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Claire Silvester – Vice President, Human Resources, Cronos
previously UK HR Director, Vector Aerospace

“I think being interviewed by theHRDIRECTOR and appearing on your Cover has had a part in some of my trajectory. I think my CEO saw that I was on the cover of such a prestigious magazine and it elevated my presence and highlighted my achievements – something about seeing it visually. I also think he gave me the edge over another internal candidate that they were considering. I tried to attend your Roundtables during my visits, but I wasn’t able to manage it, so I’m so sorry because I really value your publication and all that it does. Thanks once again, you really made a difference to my life and I’m very thankful. Plus I’ve been spoiled with photography since your photos – I’ve never found a photographer that has been so good since.”

Joan James – Manager of HR, Infrastucture
Bechtel Ltd

I was introduced to HRD within a few months of my own transfer to London from the Washington DC area.  Of course, my goal at that time was to become fully immersed in all that is HR in a new city and country.  My experience with HRD in terms of networking opportunities and, of course, the HRDirector publication has been very positive.  I find the featured articles to be relevant, timely and very informative.  I often find myself discussing some of the articles with my colleagues in America who don’t have access to HRD.  Really a super publication.

Sheila Barbosa Roberto MCIPD – HR Director
Strategem Technologies

“Being a Subscriber helps me keep on top of new trends in HR and provide me with refreshers of things we should already know.”

Ravi Chand – HR Director, Workforce Management & Planning
HM Revenue & Customs

“theHRDIRECTOR helps keep me on top of the latest thought leadership, insights and emerging HR issues, satisfying my curiosity to learn from the best.”

Lucy Adams – Director of Human Resources
Serco Group plc

“I first became interested in theHRDIRECTOR magazine through their Diversity Day conference. I found it really refreshing that they were prepared to look at this issue from much more radical and progressive angles than the traditional approach. Having found the day so stimulating I then picked up the magazine. There are several of these kinds of magazines on the market but theHRDIRECTOR has an edge. It offers really practical advice from practitioners, provocative articles from people who are not afraid to give a different opinion and access to events that can make a difference to our business.”

Tony Cooke – Senior Director Human Resources

“I love theHRDIRECTOR because it always manages to create a good blend of theory and practice in the world of HR. The stories are always fresh and topical and never too long. If ever we are looking to introduce something new into our business, theHRDIRECTOR is always a good starting point of reference. They tend to be ‘in the know’ before it becomes common knowledge which is always encouraging.”

Sharon Ellerker -HR Director (UK & Ireland)

“theHRDIRECTOR is a fabulous resource that helps me to keep abreast of what’s happening within the HR profession. It also gives me visibility to HR practices outside of my immediate market via case studies and articles. The content is a rich source of benchmark data that I regularly reference when reviewing our existing HR programs and practices.”

Sandy Begbie – Group Operations Officer
Standard Life

“Maintaining an external perspective is just one part of being an effective and commercial executive. theHRDIRECTOR brings best practice thinking in a meaningful way for those of us seeking to enable strategic opportunities and deliver competitive business advantage.”

Richard Higginson – Chartered FCIPD Reward Manager
Towry Law

“This is just about the only industry magazine that I read cover to cover, such is the quality of content and diversity of opinion. And it is not full of re-hashed press releases from companies wanting the world to know how wonderful they are.”

Rachel Lock – HR Director

“As the only magazine dedicated to HR directors, theHRDIRECTOR is my go-to source for news across the HR profession, keeping me up to date with the latest goings on and providing me with insight on key HR trends. It regularly provides me with food for thought! I look forward to future issues.”

Louis Parperis – HR Director
Bechtel Ltd

“An informed and stimulating magazine that has a good feel for the big issues.”


Julie Armstrong – Group Airlines HR Director
Thomas Cook Group Airlines

“theHRDIRECTOR gives a brilliant insight into what is going on in the industry as well as access to a professional community to share knowledge, experience and ideas. It really helps bring reality and opinion to conceptual ideas, which is what matters if you want to consider or deliver benefits to your business. A very good read!”

Jordan Archer – Deputy Director

“Your publication is fantastic – I wouldn’t be without it.”

Jack Constantinides – HR Director
Monster UK and Ireland

“theHRDIRECTOR’S focus on the senior HR Community provides me with a specific forum for keeping in touch with my peers in the industry. The magazine’s use of case studies from other senior HR professionals provide insights which relate directly to my role. I frequently use theHRDIRECTOR as a reference point during my working day.”

