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We are Willerby Hill and we love what we do. We’re passionate about HR, but not evangelical, we’re great at solving people problems and focus on what’s right for you, not what’s easy for us

We started Willerby Hill over 14 years ago after working in large PLC organisations.  Our goal was simple – we wanted to setup a down-to-earth solution minded, HR Practice that proactively solved people problems for employers large and small.  Since then we have had the privilege of working with some great organisations both in the UK and overseas in the Middle East on a whole host of HR and People related topics.  Rob Coates

Kirsty Coates

Before coming on board with Willerby Hill, Kirsty was a Cardio Thoracic Nurse and went on her own learning journey to become a qualified adult  training specialist, focusing on train the trainer qualifications and programmes.

Kirsty heads up our training activities, advises on human resource problems and continues to deliver qualifications to employers across Yorkshire.

Most recently Kirsty has led on the development of EverydayHR, our online platform for small and start-up organisations to get advice and support to deal with day to day people problems.

Rob Coates

Rob’s journey with HR began in the days of Modern Apprentices and includes stop offs with major Plc’s prior to starting Willlerby Hill.  Since 2006 Rob has been on hand to give 100’s of employers both in the UK and overseas support and guidance on people issues, from strategic projects for multinational organisations through to small businesses in East Yorkshire.

Today, Rob works with many retained customers as part of their senior management team, supporting them as they develop and implement their HR strategies and actions within their businesses.

Rob holds an MSc in Human Resource Management and is a Fellow of the CIPD.

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Employee Relations – Middle East

We have worked with this customer for 7 years having written, developed and delivered a world class Employee Relations training course for one of Bahrain’s leading employers.  To date we have trained over 500 of their team.

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Manufacturing UK – HR Support

Working on a retainer basis, we have supported this Company for the past 4 years in developing their HR practices to their 300+ team.  This has meant supporting restructures, recruitment, engagement and resolving performance issues

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Digital Retailing – HR Support

We have supported this customer since their early days of setting up, offering a full range of HR and employment law solutions and guidance across their retail, office, management and digital teams in Yorkshire and London

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Beauty Training – Train the Trainer

Working with this customer we have supported the training and development of the team of qualified trainers and assessors for the beauty sector.  To date we ahem trained around 40 of their team which has supported their overall growth

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Heritage Manufacturer – HR Support

As one of our retained customers we have supported this business through a period of significant growth and restructure, leading on devising recruitment strategies, engagement, reward and performance management solutions

Get in touch

If you have a question about HR, Employment Law or Training give us a ring.

You can contact us by calling Rob on 07717 702201, or Kirsty on 07515 876984, alternatively email rob@willerbyhill.co.uk or kirsty@willerbyhill.co.uk