Smith & Williamson grows Bristol HR team as demand continues to rise

February 28, 2014

Increasing demand for outsourced services has fuelled expansion at accountants Smith & Williamsons Bristol-based HR consulting team.

The firm’s specialist team of HR consultants provides the full spectrum of people management services, from ‘pay-as-you-go’ advice and support to small and medium-sized businesses to working with boards and senior management teams on their HR strategies.

Latest recruits are Jane Baalam, a pay-and-reward specialist with extensive experience in the housing and social care sector who joins from the Sanctuary Group, and Ali Bevan-Howlett, an employee relations specialist, who was previously at insurance giant Allianz.

Smith & Williamson partner and head of HR consulting Rachel Stone said: “This is an exciting time for the team, both in terms of its expansion and our increased capacity to support our clients as they take advantage of economic recovery.

“As trading conditions improve and confidence returns to the market, our clients are once again focusing their attention on finding and keeping the best people in their businesses. This means we can help them to think creatively about pay, conditions and employee engagement, and to manage staff performance to maximise business results.”

Smith & Williamson’s HR consulting team works with more than 100 businesses across the UK.

Pictured: Smith & Williamson’s expanding HR consulting team led by partner Rachel Stone, centre front, and new recruits Ali Bevan-Howlett, centre back, and Jane Balaam, fourth from left

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