HR support for startups

Our refreshingly personal HR support service will get your contracts and policies sorted, and be there to steer you through any HR issues you encounter as your startup develops.

Key features:

  • Unlimited expert HR advice
  • Staff handbook and contracts sorted
  • Time-saving HR software
  • Flexible terms
  • Competitive pricing

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1,000+ UK businesses choose citrusHR's friendly, flexible approach

The HR service that helps you take on the world

Employment contracts

We’ll review your contracts and update them in line with employment law and your startup’s 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.

HR can be complex for UK startups

Starting a business is incredibly hard. You’ve got to get your product or service right and persuade people to change their behaviour to start to buy from you. And you need to know about marketing, sales, service, finance. On top of all that, if your young business needs to take on employees, there’s a whole lot more you need to know and do.

And if you decide to wing it to begin with, you’re at risk of financial penalties which could literally cost thousands of pounds if you get something wrong. We can help.

Our HR Support Service for startups

In short, we can give you everything you need when you first take on staff, with our HR for startups including:

  1. Employment contracts and policies: we will provide you with appropriate employment contracts, a complete Staff Handbook (employment policies) and even a set of forms and checklists.
  2. HR advice when you need it with unlimited access to HR consultants over the phone and a series of guides to help you with everything from hiring to firing.
  3. HR admin support- including holiday calculations, appraisals, timesheets, and more – made easy with powerful web-based HR software designed by us for UK small businesses and startups.
  4. Keeping you legal. Employment law changes frequently; we will keep on top of these changes, send you legal updates, and let you know if any of them are important for you. Our system will also send you warnings if you pay less than minimum wage, for example, or if one of your employee’s work permit runs out.

We’re the only HR service to offer all this for startups in the UK. 

HR Support for UK startups

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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