About Adastra

Hello, We are Adastra

Adastra HR was born from a genuine desire to work with small businesses with the aim of providing the type of HR support each individual business needs yet without the full time salary costs.  Fraught with process and
time-consuming work, we wanted to take HR away from the business owners to allow them to do what they do best and the reason they started their business in the first place. 

With the emphasis being on
how we do it, with a team of people who are not only qualified HR professionals, but also have a real understanding of running a business, we provide everything our clients need, including being a sounding board and often going over and above, because it’s what we do and we know our clients appreciate it.

Our Belief

Our clients are everything to us and because we work with such a variety of people, industries and professions, no one service fits all.  We listen to what our clients want to achieve and how they want to do it.  We make sure we understand their culture and their strategy and then we learn as much as we can about the business owner. 

What are they good at? What are they not confident about?  What are their concerns?  This helps us understand how we can support them in the best possible way!

Meet Our Team

Alison Daymond, FCIPD

HR Director & The Boss

Alison has an impressive CV with over 20 years’ experience in public and private sectors and knows all there is to know about HR. With progressive hands-on experience working with start-ups and industry leaders alike, she’s managed revenues of up to $2.6 billion across European and global organisations.

Trish Boswell, FIRP

Head of People Development & Coaching Guru

Trish is our font of knowledge with all things people-related, having over 30 years’ experience with both generalist and specialist recruitment markets, large-scale resourcing as well as on-site projects and Executive coaching. She is level-headed, inclusive and favours a partnering approach to her relationships with clients.

HR

Health & Safety
Payroll & Benefits

Law

Lisa Slater, MCIPD

HR Consultant & Miss Know It All

Carol Dartnell, Assoc CIPD

HR Consultant & Resident DJ

Julie Daburn, Assoc CIPD

HR Administrator & The Organised One

Anita Somers, FCIPD

HR Consultant & Zen Warrior

Leah Dexter, IRP

HR Consultant & HRIS Linchpin

Sheena Young

Company Secretary & Queen of the Diary

Paul Sewell, DipNEBOSH, Grad IOSH

Health & Safety Consultant & The Comedian

Jordan Moody, MAAT

Payroll Manager

Kim Nicol

Employment lawyer

Derek Mann RISC, MSyI (Dip)

GDPR guru and bodyguard to the Adastra stars

Sarah Hall-Strutt

COMPLIANCE MANAGER

Marketing

Harry Daymond

Marketing Director & Office Barman

Security

HR support in west sussex

Oscar

The Chairman & Head of Security

Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it – have a watch and read first hand
at what our amazing clients have to say about us…

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Our friendly Adastra team are here to help with any of your business needs, please get in contact today to see how we can help!