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" I have had the pleasure of working with Ann at Amey. 

Ann was the HR Director & myself the Senior TSSA Representative for the Southern Region as well as

being the Office Manager for the Swindon Office.

In that time we found Ann to be a strong team player, she

was trustworthy & I felt that Ann listened to what problems

we bought to the table & helped to try to resolve them. 

Ann was very good at communicating & it was easier to

put across any issues. Ann is a very competent,

resourceful & proactive HR Director. 

Also, as a people manager, I was invited to attend some of the Academy Courses that Ann had introduced to the business & I found them to be informative & it helped me develop my skills. 

She pays attention to every diminutive detail in her key role & has been critical to the success of Amey's People Managers. 

With her great personality & fantastic interpersonal skills, my colleagues & I found Ann to be a strong team player, a good & persuasive leader. I wish Ann all the best for the future.  

"By Tarnia Wilson Senior TSSA Trade Union Representative Rail Southern Region & Office Manager at Amey, Swindon".



I have known Ann for over 10 years & worked with her as a colleague & Ann has been a consultant for me at

Plusnet when I was Head of HR.

"The work Ann undertook was to work in partnership with

myself designing, developing & implementing a Management Development Programme for 3 levels of management within

the organisation over a number of years. 

The standard of material, delivery & follow up by Ann was first class. Ann is passionate about developing people &

helping them reach their full potential. 

Her work rate is great & throughout the process ensures that what we are doing is the right thing for the business & the individuals concerned. Ann’s natural style is engaging, effective at building & maintaining relationships & has excellent communication skills. 

My experience is that people want to learn from Ann because she has great facilitation skills & challenges people without making them feel inferior. Therefore enables individuals to reach their potential & supports a business in achieving their objectives.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Ann to

provide value add HR solutions to your business". 

"By Amanda Williams

FCIPD Head of HR Plusnet, Sheffield".


A truly enjoyable and rewarding day, a perfect blend of inputs

and participation opportunities led by and held

together extremely competently by Ann. 

This was one of the best team development opportunities I've had the pleasure to be involved with and would certainly recommend this approach to others...

"By Justin Page"

Area Director - East MidlandsNetwork Rail - LNE & EM Route


Thank you Ann for all your support over the years.

"Ann builds relationships based on trust, her wealth of knowledge & support was invaluable during a challenging period. 

Ann brings a different approach, evaluating situations

impartially, providing support & guidance but also

changing the focus to encourage viewing the situation

as a personal development opportunity.

" By Joseph Durrant

Project Manager at Parsons Brinkerhoff, Manchester".


"Ann, is an experienced and pragmatic HR professional

capable of strategic thinking as well as being

able to manage day to day HR detail with ease.

I found Ann's support to be invaluable when dealing with

delicate HR issues as she has excellent people skills to compliment her wealth of HR knowledge and experience."

"By Gerry Connelly, Head of Investment Management, Ventures, Amey", Scotland".


Professionalism, intergrity and confidentiality are qualities associated with leaders in the field of People Development. 

In my experience, Ann demonstrated these qualities in

abundance and it was a pleasure to work alongside her in

a very demanding and resource hungry business

"By Steve Cordwell, Head of Business Development, Rail at McNicholas Construction (Holdings) Ltd, United Kingdom"



I first met Ann whilst working for a large corporate pharmacy company where she facilitated & helped develop a leadership programme which I have benefitted from hugely.

Subsequently I have used the services of Sherlock HR in a complex personnel issue involving the breakdown of communications between two of my senior management

team, which was threatening to effect both of their

performance levels and I found myself being dragged

into a constant battle which swallowed huge

amounts of my time.

Sherlock HR was asked to facilitate a re-engagement with

our overall business objectives by both parties and vitally to

repair the broken management relationship

between the two senior managers.

This was achieved in a much shorter period of time than

I expected via a number of working meetings and support calls with both parties, both on an individual and joint basis.

My time has been freed up and more importantly both senior managers are now working efficiently together and are

aligned to the same business objectives.

"By Steve Jeffers, Chief Executive Officer, Medicx Pharmacy, Skelmersdale"



I have worked with Sherlock HR on numerous occasions

and I have no hesitation in recommending them.

The two key interventions I have worked on with Ann from

Sherlock HR were a restructuring exercise and facilitating

a development day for both East Midlands Trains and

Network Rail's senior leadership teams. 

Both briefs were challenging for different reasons and it was essential that I sourced the right person to deliver these. 

Ann's desire to deliver the best possible solution for the

business is always demonstrated throughout the assignments,

from the moment Ann takes the brief to the follow up,

post delivery.  

Her ability to influence even the most challenging of senior

leaders is incredible, she adapts her style accordingly,

speaks the businesses language and brings clarity to

the most complicated and tricky situations. 

Ann is a commercially focused, results driven HR

professional who is passionate about delivering a

high quality solution for your business. I look forward to

working with her again in the future.

"By Clare Burles, HR Director, East Midlands Trains"



Ann is a HR professional with a real understanding

of the delivery of an 'at elbow' service. 

It was a pleasure to work with Ann on many occasions not

least when she supported me during multiple company

training programs where I was a key speaker. 

Ann's organisational skills, professionalism & understanding of

a senior managers needs were second to none, and these significantly helped deliver a superior training & development experience for attendees, as well as making the process

simple & straight forward for myself.

"By Mike Davies Senior Manager, Advanced Manufacturing -

Europe at Honeywell Aerospace, Yeovil"



Ann has been involved in a number of activities for me as HR Director and I have known her for over 5 years. Ann is experienced in leading people, she is loyal, hard working, innovative and customer centric. 

She supported my executive team in a complex re-structure. The purpose of the re-structure was to be fit for future,

better support our clients requirements and to be able to develop a holistic approach to the asset management model.

It required team-work, diplomacy, HR expertise and a

tenacious approach. 

Ann also developed a Leadership Programme by harnessing the skills, expertise and commitment from my Executive team, which they delivered to the business directors. The benefit of this is that it increased employee motivation and cross functional understanding of the different elements of our business activties

"By Andy Milner, Managing Director Consulting, Rail and Strategic Highways in Amey"


Ann provides adhoc consultancy when and how

your business needs it, in a no fuss and friendly way.

The service is straight forward, focused, tailoured to

your business needs and helpful. Being able to bring crystal

clear clarity to a complex situation and motor on with

iniatives within the business is a key strength of Ann. 

Ann is experienced at working on a number of

project's and activities at senior level

across a HR function and the business. 

" By Valerie Hughes-D'Aeth,

Group HR Director & Communications , BBC"

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