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Human resources specialist launches The HR Dept Brentwood and Billericay

PUBLISHED: 15:00 19 February 2019 | UPDATED: 12:39 20 February 2019

Amanda Russell has launched The HR Dept Brentwood and Billericay to provide HR advice and to support SME’s in the area. Photo: Jo Lauren

Amanda Russell has launched The HR Dept Brentwood and Billericay to provide HR advice and to support SME's in the area. Photo: Jo Lauren

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An Essex human resources specialist who has spent more than 25 years honing her expertise has set up a company serving Brentwood small and medium-sized businesses.

Amanda Russell has launched The HR Dept Brentwood and Billericay to provide HR advice and to support SME’s in the area.

Based out of offices in Great Warley, the new company hopes to reach businesses in towns including Ingatestone, Pilgrims Hatch, Shenfield, Runwell, Doddinghurts, Laindon and Wickford.

“This is something I’ve been thinking about doing for a few years now,” she said.

“I’m excited to take the plunge out of corporate HR and into an SME environment where I really feel I can take the broad knowledge I have gained over the years and apply it in a practical, and pragmatic way.”

Amanda’s journey has taken her through sectors including manufacturing, health care, pharmaceutical, construction and media, working on varied projects from start-ups, restructuring, resourcing, training and managing change.

Now, after many years of professional corporate life, she is looking forward to working in a purely hands-on role, helping local business owners negotiate the minefield of employment legislation in increasingly litigious environment.

Amanda added: “Over the years the work I’ve enjoyed most has been working with start-ups and in turnarounds, because they tend to be smaller companies and the work is more hands on.

“So I’m looking forward to be doing purely the work that I find most satisfying.”

The HR Dept Brentwood and Billericay is part of an international company with a network of 75 franchisees providing services in 112 territories in the UK, Ireland and Australia.

Gemma Tumelty, managing director of The HR Dept, said: “It’s great to see someone of Amanda’s calibre and experience offering HR services to SMEs in Brentwood, Billericay and the surrounding area. We wish her all the best operating the licence and are sure he will make it a great success.”

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