Meet the Team

Su Allen HR, an independent HR Consultancy, was established in 2002 to meet the needs of small and medium sized businesses without a Human Resources department of their own or to support businesses with an HR function where they need support for the more complex HR issues.

Our intention from the outset was to offer a full range of flexible HR services designed around the specific needs of an individual business and that philosophy remains today. We don’t provide “template” solutions and we never will.

Our approach to each project is simple, honest and direct. We tell it like it is so you know exactly where you stand. There’s nothing woolly about our advice!

We have considerable experience across a wide range of industries including education, elderly residential care, care in the community, children’s care, manufacturing, facilities management, construction, retail, accountancy, design, IT, hair and beauty, hospitality, charities…and more.

On top of all that, we’re very nice people too! Find out more about our team below:


Su is the business owner and has over 30 years experience as an HR practitioner gained in a variety of demanding environments including construction, civil engineering, manufacturing and retail. She has extensive experience in redundancy, TUPE, and dealing with difficult situations, including disciplinary, grievance, conflict resolution and communication breakdown in the workplace.  She also has considerable management experience, having line-managed teams of people during her time in industry.


Jenny joined the team as Senior HR Advisor in July 2009, and has over 30 years generalist HR experience, gained from working in senior roles in manufacturing, distribution, IT and the public sector.  Jenny also holds a Level Three qualification in Counselling Skills for Non Counsellors, and provides clients with hands-on support for work-related conflict and relationship issues.  She also has extensive experience in the delivery of management development programmes and absence management systems.


Jo joined the organisation in 2017 and is the primary point of contact for our clients requiring new or updated HR documents, such as Contracts of Employment, Company Handbooks, Policies and Procedures etc. She ensures that we offer our clients relevant and up to date newly developed documents, that remain in line with the ever-changing Employment Law and best practice. With over 20 years generalist HR experience, she has worked in both large corporate and SME organisations within the public and private sectors. Jo thrives on expanding and building upon her expertise of Policy, Procedure and document development, recruitment and dealing with all aspects of Employee Relations.

Ann Ann joined the organisation in 2016 as an office administrator, gaining valuable experience ever since in the world of HR; so much so that she has since earned the title of HR Administrator and PA to Su Allen. She joined us after taking a career break to raise her two children. She has worked in similar office administration roles within the telecommunications industries. Ann provides valuable administration support to the whole team and also carries out research for our clients.


Michelle started working with Su Allen HR in the early days offering remote administrative support and has remained part of the Su Allen HR family. Having taken some time out to spend with her son, she is firmly established as a vital part of the team once again. Amongst other things, Michelle writes our monthly Blogs and Bi-Monthly Client Newsletters and most importantly takes flattering photos for our website, which is no mean feat with a bunch of camera-shy colleagues!

For more information, or to discuss an HR-related issue call 01728 448508 or 01582 883299 and find out what Su Allen HR can do for you and your company.