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Introducing the Team

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Claire Watt

Managing Director (FCIPD) 

Claire is a qualified HR and training professional who is a fellow member of the CIPD. Claire has worked in HR and Training since 1994 and is highly experienced in all areas of her field.

Vicki Sharp

HR Consultant (MCIPD)

Vicki has worked as a senior HR generalist for over 20 years in a variety of organisations including the BBC, St Mary’s University and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Trenace Nicco - HR Consultant (CIPD)

HR Consultant (CIPD)

Trenace is a seasoned senior leader recognised for her people-focused approach and exceptional business acumen, holding an LLB in Law, Level 7 qualifications in CIPD and Coaching & Mentoring, and certification in Tribunal Advocacy as an extension of her passion for employment law. 

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Emma Cowling

Employee Benefits Consultant

Emma is an Employee Benefits consultant with over 15 years' experience working with companies of all sizes from start-ups to large global organisations such as Apple.

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Asha Kumar

Employment Lawyer

Asha Kumar of Keystone Law is a highly experienced Employment Lawyer having worked in a City law firm for 18 years and who was promoted to partnership in 2012.

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Sam Weerasinghe

Mindfulness & Wellness Coach

Sam is a mindfulness and wellness coach with a passion for helping individuals and groups suffering from stress.  

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Helen Elderfield

Governance Consultant / Executive Assistant

Helen has been working with senior executives and boards on corporate governance matters for over 20 years following a successful career in the financial services sector.

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Sue Ross

HR Consultant (FCIPD)

Sue is a psychology graduate and a Fellow of the CIPD with over 20 years’ experience covering the full range of HR services 

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Zoe Clark

HR Consultant (MCIPD)

Zoe has been working in the HR Industry since 2006 and has worked with a wide variety of small businesses.  

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Stephanie Rough

Recruitment Specialist (MCIPD)

Chartered MCIPD qualified, Stephanie is a client-focused versatile professional with extensive experience and achievement within recruitment, talent management, customer relationship management, senior management in small businesses, HR and administration.

Julie Leach
Julie Leach

HR & Training Consultant (CIPD)

Julie is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) and since graduating in Business Studies, has had a varied career within global Financial Services for nearly 20 years.

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Emma Greggains

Occupational Psychologist

Emma is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with twenty years of behavioural assessment and development experience.

Emma designs bespoke assessment solutions and supports her clients to deliver them effectively.

Matthew Keeffe

GDPR Specialist, LLM, CIPD

Matthew is a Data Protection Consultant having spent 25 years as a Data Protection Officer 

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Tracey Simons


Tracey’s background is in marketing and communications within the financial market.

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Michielle Smith

HR Consultant (MCIPD)

Michielle is a MCIPD qualified HR generalist with over 20 years’ experience across the complete HR spectrum having worked across a number of industries

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Gemma Long

HR Consultant (MCIPD)


Gemma is a MCIPD qualified HR generalist with over 15 years’ experience in senior HR roles in a range of industries.

Noelle Davis

Workplace & Employment Mediator (MSoM, MA, FCIPD)

Noelle Davies is a workplace and employment mediator with 20 years experience in operational and global HR.

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Katerina Rose

Performance Coach & Learning Facilitator 

Katerina is a qualified Business and Master practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (trained by both the co-founders of NLP), and now specialises in helping people achieve business and personal success.

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Johanne Penny

LLB (hons) Law - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant

Johanne Penney is a senior executive leader whose work experience spans over 20 years advocating for equality and diversity.

Johanne runs EDI training workshops for Ditton HR.

Alex Duggan - Health & Safety Specialist
Alex Duggan

Health & Safety Specialist

Alex Duggan is a highly experienced Health & Safety and Sustainability Consultant. With over 30 years of experience gained both in the UK and overseas

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Claire Wilson

HR Administrator (CIPD)

Claire is an experienced, level 5 CIPD qualified, HR administrator providing robust support to a range of stakeholders.

HR Director

Interview with Claire Watt

Read the interview with Claire Watt in HR Director Magazine

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