About Kate Underwood HR & Training, Hampshire

I have always been passionate about helping small businesses become a success. So I decided to combine my 20 years experience in retail, hospitality, commercial travel and healthcare with my entrepreneurial spirit. 

In 2015, I started Kate Underwood HR & Training, Hampshire and in the intervening years, we’ve grown from strength to strength.

With substantial experience in HR enhanced through a BA in Business Studies & HRM, coupled with my emphasis on proactive, practical assistance, I help alleviate the concerns that small business owners worry most about; i.e. that they are not keeping pace with HR compliance.

How I Work

I believe in transparency and keeping things simple. Maybe you are a business just starting up or looking to grow; either way, I can help you develop your values so that a strong partnership is formed between employer and employee. Remember your team is your greatest asset. As a small business, you need to work well with your employees and turn your staff into ambassadors for your company.

Who I Work With

I love to work with independent businesses, from fledgeling IT/Tech Startups to experienced enterprises within the hospitality industry. I’m at my best working closely with clients to understand their business and what they are trying to achieve. Then I take the necessary steps to turn their ideas a reality.

Please feel free to take a look at my LinkedIn profile for a more detailed summary of my career to date.

Meet My Team

Since May 2018, my team and I have been lucky to work from a lovely office space within Rownhams House in Southampton, Hampshire.

Peter Feeney – HR Advisor

Rachel Burton – Administration

Please check back soon for updates or, if you’d like to find out more about my free HR Healthcheck, click here.



Reliable commercial HR Advice that delivers the required outcome to our clients


Giving clients the tools they need so they can do what they do best

HR Guru

At the forefront of innovative, consistent and current HR Advice


Strive to inspire and go beyond the expected


Committed to earning lasting trust through honesty and transparency


Lead the way in HR Technology that makes life easier for all our clients

These are my values, what are your company values?

Do you need some help?

Values can be linked to a whole host of things including job descriptions, appraisals and gives your team a real focus on what is important to you as a business.


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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