Hilary Stables – HR Director

“theHRDIRECTOR magazine is a useful resource for any leader looking to shape the future of their business. The articles provide an authentic commentary on a range of HR subjects which has certainly helped me to think about the art of the possible at Celesio UK. I’ve been able to take inspiration from the various case studies and insights when crafting our own award winning approach to managing and recruiting talent.”

Harvey Francis – Executive Vice President
Skanska UK

“theHRDIRECTOR is a really useful way of keeping up to date with what others are doing across all sectors, helping benchmark what we do and also providing useful insight into what else we could be considering. It has a very useful breadth in terms of the topics covered, and strikes a good balance between the right amount of depth to make it robust whilst making it easy to access the salient points given the time constrained world in which we live and do business.”

Emma Jayne – Director of Human Resources
The Savoy

“I always look forward to reading theHRDIRECTOR, I particularly find the cover story of great interest; reading about the working life and background of a fellow HR Leader is really interesting and oftentimes inspiring. The magazine is always full of relevant and practical articles, which makes it a really reliable source of information for all levels of HR professional. The content is always broad across many different topics that fall under the umbrella of HR which provides me with much food for thought.”

Connie Gibney – HR Director

“Our industry is undergoing one of the biggest changes in its history with the rise of new technologies and best practice. I find theHRDIRECTOR a key resource in guiding me through these critical developments.”

Christine Pearson – Business and Management Lecturer
North Warwickshire and Hinckley College

“theHRDIRECTOR publication is one of the best journals I have used and is a valuable resource for anyone involved with lecturing on business and human resource issues or anyone in a human resource management capacity.”

Brian Newman – Vice President of Human Resources
Live Nation Entertainment

“I look forward to receiving theHRDIRECTOR as it gives me access to relevant people, developments and stories across my profession, looking both within other businesses through the valuable case studies and a higher level viewpoint across sectors and International markets. I consider it a reliable source of information providing me with valuable insight which contributes to my own continued development and the HR expertise I can bring to the business. It’s a little bit of virtual networking, and also a really good read”.

Denice Angiolini – Paid Media Program Manager
Thomas International UK Ltd

“It was a great session and I thoroughly enjoyed watching it too. The information you provided and how you bounced off each other was perfect. We had some great questions through the Q&A too. And thank you very much to you Peter for guiding us through, hosting and keeping us on track! It was brilliant!”


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Stephanie Jeanmougin – Senior Manager, EMEA Strategic Marketing Programs

“Absolutely loved working with you and Jason. Really enjoyed the responsiveness, the way Jason moderated the roundtable and the peace of mind you guys provided me on the logistics side of things. The event was a major success on our side and Rob has been raving about it to all of EMEA.”


“Thank you for organising such a fantastic event, we had great feedback from our participants’ Viren and David. I look forward to reading the Report as it sounds like there were some interesting topics raised. I am keen to arrange more of the roundtable events so I will feed this back to the team and see when we can get another one scheduled.”

Manish Grover – Marketing
Northgate HR

“theHRDIRECTOR magazine always plays a key role in Northgate HR’s marketing campaigns; it has its finger firmly on the pulse of the HR industry.”

Catherine McMenamin
ORC Worldwide

“ORC Worldwide hold an ongoing directory entry with theHRDIRECTOR listings. This provides exposure to generalist HR practitioners throughout the UK, and has the ability to demonstrate the amount of interest on the listing per quarter to provide tracking information. The magazine itself also runs frequent advertising for HR service providers, and the advertising team keep our organisation up to date with timely offers and opportunities to advertise alongside relevant articles.”

Marc Holland – Managing Director
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd

“PTP Training & Marketing Ltd have found theHRDIRECTOR to be an excellent magazine to promote our wide range of management and customer care courses. They have certainly helped us with increasing our customer base which now includes over 40% of the FTSE 100.”

Richard Harnden – Managing Director
The Lighthouse Agency

“Professional, insightful, helpful. An excellent forum for the senior HR market.”

Makbool Javaid – Partner
Simons Muirhead & Burton

“In an ever-changing, fast moving, competitive environment, and against a background of ever-increasing complex employment legislation, HR have to be at the leading edge, delivering best practice, legally compliant people management practices, which get the best out of the people. That’s why I consider it a privilege to be on the Editorial Panel of HR Director, as well as contributing articles and providing up-to-date employment law news for the website, as there is no doubt in my mind that HR Director is the magazine of choice for senior HR specialists wanting practical, proactive commentary and advice on both strategic and day-today human resource issues, enabling them to be one step ahead and to be regarded as change agents operating at the top of their profession.”

