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Emily Perry

Founder and Managing Director

Emily founded South Coast HR in 2013. Her aim was to provide companies without their own internal HR expertise with no nonsense, business focused, expert HR advice in a truly flexible manner.

Emily felt that these businesses were missing out on having the value of an HR professional in their business, to not only advise on the ‘nitty gritty’ HR such as disciplinaries and redundancies – but to be there as a listening ear to those sometimes tricky staffing situations.

Emily holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management from the University of Portsmouth, and is a fully qualified Chartered Member of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development). She has worked in a variety of different businesses from a rapidly expanding start-up in which she was the founding member of the HR Department, to a HR Business partner at an international publishing corporation.

Prior to setting up South Coast HR, Emily was a consultant providing HR support to small and medium sized businesses in London, and has also spent time as a recruitment consultant.

Emily says “I set up South Coast HR as I felt businesses were missing out on the value that HR can bring. I have seen first-hand what can happen when the people part of a business goes wrong – this doesn‘t mean just a messy tribunal claim, but when the wrong people are employed, or when the structure of a business isn’t right – things start to fall apart. We are currently a small, but perfectly formed team of HR professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds. We all share in the belief that HR shouldn’t be bureaucratic, tick box function that restricts business growth. HR should be at the heart of every business, proactively working alongside business owners to make things happen.”