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Forbury People

One Forbury Square
The Forbury

Tel: 029 2055 7555

Welcome to Forbury People

UK and Overseas HR Services and Consultancy,

London, Reading, Cardiff

Forbury People is a leading HR and Business consultancy. Our aim is to provide innovative solutions and flexible delivery to help your business transform.

We have a reputation for being commercially aware and strategic and can draw on additional expertise from our group companies to help deliver solutions for our clients in the UK and internationally.
Founded in 2007, Forbury People operates across all sectors with wide experience of providing human resource and organisation development solutions. We provide these services through a combination of creative, yet practical solutions, presented in a clear manner.

Our professional consultants are experienced in developing enduring client relationships and ensuring absolute quality in all that we do. With consultants whose backgrounds span the private, public and voluntary sectors, we form close working relationships, whilst building the capacity and expertise within your team to meet a diverse range of challenges. Our consultants partner with you, applying an approach which seeks to | Innovate | Transform | Deliver, underpinning all our client relationships.

Our services are specifically designed and tailored to the needs of each individual organisation and situation. We pride ourselves on providing quality solutions to the exact requirements of our clients.

HR SERVICES Our team can undertake the full range of hr services, from strategic to operational, including outsourced and interim provision. We provide flexible HR solutions to suit your needs.

BUSINESS AND HR CONSULTANCY Transforming your business, improving efficiency or creating strategy? Our expert team can project manage or support your team through the change.

INTERNATIONAL SERVICES Our team undertake HR and people change consultancy projects overseas. We are also expert in handling people and student movement between countries (eg visas).

TRAINING SERVICES Thought provoking yet practical, professional training that improves skills and builds confidence. Bespoke training designed and delivered in the UK and overseas.

Innovate | Transform | Deliver


Forbury People can meet the strategic and operational needs of all sizes of business organisations, providing holistic, innovative and practical solutions, in areas such as:

• Attendance and absence
• Business intelligence / Data analytics
• Change management
• Coaching
• Culture change
• Disciplinary
• Digital solutions
• Employee relations / Trade Unions
• Employment helpline for start ups and SMEs
• Engagement
• Governance
• Grievances
• Interim solutions (we will provide interim staff without the usual ‘recruitment fee’)
• Leadership development
• Management Development
• Mentoring
• Organisation development
• Outsourcing
• Performance management
• Project management
• Psychometric profiling
• Strategy
• Trade Unions
• Training
• TUPE transfers


HR SERVICES  We have recently supported a client with extensive redundancy consultation and redundancy communication. We guided them through the process, provided template documents to use and supported them with the dismissal meetings. Knowledge transfer has been provided to their young HR team for future learning.

BUSINESS AND HR CONSULTANCY  Major change requires resource and we are often called upon to support teams facing merger, TUPE, or other organisational change. We have undertaken organisation re-design projects; changes to terms and conditions and are often called upon to assist in negotiations and consultation.

INTERNATIONAL SERVICES  Our team undertake HR and people change consultancy projects overseas. We are expert in handling people and student movement between countries (eg visas). One of our consultants recently travelled to Croatia to deliver bespoke training in change management and systems thinking. Another is engaged with training HR professionals in Bangladesh.

TRAINING SERVICES  Listed below are just some of the courses we offer, but please contact us if you have a particular training requirement as we work closely with our clients to develop bespoke training to fit your needs:

• Building high performing teams
• Communication skills
• Cross generational workforce
• Creating high performing teams and organisations
• Data Protection and Freedom of Information
• Dealing with difficult situations
• Employee relations Handling trade unions
• Management Development programme
• Negotiation and consultation
• Performance management
• Social media policy and practice
• Transitioning between roles: how to maximise performance in less than 90 days


Every HR manager needs extra help now and again. Maybe it is a big restructuring project, an international merger issue or an absent team member. Whatever the challenge, Forbury People can help by providing you with highly experienced people who can fill in any missing gaps in your resource and offer real value to all your activities.

Our professionals add strength to your team using extensive experience in the issues that matter most. We have a practical and commercial approach to everything we do, taking into account your business objectives and context.

You can hire us on a retained, interim, fixed fee or project basis. Our service is available internationally. Our consultants have experience of operating across the globe. Fees will be clear and our people will be selected for your particular situation. Quality and value is guaranteed, and of course we have legal backup from colleagues in Clarkslegal.


HR support for SMEs  One of our consultants has acted as HR support to an SME with no regular HR resource, assisting with day to day issues as well as providing vital support and guidance to managers during internal disciplinary and grievance processes.

Interim HR Director  One of our consultants recently completed an eight month assignment as Interim HR Manager/Director for a client. An immediate challenge was to address the lack of identification and direction felt by staff as a result of the client’s recent acquisition and to complete a strategic review of the HR function and the business itself. Additional work included support on health and safety issues, elimination of flexible benefits, the introduction of new contracts and the successful conclusion of two Employment Tribunals, supported by Clarkslegal’s employment team.

Internal dialogue and communication   We have provided essential independent HR assistance to a client, as part of a significant outsourcing exercise. This project required our consultants to engage in strategic dialogue and support the client’s internal HR department.

Organisational Strategy  An FPL consultant has worked in partnership with the HR team of a major client, helping to develop and implement a substantial strategic organisational redesign by function, over the next twelve months. This project will include changes to terms and conditions, consultation strategy and general project management.

Psychometric testing and profiling   One of our consultants has provided a client with invaluable insight into the dynamics of the Board of Directors, their personal motivations, weaknesses and strengths and how to achieve a more collegiate and functioning Board, able to deliver the company’s strategy.

Redundancy consultation  We provided a consultant to a subsidiary company of a major client, to help support the existing HR team and managers in conducting the entire consultation process for over one hundred redundancies. The performance of our consultant resulted in a request to undertake all of the final dismissal meetings.

Value for money recruitment  Two Forbury People consultants completed an extensive value for money review of a large organisation’s recruitment process, analysing management time, cost and getting the right person for the job from application to appointment. A full report was produced and positively received at board level.


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