Sue is a Chartered Member of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) having gained her Post Graduate Diploma in HR Management at the University of Northumbria. She has over 20 years' experience dealing with all aspects of HR activity, including employment law and legislation, recruitment, selection, retention and exits, policy implementation and management, employee relations, managing change, performance management (including absence, compensation and benefits), training and development and competency frameworks.
Her sector experience has been gained in small, medium and large enterprises including not for profit, private, engineering, construction, education and training. She has many clients located within Cumbria and throughout the UK. She has experience of Investors in People and Matrix accreditations, BSi and ALI/Ofsted Inspections.
Sue is also Thomas International Trained - Psychometric and Aptitude Testing - to an Advanced Level and holds an A1 assessor award enabling her to assess against Business Admin, Management and Personnel.
Outside her professional life Sue is very active in a voluntary and fundraising capacity and was awarded Cumbria's Woman of the Year title for 2017. She is a Volunteer Case Worker for the Royal British Legion, a Poppy Appeal Team Leader and is a trustee at Carlisle United Community Sports Trust. She is often seen running in pink for Cancer Research and was a top fundraiser for them in 2016. Last year she tackled the Great North Run to raise vital funds for the British Legion to support veterans and their families, this year she's taking on The Lake District Mighty Hike for Macmillan Cancer Research. She is also a key member of the organisational team behind the Carlisle Poppy Challenge: Leg it for the Legion, an annual fun run that takes place every July.
Her person-centred approach to her charitable and voluntary work is echoed in her approach with her HR clients.
"I have worked with Sue on many projects over the last 10 years and I have always been impressed by her boundless enthusiasm, endless energy and determination to get the job done. While she is always willing to listen to any suggestions and take them on board if they are valid, she is also strong enough to make the tough decisions to ensure things are done to the right standard. Best of all it is always done with a smile!
I would have no hesitation in recommending Sue to any client who is looking for professional advice from someone who not only knows, but also cares."
"Taking the stress out of a stressful situation! Having worked with Sue on several HR issues I know we will be given fair, unbiased and reliable guidance whatever the problem, and a result that always protects the company's interests."