Testimonials

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 LoatesHR and LoatesTraining have worked with. And look at all our 5-star Google reviews for LoatesTraining, not to mention all our 5-star Google reviews and 5-star Yell reviews for LoatesHR. 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.

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”

“LoatesHR 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 LoatesTraining 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 LoatesTraining to others, they are professional, and deliver effective, fun training sessions – a breath of fresh air.”

Nicola Stanbridge
HR Officer
Denby, Derbyshire
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)
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.
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.
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!
Koobr
Koobr
11:10 20 Aug 18
We have worked with Loates HR and Training for several years now. They have produced our employment contracts and handbooks, and have helped us on a consultancy basis several times.During this period, Team Loates have proven themselves a valuable part of our team: trusted, knowledgeable, friendly and efficient.We recently had the privilege of attending one of their training workshops on the subject preparing for GDPR, this covered several topics including HR, marketing and data storage amongst other areas. 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.Team Loates always add amazing value into their service and go above and beyond expectations, for me the biggest testimonial for Loates over their knowledge and service with HR is how they manage and develop their own team, this is apparent in the way that we are looked after as customers.Go Team Loates!
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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