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"I have worked with Kay for the last four years on a number of strategic initiatives and complex HR issues. During this time Kay has been quick to grasp the issues and has consistently plotted a path to a successful conclusion, balancing the needs of the business and the people involved.
Kay has been instrumental in ensuring the Organisation’s polices and procedures are up-to-date and fit for purpose.
In addition, Kay has worked with the senior management team and developed and implemented a client service strategy that has started to show some really positive results.
In summary, Kay is someone who can be trusted, has excellent technical and people skills and will immediately add value to any organisation. I have no hesitation in recommending Kay."
Zac Toumazi, former Chief Executive,
Sussex Cricket Limited
"Kay’s coaching and mentoring techniques have helped our senior management improve their skills and behaviours, enabling them to make the best of their abilities which has improved communication, engagement and productivity.
Kay’s open, direct and sometimes challenging approach has led people to question their behaviour and allowed them to step back and take an objective look at their approach and its consequences to identify where and how change needs to be made.
Her wide range of experience and great emotional intelligence has enabled her to promote trust and build confidence, whilst passing on techniques and methods for managers to implement in order to gain the desired results when motivating and managing their teams."
Sally McColgan, Head of HR, Noble Caledonia
"Kay worked as a Consultant at Feather Down Farm Days for more than two and a half years. She is commercially-focused and played a key part in the strategic development and expansion of our UK-based operation.
Kay is a genuine people person and developed positive working relationships with her colleagues. Kay is professional yet her sense of humour keeps things in perspective.
Kay is driven and determined and delivers results. As a small and innovative company, Kay’s diverse skills made her a real asset to our business."
Erik Pasterkamp, General Manager, Feather Down Farm Days
"Kay quickly got to grips with the needs of our business by developing a bespoke approach to staff absence. I found Kay to be knowledgable, supportive and professional.
I would happily recommend Kay at Buzz HR."
Simon Tann, Managing Director, Tann Westlake
"Kay responded to our urgent need for some coaching during a change management programme. She took the brief, asked insightful questions as to what was needed and the outcomes we wanted. Next minute, she was on a train to various locations to coach some of our people affected by the organisational changes.
This is always a difficult assignment to walk into as emotions are high but Kay's warmth, pragmatism and insights were spot on. The feedback we got from those she coached was excellent, allowing them the resilience to manage themselves through a difficult period.
We were delighted with the support she gave us during this time and would recommend her."
Rosie Ranganathan, People Director, England and Wales Cricket Board
"In my role at Tennis Sussex, the County Association of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), I needed to take advice over an extended period of time relating to one of our employees whose circumstances were complicated.
Kay has worked with Tennis Sussex over the last eighteen months and has helped guide us at regular intervals, always making sure she is available at relatively short notice and following up with clear written advice.
Kay has helped us act properly, resulting in both the individual and business being satisfied with the actions we needed to take. She has sensitively and knowledgeably guided us through, balancing the bigger picture business needs and legal implications, while keeping the people at the heart of her advice.
I would be more than happy to recommend Kay."
Simon Lindfield, Secretary, Tennis Sussex
"Kay worked as an Associate during one of the biggest change programmes that British Airways at Gatwick Airport had experienced, with around 600 BA employees affected by TUPE or 'at risk' of redundancy.
Kay worked on this project for six months, during which time she behaved with professionalism and demonstrated very strong technical HR knowledge. She is an excellent problem-solver who can quickly assimilate information, then identify and get to the root of issues with ease.
Kay has strong people skills and is both emotionally intelligent and resilient, as evidenced in her handling of the sensitivities surrounding such a large-scale change programme.
One of her other key skills is her ability to swiftly and effectively build strong relationships at all levels of an organisation.
Having previously worked for BA, Kay was familiar with the culture and with the challenges of working in a trade-unionised environment. She integrated easily into the workplace and was an invaluable support throughout.
Kay is a pleasure to work with and an asset to any organisation. I would not hesitate in recommending her."
Carol Powell, Business Implementation Manager, British Airways