At Guardian we’re firm believers in the partnership between a business and a HR function. With the right approach, it can be a working relationship that benefits everyone involved – rather than an obstacle that stands in the way of commercial success.

People are our passion, and people management is our specialty. We thrive in keeping you one step ahead of the game as an employer, giving you the guidance, support and training necessary to be a truly succesful leader. It’s all in a day’s work here at Guardian People Management. 


Nickie Elenor

Hello, I’m Nickie Elenor and I understand how challenging it can be to be an employer. I have been on your side since I set up my own law firm in 2006.  I am hugely biased towards hard-working business owners, particularly those in second or next generation businesses.  Trying your best

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Jayne Dunn
Managing Director

Hello there.  I’m Jayne and I’ve been supporting people managers for over 20 years (I know, I don’t look old enough!). To be completely honest , HR really wasn’t on my radar as a career choice when I was growing up; I mean, how many small children do you hear

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Claire Scanlan
Group Operations Legal & Finance Director

Often described as Guardian’s Chief of Stuff, I started working with Nickie in 2010. I look after the finances, compliance and operations of both Guardian Law and Guardian Business Services as well as being a practising solicitor and supervising our legal team. Outside of work, I enjoy weight training, watching

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Joy Parkes – HR Consultant

Hello, I’m Joy and I have a real passion for people.  I can remember my career meeting at school when I was asked where I saw my future.  At the age of 16 I didn’t have a clue, I just knew that I wanted to work with people, little did

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Anika Vassell

Hi, I’m Anika and I share my ground-breaking approach with employers who are committed to supporting the wellbeing of their people. It’s unlikely that you’ve thought about how stressful parenting demands might impact on your bottom line, but with research showing that 40% of parents decline in their emotional wellbeing

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Our partners

We are proud to work with our fantastic partners at Breathe, Engagement Multiplier, Red Umbrella and Improve. We also have an extensive network of contacts that we are happy to endorse and introduce you to for associated business services, so please don’t hesitate to ask for a referral.

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