Why Choose Us?

Established for over a decade and authors of HR for Small Business for Dummies, PlusHR are the UK’s leading HR services provider offering affordable, practical, commercial HR services designed for real business by CIPD-qualified HR professionals

Our Story

“HR innovation is doing simple stuff well”

PlusHR was founded in 2006 working with the worlds biggest brand names from EMI Music to Hitachi to provide leading HR Consulting services for a range of complex and strategic HR projects. Following this the PlusHR team noticed a gap in the market for innovative HR outsourcing, HR Advisory and recruitment services that offered real commercial value to exciting growing start up’s and ambitious SME’s. More than a decade later PlusHR are one of the UK’s leading HR Consultancy and HR Outsourcing providers with offices in the heart of Central London and in sunny Southampton. Our diverse client portfolio covers small, medium and large businesses across various sectors in regulated financial services, high technology, marketing, media, PR, architecture and design, property management and professional services. We’ve also written the book HR for Small Business for Dummies, to add to our many talents!

Our Approach

“We work with our clients to enable their success with affordable flexible solutions”

 In comparison to other HR outsourcing providers we do not take a one size fits all approach provided by a nameless, faceless call centre often providing scripted advice. We believe that the HR services you need can’t always be packaged into neat little boxes and that’s why we treat every potential client as an individual and create tailored solutions. We can be “hands on” and deal with a whole range of HR issues on your behalf or be there behind the scenes to provide HR advice and guidance. We avoid the dreaded sales pitch, with a confusing pricing structure with numerous “hidden” charges and inflexible 3,5 and 7 year contracts as we know businesses change day by day. Quite simply our pricing structure is transparent working within client budgets on flexible pay as you go, 30 day rolling and 12 month contracts.

Our Team

“Offering commercial, practical HR solutions to add value from day one”

We pride ourselves on ensuring quality at every stage by delivering our HR services by a CIPD qualified team of HR and recruitment experts with real industry experience. The HR work undertaken by our HR Managers demonstrate how we work in partnership with the leaders, directors and owners of our client organisations. Day to day employee relation issues are dealt with swiftly and often start with seeking guidance from the client in terms of what outcome they wish to see from a specific issue, i.e. a swift termination or performance improvement plan put in place. At the other end of the scale we often find that we are the custodians of employee centric interventions, simply reminding the client what is the “right” thing to do and being brave enough to tell them that their proposed cause of action is wrong! Some of clients work in highly regulated environments and that means that the HR Management team will need to deal with Remuneration Committees of financial services organisations, or ensure that the incentive arrangements are FSA compliant for example.

Marc Bishop

Marc Bishop

Managing Director

Fully Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) qualified with a Masters in Strategic HR, Marc is a prominent Reward and Performance Management specialist. As Managing Director for PlusHR, Marc has built a reputation of providing commercially pragmatic HR guidance advice. He has held a number of HR positions from Lloyds TSB, Centrica, Reuters to British American Tobacco. Marc is also the co-author of HR for Small Business for Dummies.

Laura Jelley

Laura Jelley

HR Manager

Fully Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) qualified, Laura has considerable generalist HR experience in manufacturing, defence, insurance and retail based businesses. Laura’s expertise are helping businesses reduce absence costs and eliminate employment relation risks. Her focus is on enabling business leaders to retain and develop top performers whilst ensuring that a flexible workforce is in place aligned to business objectives.

Elaine Howell

Elaine Howell

HR Manager

Fully Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) qualified, Elaine began her career at Molex plc, then ITV plc in their News Group, where she was responsible for the ITV Meridian, Central and Anglia regions as well as their political bureau in London. Elaine has generalist HR experience within media, telecoms and manufacturing sectors. Specialisms are TUPE, change projects, complex employee relations cases and talent management.




Our Evidence of Success

"Your call is very important to us"

Rather than just talk about how great we are - we track and monitor our performance against a clear client service level agreement outlining resolution timescales across all our HR services. What this essentially means is that we can ensure we deliver what we say we can when we can! Take a look at our recent statistics for April 2017.

Average 1st Time Response

1 Hour 11 Minutes

This metric enables us to understand how quickly we respond to client issues when they arrive into our business.

Average Total Resolution Time

1.5 Days

The average resolution time measures the total time to receive, work on and close a piece of client work.

1st Response within Agreement


The percentage within which our team provides a first response to clients within agreed service level agreement timescales

Our Values

Top Quality

We all take great pride in the work we do, and are never happy settling for second-best


We are not restricted by employment tribunal Indemnity insurance so we are completely free to get our hands dirty and sort out the difficult employee issues for you!


We always deliver on promises – we only ever say we can do something if we absolutely know we can

Good Value

Without the costs of an in-house HR team we add value by offering flexible pay as you go services and short term contracts



We will never hide anything – after all, we have nothing to hide


We are not afraid to stand up and say when we do not think something is right – we challenge the status quo with objectivity and respect!


Why our Clients Love PlusHR!

PlusHR have been a great resource for our growing company and the team is now an integral part of our business. They have helped us to establish effective processes and remain flexible to support our changing needs.

Rebecca Stainton

The PlusHR service was exactly the service we need for our growing SME: easy and quick access to experts to review all our HR documents and policies, and to tackle ad hoc issues as they arise. Good quality support with no fuss.

Nick Molden

Being a small company with no need for an in-house HR department we found PlusHR to be very helpful in providing us with valuable and professional advice. They have proven to be efficient, knowledgeable and proactive.

Jonathan Lee

PlusHR’s Total HR package is ideal for our needs, providing us with a high quality, complete HR and payroll service. It’s just like having our own HR team but at a fraction of the cost.

Hans Meissner

The team’s recruitment support has allowed us to hire excellent candidates, managing the traditional approach and suggesting other routes for difficult roles, whilst keeping an eye on costs.

Tim Harris


Knowledgeable, responsive and always works with high integrity when responding to our HR needs.

Chris Cowlard


As a SME owner, PlusHR provided a great HR Support service to assist with our move into a larger studio and a growing client base. The employment contract and HR documents provided have been highly useful to help with the continued growth of Smallfury. I shall certainly be in contact with the team again.

Oswin Tickler

PlusHR provides sound and efficient HR back-up for our practice. The service allows us to be more confident in our decision making and clearer in our procedures….. a marvellous resource.

Tamsin Pearce

Stuart worked on a key business transformation project with us and brought great energy and enthusiasm to the project team. He encouraged us to use innovative and creative solutions throughout the project which have set a high standard for future projects at HDS.

Jo Khan



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