About Us

Meet the team

We work in partnership and build lasting relationships with our clients, in fact the first client we worked with in 2016 is still a retained client!

It is important to us that you feel we are part of your team and have your business and employees at the heart of the services we provide.

Karen Ferris

Karen Ferris


Karen set up Professionals in Partnership in 2016 with the ambition to provide high quality HR consultancy and services to micro and SME companies without an in-house specialist.

Working across a variety of different sectors including professional services, engineering, biotechnology and charity, Karen brings a commercial and creative approach to people strategy and operations.

Carly Latteman

Carly Latteman

HR Systems and Operations

Carly has had a 10-year career in HR Operations and Administration and uses her experience to help our clients get the best out of their systems and processes.

Carly joined Professionals in Partnership to help support us managing our Gateway services for the Kickstart Scheme.  Working closely with DWP and employers we have supported over 230 young people get into employment through placements on the Scheme.

Our Purpose

To provide HR Services and Employment Law support with a focus on humanising the employment relationship for the benefit of everyone – the employer, the employee and wider society.

Our Vision

To continuously improve productivity through the development of positive and high-performance organisational culture.

Our Values

How we work with our clients is intrinsic to the quality of the services we provide and our values articulate our approach to everything we do.


Always doing the right thing, however difficult that might be.


Taking ownership when outcomes are positive and learn from the experience when things go wrong.


Every person is part of the team, treated with respect and is integral to the success of the business.


Every person delivers to the best of their ability every day.


Being open-minded and respectful in all our interactions with others.


Appreciate the value of collaboration in the team, with our clients and our trusted partners.