HR advice and support for local small and medium-sized companies.

A human resources expert from Ashby-de-la-Zouch has established her own business offering HR advice and support to local small and medium-sized companies in the area.

After a varied corporate career, providing HR expertise in several different senior roles, Nicola Morrison has taken the opportunity to launch The HR Dept Loughborough, West Bridgford, and Ashby-De-La-Zouch providing outsourced services to smaller companies in the local area.

Nicola started her HR career over 20 years ago, began as a workforce planning lead, and progressed working in multiple roles all the way up to Executive/C suite positions.

“My background has given me full exposure across the full HR portfolio but also enabled me to see the mechanics of various businesses/industries and how effective HR management/ practice can support the success of a business.  I also run my own business – so I guess that also helps in terms of understanding the good, the bad, and the ugly!”


Nicola, a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, has a track record of introducing both strategic and operational change in order to achieve business resilience, efficiency, and continuous improvement. She is thrilled to provide outsourced HR and employment law solutions to SMEs within the local community.

“I have lived in the area for more than 8 years and have family and friends close by. The business community here is so supportive and collaborative and I’m excited to be more involved.”

Nicola is enthusiastic about her chosen career and loves everything about HR,

“As a Human Resources professional, I hold an incredibly privileged position, working with great businesses every day to maximise value and impact through their people.  Regardless of whether a company is looking to address a short-term HR matter or consider a longer-term HR plan, I support and empower them to get to their end goal.  I get to see every side of a business, providing expert advice and support to enable them to flourish and achieve amazing things!”

The HR Dept is a franchisee network of 70 licensees providing outsourced services in 120

territories in the UK, Ireland, and Australia. It was created in 2002 after Founder and Executive Direct Sue Tumelty identified a gap in the market to offer personalised expert HR solutions to local businesses. The first HR Dept office was in Bristol, but it has since become a worldwide establishment, and with the support of Nicola it is now supporting local SMEs in Loughborough, West Bridgford, and Ashby-De-La-Zouch.

Across the network, The HR Dept’s licensees provide high-level experience at an affordable rate for growing businesses that need the expertise on hand but have neither the need nor the budget for an in-house HR team.

The company also provides a viable option for experienced HR practitioners looking for a better work-life balance and a new challenge after working in corporate life. As the UK’s largest network of HR professionals providing outsourced HR support, the HR Dept is incredibly proud to welcome Nicola and cannot wait to support her in her journey.

“It’s great to see someone of Nicola’s calibre and experience offering HR services to SMEs in Loughborough, West Bridgford, and Ashby-De-La-Zouch. We wish her all the best operating the licence and are sure she will make it a great success.” Felicity Kenny, Managing Director of The HR Dept