Testimonials

HR Training & Employment Law Training : Derby, Nottingham, East Midlands

We're proud of the high levels of service that we provide, and the long term relationships that this has allowed us to build with our clients. In fact, we still continue to work with our very first one, despite having no contractual tie-ins. Indeed, most of our new business comes from the word-of-mouth recommendations of people we've helped previously. But don't just take our word for it. We think our testimonials speak for themselves. Listed below are comments from just some of the many local companies that Loates HR Consultancy and Loates HR Training have worked with. And look at all our 5-star Google reviews for Loates HR Training, not to mention all our 5-star Google reviews and 5-star Yell reviews for Loates HR Consultancy. If you're based in the Derby area, you probably already know someone who knows us, so just go ahead and ask them yourself what we're like.

Mental Health First Aid Training

A highly informative and interesting course, delivered sensitively yet entertainingly by Amanda Jackson. I now feel way more equipped to deal with mental health issues both in my personal and professional life. A hugely beneficial two days – thank you.

Helen Brown
Business Manager
West Bridgford, Nottingham

Comprehensive and enjoyable

Sarah provided us with two very comprehensive and enjoyable HR training days, designed to further develop the skills of our Line Managers.
The course content and learning styles needed were varied and interactive, encouraging us to work independently and in small groups.
Everyone enjoyed the days and we would definitely use Loates again for future training needs. Thank you!

Helen Brown
Business Manager
West Bridgford, Nottingham

Thanks Sarah

Enscite asked Sarah to run a workshop on important HR policies required for Small Businesses so that our clients are better equipped to understand some of the HR requirements in relation to this. The session was really well run and both engaging and informative so that our clients went away with better knowledge and having enjoyed their learning experience.
Great job Sarah!

Dave Lees
Business Development Manager
ihub, Infinity Park, Derby

Quality HR Training !!

I arrived at training centre feeling a bit apprehensive but was trained by a HR Jedi giving me a boost in confidence and greater understanding of HR practices, The training consisted of Case studies past experiences and example activities
I found this course very helpful for my day to day duties within my role, it gave me a better understanding of how to approach and deal with any difficult issues which may arise in the workplace and has given me the confidence to handle them efficiently and proactively
Sarah Loates (the course trainer) was very engaging and I felt tailored the course to my needs I was given the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and go over sections that I felt I needed more training on, Sarah at all times remained her very bubbly self which gave me the opportunity to gain the maximum from this course , I would definitely recommend this Training as I believe this to be beneficial to any line manager
I would certainly recommend Loates to other ,,,,,,,,,Thank you for your patience and sound advice 🙂

Ghafar Hussain
Acting Service Delivery Manager
Innovations In Transportation
Nottingham

Putting the Fun in Fundamentals

Brilliant workshop learning about various Human Resources policies and the importance of having them, even in small businesses. It was very interesting from start to finish and educational without being boring. Would highly recommend this workshop

Elise Larkin
General Administrator
Derby

Fantastic course

“I found the course very interactive and there was a real open forum for discussion with clear ‘learning points’ throughout. The team felt energised from the session which enables us to come us with some realistic action points from the sessions. Fantastic course, what I found most impressive what how it felt like the session was being run by someone who really understood the organisation.”

Helen Mount
Recruitment Team Leader
Derby

Informative and very useful

“The training was a mixture of learning material, case studies and example activities .
I found this course very helpful for my day to day duties within my role, it gave me a better understanding of how to approach and deal with any such issues which may arise in the workplace and has given me the confidence to handle them efficiently.
Sarah Loates (the course trainer) gave us as a group opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and gave sound advice on the course topic.
I would certainly recommend Loates to others.
Thank you”

Samantha Allsop
Finance / HR Manager
Derbyshire

The training was brilliant

“The training was brilliant – took away a lot of information. Tell Sarah she scored 5 star all areas – polite, professional, knowledgeable and I wouldn’t change a thing

Mandy Bryant
Financial Controller
Burton upon Trent

Full of insight and research

“If you’re going to get conned into a seminar on GDPR it might as well be one that is full of insight and research that you’d spend 100s of hours on yourself ! And then a bonus of spreadsheets and templates to make your life so much easier leading up to May !!”

Dr Bill Peacock
Director
Burton upon Trent

Comprehensive and engaging

“We recently had the privilege of attending one of their training workshops on the subject preparing for GDPR. The workshop was incredibly well planned and delivered in a comprehensive and engaging manner, the workshop included the supply of valuable assets and documents for attendees to take away and use within their business. I have come away from this workshop feeling far more knowledgeable and prepared for the new GDPR legislation.”

