Making HR Personal Again

Protecting your business with modern HR support and an old fashioned caring approach


We specialise in providing HR, Employment Law and Health & Safety advice to small and medium sized organisations, throughout Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Established in 2013 by a dedicated team with over 36 years of Human Resourcing experience, we’re fully trained, legally compliant, and accredited to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Over the course of their careers our founders, Nick and Kate, noticed a significant change in the way HR was being perceived and delivered. The people centred career that they loved was becoming associated with legal conflict and fear. 

Looking around at the various HR solutions it was no surprise why: faceless call centres with rigid scripts, with no consideration for their client’s values, offering generic advice that did not cater for individual circumstances, favouring process over people.

They decided that it was time for HR to return to its roots.

Many people think they don't need HR support like Horde Consultancy


Many people believe they don’t need HR, or use it in a crisis or dispute when it’s too late. The truth is that HR affects everyone involved in business especially those who employ anyone.

Horde Consultancy provides HR Support, Employment Law and Health & Safety advice


Here, at HoRde, we become your HR team and take the time to get to know you and your Business properly. We work with you from recruitment to retirement and everything in-between.

Horde Consultancy HR support puts your business and your people first


If your business is a machine, then your people are the gears that are crucial to making everything run smoothly. A happy, content workforce is a productive workforce. 

“Working as your HR team we ensure all the focus is on the person and not the process.”

Back to basics.

At HoRde, we take people’s feelings and situations seriously, offering tangible, specific advice to ensure each case is treated appropriately. We don’t have a call centre and you’ll deal with the same CIPD qualified consultant every time. 

Our services are offered on a monthly subscription and at the point of need. We will tailor the solution around your business and you’ll have a dedicated Consultant to support you from start to finish. No scripts, no repetition and personal to you.

Defined in our Approach.


All customers are assigned a CIPD qualified consultant who deals with the entirety of their case.


We don't have a call centre which means you will not be dealing with strangers reading from a script.


We will beat your current provider on price and don't tie you in to lengthy contracts.


We can provide our services on an individual basis or as an all-inclusive package according to your requirements.

HR and Health & Safety Unlimited

Our unlimited packages are designed to give you a full HR and Health & Safety function. HoRde Consultancy become your HR & Health & Safety team. Provided unlimited telephone support and all documents from Recruitment to Retirement.

Case Manager

HoRde offer one off fee project management, it could be a particular Disciplinary or Grievance that requires an impartial Chair, a Redundancy situation, a tailored Recruitment campaign or to provide cover for leave. Contact us to discuss your individual needs.

HR Unlimited

Our HR Unlimited package provides a full HR function for companies who currently do not have a HR team or a HR presence. The package includes unlimited HR telephone support and all documents from Recruitment to Retirement and everything in between.

Start Up

For a one off fee HoRde can support new start business’ with the documents they need to get their new company HR compliance. Included are Employee Handbook (bespoke to your business) Contracts, Recruitment Documents, GDPR compliance, Inductions and 3 months HR telephone support.


Our Soundboard package is designed for Companies that have a HR presence, it may be a lone HR Professional or an Office Manager with HR experience. HR can be a lonely place when faced with workplace compliance and challenges. HoRde are here to offer support and advice to anyone working within HR who wants to talk and ‘soundboard’.

Safe Space

Our consultants are qualified Counsellors and our Listening Line service is a confidential, non judgemental, service for employees to talk through workplace issues in confidence. They are able to anonymously discuss concerns regarding Stress, Bullying, Harassment or anything else causing distress. The service compliments your Company’s health and wellbeing commitment which can reduce staff turnover and high absence.

HR Software

Our HR software solution was designed to tame the chaos so that you can get out from behind the desk and lead your people. Cumbersome HR systems are officially a thing of the past. Keeping all your employee information in one place and automating all those time consuming human resource administrative tasks, we can help you transform the way you do HR. With customisable reports, automated and streamlined processes,this HR system gives you the tools you need to support your business.

Why Horde Consultancy?

