Testimonials

Don't just take our word on how great we are - hear what others have to say about us.

I have partnered with the AdastraHR team whilst working for two separate businesses. Following such a successful initial partnership, I was keen to on-board the Adastra support function in my new position. Why do I think Adastra HR is so fantastic - for me, it’s easy! I have the confidence our small-medium enterprise is supported with sound advice on-demand as well as robust HR administrative architecture to ensure compliance in our ever changing landscape. Furthermore the Adastra HR team do more than offer answers to questions, they up skill my team with the knowledge to independently deal with situations in a professional and well informed manner. Last but by no means least they know how to have a little fun along the way! I would have absolutely no reservations about recommending Adastra HR for any organisation big or small.

James Birrell

Commercial Director, The English Studio

I have worked with Ali and her team at Adastra HR in my last two roles, more currently as CFO for British Study Centres, a chain of English language schools. Through the merger of two small businesses, we have had some complex restructuring to do and have found the advice and output from Adastra invaluable to ensure we adhere to current employment law and follow due process. Adastra have put in place a solid foundation for our HR requirements across the two businesses and whilst we have now taken the decision to hire an internal HR Advisor due to the scale of the newly merged business, Adastra will remain an advisor to us for complex HR related cases, as well as keeping us up to date with current employment law. Adastra played a key role in placing our HR Advisor in the business through their cost effective recruitment package. I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Adastra, this is a very cost effective solution for small to medium sized businesses.

Karen Smith-Watson

CFO, British Study Centres

Ali and her team at Adastra HR are superstars. As MD of a rapidly growing SME we’ve had numerous HR projects where Ali’s help has proved invaluable. We also acquired a competitor in 2015, and Ali steered us through the TUPE process superbly. I have only good things to say about Ali. She's very knowledgable, super-responsive, great at handling the tricky conversations, and overall a really great person. But above all, the biggest compliment I can say is that Ali understands and applies HR law in such a way that the commercial objectives of her clients are achieved - rather than HR for HR’s sake. Thanks Ali!

Gordon Mathie

MD at The Teach and Travel Group LTD

Alison and her team are an integral part of our company’s management team providing excellent practical advice and support on all HR matters. Adastra’s service means we have the full resources of an in house HR department, without the expense.

Karen Vyse

Operations Director, ROCK Insurance Group

I have absolutely no doubt that without Ali’s expert advice and guidance the smooth and painless TUPE transition we conducted would have been anything but! Her help is invaluable.

Dominic Duffy

Managing Director, BigKid Digital Agency

The level and depth of expertise provided by Alison has been invaluable to Singapore Airlines. This is more so when we implemented an end to end performance management system for our UK employees. Needless to say that this has been a success for all parties involved. We look forward to working with Alison on future projects.

Rakesh Patel

Finance, HR & Administration Manager, Singapore Airlines

It was always a pleasure to work with Alison, either on one-off projects, or on longer term HR/people issues. Her attention to detail complements her natural ability to work sensitively in the HR arena, and she was always willing to put in the extra effort to get important matters resolved efficiently.

Rupert Patrick

CEO at WHISKEYINVESTDIRECT

Working as Managing Director at Beam Global UK, Alison joined us as HR Business Partner, during a significant period of transition and change. She brought terrific technical experience; but more than anything, a tremendous drive to do the right thing and a humanity and desire to support both the organisation and team through the change process. A truly excellent HR Business Partner. Alison is impressive and will go far.

Drew Munro

VP Ontario/Western Canada at Molson Coors Canada

Working as Managing Director at Beam Global UK, Alison joined us as HR Business Partner, during a significant period of transition and change. She brought terrific technical experience; but more than anything, a tremendous drive to do the right thing and a humanity and desire to support both the organisation and team through the change process. A truly excellent HR Business Partner. Alison is impressive and will go far.

Drew Munro

VP Ontario/Western Canada at Molson Coors Canada

I worked with Alison at Beam during a period of significant organisational change. During that time Alison proved to be a fantastic business leader (rather than a functional leader alone), whose ideas, edge, emotional energy and passion for people helped guide me through many unchartered territories. Alison demonstrates a modern approach to HR – not so much a support function but a critical strategic business partner.

Mark Riley

Managing Director, Maxxium UK Limited

Learnt more in a day than in the last year! Ali’s delivery was brilliant, fun, informative in an open, informal environment. Thank you. A pleasure to learn from your expertise.

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Ashridge Business School

I have worked with Alison for 6 years in a large variety of commercial & international roles and can’t recommend her enough. Alison has taken the lead in change and transition programs in order to meet and deliver improved business results whilst showing the right amount of empathy and professionalism in every situation. I have needed her experience and confidence with a number of difficult situations and every time she always looks at the complete picture before coming up with the next steps. Alison is a very passionate person with great enthusiasm for what she does, believing and empowering the people around her to achieve more in the best way. Her approachable style generates trust in having those ‘off the record’ conversations which allows issues to be dealt with quickly and efficiently by management.

Jonathan Marsh

Commercial Director Western Europe & Nordics at Beam Suntory

Now we have our onsite HR partner, I just wanted to pass on my sincerest thanks for your help in the last few months. It’s been a real rollercoaster ride, however I expect things would have been a lot tougher on a number of occasions without your assistance.

Niel Alodobaidi

Managing Director, Emirates Holidays

I cannot praise Alison Daymond and the team at Adastra HR enough. The knowledge and professionalism they present demonstrates that they really understand their business inside out. They kept me informed throughout the process and worked tremendously hard to achieve justice on my behalf. I highly recommend Adastra HR to anyone requiring legal support.

K

Employee

Alison delivered core management skills training to our management team with such passion and enthusiasm.  Our managers gave fantastic feedback and felt that her training really helped them “bring to life” the performance management skills needed to lead their teams and give staff clear objectives with motivating feedback.

Janie Burt

Managing Director, Adventure Central

RNA engaged Alison at Adastra HR to support the transition of the company purchase from IBM to RNA 2 years ago. This was a highly complex and sensitive project and Alison managed this process in a highly professional way and her dedication and commitment were unquestionable. As a result of her work we engaged her on a retained basis as RNA’s HR Director.

Candice Thompson

Consulting Director

Thank you again for today’s training - I found it hugely valuable, and it gave me food for thought as we look to recruit and build the marketing team at Breathe. It was great to hear about real-life cases and I look forward to joining more sessions in the future.

Digital Marketing Manager, Breathe HR

Thank you for an excellent training day. It was a great mix of discussion, challenging existing habits and taking home new insight.

Marketing Manager, Specialist Journeys

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