Holdens HR: Business Development through People

Holdens provides Consultancy services to support businesses who do not have their own Business Development/HR function or who require support for their own in-house functions in this area. With an ever competitive environment to have access to such expertise is a real advantage. A truly holistic approach.

Holdens has the benefit of HR and Business Development expertise delivering commercially focused  support at strategic and operational level  in a range of businesses with differing complex environments from Public Sector to Private Sector, from NHS and Education to Manufacturing and Retail or Social Enterprise or Charity

Effective implementation is always the key to successful outcomes and we pride ourselves on delivering innovative cost-effective solutions.

Strategic Support

Strategic Change through people can be a key driver to achieve business success. Organisational Development should be something that is refreshed regularly as business planning is undertaken, which may require a focus on such areas as:

  • Embedded approach to Business Development
  • Embedded quality ethos
  • Restructuring/Realignment
  • Performance/Productivity
  • Leadership/Executive Coaching

Operational Support

Operational Change through people

  • Performance
  • Capability
  • Redundancy
  • Discipline
  • Grievance
  • Appraisal Systems
  • Personal/Professional Coaching
  • Training/Development
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Restructuring
  • Workplace Mediation

Support is available for Managers and Staff in a way that is decisive, pragmatic, and innovative.

If you are not sure where you might need help within your business but know you are not in an optimal position please feel free to contact Susan Rutherford for an initial free half an hour discussion about the issues and advice about what might be the most cost effective approach for consideration.


“We have worked with Susan Rutherford over the past 12 months to implement a number of changes in our management structure. The support, advice and implementation support received was excellent and allowed us to implement the changes at speed with minimal disruption and risk to the business.”

Paul French Chief Executive Metamark ( UK ) Limited