Alex Shacklock – Director of Marketing & Innovation
theGrogroup Ltd

“As a director of a consultancy that sets out to help HR Directors align their plans and people initiatives with vision and strategy of their business, theHRDIRECTOR magazine provides essential insight into the current topics, challenges and pain-points that our clients are facing and tackling. Where the magazine really adds value is in the ‘advice’ that it gives both directly and more subtly. Whilst many other publications provide facts and/or research, theHRDIRECTOR doesn’t sit on the fence – it’s articles and editorial add in opinion and, often, even those essential next steps to take. My monthly reading experience usually includes making a lot of notes and churning out ideas on the back of the deep and varied content.”

Lindsey Charlesworth, HR Director, Insightful Group

Great day and debate! Work needed to create awareness of so many measures already being done by many employers and how easy it is to get on the journey.

Laura Botham, Head of People – Public and Industrial, Wincanton

Huge thanks to all the attendees and our phenomenal hosts. I thoroughly enjoyed discussing the topic of ESG in our workplaces …. creating a sustainable business and a great place to work!

Sophie White, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Thanks for inviting me to participate in a really interesting discussion. It was fantastic to meet everyone and share thoughts and views.

Zemira Braganza, Head of Reward and People Services, Govia Thameslink Railway

What a fantastic event. I thoroughly enjoyed the day. It was great to hear from fellow HR Leaders industry wide.

Parisa Wright, Founder & CEO Greener & Cleaner

Grateful to be invited to join this round table on “How ESG can create healthy people, healthy planet and a sustainable business”. A fascinating and inspiring debate with a dynamic group of Heads of HR / Culture / People!

Mark Waller, Senior HR Business Partner, Renault UK

Many thanks for hosting this event yesterday. It was a pleasure to meet you, your colleagues and the other delegates. It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

Katherine Keogh, Marketing Manager, Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing

A very positive sponsor experience from how the event was organised, the delegate quality and the debate’s format.

Matthew Gregson, Executive Director, Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing

Thanks so much for a lively and engaging debate and idea sharing on the things that will genuinely move the dial for employee benefits.

Alex Menzies, Corporate Campaign Marketing Manager, Bupa Business UK

The event was a real success, a great debate on such an important topic.

Amy Shah, Global Head of HR, Savills Investment Management

Many thanks once again for the invitation to participate in this very topical and important discussion. It was great to meet and network with other likeminded HR professionals.

Cat Paterson, Director HRBP, Elastic

It was a great afternoon and so happy to have taken away some interesting thoughts and perspectives on the topics. Happy to continue the dialogue.

Sara Meade, HR Manager, ifm Electronic Ltd

So good to meet all of the delegates yesterday – I found the interaction/debate really helpful. Thank you for organising.

David Rees MCIPD MA, HR Business Partner, WSP

It was good to be invited and take part. I enjoyed the relaxed and informal environment for meeting new HR colleagues to exchange experiences, ideas and know-how.

Mona Akiki, Chief People Officer, Perkbox

Thank you Peter for including me yesterday. Loved meeting everyone and really do hope we can create continue to exchange brilliant ideas.

Kerry Young, Chief People Officer, Vitrifi Limited

Thanks for such an engaging session. Great to connect with equally passionate practitioners.

Christopher Talbot, Chief People Officer (International)
Global Education Holding Limited (gedu)

Thank you for the opportunity. It was very engaging, and very encouraging to listen to a group of passionate, knowledgeable and forward-thinking individuals.

Sian Ferguson, C.Psychol.AFBPsS, Director – Consulting

A great format to encourage conversation, a lovely venue and fabulous facilitation! I’m still abuzz from the conversation and learned so much from everyone’s perspectives. This was truly a wonderful and thought-provoking conversation, fed my soul for sure!

Cathie Donaldson, Director
Consulting, Kincentric

I wanted to say a huge thank you for hosting the HRD event this week. I have been to numerous networking events over the years and this has to be one of the most memorable and impactful. Sian and I left buzzing with ideas and a real sense that we had made some deep connections and the start of what will hopefully be some beautiful relationships! Three things struck me, your careful selection to match job role and interest in contributing to the debate topic – and the collective brain power in the room, Jason’s excellent facilitation skills and the choice of lovely venue which all contributed to a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

Tushar Raval, Global People Director

Fantastic night yesterday! Really enjoyed meeting you and colleagues. Thank you for your great hospitality.
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Molly Rourke, People & Talent Officer

Thank you so much for putting the event together, I had a lovely time and am really looking forward to any future events.
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