Meet the team

At Penny Jones HR, our style is curious and supportive—we will ask you plenty of questions. We believe in collaboration and share a vested interest in your people and business’s success.

With a deep passion for HR and people, we are not afraid to explore new possibilities or make tough decisions. If we believe you’re heading in the wrong direction or taking risks, we will always be honest and provide the guidance you need.

My ultimate goal is to support businesses to create environments that their people want to be part of, focused on community and collaboration.

Let’s work together and create a workplace where your people thrive and your business can continue to grow and perform!

Penny, founder and director of Penny Jones HR. 

I’m Penny, a mum to 3 (1 child, 2 dogs) with over 25 years of experience in HR.

I come from a Corporate background, having successfully delivered results in strategy design, business growth, leadership capability development, cost reduction, redundancy, and restructuring, as well as leading a HR team. My approach is to treat people like adults with dignity and respect, to behave with integrity and work within my values, and to be constantly learning so that I can share my knowledge with others.

I like to build relationships with the people I work with as creating connections is something I do naturally. I believe that a cup of tea can help ease any conversation and I love a cuppa and a catch up. When I don’t have a cup in my hand, I can be found walking my dogs, paddleboarding or reading a great book.

Laura Leach – Operations Manager

I’m Laura, a mum of two young girls with a passion for processes and organsiation. 

Having practised law for 15 years I understand the importance of excellent client service, attention to detail, managing expectations and working under pressure. I love making sure our clients are looked after, emails are responded to,  processes are being followed and the team knows where they are supposed to be!

When not working or running my girls around to various activities I enjoy swimming, walking in the countryside and indulging myself with a massage and spa.

Charlotte Jones – HR Advisor

I’m Charlotte, HR Advisor at Penny Jones HR. I have just over 5 years’ experience working in HR. My passion for HR came from my interest in Law and the desire to make a difference. I thrive under pressure in a challenging role with a can-do attitude, exceptional people skills and a strong passion for HR. Successfully completing the CIPD Level 7 Advanced award in Employment Law, I have furthered my strength within HR and am able to provide of variety of options to our clients, including commercial risks and best practise advice.

When I’m not working, I am kept busy running around after my little girl. I have a passion for fitness, long walks and exploring nature.

The Story Of The Mouse

My dad has always been a big part of my life. When he retired, he was introduced to wood turning by a neighbour. He started making these funny little wooden mice and every time we would see him he would show us his workshop and the mice. 

At first they had little misshapen wooden bodies, after a time they started to take shape then he started adding leather ears and tails, each mouse is a different shape, size and colour depending on the type and feel of the wood.

When I look back, mice have always shown up in my life. As a young child there was one sleeping in my wellie (that was a bit of a shock).

I once had a whole family including babies using my gardening box as their nest in my shed. 

The odd field mouse in the house – we lived in the country and I was obsessed with Brambly Hedge books and when I became a mum I bought them and read them regularly to my son. 

So when it came to my branding, it was a no brainer that the mouse would be included.

There’s plenty of symbolism around mice, but my favourite is: “A mouse’s spiritual meaning represents tenacity despite challenging situations. For instance, mice may be small but they are very persistent. Even with their size, they can accomplish all sorts of things, representing their indomitable spirit and hard work.” 

Just like my dad’s work perfecting the mice… and my own work in HR!

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