MEET THE TEAM

Sophie Forrest

Managing Director

ForrestHR was founded by managing director Sophie Forrest, a highly qualified HR professional, who recently won Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 at the SME News Southern Enterprise Awards.

With over 20 years’ experience in the HR industry, Sophie has worked in senior HR generalist and strategic roles within a variety of industries including financial services, construction, law, hospitality, sports, retail, plus many more.  Sophie is also a qualified Mental Health First Aider.

 

Her HR consultancy experience has included managing and supporting clients with a variety of complex and day-to-day needs.

She is committed to giving a first-class service in all areas of her practice, which has included dealing with high-profile employment relations cases, company restructure projects and employment contract and company policy reviews.

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Jacqui Falvey

Senior HR Consultant

Jacqui can provide HR support to businesses based in Gravesend and the surrounding areas of North Kent.

On joining ForrestHR, she brings over twenty years of professional HR experience that she has gained across many industries including financial services, construction, housing associations and apprenticeships to name a few, both as a Freelance Consultant and in-house HR & Training Manager. 

 

Jacqui is also a qualified Mental Health First Aider.

Jacqui's extensive generalist HR experience enables her to serve clients across all industries and deliver a first class bespoke service for all your business's individual needs. 

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Grace Lord

Senior HR Consultant

 

Grace is an HR professional with over 16 years’ experience across many industries, she provides HR support to businesses across the Surrey region.

 

Grace’s experience includes 13 years in a senior role for a growing luxury retail company, she has also worked in the logistics/supply chain sector and as a freelance HR consultant with a number of small and medium sized businesses.

 

A true HR generalist, Grace has a broad spectrum of experience across all HR areas including employee relations, redundancy and restructure, employee engagement, recruitment, onboarding, and policy/process review. Grace also has experience as an in-house Trainer including the devising and delivering of training courses, she is also a qualified mental health first aider.

 

Grace is passionate about HR and is committed to supporting small and medium sized businesses with their HR processes to help them become more successful.

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Sarah James

HR Operations Manager 

Sarah is supporting our clients based in East Kent, covering Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone and the surrounding areas. 

 

She brings a wealth of HR expertise from previous roles both in house and on a consultancy basis for various public and private clients.  Sarah is also a qualified Mental Health First Aider.

Sarah specialises in providing employment documentation and has expertise in providing legally sound documents to support clients with their businesses.

With her proven experience of dealing with clients in sectors such as construction, accountancy, charities, nurseries and GP surgeries, this has given her the perfect grounding to support her clients at ForrestHR.

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Katie Shuter

Senior HR Consultant 

Katie provides HR support to businesses based in Sussex and the surrounding areas.

 

She brings over 10 years of generalist HR experience working within larger teams on a global scale, including a Fortune 50 company, and as a stand-alone HR Manager in SME’s. More recently, Katie has undertaken a series of consulting project roles for companies of various sizes helping them through various change projects.

 

Her strengths include: managing complex Employee Relations cases from investigation to tribunal; TUPE; Change Management; Reorganisations and Redundancies; Performance Management and Coaching.

 

Katie has an approachable, mediative, and pragmatic style and confidently provides bespoke and adaptable HR support learned through her experience in many different industries.

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GET IN TOUCH

If you are looking for any advice, guidance or practical HR support, please do get in touch.

ForrestHR Ltd

22 Golding Road 

Tunbridge Wells

Kent TN2 3FP
01892 726060

hello@forresthr.com

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