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.

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.

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

  • Lishmans LLP
  • Carpenter Box
  • Cloud Accountant
  • Redstone

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"citrus HR is now thoroughly embedded in our accounting business. Staff can access their own records and it makes it easy to be really transparent. This really fits in with our company values and I get feedback from staff all the time about this being important to them.”

Margaret Kilner, Lishmans LLP, case study

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“The clients we have introduced to citrus HR are delighted. It adds great value to the offering we give our clients.”

Nathan Keely, Carpenter Box

“A valuable addition to our service, which blends seamlessly with our core accountancy business.”

Duncan Lloyd, Cloud Accountant

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“citrus HR as a value-added service has now become a matter of course for us at Redstone.”

Claire Macarthur, Redstone

Talk To The HR & Payroll Experts

Our location

18E Charles Street,
Bath, BA1 1HX

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