Since I began working with Karen, I quickly realised how professional she is. Karen is a very proactive consultant, keen to implement systems to ensure the smooth running of the ‘people management’ side of my business. Karen is a very approachable person and is always happy to get involved when needed. Her care and interest in how the business works has been clear from the outset. We have now worked together on tidying up the human resources side of the business which I would recommend to anyone who has people in their business.

Karen would be an asset to any business that she is working with, her experience and knowledge in HR is clear. I would absolutely recommend Karen. Like many businesses, mine grew and more people were taken on, it’s a minefield to navigate HR without appropriate support. I cannot thank Karen enough for the support she has given myself and my team.

Sue Jukes Director, Harridge Financial Services

I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude for your exceptional support and assistance. Your dedication, expertise, and unwavering availability have made a significant impact on our operations, and we want to recognise and thank you for your outstanding contributions.

Your quick responses and willingness to assist us whenever needed have been invaluable. Your expertise in HR matters has helped us navigate various challenges with ease, and your guidance has been a beacon of support during critical moments.

As we commemorate HR Appreciation Day, please accept our sincere thanks for always being there to help, no matter the issue. Your contributions have been essential to our success, and we are genuinely fortunate to be able to work with you.

Once again, thank you for your exceptional support, Karen. Your outstanding work does not go unnoticed, and we are grateful to have you as an integral part of our extended team.

Samantha Carter Office Manager, Redbox Mobile PLC

Karen was engaged to help our firm undertake a large-scale reorganisation of our Group structure and start the process of introducing HR as a core function of the business. Naturally employees were anxious about the proposed changes but Karen’s friendly, approachable and personable nature made for a very engaged, relaxed consultation.

From a personal perspective, working closely with Karen during this period of change has been a pleasure. Her professional, experienced head and transparent approach to all matters encountered resulted in a great exchange of ideas and approaches that truly enhanced the process and engaged all levels of the business. I look forward to collaborating with Karen in the future and embedding HR into the heartbeat of the Group organisation.

Stuart Fullerton, Finance Director, OQEMA Limited

We have been fortunate enough to work with Karen Ferris and Professionals in Partnership for over 3 years now. In 2019 we became an Employee-Owned organisation and picking our way through the new legislation, compliance and governance would not have been possible if we did not have Professionals in Partnership guiding us through. At a time when we needed support and guidance on our strategic direction, Karen was ever the professional, truly understanding our business and our people.

During our transition Karen has designed and held workshops with our Board and Senior Management teams to ensure that we are all aligned to our company goals and visions and that we can support and continually encourage our staff to develop. From being the driving force behind our Appraisal and Performance Management Policy to introducing us and administering our successful Kickstarter scheme. We look at Karen as an extension of our own team knowing that everything she does for us is with the aim of ensuring we can be the best possible version of ourselves. Not only is she a trusted and exceptional professional, but she is also one of the most knowledgeable and personable people you will ever meet. As a new CEO, her support and candour cannot be measured, and I will always be grateful for the wise counsel she provides that has enabled me to develop as a leader.

Caroline Summers, CEO, PBShop

I have worked with Karen and Professionals in Partnership for several years and she is our first point of contact for all our HR and Recruitment matters. At TimeFinders, we value Karen’s calm, caring and expert professionalism very highly. Karen’s involvement guides us, ensures that our HR processes are fair and effective and provides excellent value. Her recent recruitment campaign for us has resulted in a high number of excellent candidates from whom we are confident of appointing five new TimeFinder Consultants and the management of the application process has been very easy and efficient. I would not hesitate to recommend Karen and Professionals in Partnership.

Alison Hesketh, Managing Director, TimeFinders UK

We have worked with Karen Ferris and her team for a year and she has been a massive influence on the HR elements of our business. We are delighted with their industry knowledge, professionalism and massive positivity to all elements of their work. Karen really has been a font of all knowledge and goes above and beyond. She has designed and run some great (and fun!) interactive courses for all our staff, really understands our business needs and can adapt to suit what we want (even when we didn’t realise we want/need it!).
I cannot recommend Karen and Professionals in Partnership highly enough. Karen is an ongoing and integral part of our team.
Rhys Carter, Finance Director, Redbox Mobile PLC

Rhys Carter, Finance Director, Redbox Mobile PLC