LoatesHR: Highly experienced 5-star rated team of CIPD qualified HR consultants ★ Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Burton upon Trent, Peak District, East Midlands

LoatesHR & LoatesTraining


LoatesHR is a 5-star rated HR consultancy that provides outsourced HR support and employment law advice for small to medium sized businesses. We're based in Derby city-centre, and most of our clients are from the surrounding East Midlands area.

We’ve got a wealth of practical experience, with our senior consultants having spent over 25 years providing HR support and advising on employment law issues. We’re also extremely well qualified, both professionally and academically. We’ve worked with businesses with a single employee, as well as those with tens of thousands. We’ve helped work-from-home startups, and also major global corporations with numerous sites across multiple countries. We’ve worked with companies across a wide range of sectors, including service, manufacturing, charity, and academic. We’ve dealt with many specialised challenges, ranging from those that arise within unionised industries, to those that occur within family-run businesses.

We can assist you with workforce issues that are happening right now, as well as putting HR policies and procedures in place to both ensure employment law compliance and safeguard against future problems. We can also undertake long-term strategic HR projects to help you get the best from your workforce, and support your future business development.


LoatesTraining is the sister brand of LoatesHR. Several LoatesHR team members, including company founder Sarah Loates, now also have roles within LoatesTraining. Since the trainers from LoatesTraining are also currently active HR consultants within LoatesHR, they have bang up to date HR and employment law knowledge and a wealth of practical experience in how to apply this to tricky real-world situations. It also allows us to provide packages of HR training that include follow-up post-course HR support.

LoatesTraining was established as a result of observing that of the many of the major workforce problems being tackled by LoatesHR could have been minimised or avoided entirely,  had managers or business owners only been properly equipped to deal with them at an early stage. We found this to be a particularly common occurrence within many of the fast-growing small businesses that form a large part of our client base, where inexperienced managers and team leaders had by necessity been promoted from within the workforce.

Consequently, whilst LoatesHR is largely focused on helping businesses resolve their current people issues, LoatesTraining aims to prevent such issues from even occurring in the first place.