Pivotal People

Ruby Beech


HR Consultant and Mediator

Ruby has over 25 years of experience as a senior HR professional in the public, private and voluntary sectors. She is also a trained mediator. Her work as HR Director has been for organisations across the charitable sector including those involved with housing, education & social care. Ruby is now particularly committed to providing high quality, ethical and effective HR services for small and medium sized organisations.

Neil Sherringham

HR Consultant

Neil has been working in the HR/Personnel field for over 35 years. His initial learning and experience was in Local Government (mainly Social Services). Then moving into the voluntary sector, he has ‘generalist’ HR experience in a range of large (including international), national and local small charities which provide a range of community services, plus some Housing Association and Government Agency experience. Working with staff and volunteers at all levels and advising/supporting Boards of Directors on job design and recruitment, induction, training, employment relations, welfare, policy and procedure writing and implementation, his priority is making a difference to people’s lives and for workers to enjoy their contribution in the services they provide. neil@pivotalhr.co.uk

Georgina Hetherington

HR Consultant

Georgina has worked in HR for 25 years in a variety of sectors incuding manufacturing, retail & third sector. She spent 7 years in the social care sector working closly with operational managers as a HR Business Partner which included attending appeals and tribunals. She has also worked as part of the senior management team in a manufacturing company which helped develop her leadership skills and commercial acumen. She is passionate about social care and helping managers deliver great care in this demanding and highly regulated sector. She is experienced in restructuring, TUPE and employment law. georgina@pivotalhr.co.uk

Andrew Holdaway



AndrewAndrew Holdaway MCIPD founded Pivotal HR, he chose to specialise in the social care sector because of the clear contribution effective HR and development practices make to the delivery of high quality, person centred and cost effective services. After working for 20 years in social care Andrew recognised the need for a specialist HR provider with an understanding of the unique workforce, regulatory and funding pressures which this sector faces. Pivotal HR was created to offer these expert services professionally and cost effectively.

Janet Simkins


HR Consultant and Psychometric Assessor

Janet Janet Simkins has over 15 years experience as a senior HR professional working extensively across the social housing, care and voluntary sectors. Janet drives forward ethical employment practice to develop flexible organisations that deliver high quality, person centred services. Janet has a keen interest in employment law, organisational development, employee engagement and delivering sustainable change. Janet is a qualified mediator and licenced to deliver psychometric instruments.

Donna Carty

Trainer and Mediator

Donna Donna Carty has over 15 years experience as a trainer, coach and manager. She has worked extensively in the public and voluntary sectors, having spent many years working in housing and social care. All of her work has been person and people skills focussed; training in the areas of assertiveness, time management, boundaries and team building. Donna is now a trained coach and NLP Master Practitioner.

Becky Walsh

BA Hons

Marketing and PR Consultant

Becky Becky Walsh is an independent marketing and PR consultant that takes new ideas and turns them into a strategic marketing plan that delivers practical marketing activities and ROI for her clients. She has worked with Pivotal HR for the last 3 years as well as a wide range of both B2B and B2C organisations in the UK, Monaco and Middle East. She has key skills in the HR, retail, marine, food & drink, antiques, leisure and charity sectors. As well as Pivotal HR, she works with an award-winning London design agency, a leading UK fleet installation business, a telecoms company & one of Dorset's finest gastro pubs and butcheries.

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