Craig Barker
Director
Derby

Great delivery style and so knowledgeable

“You’ve got such a great delivery style Sarah and so knowledgeable that I think everyone should come on your courses! I am your number 1 fan 😊”

Rachel Hayward
Director
Derby

Informative, fun and engaging

“Sarah’s training sessions are informative, fun and engaging. She has been very accommodating and flexible, tailoring her courses to our needs and managing our last minute requests with a smile on her face! I couldn’t recommend her highly enough”

“Loates HR Consultancy are very easy to deal with and extremely accommodating, tailoring training material and content to the clients needs. Courses are delivered in a clear and concise manner making the content easy to understand and are excellent value for money, Highly recommended.”

Jane Keighron
Rectruitment Manager
Derby

Excellent training

“Having worked with Sarah previously, I didn’t hesitate in contacting her when a requirement arose for some HR training. From our initial contact, Sarah picked up very quickly on what was required and went on to provide excellent training to the whole of our staff. She pitched the training perfectly and demonstrated her knowledge with aplomb when answering questions during the sessions. All feedback on Sarah’s training was very positive. Thank you Sarah!”

Emma Cook
Practice Manager
Derby

We all found the training valuable

“We all found the training valuable and it was delivered in a cheerful / professional way that made it interesting and not boring as some courses can be.”

Reece James
Director
Worcester

All the staff involved gave glowing accounts

“During post-recession business expansion it was felt that senior managers would benefit from some training in leadership, time management, personal impact and self-awareness skills. Using Sarah’s HR experience and training abilities it was possible to combine this with a search for potential future directors. All the staff involved gave glowing accounts of the way Sarah has improved their management capabilities. Even the HR training doubters were won around! Output from the staff exercises and insights from Sarah have been combined with staff performance appraisals to identify directorial talent. We will not hesitate to use Sarah’s services again when we need them.”

“Sarah helped our senior staff with management and HR training. All feedback from staff was positive and I’m sure it wasn’t just because of the chocolate rewards used in some of the exercises! Her training and insight has aided us in targeting potential future Directors of the company and empowered other staff in their management roles.”

Dr Bill Peacock
Director
Burton upon Trent

Fantastic interactive/inclusive teaching style

“Deb have now used Loates HR Training to deliver 3 management coaching sessions, each of which has been very well received. Sarah has a fantastic interactive/inclusive teaching style which really gets the best out of the group and helps to underpin the core learning. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Loates HR Training to others, they are professional, and deliver effective, fun training sessions – a breath of fresh air.”

