Sophie Forrest

Managing Director

ForrestHR was founded by managing director Sophie Forrest, a highly qualified HR professional.

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.

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. 

Kellie Chandler

Senior HR Consultant


Kellie is an experienced HR professional with over 20 years’ experience, mainly within professional services firms. 


She worked in Central London at a senior level in a wide range of industries before moving to Malmesbury in Wiltshire five years ago.


Since moving, Kellie has provided high quality HR support to predominately small and medium sized companies within the construction, charity, farming and radio industries.


The support she provides ranges from adhoc issues that arise to longer term strategic HR projects.  Kellie is known for her calm, can-do commercial attitude.  Kellie is a also qualified Mental Health First Aider. 


Kellie covers Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. 

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.

Jazmine Mariner

Senior HR Consultant 

Jazmine provides HR support to businesses based in Essex and the surrounding Greater London Boroughs in the East.

She is a Chartered member of the CIPD and brings over 12 years of generalist HR experience working within larger teams on a global scale and as a stand-alone HR Manager in an SME. Jazmine is also a qualified Mental Health First Aider.

Her experience includes recruitment, onboarding, payroll, benefits, reward & compensation, performance management, learning & development, policy/process improvement, employee relations, TUPE, redundancies, HRIS implementation and visa sponsorship.


Jazmine’s experience has enabled her work well with various stakeholders dealing with a variety of complex issues.

Ian Sullivan

Senior Health & Safety Consultant 

Ian provides health and safety, Covid – 19 and food safety support and advice to business. 

He is a former Senior Environmental Health Officer with over 15 years enforcement and training experience. He has also worked as a Health and Safety Consultant, Food Safety Consultant and has been employed in the public, private and third sectors.

His experience extends to helping businesses comply with their health and safety requirements and enabling food businesses to obtain and maintain the highest food hygiene rating.  


During his career Ian has worked with a wide range of business types and is committed to providing sensible, pragmatic guidance which is both easy to understand and implement.     


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

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