Breathing Space HR is a consultancy specialising in people management at smaller businesses. SME caught up with managing consultant Suzie Bogle to hear about a typical day at the office...
Tell me about your role – what does a typical day look like for you?
I describe myself now as a business woman, as my job is to ensure the business is profitable, efficient and effective for clients. I run the business as a Quaker Business (think Cadbury’s and Rowntree’s).
I still deliver HR consultancy for clients, particularly in complex cases and business acquisitions. I am also a commercial mediator.
A typical day can include visiting client sites and talking with managers and employees about their jobs and the business, giving advice over the phone or by email to clients directly, or supporting my team with their advice. Of course there is also running the business and thinking about the future.
We have clients mainly in Yorkshire and London in the UK, also in Germany and the US. We have also worked with French and Spanish organisations.
Tell me about your clients – who purchases your products?
We have a wonderfully broad range of clients – that is part of the joy of consultancy, one day biotech, and manufacturing and distribution the next.
Clients include Nexus Vehicle Management (Vehicle Rental Management), Anetic Aid (Surgical Equipment Distribution), Cawood Scientific (agricultural testing), Melrose Textile (Rug and Flooring manufacturers and distributors).