Working with businesses, organisations and charities…

ViewHR is a HR consultancy working with businesses and charities, to provide flexible and practical HR and employment law guidance. Your business is your people so it’s important to get the workplace right!

How can we help you?

> Flexible guidance and support to managers and directors
> Dealing with HR matters promptly and effectively for best results
> Helping you to create a great team with great results
> Providing the expertise to make your people perform

What can you expect from us?

> Proactive, comprehensive and realistic guidance
> A friendly and practical service
> Finding solutions to existing issues
> Working as an integral part of your business



Our core team

Our core team is supported by a network of experienced consultants.

Gemma Murphy

Gemma Murphy
HR Consultant | Director

Gemma is a former HR and employment lawyer. She has extensive experience in dealing with both day-to-day HR matters through to complex employment issues, within a broad range of organisations. This brings an extra dynamic to her delivery and methodology as an HR Consultant.

Whilst being passionate about what she does, Gemma understands the importance of listening to the needs of her clients and providing simple, commercial and realistic advice! Her clients regularly commend her for her calming and pragmatic approach.

Sarah King

Sarah King
HR Consultant | Director

Sarah has over 25 years of experience in HR having worked in both the private and public sectors and across different industries. Sarah has a keen interest in employee engagement, change and in raising both individual and team performance.

Sarah has a great rapport with clients, priding herself on being able to quickly understand their issues and then provide effective people related solutions to these.

Heidi Roper

Heidi Roper
HR Consultant

Heidi is a proven senior HR professional with first-hand experience of the challenges faced by both developing and established businesses. She has previously worked in the manufacturing, engineering and retail sectors, delivering strategic and operational HR requirements within a range of organisations. Whilst experienced in all things HR, Heidi specialises in developing HR strategies and people management structures to support business objectives and organisational growth.

Heidi strives to understand the internal and external factors influencing businesses. She previously sat on an EEF regional advisory board as the vice-chair of the committee.


Vanessa Head

Vanessa Head
Business Manager

Vanessa supports our clients and our business, bringing with her a breadth of experience in business management and marketing.

She is process driven, highly organised and professional and has an enormous ability to get things done!

Shelley Poole

Shelley Poole
Associate HR Consultant

Shelley Poole is an established HR Consultant who works with View HR on an associate basis.  She has broad ranging HR experience gained from positions in a range of sectors. Shelley’s skills include managing employee relations matters (such as disciplinary and grievance cases), developing successful HR strategy and leading organisational change projects, such as restructuring.  Shelley is experienced in Trade Union negotiations.

Shelley also has substantial experience as a lecturer specialising in teaching management and HR, and is a trustee of an education charity.

Candice Openshaw

Candice Openshaw
Associate HR Consultant

Candice is an experienced HR leader who has partnered with SME’s during start up, rapid growth and also periods of change/transformation. She has successfully built HR operations and teams from scratch and shaped organisations’ HR agenda.

Candice is passionate about creating engaged and healthy workforces, having seen first-hand not only the commercial benefits but also the cultural impacts. She is both supportive and pragmatic in her approach. Whilst being an experienced strategist, Candice isn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves and support with HR operational matters leaving her clients to focus on leading and building their business.


View HR gets to know your business. The team are always available and have a thorough understanding of our HR needs. With the personal service, it makes you feel that they care about you and your team, like their own.

Retail Director – Garden Centre Sector

View HR has a unique ability to identify simple & mutually beneficial solutions to potentially complex issues. Their calming & assured delivery has provided great assurance to the management team.

Managing Director, Property Management Sector

Gemma and the team at View HR has been a breath of fresh air for our company. As a medium size firm we have relied heavily on their support to ensure that we understand the obligations of our company and our employees and restructured our business practices with their guidance. Our business is in better shape because of their help and I would recommend any business to use their expertise.

CEO, Financial Services Sector

My company has used View HR Limited for a few years and we have always received an excellent level of service. We have found them to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and always very supportive and caring when dealing with situations that are difficult to deal with as an employer. I would highly recommend the use of the services of View HR Limited.

Director, multi-site Accountancy Firm

We just want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for all your help and support throughout the past couple of months. Your advice and encouragement have been invaluable to us. We are so grateful for the time you have dedicated to us and our contract – we really can’t thank you enough. We are excited and look forward to the future of our company now we have peace of mind that we have a legal contract that protects both us and our employees.

Director, Care Sector

Candice is one of the most complete HR Leaders I’ve worked with. Whether it’s driving employee engagement, creating a high-performance culture, or navigating through complex HR Legal issues, she always developed smart and practical approaches that delivered against our commercial requirements whilst remaining consistent with our company values.

CO-CEO, Energy Company

We have been working with View HR for a number of years now and we have always received great HR advice. During the pandemic, we encountered some difficult issues that we had to deal with, which we could not have done without Sarah’s and Gemma’s professional and sympathetic approach. We would highly recommend their services.

Sales Director, Engineering Company

I have worked with View HR for nearly 3 years. As a small but growing business, I needed their support to review my company policies. What I found out was that their proposition to support my business was much more and my employees and I have a fantastic framework around our policies and processes together with a more employee-focused engagement program too. I couldn’t and wouldn’t recommend any other business than View HR.

Chief Executive, Financial Services

I’ve instructed ViewHR on a number of employment investigations that concerned factually and legally complex scenarios. On each and every occasion they get it right. Their attention to detail is second to none and I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Head of Employment of a Dorset Law Firm

Despite the ever changing and evolving world of HR, Sarah is always up to date and keep us abreast of any variations that occur. This gives us the confidence to let her deal with both positive and also the difficult situations that occur knowing we will have every option available with fantastic support and aftercare as standard.

Engineering CEO – Poole

As a small business it is very important for us to have the very best outsourced professional HR support. We have commissioned View HR to deal with all aspects of HR solutions for us including contracts, employee handbooks and also employee profiling. View HR have a wealth of knowledge and experience and are also a pleasure to deal with and we would thoroughly recommend their services to any growing business.

Creative Agency – Bournemouth

I would have no hesitation in recommending ViewHR’s services. We initially instructed them in a complex and sensitive matter and their services proved invaluable in ensuring that matters were dealt with in a professional and lawful manner.

Chairman, Charity Sector

I can honestly say that View HR is a first class Human Resources Consultancy business.  They are always on hand to give our company accurate expert professional advice and support, whenever we require it.  They are professional, efficient and approachable, and have a very friendly outgoing personality. We value the HR Support of View HR enormously, and thank them for a great service.

Manufacturing Business – Poole

I have recently used View HR and found them extremely knowledgeable, professional and delivered what we needed very quickly, I will definitely be using this company again!

Financial Services – Salisbury

We have recently been supported by Sarah from ViewHR who guided us through a complex and delicate employment issue and helped us achieve a positive conclusion.  Throughout, Sarah has been professional, compassionate and reassuring and we would have no hesitation in recommending Sarah and ViewHR to any company who has need of HR Services.  We would definitely use their services again!

Director, Insurance provider