About HR Support for Business

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About HR Support for Business

Based in Banbury and Bicester  HR Support for Business  was founded by me, Carole Thomson,  to provide an affordable, but still professional outsourced HR Support service.  And provide access to professional but still affordable HR Resources to small  businesses.  Locally across Oxfordshire and Warwickshire and South Birmingham.

And if a business operates under English law virtually using my HR Virtual HR support service.

So who am I?

Carole ThomsonHello, I’m Carole Thomson and I am a Senior HR and health and safety consultant.  And I have worked supporting small business for well over 20 years. 

Chartered Fellow

As a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD (Chartered Institute Personnel Development) read more, I have the depth of practical HR and business knowledge to keep HR and health and safety simple, straightforward and supportive to business needs.

I simply help managers and owners, first ensure their legal compliance.  Then, provide the HR tools to manage the lifecycle of their workforce – and to achieve targets and growth by aligning their people to deliver their customers’ needs.

IOSHAs a Technician member of  the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (read more)  and NEBOSH qualified, I understand health and safety is critical for all businesses.

I combine my HR and health and safety experience to help a business achieve a safe and effective working environment and legal compliance.   

tick 4Having worked in the safety critical areas of waste management and construction for many years,  I understand many businesses need to ensure business compliance for ISO, PAS or a similar industry standard.

So I ensure all HR and health and safety resources provided will align and support an Integrated and auditable Business Management System. 

 The values I work towards

  • The need for trust – to deliver what I promise
  • to behave ethically and with integrity
  • to respect and help others achieve and develop
  • embrace change as an opportunity to learn and improve
  • to meet new people and enjoy what I do.


On a personal note

I love good food – and sometimes too much of it.  I do balance however the need to eat healthy and believe ‘you are what you eat’.  I therefore challenge myself to create dishes that are healthy –  but also good to eat!

This has led to me being a fairly good amateur cook and one of my favourite things is to combine this with good friends and wine.  A hard life!

barracudaI also love to travel and I am addicted to being a life long learner, not only in my professional life, but personal life.  A recent holiday saw me deep sea fishing for the first time.  And look what I caught – a Barracuda!

Just shows you what we can all achieve if we put our mind to it!

I am also passionate that good people management can bring real business benefits.  And that every worker should have the expectation of going home each night safe and healthy.


What other people say

Each page contains a testimonial from someone I have worked with.   Different pages should bring up a different Testimonial.  Just to keep it interesting!


 So what do I feel HR Support offers?


HR Support BannerAs a small business myself, I uniquely understand how vital it is to keep business process, simple, straightforward and business supportive.

The Ad hoc HR support service will deliver just that.  The trusted HR support you need when you need it.  Read more.

HR-Support-Banner2In response to my clients’  I created the HR Retainer Service to provide a more continuous HR service.  Provided virtually to keep the costs down for clients.  But at their business when they need me to be.  Read more.

HR-Resources-Banner-300x57In response to my clients’ need for professional, but still affordable HR and health and safety resources.  I created the Compliance Boxes and Toolkits.  Read more.

Giving clients easy access to the contracts, handbooks, polices, procedures and documentation needed to manage the lifecycle of a workforce.

H&S BannerAnd because so many of my clients needed help to get their health and safety handbooks in place, I now provide this resource.

And if you need extra health and safety support then either I or one of my H&S associates can help.  Read more.

Training BannerAnd finally, the very best HR is delivered by Managers.  But Managers do need guidance to effectively implement the procedures within the Handbooks.

They also need the confidence to:  ‘have that difficult conversation’ and take the action needed to ensure the continuous performance of their teams – and manage costs within your business.  I or one of my associates can come into your business and provide bespoke training to your management team.  Read more

hello grey Sometimes it is just easier to have a chat about what your business needs are.  And what I or one of my professional associates can help you with.  Please Contact me for a chat.  I offer a 30 minute free consultation just for this purpose.


And before you go.

HR Newsroom IconTo help small businesses I provide a range of free resources.  Please access anything of use to you. You are very welcome.  click here