We are more than your typical HR consultancy. At The HR Branch, we offer practical support and expert solutions tailored to your business, whether a start-up, a small and high-growth SME, or an established organisation.

Our team understands every business has a unique need and you can be confident that you’ll always receive consistent support; you’ll get to know our people by name and not just a number.

We believe a successful business operates good employment practices. Our consultants will take the time to get to know you and your business and are hands-on to help you handle the day-to-day challenges you may face as a good employer.

With a flexible range of services tailored to meet your business needs, you can concentrate on what is important to you, building your workplace culture and futureproofing.



Every plan or decision you make for your business involves people. Whether you’re starting out on an exciting new venture and recruiting your first employees or employing a larger workforce as your business grows and develops. Ensure you get off on the right footing with one of our flexible retained HR Support Packages.


from £115


minimum 12-month subscription


from £230


minimum 12-month subscription


from £345


minimum 12-month subscription



Support when required



Support when required



6 months support




Protect your business from costly tribunal claims and comply with your basic, legal responsibilities as an employer with our document template packages.










"I have always found The HR Branch to be extremely professional, offering high quality advice in a timely manner. Without their support LeisureSK Ltd would not be the success it is today, and I have no hesitation in recommending their services."

Karen Whitfield

Head of Leisure & Culture, South Kesteven District Council

Katharine and her team have done a brilliant job of setting up the HR basics from scratch for our company and ensuring we have everything in place to be compliant with the law and to have policies, procedures and contracts in place. They are also an invaluable source of advice and always available to help deal with any queries I have and react very quickly to provide bespoke letters and whatever we need.

Earl Taylor

Electrical Testing UK Limited

"The HR Branch are a professional and highly responsive service and provide well-informed HR related advice and hands-on support. We have worked with the team at The HR Branch on many occasions and they are always on hand to help and support us when it is needed. The team are friendly and approachable, and it is like working with an extension of our own team. We would strongly recommend their service."

Erin Jackson

Employee Relations Manager and Client Lead, PSPSL

"We have been working with The HR Branch for around a year. They have provided additional capacity to our HR team to support complex case work such as TUPE, long term sickness, grievance, disciplinary and performance management.

Katharine and her team have also provided valuable advice to senior officers. The HR Branch team has significant local government experience and have slotted in as and when they’ve been needed, taken the pressure off and allowed us to move forward difficult cases.

Having an additional HR resource on tap with local government experience and knowledge gives us confidence that when we have a heavy case load or capacity issues that we can call upon them to step in and support our team"

Kate Brown

Head of Organisational Development & HR, Reigate & Banstead Council

"We have worked with the HR Branch over the last year as and when employment issues crop up and they have always been responsive and given sound advice. They also helped us with recruiting a new team member which has worked out really well and we are very happy with the new addition to the company. We would thoroughly recommend the HR Branch for your employment needs."

Simon Brown

Nene Potatoes Limited

"The HR Branch have provided invaluable support to South Kesteven District Council on numerous occasions. They are reliable, helpful and professionally deliver high quality work on a wide range of HR tasks.

They have been particularly helpful recently with investigations where the Council has benefited from having an independent HR professional carrying out thorough reviews. They quickly understand the brief and the quality of their outputs is high, which is largely down to their substantial knowledge of Local Authorities as well as expertise in HR and Employment Law. By helping the Council navigate complex HR challenges and providing insights and recommendations, this has enabled the Council to make informed decisions.

I look forward to the continued collaboration and positive impact I am confident HR Branch will bring to our organisation."

Fran Beckitt

Head of Service – Human Resources and Organisational Development, South Kesteven District Council

"I cannot recommend the ladies at The HR Branch enough. I had a tricky problem which they helped me with straight away. Fantastic service, professional, reliable and helpful. Thank you 🙏"

Rachel Royle

"Katharine and her staff have been outstanding every time we have needed them, the service and efficiency is second to none - we would highly recommended for all your HR needs as they have delivered far above our expectations."


"Fantastic company to work with. Sorted my HR issues quickly and effectively. Always on hand for future issues should I need their services again. Highly recommended. 10/10."


"Katharine and the HR Branch are a brilliant resource, offering high-level and very positive HR support to SMEs. They have made a massive difference to our business"

Matt Naylor

"HR Branch are professional, friendly and knowledgable, providing excellent HR related advice and support. HR Branch are always on hand to help with advice when we need it and to make sure we are kept up to date with employment law and legislation. We would strongly recommend their services!!"

Earl Taylor

"We have been working closely with Katherine and the HR Branch for the last 9 months, they have support us with some challenging and complex HR cases, they understand Local Government inside and out and the advice given is high-level and no-nonsense. Katherine and the team have been a fantastic support to myself, my team and our leadership team, and the feedback from those they have supported is always exceptional."

Elaine Pepper

"We’ve been working with the HR Branch for over 2 years. They have supported us with a number of things, including payroll, training, employee wellness, and recruitment, as well as day to day HR issues. They are a great company to work with and I can’t recommend them highly enough."

Matt Chamberlain

"We've been working with Katharine at The HR Branch for the last 3-4 months, assisting us with our construction companies employment requirements. The service has been fantastic, the team are always on hand with prompt advice as and when needed. It has been refreshing to work with a proactive HR company such as these and I highly recommend."

Adam Mayer


Whether you’re a small business drowning in a sea of HR admin, compliance docs and navigating legal employment jargon or a larger organisation looking for bespoke HR or an additional HR resource, then we would love to hear from you.