Helen Price-Evans Director & HR Guru
Starfish People Director and HR Consultant Helen Price-Evans is a CIPD qualified professional with over 20 years of human resources management and business training and coaching experience. A Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) master practitioner with a keen understanding of psychology and communication and an interest in what makes people tick, Helen will provide your business with an empathetic ear and objective voice to work through your HR solutions one-by-one. Helen, who has a long career history in customer services, has a warm and personable relationship-orientated approach. Helen’s excellent sense of humour and positive energy also help to set people at ease and yield excellent results. Familiar with the challenges faced by successful businesses, Helen understands the need to provide clear practical HR and employment law information to support and protect business growth from the people at its roots. Having worked as Head of HR at Checkatrade for many years, Helen knows quality and potential when she sees it and she uses her insight and NLP coaching skills to help businesses, and the people that work within them, to realise this magic and harness it for ultimate success. Helen has worked with a variety of clients from all industries and walks of life, including retailers, trade, business services, charities and even HM’s prisoners who are preparing to go back to work. Preferring to meet every client face-to-face at least once, Helen and can provide HR support over the phone, via Skype and even provide HR training, business training and coaching and customised training programmes online too.
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David Price-Evans Director & Operations Manager
Fellow of the Institute of Sales & Marketing Management, David comes from a strong customer service background through his time working as a Partnerships Manager with Checkatrade. But, without a doubt, Helen is our “people person” while David is our “process person”. An analytical thinker who can work his way through any problem to a positive outcome, Operations Director David has a tremendous eye for detail and never misses a trick. Through the art and science of NLP (for which he is also a qualified practitioner), David has led many teams on journeys towards cultural change and paradigm shifts for more positive business results. Able to look at each situation within a team or organisation with an objective stance to prevent further tensions and issues occurring, David’s strengths lie with keeping information on track and finding the best solutions towards business process improvement. Focussed to excel client expectations, find the most cost-effective way to a positive outcome and avoid potential pitfalls along the way, David is crucial part of the team. With a great belief in creating value for partnerships and improving results within people, David makes sure that Starfish People delivers the very best human resources management and HR solutions to their clients.
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Trudy Lang HR Generalist
Trudy is a CIPD qualified HRM professional and coach. Whilst Trudy is the newest member of the team, she brings with her a wealth of experience in learning and development and working with HR, which spans over 15 years. We know Trudy is dedicated to making a real difference to you and your team, constantly striving to inspire and motivate them to reach their full potential. With an exceptional ability to forge deep connections thanks to her engaging, positive approach, along with a few homemade brownies! Out of the office (and inside too actually), Trudy is a real ‘foodie’- we love the brownies she makes for the team. And of course, her passion is taking long walks with her two loyal and beloved four-legged canine companions.
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Jess Bachen HR Advisor
Jess is a qualified CIPD level 5 HRM practitioner here at Starfish People. With 9 years’ of experience working in customer-focused roles, Jess provides support and is ready to go the extra mile to help our clients. As a history graduate from the University of Reading, her studies have helped sharpen her analytical skills to help Starfish People provide the excellent HR services we are renowned for.
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Bob Grace Cert CII Healthcare Partner
Bob Grace, is an Appointed Representative of the WPA Healthcare Practice PLC, With almost 20 years of experience, enabling him to provide a world-class yet personal service to all our clients. Specialising in Medical Insurance for the Private, Corporate & Self Employed sectors. Dedicated to recommending the sort of healthcare he would invest in himself, Bob is here to help Starfish People’s clients. With customer service as his number one focus and an open jargon-free approach, Bob is skilled in listening before asking questions, so he truly understands his client's needs and provides the best possible advice. A keen golfer and advocate for the kind of healthcare that we want for ourselves and our families.
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Bella Head of Security
A staple at the Starfish People office, beloved Bella is Head of Security. Alert, watchful and loyal – a fine example of the German Shepherd breed with a no-nonsense attitude and natural talent for organising the staff – Bella is a soulful softie at heart. As curious as she is confident and highly intelligent, Bella never misses a trick and could have the makings of a fine human resources professional. She’ll be offering NLP coaching too before we know it!
Enzo Head of Employee and Client Welfare
German Shepherd with as much puppy power as Scrappy-Doo, as well as being our cutest recruit. Enzo is Head of Employee and Client Welfare. Always entertaining and inquisitive, this not so little ball of fur can make the most frazzled of us crack a smile. That’s not to say the little chap doesn’t contribute to his own fair share of stress – he’ll gladly chase a ball, or any document inadvertently thrown in error for him! Excitable but gentle in nature, Enzo is also Front of House Manager. When clients and colleagues come to the Starfish People office, they’re sure to be welcomed by a wagging tail and a friendly “Lemme at 'em” attitude.