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I am passionate about making small businesses a success.

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The pressures of running a small business can be overwhelming. Employment laws and people’s needs can be impossible to understand, plus continuously changing HR regulations mean it’s more important than ever to ensure your business is legally compliant.


 So imagine if you could have the expertise of an HR Director with 20 years experience in your pocket to pull out and tackle your troubles whenever you need to ….keeping you compliant risk-free or sleeping easy at night.


  • Beginning at just £160, my monthly support services go above and beyond the usual HR services, and include:
  • HR Health Check to review your procedures and auditing your systems to ensure you and your business stay legal and compliant
  • Training Workshops, Online Masterclasses, Recruitment Webinars & Appraisals to unlock your, your employees and your business’ potential
  • An experienced HR Director, working part-time as an integral member of your team
  • All the benefits of an HR Director with zero overheads such as office space
  • One-to-One time, 24/7 Email and Telephone Support to take the pressure off you

Together, I can help you and your team grow, allowing you to focus on the important things in life – your business and a better night’s sleep! 

Please get in touch for an informal chat or to arrange a meeting; I’d be delighted to hear from you!

Our Services

We work in partnership with our clients to make sure you get the right help and support you need. With over 20 years of providing HR, we have seen most people-related challenges before and have solutions for each of them. We are experts in the HR space. 


Getting an understanding of what you need to focus on is the first step.  Our HR Healthcheck will look at Statutory Compliance, Training & Development and Benefits.

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Managing People

Managing People encompasses the tasks of recruitment, management, and providing ongoing support and direction for the employees of an organization.

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Learning and Development

Learning and development form part of an organisation’s talent management strategy.  We can help with designing that strategy with a blended mix of learning.

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HR Technology

We specialise in keeping up to date on all things HR Tech - ensuring SME's spend less time on admin tasks and more time in their business.

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HR Investigations

We can do your disciplinary and grievance investigations for you, chair hearings and provide advice and guidance to help resolve issues effectively.

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Tailored Payroll Services to Exact
Client Needs - Full & Part Managed.

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What type of support are you looking for ?

Ongoing HR Support

Providing you with ongoing HR support on a monthly basis.

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One Off Support

Providing one-off support as part of a project or when you need that expert advice

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Compliance Audits

A complete independent audit of your internal HR processes and procedures for legal compliance

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Service Plans


Simple Safer

“It’s a pleasure to work with the KUHR team because they share many of the same attributes that we value at Simply Safer such as: keeping things simple for clients, supporting businesses to stay legal and compliant, and being transparent with clients to ensure that businesses starting up or looking to grow are considering both the employer and employees in partnership.
Kate has years of experience in her field and helping clients in many different sectors, but one thing she is always passionate about is making small businesses a success. She is just fab to work with!”

Ruth Baker, Managing Director, Simply Safer

All Star Marketing Club

“I was introduced to the World of HR Systems by Kate and having the team set up on a system makes running a business sooooo much easier when it comes to managing staff. What Kate doesn't know about HR Tech is probably not worth knowing!”

Victoria Vickery, Managing Director, All Star Marketing Club

Happy Hounds

“Kate Underwood HR has helped my business to not only put in place our much-needed HR policies but also has introduced us to ways of keeping our HR processes in check with the great online tools breatheHR. Kate worked with myself and my employees to make sure we were set up and comfortable using the Breathe HR system and we know Kate and the team at KUHR are on hand to help should we ever get stuck using breathe or implementing any HR processes.”

Emily Walden, Owner of Happy Hounds


I have leant on Kate for years on and off for adhoc advice. When Kate started her own business I signed up immediately to one of her excellent service plans. The key to her success is to ensure businesses get the basics right, and then builds on that foundation with her all round experience from training and GDPR through to compliance with the latest laws and even finding and interviewing candidates for you.

Jason Norman, Director of Finance

Steve Davis Graphic Design

Kate is one of those people that are always a pleasure to work with. She knows her business inside out and is someone you know you can always count on providing excellent advice and guidance, plus having a great sense of humour and easy going personality, Kate is someone I would fully recommend for your HR services.

Steve Davis Graphic Designer & Business Owner"

Up Skill People

Kate is an innovative consultant who is very capable in helping organisations design and implement an effective HR strategy.

Pete Fullard, Managing Director

Tonic Analytics

Kate Underwood HR has proved to be the perfect HR partner for our rapidly growing data analytics business.  Whether it’s been helping to initially establish our HR processes and policies, selecting and configuring on-line HR tools or providing on-going advice and support, we have always found that the service to be timely and tailored to our specific needs.  As a leadership team, working with Kate Underwood HR gives us the confidence that were are operating lawfully and ethically, which benefits both our employees and our business.

Andy Heather, CEO

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