A Head for Business, a Heart for People

Proudly Serving Customers from Reading to Swindon, Bath to Bristol, and throughout the UK

Your HR Consultant

I’m Avril Porter and I’m the business owner: if you phone or email, you’ll normally speak direct to me.
I have over 30 years’ experience in the Human Resources profession: ranging from in-house start-up HR functions for medium sized businesses, through an HR management career in global corporates and professional services organizations. Now, I work as a self-employed HR consultant advising SMEs.

A wealth of experience

Over the years my responsibilities have covered every area of HR: sensitive and complex employee cases, developing ‘best fit’ policies and processes, improving service levels, writing high quality employee documentation, structuring pay & benefits, managing recruitment and organisation change, and employee communications and consultation. I'm a learning and development specialist too. 


A Wealth of Experience

  • Sensitive and complex employee cases

  • Developing “best fit” policies and processes

  • Improving service levels

  • Writing high-quality employee documentation

  • Structuring pay and benefits

  • Managing recruitment and organisation change

  • Employee communications and consultation

  • Learning & development speciality

As a line manager, I’ve worked with teams both large and small, and appreciate firsthand the many challenges that leading and developing people brings. 

Furthermore, I’m professionally qualified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and as a workplace mediator.

CIPD certificate

CONTACT ME today to enquire about my HR consultancy services.

Advising clients from Reading to Swindon, Bath to Bristol, and throughout the UK