The truth is HR effects everyone involved in business especially those who employ anyone.

HR Support for small to medium-sized businesses in northern England by Horde Consultancy

When we look at Bubble and Edina’s working relationship, it’s clear to see that the behaviour of the Leader is a first class ticket to an Employment Tribunal. However, when you consider Bubble’s ability to do her role, then it becomes interesting.

Was Bubble recruited using clear competency based questions against a detailed and robust scoring mechanism?

Did Bubble have the correct experience verified by credible references?

Was adequate training given for the role and was her probationary period monitored effectively with clear performance goals and objectives?

Does Bubble have a Protected Characteristic?

Is Bubble fed up of her Manager bullying her, so much that her want to carry out her role to her best ability is no longer there so she purposely fails to complete her duties effectively?

HR Support for small to medium-sized businesses in northern England by Horde Consultancy

Dolly Parton tells us she has a workplace grievance; ‘Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living, barely getting by, it’s all taking and no giving.They just use your mind and you never get the credit. It’s enough to drive you crazy if you let it. They’ve got you where they want you, there’s a better life, and you dream about it, don’t you? It’s a rich man’s game no matter what they call it and you spend your life putting money in his wallet.’

Dolly explains that she feels victimised as a female Employee. She has reached a point where her employment is becoming untenable and that she is so fed up that she dreams of the day she can escape. She indicates a serious Equal Pay issue in the workplace and that there is clear discrimination on the grounds of her sex.

Dolly shouldn’t be made to feel this way and the Company should have a robust Grievance and Harassment Policy readily available for all Staff. If you suspect a Colleague or Employee feels that they can no longer cope at work. It’s time to reach out. It’s time to call HoRde, who can support both Claimants and Business Owners understand that HR is around you all the time, so much so, you might not even notice.

What Our Customers Think.

“I have been delighted with the support we have received from Horde Consultancy. Our Company is committed to a thorough review of our HR working practices and documentation and the support and advice we have received has been excellent. They have also proved to be an excellent sounding board for many HR issues and have given us excellent advice as to how we may best address these issues while remaining legally compliant. Their help line works well with the initial emails being replied to quickly and effectively and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.”
Yorshire Based SME
“It has been a pleasure working with you and Kate despite our sometimes difficult circumstances. Needless to say you have made it as easy as possible for me.”
“We have used Horde Consultancy for the past three years. At the start of our working relationship they fully prepared a new Company Handbook and Contracts of Employment for all our employees. We have found their advice invaluable on several HR issues we have experienced, from day to day queries to dismissal cases. We find Nick and Kate both professional and approachable in all aspects of employment matters and feel reassured to have their support and expertise available to us whenever we should need it. I would highly recommend HoRde’s services to any business.”
Yorkshire Based Manufacturing Company
Horde Consultancy is a Wakefield Hospice Official Business Buddy

HoRde Consultancy are proud supporters and ‘Business Buddies’ with Wakefield Hospice and offer specific packages for charities. We work closely with the Royal British Legion and through our HoRde Heroes program work with ex service personnel to support them into work when they return from service.

Horde Together - charity by Horde Consultancy, specialists in providing HR Support

HoRde are proud to have our own charity HoRde Together which is “Our opportunity to help the community” and we invest in local projects to help the area we serve. HoRde Christmas Memories also host Christmas Dinner for people who are spending their first Christmas alone and for those who have no-one.

Talk to us - we're here to help.

Please get in touch by completing the form below with as much information as possible so we can assess how best to help you – everything you tell us will remain strictly confidential at all times.

At Horde Consultancy we take your privacy seriously and will only use the personal information you submit via this form to deal with your enquiry. Don’t worry, your details will be deleted forever after an appropriate period of time. We will never pass on your information to anyone else. Please check our Privacy Policy to see how we protect and manage your submitted data.

Contact Information.

Address: 32 Park Cross Street, Leeds, LS1 2QH

Phone: +44 (0)3302 231 599


Existing Customers.

Advice Line

Please follow the link above to access the support portal for direct help with your issue.