The growth of NQHR builds on the key credentials of the consultancy, of providing commercial, creative and pragmatic support for their clients, grounded in the expertise of the HR consultants, who are all experienced employment lawyers who now specialise in HR. Joanne and Simon join existing consultants, Caitlin Anniss and Sarah Martin.
Joanne has specialised in HR in recent years, most recently working as a Case Manager at the Ministry of Justice. She will build on her experience of coaching and partnering with clients in her work for NQHR, which will focus on the growth of the consultancy's retainer offering, particularly in the maintained schools, charities, and SME sectors. Jo has extensive experience of helping clients with the processes around day-to-day HR issues such as staff absences, disciplinaries, grievances, and consultations with staff, both as an employment solicitor in the past and more recently as an HR consultant.
NQHR is delighted to welcome Simon to the team, who joins the consultancy on a permanent basis, having previously worked as a consultant. He will support NQHR's highly successful specialism in workplace investigations, bringing a wealth of experience from both his work as an employment solicitor and more recently as an HR consultant. Alongside his work on investigations, he will also support NQHR with panel support and project work for clients, and with training on key HR issues.
Caitlin Anniss, HR Consultant at Narrow Quay HR, commented:
"We are delighted to welcome Joanne and Simon to NQHR to support our growth and enable us to increase both our investigations and retainer offerings to our clients. NQHR has gone from strength to strength since it was established three years ago and our larger team will ensure that our clients continue to receive our specialist HR advice and our combined expertise when they need it most."
Narrow Quay HR was created three years ago, to provide specialist HR services to VWV's clients. From day one, the consultancy has been hard at work delivering HR support, carrying out investigations and providing training to clients on a range of HR issues. In addition to recently celebrating its third birthday and welcoming two new consultants, the consultancy has also seen strong financial growth, surpassing financial targets by 23% last year.
VWV is a full-service national law firm with offices in London, Watford, Bristol and Birmingham.