Allyson SteadSenior HR Consultant


Allyson has worked in HR for 20 years mostly working in Hospitality, Leisure and High Street Retail. Therefore, is no stranger to working in fast paced, agile and commercial sectors. Allyson has worked in generalist operational focused field roles supporting business delivery through people together with more strategic roles as a member of HR leadership teams and within business start-ups.

Specifically, Allyson specialises in Employee Relations supporting large businesses deliver their ER agenda, business transformation, large scale restructures, TUPE, employee engagement, policy and procedure, employee handbooks, supporting cultural change and managing and identifying business risk.

Allyson has been involved in several strategic projects such as Harmonising terms and conditions across businesses who have grown through acquisition, driven TUPE programme within highly recognisable retail brand to franchisee models, delivery of large-scale redundancy programmes during a CVA (Company Voluntary Arrangement). Worked within Unionised environments and been involved in re negotiations of terms. Allyson is adept at cutting through complexity finding a pragmatic solution to risk and is conversant in working at fast pace and changing environments.


Projects worked on

  • Highly recognised global retail brand managed large  scale TUPE process from managed business to numerous franchisees.


  • Managed large scale redundancies , disposals and restructures in a number of highly recognised retail brands


  • Implemented commercially harmonised contractual terms across large retail business from review employee relations advice recommendations , large scale consultation  and negotiation, handbook and policy design , implementation and embedding new terms.


  • TUPE acquisition and business integration
  • Business downsizing , disposals & restructuring
  • Redundancies
  • Changing Terms and Conditions
  • Settlement Agreements and business exits
  • Employee Relations; managing complex disciplinaries, grievances, performance management, Tribunal case management and advice
  • Delivery of technical ER training
  • Writing company Employee Handbooks legal/company  employment policies
  • Employment contractual review and design
  • Employee life cycle internal process audit and  implementation
  • Union negotiation
  • Employee Relations strategy development
  • Employee Wellbeing