to detail. The two Directors who both dealt with us were always patient, thorough and ready to support us at any time. Nothing was ever too much trouble, in or out of working hours. Always impartial but ready to advise us with their wealth of experience they helped steer us through very difficult times. This was always done with warmth and a very caring attitude.  Their knowledge is immense and their conduct exemplary. If anyone needs HR advice this is the company we would recommend without hesitation. Andy and Caroline always go the extra mile”

– Chair of Trustees (Charity)

"Highly recommended and excellent value for money."

Caroline Dixon came recommended by another HR consultant to help with some issues in my business. We had a preliminary meeting followed by regular communication leading to new policies and contracts for our staff. She also guided me through a potential performance and capability issue. Through discussions and email she outlined my options and their ramifications each step of the way. It felt very much like Caroline was working as part of my own business and understood all the subtleties of the organisation. Highly recommended and excellent value for money.

– John, Managing Director, Eye Care Specialist Organisation

"Incredibly supportive!"

“Holgate HR have been incredibly supportive, going out of their way to provide advice and guidance through some challenging times.”

– Sara Newson, Recyke y’Bike

"Caroline has been a massive help with our HR processes and is extremely knowledgeable.”

“The assistance we received while implementing our processes, policies and procedures was greatly appreciated. Caroline has been a massive help with our HR processes and is extremely knowledgeable.”

– Jane, North East Boiler Care

"Their advice and support were excellent."

“Holgate HR were superb in helping us through some challenging changes to our business operations. Their advice and support were excellent and gave us great confidence that we were being kept on the right track.”

– Alex Kinsey, Post Box Café

"Andy's expertise was invaluable!"

“We commissioned Holgate HR to provide expert advice and psychometric testing for a senior leadership role within one of our schools. Andy’s expertise was invaluable in providing not only the right tools but delivering key insights about each candidate, which was greatly appreciated by our CEO and the governors involved in the recruitment process. We highly recommend the highly professional and friendly team at Holgate HR.”

– Suzanne Hendey, NEAT Academy Trust

"Fantastic team."

“Holgate HR are a fantastic team, really knowledgeable and were quick to respond and help find a solution to the situation we found ourselves in.”

– Owner & founder, drinks and brewing industry

"Recommend in a heartbeat"

My experience of working with Caroline was a very positive one. She was professional and knowledgeable throughout making the whole process easy from start to finish.  

I would not hesitate to recommend Caroline and if I had any other issues requiring her expertise would contact her again in a heartbeat.

– Practice Manager, GP surgery based in Newcastle upon Tyne

"Reliable and flexible HR support."

“Holgate HR have been working in support of the Bebe Group for many years. During that time they have helped us with both complex re-organisation projects, as well as on-going employee relations and performance management work. They have always provided a comprehensive and responsive service via phone or e-mail whenever required, and have taken the time to understand the business and to work with us; finding ways to support what the business needed to achieve, whilst ensuring that we remained compliant with our responsibilities as an employer. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any organisation looking for reliable and flexible HR support”

– Rajnee, Director, Bebe Clothing Group

"No matter what the project their professionalism and practical advice is always present."

“Over the years, Holgate HR have provided us with supplementary HR support on a number of projects – including employee relations and organisational restructuring work; coaching and mentoring, and working with us in the design and on-going support of our performance management process for our valued employees. No matter what the project their professionalism and practical advice is always present, and our senior management team value Andy and Caroline as one of our trusted providers”

– Finance Director, Care provider

"Our chosen HR provider for over 10 years"

I’ve been working with Holgate HR for a number of years now and I have no intention of taking my business anywhere else. As someone who runs a small organisation I often need answers at short notice and Caroline and Andy really get that. They’ve never missed a deadline or let us down in any way on any piece of work over that last ten years that we’ve been working with them, and that’s an impressive record. I highly recommend their services and no reservations about doing so.

– Andrew, CEO, Involve North East

“Holgate HR provided invaluable support."

“Holgate HR provided invaluable support throughout the period we were establishing Status Marketing.  They helped steer us through a complex transfer of employees to our new business, advising on TUPE regulations and working with us to update employment contracts and company policies. We found them to be thoroughly professional throughout and would recommend them unconditionally.” 

– Nick, Managing Director, Digital Marketing Agency

"Their quick turnaround and attention to detail was second to none."

“Holgate HR provided timely, relevant employment contract advice when we were recruiting our first team members. Their quick turnaround and attention to detail was second to none and we’d have no hesitation in either recommending them to others or using them again ourselves – brilliant service!”

– Jen Tait, Rise Learning Group

"They are reliable, fair and sensitive to their client's needs.”

“Every interaction I have had with Holgate HR has been lovely. They are reliable, fair and sensitive to their client’s needs.”

– Esther Gillespie, Director at Jumping Rivers

"A pleasure to work with the whole team."

“Holgate HR have been a reliable, knowledgeable and personal supplier for us. They’ve helped us navigate through challenging times and used methods and language that is easy to understand. A pleasure to work with the whole team – friendly and personable.”

– Mandy, Founder, Sail Creative

"I was so impressed from the outset with your services."

“Holgate HR have managed with the bits of evidence and information provided to gain a complete handle of the [grievance] situation and have so eloquently put the findings into a comprehensive report. I was so impressed from the outset how you have communicated, and I can only imagine the time you have had to spend on this complicated matter.   Having seen the recording of the meeting, which went on for a few hours, you were calm and composed which reflected a true professional in your field. Your outcome was thorough and considered. I will be keeping your number!”

– HR professional, education sector