Redway HR is a Harpenden based professional Human Resource Consultancy providing a wide range of people management and development services that support SMEs and corporate organizations across Hertfordshire, London, and surrounding areas. Their services cover all aspects of Staffing, Training and Development, Compensation, Employee Relations, and HR Compliance. Liz Redway, the founder of the award-winning HR Consultancy gave Herts Review some insight into the business and her aspirations.
With an extensive background in Human Resources, Redway HR provides bespoke solutions to each of its clients. “We understand that each client's needs, goals, and situation is different. Some businesses are at the start-up phase and so need completely different solutions compared to a well-established business. We have tailored our proposition for each stage of growth. We aspire to work with businesses through their various phases of growth or development and help them achieve their goals.”
Redway HR officially opened for business in February 2019. “I had held various HR roles in the past. With a young family at the time, I was thinking of how I could use my experience to support local organizations and businesses as well as make a bit of money. I was a School Governor at the time and so my first HR brief was within Education. It subsequently grew from there. We have worked with the central government, businesses, and other public-sector organizations. From humble beginnings, we have grown rapidly in the last two and a half years and I am excited about the future.”
Liz has over 20 years’ experience in HR Management and has built a team comprising experts with a diverse range of skillset in key aspects of HR like employee relations, executive and career coaching, rewards and benefits, mediation, recruitment, and organisational structure. Starting as a single person HR Consultancy, Redway now comprises a team of 5. Liz wants Redway HR to be the one-stop-shop for Human Resource services by offering clients a wide scope of services to get their businesses or organisations to where they want to be.
“Our team is the most valuable asset of our business. Having a team means continuity of service for our clients. For instance, if I am not available, other members of the team will provide the same quality of support. Usually, with all our clients we have a designated member of staff that is their point of contact. That personal relationship is key to our service. However, we draw on the experience of the team when necessary to give them the best possible solution.”
This year the business environment has been extremely challenging for most businesses due to the covid-19 pandemic. “A lot of businesses have suffered this year. There has been a lot of issues around redundancy, furlough, and the future organizational structure of the business. Very clearly businesses have to adapt to survive. We have gained more clients over the period and will be playing a key role in helping them get the best out of their workforce so that the best interest of the company is realised.”
Redway HR has worked within a range of sectors including Charities, Children’s homes, Churches, Schools, and Businesses. As it expands its footprint over the next 12 months, it will focus more on employers that value the development of their employees and organisation culture. It is targeting more high-value clients, retainer clients, and businesses that have at least 15 to 50 employees. It will also be educating more companies about its services and how its valuable support could help them achieve their goals.
For a young business, its growth has been remarkable. With professionalism and a refreshing perspective it brings to Human Resource issues, it has many satisfied clients. Also, the business is consistently coming up with innovative solutions for its clients and the business community thereby differentiating themselves from other HR Services companies. The Managing Change webinar and Executive Coaching Webinar are examples of interactive programmes that have been well received in the business community.
Redway HR’s exceptional standard of service, innovation, and resourcefulness was recently recognised within the Hertfordshire business community. They are the 2020 Winner of the Community Business Awards organised by the St Albans District Chamber of Commerce. This followed nominations by clients and business leaders in the area. Congratulations to the Redway team of Liz, Julie, Louise, Katrina, and Lesley.
If you are a business or organization in or around Hertfordshire looking to grow and thrive and you need a reliable HR Consultancy to help you get there, then contact the Redway HR team here.