Ruth ShepherdHR Consultant


Ruth has spent most of her career in hospitality and leisure so is well used to fast-paced, customer facing environments. She has undertaken operational, strategic and project-based HR roles and works with leaders to understand their challenges, the culture and the outcomes they are looking for from HR interventions.

She works across all HR areas; ER, restructures, TUPE, projects, recruitment, development, team surveys, creating 360 programmes and has a passion for coaching those new to leaderships roles.

She works closely with a number of small business clients supporting all of their people needs and specialises in setting up people frameworks for growing businesses.


Projects worked on

  • Team survey design, delivery and follow up focus groups for a holiday business.


  • Large scale restructure and redundancy exercises


  • Design of team life cycle for small and medium business; creating values driven life cycle from attraction through to exit


  • Insights delivery and coaching across senior teams


  • Design of 360 degree feedback programme and coaching for individuals


  • Business restructures
  • Succession planning
  • Business downsizing & redundancies
  • People strategies for small and medium businesses
  • Employee relations & tricky employment law situations
  • Compromise agreements & exit strategies
  • Writing legal/company policies & procedures
  • Mentoring – including design and delivery of in-house mentoring schemes
  • Changing terms & conditions
  • Coaching specialises in those new to leadership roles
  • Developing review processes that fit business need and culture
  • Psychometrics; Insights, DISC, SHL
  • Team survey creation and design
  • Designing and delivering HR training
  • Competency framework design
  • Design of 360 feedback programmes

Companies worked for Her clients include: HF Holidays, Siblu Holidays, Blue Apple Contract Catering Limited, Homebase and a variety of small businesses.