Our Team

The Empowering People Group has a talented and experienced Management Team at the helm, combining specialist HR expertise and a deep understanding of today's complex HR landscape.

Julian Harley

Chairman,

Julian is an experienced entrepreneur, CEO and PE Chairman in the areas of Business Services Education, Recruitment and Training. He is an Operating Partner with Limerston Capital. Julian is currently Chairman & NED for EPG and other businesses in the Adult Education & Skills arena.

Yvonne Wilcock FCIPD

Managing Director, AdviserPlus

Yvonne is an HR expert with extensive experience having held several HR Director roles in large blue-chip organisations. She is passionate in her belief that HR can best serve the business by creating a positive and inclusive culture with engaged people who are focussed on creating value for the organisation.

Lynne Hardman

CEO, Working Transitions

Lynne has an extensive background in recruitment and has worked in senior director and board member roles for Hays, Adecco, and the Kellan Group. As well as running Working Transitions, Lynne also sits on the board for global change and transition specialists, CPI.

Ginny Hallam

Managing Director, Halborns

Ginny is an experienced employment lawyer and trusted adviser to global and national clients. Known for simplifying complex legal issues, creating practical solutions and focusing on commercial realities.

Case Studies

Helping a Large Brewery Chain with Employment Laws

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A Change of Culture for KCOM

KCOM

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Coaching Clients Returning From Maternity Leave

Working Transitions

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Motorpoint PLC

, HR Director

Halborns are without question the most impressive legal partnership I’ve experienced in my career. They understand our business, our culture and our strategy and this shows in the advice we receive. Halborns are a truly supportive and client-centric partnership.

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Trentbarton

, Director

Halborns will be quick to understand your needs and be on the same wavelength as you. The quality of support a service levels are exceptional and Halborns feel like an extension of the team. It is very much a partnership with a great in-depth understanding of our business, and most importantly they genuinely care about and are interested in us.

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United Utilities

, Business Services Director

Outsourcing to AdviserPlus has been a key enabler for HR transformation, achieving efficiencies and driving change.

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Post Office

Amber Kelly, Engagement, Talent & Learning Director

We want our people to be well, and putting the right tools and processes in place to support this is critical. Since working with AdviserPlus on our mental wellbeing programme, we’ve heard line managers say how proud they are to work for Post Office and how it has opened their eyes to all the things they can be doing to proactively support their people at work. Spotting the early signs is crucial and we’ve helped our managers to do that very well.

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Air New Zealand

, Head of UK & Europe

From the start, Working Transitions took the time to understand our business and the people in it. They were caring and committed to providing a very tailored service based around the unique needs of each individual. The feedback we receive is always excellent and many people have gone on to secure alternative employment.

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Sport England

, Learning & Development Manager

We have been partnering with Working Transitions for a number of years now. We use their Coaching services for a range of situations, including internal career development, leadership development and outplacement. I appreciate their collaborative approach and have always found them to be reliable, responsive and committed to understanding our needs and tailoring their service to fit our situation. We continue to get excellent feedback from our employees and they are a trusted partner I look forward to continuing to work with.