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Rachel Barratt Assoc. CIPD


Rachel has worked in HR for over 23 years at both Board and Operational level. During this time she has coached all levels of staff in effective HR Management skills including providing advice on complex employee rights issues and employment legislation. After working in London for 15 years and due to wanting to spend more time with her 2 young Daughters she decided that she would re focus her attention, skills and expertise more locally by supporting businesses with their Human Resource needs thus setting up HR Elite Ltd in 2010.

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Joanne Barraclough FCIPD PGCE

HR Operations Manager & Senior HR Consultant

Joanne has worked in HR, Learning and Development and Management roles for over 30 years, with employment experience in the NHS, the Education Sector, SMEs and charities. She has worked as an independent Consultant, headed up HR teams and, with a Business degree, Teaching Qualification and Fellowship of the CIPD, she works in many different ways with our variety of clients. Her passion is organisational development and she is currently enhancing her skills and expertise in psychometric testing.

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Tracey Salisbury MCIPD

Senior HR Consultant

Tracey has worked in HR in a variety of sectors including banking, healthcare, charity and government. Tracey is MCIPD qualified, and also holds IOSH and Job Evaluation accreditations. Her particular areas of interest are Mental Health and Wellbeing, and she is shortly due to complete a Mental Health First Aider Qualification in order to further support organisations and employees with mental health support.

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Hayley Cornwell

HR Coordinator

Hayley's job role at HR Elite Ltd involves administration tasks working alongside and assisting the HR Consultants. Her background / previous experience is working in the Childcare Sector and the Construction Industry. Hayley's job roles included administration tasks, office management, leadership & management of staff, Health & Safety coordinator and in-house HR role within both industries. She is undertaking training that will develop her skills and knowledge in employment law and HR practice.

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Jasmine Gray

Sales and Marketing Coordinator

Jasmine's role is to ensure HR Elite has a bright social media presence and to create and manage marketing campaigns that drive online traffic to the website. E-marketing is also a vital part of her role to ensure retained clients and potential new clients are kept up to date with relevant employee legislation and HR updates. Jasmine has a degree in Business Administration and is starting a training course in Digital Marketing. In her spare time Jasmine likes to try new recipes and bake.

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Holly Barratt

Creative Marketing Apprentice

Holly has recently started an apprenticeship with HR Elite. Completing her GCSE’s and first-year A-level qualification in film and media studies she has experience in using photoshop and video editing software’s. Having recently secured a placement with the British Film Academy Holly is using her skills, experience and creative flair to support our Marketing & Sales Coordinator in developing the graphic design of our social media and branding. In her spare time Holly enjoys drawing and working on character design.

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Jemma Foster

People Development Consultant

Jemma has worked in Learning & Development for over 6 years. During that time she has worked as an in-house trainer in both the insurance and electricity industries. More recently she has worked in a similar role delivering soft skills training to SME businesses. Her passions lie in delivering training that make a difference to both individuals and businesses. Outside of the office Jemma can be found running around after her young son and spending time with her husband and family.

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Lauren Lovell

Office Administrator

Lauren is a recent graduate, attaining a first class honours degree in Criminology and has joined HR Elite to pursue her passion for HR. Lauren's role involves administration duties to support the daily workings of the office, whilst working alongside and supporting the HR Consultants. Outside of work Lauren enjoys reading and has a keen interest in developing her existing skills such as completing a social media management course and mental wellbeing awareness course.