About Us

Andy and Caroline set up Holgate HR in 2008 and since then have provided a trusted service to our client base. Our team work tirelessly to ensure you will get the best advice, tailored to your specific needs.

What sets us apart is our expertise, our passion for HR and development, our commitment to excellence and our strong ethical values.


Meet Andy

Andy is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), and in his corporate career has led large HR functions within FTSE 250 businesses and within the not-for-profit sector.  As such, he brings extensive first-hand experience of the challenges faced by line managers when managing performance and facilitating change within the teams they manage, both in the UK and across Europe.  He also has a vast amount of experience in developing and running assessment centres to help multinational organisations appoint their senior team members.

Andy’s Investors in People Practitioner status allows him to support businesses who wish to gain the accreditation or continue to make improvements in their people practices to accelerate growth.

Meet Caroline

Caroline is a CIPD qualified HR and Training professional with 30 years’ experience and a proven ability to deliver high quality HR support. She has a wealth of experience in handling complicated employee relations cases and has been highly praised for her professionalism when dealing with difficult employee situations. She has worked with a range of clients including high street banks, large retail chains and local authorities, and not for profit organisations.

She also brings significant expertise in terms of practical HR advice she provides to clients of Holgate HR.  

Meet Hannah

Hannah joined the team two years ago and has been involved in many HR projects to deepen her knowledge whilst growing in confidence. In September 2019 she embarked on her HR professional development was is now qualified at Level 3 CIPD and will begin studying for her level 5 shortly.

As our HR Administrator, she is regularly involved in supporting at meetings such as Investor in People reviews, has been involved in the full recruitment process from start to finish for our clients and regularly carries out other administrative tasks such as report writing and diary management. Another key part of her role is to lead on our HR software partnership with BreatheHR, meaning she sets up our client accounts and is their first point of contact for any queries.

Meet Joe

As marketing and business development assistant, Joe takes care of Holgate HR’s communication channels. He can be found managing social media channels, writing informative content for our blog and preparing Holgate HR’s monthly newsletter which offers HR tips, trends and news for our subscribers.