Nicola Stanbridge
HR Officer
Denby, Derbyshire
Fiona Denton
Fiona Denton
18:51 15 Jan 19
I recently went on the Disciplinaries, Dismissals and Tribunals and the AWOL, Absence and Capability courses as someone with very little knowledge on the subject. However, the level of information provided on these courses has helped to give me the confidence to be able to handle such issues in the workplace.The courses were interactive and case studies were often used to show the best approach to handle a situation. Furthermore, Sarah provided a variety of materials throughout the course, including showing templates of various documents which could be useful, and made sure that a high level of information was also available following this.Moreover, Sarah was both extremely friendly and welcoming, whilst offering informative training due to her in depth HR knowledge. Which I personally found helped me to develop my understandings around HR. I cannot recommend Loates training enough!
Rob S
Rob S
16:29 15 Nov 18
Sarah and Gill have been a great resource for our business, both in training and ongoing HR support.Their approach is consultative, personable and tailored specifically for our needs as a business.Furthermore the training is fun, interactive and delivers important subject matter in an engaging way for all.I cannot recommend highly enough for those looking for HR support and training that goes above and beyond.
Joanne Taylor
Joanne Taylor
11:29 07 Nov 18
We ran the HR Essentials training for our management team recently and it was great. The 2 days provided them with all the information they needed to deal with staffing issues but more importantly the confidence they needed to do this effectively. The sessions were relaxed but formal enough for the training to be delivered at a level where all involved related to the content and understood as we had a mixed group of various management experiences. We would certainly use Sarah and Loates Training again for any training needs.
Jackie Vaz
Jackie Vaz
07:29 26 Sep 18
Sarah is an exceptional trainer. Sarah absorbs information and has an eye for technical detail. Sarah was appointed by us to provide 1 day intensive training courses for employers needing to understand auto enrolment legislation and set up their workplace pensions. She delivered training in an engaging interactive way and the feedback from delegates was that they felt confident about their responsibilities and would be able to implement the practical elements of the course into their processes. Thank you Sarah, it was a pleasure to work with you Jackie Fancourt Step by Step Auto Enrolment Ltd
Vicky Fox
Vicky Fox
06:13 21 Aug 18
The team at Loates have a calm and composed approach which, along with their vast knowledge and experience, makes them the 'go to' for all your HR and training needs.
Koobr
Koobr
11:10 20 Aug 18
Been an absolute pleasure to work with Kedleston Safety over the last few months, strongly recommend.
Katie Aldridge
Katie Aldridge
16:11 16 Aug 18
I attended the ‘GDPR Making it Happen’ workshop back in April as someone with very little knowledge of the topic.Sarah and her team were very welcoming. The class had a relaxed atmosphere while really getting to the point. Sarah was very informative, with answers to almost all of our questions. If anything was raised with uncertainty of the answers, notes were made and answers were delivered to us after the course. The course also included follow up support, which was really handy for any further questions.During the workshop there was a good mix of handy, informative PowerPoint slides and tasks for us to work through. This ensured we really were taking in all of the information presented to us.The content was clear and easy to digest, even with a tricky subject such as GDPR.A benefit of the course was that it was limited to a small group, so there was plenty of opportunity to ask questions and go through things with Sarah.I would recommend the LoatesTraining courses to anyone looking to become more informed in areas of their businesses, whether you are a business owner or a member of staff like myself.The team also presented us with a light breakfast, with tea and coffee throughout the day- bonus!Katie Aldridge Essential Print Services (Derby)
Francoise Derksen
Francoise Derksen
11:41 13 Aug 18
We have been working with Loates for a number of years and are very pleased with the support we get from Loates HR. So far, we've worked on a number of varying projects; from updating our staff handbook and contracts, to management training regarding absenteeism, staff information sessions and onsite support with difficult HR-issues. The thing I love most about working with Loates - apart from their wealth of knowledge, they're very responsive and keen to share their knowledge with us. So at some point in the future, we may be able to deal with HR independently. But for now, I couldn't think of a better partner. Thanks for the support Team Loates!
Lorna Shaw
Lorna Shaw
10:31 13 Aug 18
I can highly recommend Loates Training who provided a fantastic venue and facilities for our training day and Sarah our Trainer offered excellent and informative training with varied tasks throughout the day that kept us engaged throughout.
Lynn Street
Lynn Street
09:35 13 Aug 18
Excellent training session delivered in a relaxed style with useful and relevant hand outs
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James Blake
James Blake
14:14 08 Oct 18
Excellent, Personable and Professional! We have been partnering with Matilda at Loates for several months now, her advice and support is second to none. It's great to be able to discuss people challenges and have her external perspective; she acts as a true business partner. The whole team at Loates are great and we value their input greatly. Highly recommended!
Shani Jackson
Shani Jackson
09:34 08 Oct 18
As a client of Loates HR, I've always been very impressed with their work. They are thorough and professional in what they do, but do it in a friendly way that makes them easy to work with. I will continue to use them whenever I need HR support.
Lee Hewson
Lee Hewson
15:53 04 Oct 18
My business Your IT Department Ltd has dealt with Matilda from LoatesHR for over a year now. The service and advice she has provided has been fantastic.
Simon Thacker
Simon Thacker
12:44 20 Aug 18
Having known Sarah and her team for multiple years, there are minimal aspects of HR that are beyond their collective knowledge areas. Having recently branched out into Training and Recruitment services, Loates HR are becoming the go to team for all areas to do with employment for small to national sized businesses.
Emma Holden
Emma Holden
07:04 22 May 18
Gill came in to speak to our Business students to help them with some coursework. Our students learned alot from this and really enjoyed the talk.
Olivia Pitt
Olivia Pitt
10:21 21 May 18
TwentyTwenty is an organisation that helps disadvantaged and disengaged young people to gain the qualifications, skills and confidence needed to find and keep a job. We have had the pleasure of working with LoatesHR staff Matilda Swanson and Rosie Mellors, in support of the young people who attend our 'Journey to Work' programme in Derby.Matilda and Rosie use their HR expertise to bring our Employability Skills lessons alive! Their strengths lie in being able to grasp the diverse needs and abilities of our learners and use relevant examples and activities to engage young people. They make learning fun and interactive which means that our young people take on board all of the tips and techniques that will benefit them in the workplace.
David Barber
David Barber
15:34 14 May 18
We have been working with Loates HR for about 8 months now. We provide Occupational Health services for some of their clients. Without exception all of their clients are happy with the flexibility and professional approach from Loates, as are we.
Rachel Matthews
Rachel Matthews
10:15 20 Apr 18
Rosie helped our company with an HR issue, it was a very stressful time made much easier by her support and thorough knowledge. I felt like I was in safe pair of hands and found her very easy to work with.
MENTOR project
MENTOR project
12:49 19 Apr 18
The MENtal health first aid in The wORkplace (MENTOR) research team are grateful to Gill Phillips for her input as a study expert panel member. Gill provided invaluable expertise of the HR process, with particular focus around mental health issues in the workplace, which has helped shape our study methodology. We appreciated Gill’s knowledge, ideas, and enthusiasm; it has been a pleasure to work with her on the MENTOR study.
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