Why I do my jobI love working with CitrusHR Consulting because of the diversity of who we work with, no two businesses need the same thing from us and the solution is never the same. I’m in HR because I like what it can deliver when things go right, and the problems it can solve when things go wrong.
What I did beforeI started my HR Career with Cadbury Schweppes after doing a BSC and MSC in HR at Stirling University, and completing my CIPD qualification with BAE systems. I completed Cadbury’s graduate HR training programme doing rotations in Commercial HR, Manufacturing HR, Corporate HR and international graduate recruitment, and was then the HR Manager for the Cadbury feedstocks factories. I moved to be HR Manager and then Head of HR with Essilor Ltd before joining the CitrusHR consulting team.
What keeps me going when things get toughThe people I work with, both my colleagues and our customers. I’m really lucky to be working with very like minded HR people so we can always find our way through when things feel tough and have a laugh or two along the way. Outside of that, in the tiny space between work and family life, an hour in the garden wondering whether what I’m digging up is friend or foe, will see me through most things.
During my recent acquisition of another business, Tara's advice, support, and rapid turnaround on documents meant that I was able to focus on other areas of the transaction, safe in the knowledge that the personnel side of things was under control. I can honestly say that had it not been for Tara’s help, I would have been far more reticent about the acquisition, and may not have pursued it.
Phil Battrick, SITM