About Us

New Dawn Resources are here to help - whether your requirement is for a HR service, employment law advice or training to help your business develop and flourish. It was clear from the start that there was an appetite among business owners and directors for a different approach to HR outsourcing, and the contracts and clients grew quickly as did our team.

The New Dawn Resources team

Over the years New Dawn Resources has expanded and refined its services to reflect the needs of its clients and trends in employment law. Our reputation continues to grow from strength to strength and personal referral is still our main source of new business, something we are all really proud of.

We now have a 100 strong client base of customers from a wide range of sectors, while still offering the partnership relationship and personal service our customers want.

Meet the team

Meet the New Dawn Resources team who are on hand to offer you and your business sound and honest HR and employment law advice.

Vanessa Scrimshaw
Vanessa Scrimshaw

Managing Director, HR Business Partner

Vanessa is the founder of New Dawn Resources. With 25 years’ experience she is an expert in human resources management, talent management and training & development. Vanessa has established herself as a well-respected partner to businesses across all industries.

What can Vanessa do for you?

Aside from general transactional HR, Vanessa provides more complex services that deliver business solutions through effective people management, strategy development and resourcing. As an acclaimed HR Director her skills are often engaged to advise company Directors and CEO’s on the implementation of HR structures and strategic business development.

What Kate says about Vanessa

Vanessa is an excellent strategist and always has one eye on the bigger picture. You can count on her to be calm, in control and to approach all situations with a view to reaching a solution that is practical, commercial and fair.”

Cheryl Evans
Cheryl Evans

Operations Director, HR Business Partner

Cheryl’s previous career in management provided her with the springboard to enter university as a mature student. By 2007 she had earned her HR accreditation at CIPD Level 7 and began her journey as a much-admired local HR professional.

What can Cheryl do for you?

Since joining New Dawn as a Director, Cheryl has made great use of her previous years working as an operational manager. Very much a Yorkshire Lass, Cheryl has built strong relationships with businesses across the region. Her hands-on approach with clients often sees her supporting managers in all areas of their business, from performance management, employee engagement and training & development.

What Kate says about Cheryl

Cheryl brings boundless patience and a positive outlook to everything she does. She lifts problems from clients’ shoulders and steers them through sticky situations, instilling trust and confidence in everyone she deals with.”

Kate Booth
Kate Booth

HR Business Partner

Kate joined the team in 2018 as our legal expert, having previously worked as a solicitor, with 15 years of experience in employment law. Her wealth of knowledge allows her to assist clients with all aspects of employment and HR matters.

What can Kate do for you?

Kate’s personable nature enables her to become immersed in the culture of any clients’ business and work alongside the management team. This allows her to advise on and implement policies and procedures with far greater ease and effect. In addition, her expertise and legal training allows her to deliver robust dismissal procedures, negotiate settlements and represent clients at employment tribunals.

What Vanessa says about Kate

“Kate provides our clients and our team with pragmatic, up to date legal guidance in a style which inspires confidence and reduces the stress and fear of Employment Tribunals. With her HRBP hat on, she is dedicated and determined to find solutions and achieve positive outcomes.”

Joanne Spencer
Joanne Spencer

HR & Training Administrator

Joanne joined New Dawn Resources in 2015 and since then has played a key role within our team. With a background in residential, educational childcare and the medical industry Jo provides a high level of confidential HR administration support for the HR Business Partners.

What can Joanne do for you?

Jo supports many functions of our business including HR administration, recruitment, training and payroll. Jo is most often the first line of contact for prospective clients, so is perfectly placed to point you in the right direction for any queries that you may have.

What Cheryl says about Jo

Jo’s cheerful nature means she always makes you smile and offers our clients a warm, professional welcome. Jo’s organisational skills are second to none and it is with her support that the HR Business Partners can do what we do best. Every team needs a Jo.”