Why HR?

My HR career started because of a couple of fantastic managers – they coached, cajoled, and downright made me make a career of it, because they saw potential in me, even if I had quite a lot of rough edges.  They showed me how to unlock a passion for work in someone, and I can never thank them enough for that lesson. 

01. Collaboration

I want to be a trusted part of your business – whether it’s a one-off issue, or a large-scale project.   By working together we can work through the problems that you are facing, and find effective, practical solutions that suit your business. 

02. Curiosity

I want to know about you, your business, and the problems that you are facing with your people.  It’s only by understanding how you work and where you want to be that I can create the right plan to get you on track. 

03. Creativity

I don’t believe in boring.  The training that I provide will be interactive, fun and memorable, giving your teams the best opportunity to develop their careers.  Death by PowerPoint is definitely not on the menu. 

Real Results (not Red Tape)

My career has been about learning ever since.  Before founding The People Partner HR and Training, I spent over 20 years in the corporate world managing Human Resources functions for both small and large businesses, gaining my Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and becoming a Chartered Member of the CIPD along the way. But over the years I found the red tape, box ticking and obstructive processes both frustrating and uninspiring.  

I knew that if I wanted to make a real difference to people’s lives and businesses, I needed to build my own company, doing HR ‘stuff’ how I believed it should be done. And I needed to help people who were passionate about real change — hungry for growth and ready to take action. People just like you.


Today, I work with managers who want to develop their teams and grow their businesses – and I love it. To be able to work with a company to make real and impactful changes, that bring sustainable results is amazing. It’s what I’m all about. I love working with businesses and helping them sort out problems.  HR is no longer the tea and sympathy brigade that it was when I first started – we are now proper business partners.  The kick I get out of it – whether it’s HR or Training – is being able to help managers do their ‘people’ things better and getting rid of the pain points.   

What I’ve learned over my career is people have hired me for me.  Yes, my skills and knowledge are essential to do the job that I do, but the reason they have hired me is the way I do it.  I want to enjoy my work and enjoy being with the people that I work with.  I don’t believe in being stiff and formal, and certainly don’t want to blind people with endless jargon.  HR is about people, and people are all different – they can be good, bad or indifferent, but everyone has a story, and everyone needs something different from their HR support.   

I don’t believe in overcomplicating things (don’t even get me started on the Company Car Policy at one of my previous employers), but I do believe in doing things right – and those two things do not have to be mutually exclusive.   

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Meet Louise


Louise Holloway


Before I even thought about HR and Training as a career, I went to drama school with the intention of being a professional actress.  That didn’t work out, but I still use those skills today doing voiceovers for training videos, most recently with one of my partners, Trainers Library. 

Outside of work I am passionate about the natural world and spend as much time as possible walking the hills, or working to make my garden as nature friendly as possible. 

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