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The HR Department Ltd’s Simon Morgan Marks A Decade In Business


Simon Morgan, front centre, with John Quigley, to his right, and clients marking the 10th anniversary of The HR Dept South East London and North Kent. 

Human Resources expert Simon Morgan has taken on a new colleague and moved into new offices as he celebrates a decade since setting up his own business.

To mark the occasion, Simon was joined at a recent celebration by some of his long-standing clients at which he thanked them for their historic and ongoing support.

Simon set up The HR Dept South East London and North Kent in September 2007, to provide high quality yet affordable outsourced HR advice and support to SMEs in the area.

The move to set up on his own came after 30 years working in corporate HR, in various private sector roles heading up HR and training departments.

Now, after a successful decade running his own HR business, he has established a client base of 50 local firms.

Half of those clients have been with him for over five years and five of the businesses he works with have been using his services for almost the full decade. High profile clients include the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, Bird College of Performing Arts in Sidcup and mobile crane firm Bronzeshield Lifting, in Crayford.

With his sights set on further business growth, Simon has moved to new offices in Basepoint Dartford in Dartford Business Park and has appointed John Quigley, an experienced employment lawyer and qualified HR professional, to help him grow the business further.

Simon said: “It is great to have John on board. The size of my client base now is making things rather busy so having John’s expertise will help manage my current workload and also help us plan for future expansion.

The HR Dept South East London and North Kent is part of a network of businesses operating under licence from a national company based in Bristol.

Operating across the UK, Ireland and Australia, The HR Dept has a network of 63 licensees working in 85 territories, providing the full breadth of HR services, from recruitment, contracts, employee relations, training, and benefits, as well as policies and administration, to SMEs in their local areas.

Gemma Tumelty, managing director of The HR Dept, said: “We congratulate Simon on a successful decade in business and wish him continued success for the future. The development of The HR Dept South East London and North Kent is a great example of how an owner managed business can be the perfect solution for professional services experts who want to work under their own steam.”