"We are a small independent registered charity and until we contracted the HR services of Cherington HR we had just muddled along in-house with regards to all matters to do with HR. We made the conscious decision that as employment legislation is forever becoming more and more complex, we needed to be a lot more professional in the way we operate and decided to contract the services of an external HR Consultant - Helen Astill.
Helen has completely overhauled our HR operation here and what I like about Helen, is that not only does she give expert HR advice, she does so in a timely fashion and in a calm reassuring manner. Helen is also not afraid to tell you that "you can't do that" or "you can't say that" when it comes to dealing with personnel issues, but she will come up with suggestions on better ways to achieve our aims. A number of times we have had Helen come in to deal directly with a personnel matter on our behalf.
Helen's input here is invaluable and contracting the HR services of Cherington HR is one of the best things that we have ever done. I thoroughly recommend Helen Astill to any organisation thinking of externalising their HR operation."
Craig Darby, Manager, The Odell Trustwww.odellcentre.org.uk"Helen assisted us recently with a staff disciplinary issue. Her work was efficient, professional and always of a high standard. Her counsel was much valued at an important time in our business. I would have no hesitation in recommending Helen for anyone requiring HR support and advice."
Ben Prior, Partner, Earthworm Capital LLPwww.ewcap.co"Helen at Cherington HR was recommended to us to help assist in a disciplinary matter as an independent advisor.
During the whole process, Helen and her team were professional, knowledgeable and efficient. She offered sound advice and was available at short notice when we needed her to discuss issues as they arose.
We would have no hesitation in recommending her services."
Andrew Benson, Managing Director, Airology Systems Ltdwww.airologysystems.co.uk