There is no secret to our success.  Pennine HR provides great service and practical support that helps our clients run better businesses – PLUS, we do quickly and cost effectively.  Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the world and UK economy, we have a solid business that continues to grow.  Looking to the future, we will carry on investing in resources that help us support our clients and maintain our capacity for growth.

The core values of Pennine HR also remain the same:

  • Friendly and approachable
  • Open, honest and straightforward
  • Practical and pragmatic
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thorough
  • Timely – we won’t keep you waiting for answers

If you are looking for HR support that will help your business grow and thrive, this is the right place for you. Please get in touch!

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Outstanding HR support. We have used Pennine HR for over two years now, the support and advice we have received has been amazing . The advice we receive is quick, practical and supports us in whatever situation we find ourselves having to deal with. We are able to have support on site for any meetings we may need to have, giving us the re-assurance we are dealing with the situations correctly.

Whenever we need support we know the team are there no matter how silly the question may seem to us, nothing is too small! More recently, with the Coronavirus and heightened HR needs around this, it’s been so valuable to have both the advice and updates they send. All the documentation around furlough etc was provided and tailored for our use.

Knowing Pennine HR are at the end of the phone or email gives me the confidence to deal with our HR issues. A great resource to have for any SME, a big thank you to all the team for their support!

Vikki Harling, Finance Manager
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Meet the Pennine HR Team

Leonie Whittaker
Leonie WhittakerHR Consultant
We are delighted to add Leonie Whittaker to our team. She has over 15 years HR and management experience gained in the manufacturing and finance / professional services sectors during which time she has gained extensive operational and business knowledge.

In addition to being a CIPD qualified professional, Leonie is a trained Mental Health First Aider.

Nicola Sheriff
Nicola SheriffHR Advisor
HR Advisor Nicola Sheriff has several years HR experience gained in with a national retailer and manufacturer. In addition to working with the rest of the team dealing with the wide variety of HR queries and situations that our clients receive support for, Nicola will be closely involved in our recruitment activities and supporting clients who use the BreatheHR system.
Emma Howell
Emma HowellHR Advisor
Emma joined Pennine HR in February 2022. She previously worked in retail where she was an employee representative and gained valuable experience of employee relations processes, as well as the ACAS codes of practice and Equality Act. She has completed the Virtual Employment Law Academy and ACAS training.
Lynn Bradley
Lynn BradleyDirector
Lynn is a member of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) and has several years senior management experience. Having started in Marketing, her career progression took her into sales management and then on to head up the HR department of a multi-national financial services company.

She launched Pennine HR in February 2010 alongside husband Steve to provide practical HR and people management support to businesses that need it. Her broad commercial experience enables her to advise, support and guide businesses through their own personnel issues with an understanding of regulation, best practice and what’s right for her client.

Steve Bradley
Steve BradleyDirector
Steve brings a wealth of people management and commercial experience to our business. Prior to launching Pennine HR with Lynn he had worked his way up the career ladder from warehouse picker to board director of a £200 million advertising agency.

He has managed teams throughout his career and so understands the importance of employee relationships and motivation. His role includes developing and managing employee engagement surveys, internal communication strategies and providing a manager’s perspective on our HR advice.

BreatheHR Gold Partners

After extensive research and trialling, we selected BreatheHR as our online HR management provider. BreatheHR helps take the hard work out of managing employee data (for us and our clients).  Employee data and documentation is held in a secure, centralised online system that also helps you comply with GDPR.

We have the capability to customise reports which provide you with key people and performance information which helps you run and build your business.

Key features include performance and absence management, employee record storage, online holiday booking and expenses management.

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Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

We are proud to support the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. We were founder members of their 99 Business Club and have pledged our ongoing support.  They do an amazing job! Here’s what they do in their own words:

“Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice provides care and support to children with life shortening conditions and their families across West Yorkshire and North Manchester. We are here for families from as early as pregnancy onwards. Whether that is through offering respite, hydrotherapy, music therapy, counselling or bereavement support, we are here to say “yes” to children and their families.

When we say ‘yes’ to a family, we begin our care not just for the child, but for the whole family. We’re led by a highly specialist team of nurses & therapists who deliver our fantastic services, and they do it so well that the CQC rates our children’s hospice as ‘outstanding’. Our state-of-the-art children’s hospice building in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, is the heart of all our services and is designed to be a real home from home for our families. However, virtually all of our services are also available through ‘Hospice at Home’ including clinical care for the children, counselling and even help with household chores.”

To find out more about them, donate, volunteer or ask for help, call 01484 411040 or email [email protected]

Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust

The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust supports young people with cancer through targeted research and support projects to help alleviate their feelings on loneliness and isolation and find treatments specific to their age group.

Their support goes to 13-24 year olds fighting cancer because it affects sufferers in those developing years differently to more mature adults AND young people in that age group are typically treated on children’s cancer wards.  Based in Huddersfield, the LYCT provides support in 43 hospitals nationwide.

One of the things we do to support them is to organise and fund the prize pools for the Forecast40 challenges.  They were started in the summer of 2019 to commemorate what would have been Laura’s 40th birthday and we now run two challenges per year – participants are challenged to predict the outcomes of 40 political, cultural, sporting and weather related events.

Pennine HR supports the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust

To hear Laura’s story and find out more about the LYCT check out their website call 01484 510013 or email [email protected] 

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HR Inner Circle

Pennine HR are members of Daniel Barnett’s HR Inner Circle.

Daniel Barnett is one of the foremost employment law barristers in the country and membership of his group gives us improved access to news and information on the shifting sands of employment related legislation and case law.

This helps us provide clients with clear, concise and current guidance on their own people management challenges.

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Recently moved to Pennine HR. So pleased we did particularly with the extra complications of Covid 19. Steve and his team have been very responsive and I appreciate their commercial approach to HR. I’ve experienced other suppliers that give you 100 reasons why you can’t do something but no practical solutions. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

Brett Whittingham, Director
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Pennine HR make an important contribution to our business. Their ongoing support and guidance has helped us to achieve our growth objectives, and to develop a team that is capable of taking Pressure Tech forward into the future.

Steve Yorke-Robinson, MD
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Thank you so much for all of the work you have done for us recently. It has greatly helped the business in an area that is very important to us to get just right – the people!

Charlie Kemp

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