Vanessa is an expert in human resources management, talent management and training and development, with 20 years’ + experience in the field.
Having worked in a wide range of industries - including retail, hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing and engineering - Vanessa has developed a genuine commercial outlook and a can-do approach to delivering business solutions through effective people management, strategy development and resourcing.
Vanessa’s approach to HR is all about finding balance in the relationship between the needs of the individual employee and the business.
What do Vanessa’s clients say about her?
Vanessa’s clients have described her as “having the patience of a saint”, “having a real head for business and an understanding of operations”, “not from round these parts, ah lass”, “tenacious” and “an essential extension of my business”.
Vanessa understands the pressure of running a business and has real empathy with the frustrations and hurdles business owners and managers face.
Tell us something interesting!
When Vanessa first qualified as a Chartered Fellow of the C.I.P.D she was the youngest person to have achieved this level of accreditation in the UK. In her 20’s (a while ago then..)
Vanessa was lucky enough to land a HR job with an American luxury cruise line company for a few years. Not only did she get paid for travelling around the world in 5* luxury, she had a $300 a month entertainment allowance – sign me up now!
Vanessa loves DIY, walking with her dog in the hills around Holmfirth and her 7 minute commute to the office from home.