I have always been passionate about helping small businesses become a success, I decided to combine my 20 years experience in retail, hospitality, commercial travel and healthcare with my entrepreneurial spirit. In 2015, I started my own business and the rest, as they say, is history.
With substantial experience in HR enhanced through a BA in Business Studies and HRM and with an emphasis on proactive, practical assistance, I help alleviate the worry that small business owners face, i.e. that they are not keeping pace with HR compliance.
How I work
I believe in transparency and keeping things simple. Maybe you are a business just starting up or looking to grow; I can help you develop your values an so that a strong partnership is formed between employer and employee; remember they are your greatest asset. As a small business, you need to work with your employees and make them your ambassadors.
Who I work with
I love to work with independent businesses, from fledgeling IT/Tech Startups to experienced enterprises within the hospitality industry. I’m at my best when working closely with clients to understand their business and what they are trying to achieve, then taking steps to make their ideas a reality.
Please feel free to take a look at my LinkedIn profile for a more detailed summary of my career to date.
and now my team ….
Since May 2018 I have taken up residence in Rownhams House in Southampton and have a lovely office.
Peter Feeney – HR Advisor
Rachel Burton – Administration
Check back here soon to find out more.
Reliable commercial HR Advice that delivers the required outcome to our clients
Giving clients the tools they need so they can do what they do best
At the forefront of innovative, consistent and current HR Advice
Strive to inspire and go beyond the expected
Committed to earning lasting trust through honesty and transparency
Lead the way in HR Technology that makes life easier for all our clients
These are my values, what are your company values?
Do you need some help?
Values can be linked to a whole host of things including job descriptions, appraisals and gives your team a real focus on what is important to you as a business.
“It’s a pleasure to work with the KUHR team because they share many of the same attributes that we value at Simply Safer such as: keeping things simple for clients, supporting businesses to stay legal and compliant, and being transparent with clients to ensure that businesses starting up or looking to grow are considering both the employer and employees in partnership.
Kate has years of experience in her field and helping clients in many different sectors, but one thing she is always passionate about is making small businesses a success. She is just fab to work with!”
Ruth Baker, Managing Director, Simply Safer
“I was introduced to the World of HR Systems by Kate and having the team set up on a system makes running a business sooooo much easier when it comes to managing staff. What Kate doesn't know about HR Tech is probably not worth knowing!”
Victoria Vickery, Managing Director, All Star Marketing Club
“Kate Underwood HR has helped my business to not only put in place our much-needed HR policies but also has introduced us to ways of keeping our HR processes in check with the great online tools breatheHR. Kate worked with myself and my employees to make sure we were set up and comfortable using the Breathe HR system and we know Kate and the team at KUHR are on hand to help should we ever get stuck using breathe or implementing any HR processes.”
Emily Walden, Owner of Happy Hounds
I have leant on Kate for years on and off for adhoc advice. When Kate started her own business I signed up immediately to one of her excellent service plans. The key to her success is to ensure businesses get the basics right, and then builds on that foundation with her all round experience from training and GDPR through to compliance with the latest laws and even finding and interviewing candidates for you.
Jason Norman, Director of Finance
Kate is one of those people that are always a pleasure to work with. She knows her business inside out and is someone you know you can always count on providing excellent advice and guidance, plus having a great sense of humour and easy going personality, Kate is someone I would fully recommend for your HR services.
Steve Davis Graphic Designer & Business Owner"
Kate is an innovative consultant who is very capable in helping organisations design and implement an effective HR strategy.
Pete Fullard, Managing Director
Kate Underwood HR has proved to be the perfect HR partner for our rapidly growing data analytics business. Whether it’s been helping to initially establish our HR processes and policies, selecting and configuring on-line HR tools or providing on-going advice and support, we have always found that the service to be timely and tailored to our specific needs. As a leadership team, working with Kate Underwood HR gives us the confidence that were are operating lawfully and ethically, which benefits both our employees and our business.
Andy Heather, CEO