New HR firm sets up in Baltic Triangle

TWO HR professionals with more than 50 years’ combined experience have launched a new business venture in the form of PrivilegeHR.

Mary Ball and Peter Waller-Flynn started the firm after working for companies such as Marks & Spencer, Jardine Lloyd Thompson, Hochtief FM and several public-sector organisations to name a few.

PrivilegeHR offers a range of packages tailored around the level of support required and the duration of the project for companies requiring both on-going and one-off support.

Mary said: “My business partner Peter and I are thrilled to have launched PrivilegeHR, and despite the infancy of our business, we have already noticed unprecedented demand and have welcomed on board a number of exciting clients within the North West area. It felt only right that we should establish our own HR practice and offer our expertise to other companies across the region. Although our company is relatively new on to the market, we have each managed HR processes at a senior level for large-scale global companies, allowing us to enhance our own business acumen and acquire knowledge that we believe others can benefit from.

“Ultimately, our aim for PrivilegeHR is to achieve business growth, cost reduction and improved employee feedback for each and every client that we work with. To achieve this vision, we offer a service that is truly unique and works for any business, from established corporate companies to mid-size businesses right through to independent start-ups.”

PrivilegeHR provides a full range of HR services to suit different requirements offering everything from access to advice and ‘top tips’ from industry professionals to online resources consisting of templates and guidelines for HR processes. More advanced packages include the option to enrol in workshops which take place throughout the year and specialist support with in-house recruitment.

To accompany its offering, PrivilegeHR has also created an intuitive digital system that is easy to install and use and also offers a smartphone app.

Peter said: “Throughout our careers as HR Directors we have experienced a number of highlights including establishing Hochtief FM from scratch, developing the Marks & Spencer ‘Simply Foods’ concept as well as saving companies significant amounts of money through our people related programmes. Mary and I place emphasis on people-centred HR which ultimately results in the successful recruitment, motivation and retention of staff – an essential element to the framework of any prolific business.”

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