About Us, what we do
So a little bit about us and what we do…
People are your finest asset in business and should be treated in such a way. What we do is help you with this. Working with you to ensure you have a workforce who feel valued, engaged and looked after. This will in turn, ensure your customers and clients are happy with your service.
All businesses, however, can experience challenges with their people – we are all human and experience difficulties in life.
Managing these issues properly is critical to running an effective business. Also, if matters are not managed properly, they can spiral out of control, become very costly and damage your business reputation.
About Us – AB HR Solutions work with clients to offer tailored support which will meet your specific business and human resources needs (HR).
We aim to develop a real understanding of the culture and dynamics of your business operation. Using our experience, we can help you deliver a constructive outcome with a strong commercial focus. Think of us as a safe pair of hands, an extension to your business.
At AB HR Solutions we pride ourselves on a personal service and in delivering simple and pragmatic solutions to your HR issues. To do this we may have to challenge your thinking, play devil’s advocate and think outside the box. But by doing this, we will offer to you a confident and value-added service. This will help you solve your challenges and manage them in such a way that solutions can be found.
AB HR Solutions offer support in the following areas:
- Absence management.
- Contracts of employment.
- Disciplinary including grievance procedures, gross misconduct offences and hearings.
- HR training.
- HR compliance including policies, contracts of employment and procedures.
- Settlement agreements
- Tupe assistance
AB HR Solutions work with small and medium sized businesses as well as those in the NFP sector to provide you with HR best practice, supporting you when you may have no or limited in-house HR expertise and require external assistance. We have over 40 years combined HR experience across diverse business sectors.
Adrian heads up AB HR Solutions and is an MCIPD qualified human resources professional with a generalist HR background gained in numerous sectors including property and facilities management, construction, distribution and logistics, engineering, production and manufacturing with experience of SME, private equity, PLC and PFI/PPP arrangements.
His HR expertise ranges from input on strategic planning through to practical support on employee relations issues including dismissal, TUPE, business re-structuring, discipline/grievance, ill health management, terms and conditions.
Adrian’s experience spans senior HR roles in the private sector including various multi-site operations including Graham Builders Merchants, Schindler Lifts Ltd and Bellrock, a leading UK property and facilities management provider.
Extensive employee relations experience handling disciplinary, grievance and dismissal issues in both unionised and non-union environments, as well as senior management exit arrangements.
Project managing re-organisation and re-structuring exercises, redundancies, TUPE transfers and settlement agreement negotiations.
Development of HR strategy, policies and processes to fit business goals, working closely with CEOs, MDs and business owners to restructure senior teams.
Implementing bonus and commission arrangements.
Talent management and people development, career development/transition,
HR coaching, mentoring and HR skills training for managers.
HR aspects involved in the sale, purchase, merger and acquisition of businesses including DD.
General Practice/ Doctors surgeries – re-structuring non-clinical, back office support teams, supporting practice and partnership mergers.
Catherine’s background is in operational and commercial property and facilities management where she has significant experience in managing HR issues. Her expertise varies from practical day to day operational and commercial support through to strategic review, operational delivery and commercial planning with a focus on the understanding and interpretation of public private arrangements including PFI, PPP and LIFT.
Her experience spans operational roles in the private sector where she has managed complex HR issues on out-sourced contracts spanning education, healthcare, airports, central and local government and the corporate sector.
Catherine is a qualified Trainer and Change Management Practitioner and has worked on strategic change reviews across the public and private sector.
Project managing operational TUPE aspects of integration, mobilization, implementation and transformation of new contracts.
Disciplinary, grievance and workplace investigations in schools, hospitals, medical centres, commercial business, hospitality and leisure as well as local and central government.
Change and transition management – working collaboratively with senior teams and key stakeholders to drive business improvement in addition to identifying and implementing management re-structures.
Championing employee development through coaching and mentoring as well as training needs analysis, development of training modules and best practice process.