A fresh approach to small business HR

Our vision is to help your business to realise its true potential by making it as easy as possible for you to manage your people.

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

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

The citrus HR story

citrus HR was founded in 2013 by David Lester — a successful entrepreneur with deep experience in the small business sector, and Georgina Read and Kirsty Senior — two vastly experienced HR consultants.

They had seen first-hand how HR issues put the brakes on the growth of small businesses. Spurred into action by the inflexible, one-size-fits-all approach that characterised the market for HR services, they founded citrus HR — the HR support service and software that puts small, medium and growing businesses first.

What does that mean in reality? It means:

  • We offer flexible, rolling, monthly contracts instead of locking customers in for years on end.
  • We charge on a clear per-employee basis that makes it easy for businesses to budget for HR.
  • We tailor our expert HR advice and our work on your employment documents to the needs of your business, rather than treating your business as if it was the same as every other one.
  • We design HR software that’s focused on saving you time on day to day HR admin tasks that we know can distract your team from doing their jobs. 

Our vision is to help your business to realise its true potential by making it as easy as possible for you to manage your people. If you have any ideas for how we can do this better, we’re all ears.

In March 2023, we started the next chapter of our story and became part of the Alcumus family. Find out more about about this development here.


David Lester

Kirsty HR Consultant small business HR

Kirsty Senior

Georgina Read

Find out why we think we’re a particularly good fit for:


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

  • Lishmans LLP
  • Carpenter Box
  • Cloud Accountant
  • Redstone

Margaret Kilner headshot

"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

Claire Macarthur headshot

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

Claire Macarthur, Redstone

How can we help you?

Expert HR Support

I need friendly, knowledgeable HR experts to review and update my employment contracts and policies, and to provide ongoing HR advice.

Powerful HR Software

I need online software that will make my day to day HR admin quick, easy and secure.


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Our location

18E Charles Street,
Bath, BA1 1HX

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