HR Support for small UK businesses

Our refreshingly personal HR support service will get your contracts and policies sorted, and be there to steer you through any HR issues you face while running your business.

We help 1,000+ UK businesses to get HR right!

Veronica Hannon, Transform Communiations

“It’s so reassuring to know that I’ve got a team of proficient, capable people behind me and that anything I come up against can be dealt with.”

Ricky Ghai, Plus 1

“citrusHR keeps us on top of HR and employment law in a way that we simply couldn’t do ourselves.”

The HR Support Service designed for small businesses

Employment contracts

We’ll review your contracts and update them in line with employment law and your business’ needs.

Staff handbook

We’ll put the policies in place that create a positive working environment and protect your business.

Health and Safety

We’ll equip you with a health and safety policy, risk assessment forms and automate your processes

Unlimited HR advice

Access to our expert, CIPD-qualified consultants whenever you need it.

Powerful HR software

A secure employee database where you can manage holiday, log absences, file expenses and much, much more.

Payroll made easy

Streamline your payroll process.

Small business HR can be tough

Getting small business HR right is difficult. It’s harder to stay up to date and in compliance with employment law than it is for larger organisations, which have HR departments to do that. At most small businesses it will be the owner, Financial Controller or Office Manager who is told to look after HR issues on top of all their other duties.

It takes an enormous amount of time to find out what is changing and how it affects your small company. Of course, that is why HR services exist. And there are lots to choose from, including huge national companies and small local consultants. But lots of small businesses don’t like these options. Some find them too expensive, others find the national firms too impersonal, while lots don’t like having to sign a contract to pay hundreds of pounds a month for one, three or more years.

So it is not all that surprising that recent research showed lots of small businesses try to “wing it” without getting any HR support at all. Yet sadly that is a much braver choice than most small businesses realise. There are lots of employment laws today which could cost even small businesses literally many thousands of pounds in penalties or damages if they get it wrong, which is easy to do. They aren’t all obvious.

HR services for small businesses

Small businesses in the UK typically need the following HR services:

  • Employment contracts and employment policies that are up to date and legally compliant;
  • Access to HR advice to help navigate complex and sensitive employment issues;
  • Regular alerts about important changes to employment law;
  • Basic Health and Safety support.

Find out more about our fresh approach to giving citrusHR customers these small business HR essentials and much more below.

Employment documents (contracts and policies)

We offer full support on employment contracts and policies, as you would expect. Where we differ from other providers is that we will work collaboratively with you to tailor these essential employment documents to the specific needs of your business.

HR advice for small businesses

Our fully qualified, friendly HR consultants are available any time to advise on any HR-related questions you might have. They will take the time to get under the skin of your business and understand your relationship with your employees before providing any course of action. We believe that this flexible, personal approach delivers the best outcomes for small businesses.

Small business HR software

We have developed our own web-based software with all kinds of tools to save you time on HR admin and let you know about key dates or issues in advance with enough time to sort them out before they become a problem. This is designed with small businesses in mind and is really friendly and easy to learn and use. 


Our friendly, flexible and cost-effective HR Support Service is here to help with all of your HR problems. Find out more about how we keep your business compliant and set you up to succeed.


Why choose our HR Support Service?


Terms that put you first

Monthly rolling contract, no lock-ins.

Personal touch

We’ll tailor everything we do to your needs.

Powerful HR software

HR that's fit for modern businesses.

Employment law experts

Our in-house legal team have decades of experience.



Running a small business is complex enough, so we’ve made our pricing structure and our terms simple and flexible.

  • No set up fees
  • No minimum contract
  • No hidden charges

How it works

£7.50 per employee


£50 flat fee

per month (plus VAT)

Work it out

We're the trusted HR partner for 1000+ UK businesses

  • PR/Communications
  • Finance
  • Media
  • Technology
  • Property
  • Consultancy

"I really value being able to pick up the phone whenever I need advice and speak to a friendly expert I can trust. And the software saves us huge amounts of time - essential for a busy PR agency!”

– Nick Vellacott, Highlight PR

“citrusHR have taken us through contract reviews and provided us with a fantastic staff handbook and employment documents. We’ve also found the ability to set and track employee goals within the system has really helped us to manage performance.”


– Anna Hall, Sound Financial (Case Study)

“It helps me to sleep at night knowing all our contracts and policies are compliant. And that if any issues do arise, citrusHR’s expert advisors are on hand to help us deal with them appropriately.”

– Derek Moore, Coffee & TV (Case Study)

“Having quick, easy access to expert advice has given us the reassurance that we're following the right HR procedures and our business is protected.”

– Jen Collins, The Filter

“The set up process was really easy and it was nice to know there was advice on hand whenever we needed it. The citrusHR consultant went above and beyond our expectations.”

– Matthew Squirrell, Dove and Hawk

Sara Cheeney

“I’ve been working with Citrus HR for a few years now and they have been amazing & taken all the stress out of HR. From Staff Contracts, holidays, commission structure, new legal updates, staff issues, Citrus are at the end of the phone or email to take all the stress out of employment & their online system is so easy to update, I love working with them.”

– Sara​ Cheeney, Clinic Success


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Our location

18E Charles Street,
Bath, BA1 1HX

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