What our clients say…

Our most powerful marketing tool is our clients, please have a read of the below client testimonials and hear what our clients have to say about CitrusHR Consulting. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

I’ve been in management with a lot of small businesses over many years, both commercial and charitable, and wish I had found CitrusHR Consulting earlier.

In the first place they are technically impressive, knowing all the up-to-date legislation almost before it happens! (Covid providing a number of recent examples). They also have a set of HR web based facilities which ensure proper good practice in terms of planning staff availability, appraisal etc.

But far beyond this Citrus understand the realities of running a company and make sure you deal with the HR challenges in the correct and absolutely secure way, but prioritising the best interests of the company. They also know the importance of organisational culture and are sensitive and responsive to strategic change.

They develop strong and effective relationships with both management and staff by combining excellent personal skills with playing a friendly but straight bat.

They are a perpetually calm and constructive influence and will get directly involved as much as or as little as you need, and during live issues seem to be available 24/7! I have recommended them to a number other companies needing HR support or dealing with problems.

Dorset client testimonial

John Humphreys

Chair of Trustees, Museum of East Dorset

The EF Bulmer Trust are a long-established charitable foundation and for two decades have survived with an ad hoc approach to HR.

Trustees commissioned CitrusHR Consulting and have since seen a complete transformation in their employment practice and their management and leadership of their small employed team. The team from Citrus HR have been able to provide a highly cost-effective service and at the same time managed that rare balance of friendliness and professionalism.

Nothing is too much trouble and they are great at proactively spotting potential problems or opportunities and gently coaching the organisation forward. They have a depth of knowledge to help keep us safe – but approach things in a very practical way – avoiding meaningless jargon and even having a laugh. We love working with them and can’t recommend them enough.

Paddy Nugent, Chief Operating Office

E F Bulmer Trust

CitrusHR Consulting have been an invaluable HR resource to Lister Communications for around 10 years now, they have always felt like part of our management team as they understand our business and staff. Citrus take care of every single detail and simple to understand advice, which allows us to concentrate on running the business.

I think Citrus’s success here is that their approach not only gains the trust and respect of our Management, but also our staff which is a great achievement.

Jim Clapham, Director

Lister Unified Communications Ltd

I appointed CitrusHR Consulting at the start of what has been a challenging year for us as a Farming Business. When I was looking for an HR company, there are none that I was made aware of within Agriculture and was recommended CitrusHR from a friend who is also a client of theirs.

I have found Georgina Read to be personable, kind and understanding in helping us through some challenging times within our family business with a relatively small workforce. I know that within Agriculture using an HR company is not the norm but I have learnt an enormous amount and put procedures in place that will ultimately protect us and our employees for the future.

Kathryn Cato, Owner

R N & M Lawton Farm

We have been working with Georgina, Tara and the team for circa 10 years now initially on an ad hoc basis and for a number of years now with their retained support package, during which times our business has both grown and also had its fair share of people management issues. I have to say I could not of got to where we are today without being able to pick up the phone and receive the HR support and advice of the team, not just in times of crisis but other nicer project work where we have looked to structure the business and been able to deliver team presentations with the professionalism and assistance of Georgina and Tara.

Being a company director can be a lonely place in tough times so being able to make important decisions after an informed conversation can really make all the difference to a positive or negative outcome. 

As a small to medium sized business owner I also think that having the HR teams commercial and corporate background has been really valuable in helping guide us through changes we have made or situations that have required input. Along with the backup of the HR portal, streamlining administration for us and also giving our employees control over their own training and annual leave requests knowing what other team members have requested as well, has made managing that side of things much easier.

Citrus HR support is always part of our annual business review and will remain so for a long time ahead.

Gloucester HR Client 

Mark Cliff, Director

Blu Fish Ltd

We have been working with CitrusHR Consulting for a few years now and if I’m honest, we’d be lost without them. Especially over the last year the team have excelled themselves in what was a difficult time. They’ve seen us through the pandemic, through the loss of a major customer, protected one of our commercial contracts and seen us through a major organisational change. They navigated and advised us through tricky business decisions with each in a friendly, professional, and commercially minded approach.

CitrusHR Consulting have a great understanding of our business model, our staff and the sector and they provide commercially focused advice that both protects our business and staff but also doesn’t hinder how we operate. I would certainly recommend them to any business looking for HR advice.”

Stefan Roberts, MD

Robert Express Delivery

Citrus HR has been an invaluable support during the last year, taking on more and more of our HR tasks and freeing the team to focus on company growth and the challenges thrown at us by the pandemic. 

They are discrete, professional and always available at short notice to provide pragmatic and actionable advice to both individual employees and the management team.  But what we really like about Citrus is their appreciation of our company culture and how they tailor their approach to meet our particular needs.

Tim Williams, Director

Edward Elgar

It is only when you receive really high-end service that you realise what you have been missing – and CitrusHR Consulting are certainly high-end.

They are both responsive and deliver well thought out advice that answers the question or concern raised and are always happy to provide the in-depth reasoning behind their advice so that we are always confident when we engage with our staff.

Tom Moriarty, Director