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Tailored HR Support for Small & Medium sized businesses

Providing you with the support, guidance & tools to manage your people needs, giving you time and space to focus on your business

“If you look after your staff, they will look after your customers.  It's that simple”  Richard Branson

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About Me

CIPD Qualified (post graduate diploma), with 35+ years experience working in HR Generalist/Business Partnering roles, including 10 years as HR Manager/Head of HR for a small/medium sized start up business. 

I have a pragmatic approach in dealing with people issues, there are not many situations that I have not dealt with during my career in HR.  I will work with you to find the right solution for your business.

Having lived in the Dacorum all my life, I have a particular passion for working with local businesses and charities, however with the help of modern technology (Teams!), I also work remotely, supporting businesses anywhere in the UK and can travel where required.

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Client Reviews

"Working for an SME, HR is extremely important but we rely on external support. Sharon is is always there with the expertise to advise on everything we need, and her support is invaluable!  She’s an absolute pleasure to work with"

Alexandra Humphreys - Operations Manager, MFD Solutions

“Sharon has a wealth of HR experience and knowledge.  She is easy to get on with and a pleasure to deal with.  Sharon will work with you to achieve a business result.  Her advice is concise and practical and I cannot fault her approach.  I would highly recommend her to any business looking for HR Support.”

Pamela Steed - Managing Director, Monarch Personnel

"Sharon Abbott of SMA HR Ltd came highly recommended to me when I was looking for HR Consultancy in spring/summer 2021. Sharon's combination of extensive experience, calmness and practicality was invaluable as we worked together to establish new HR processes.  This practical help included  research, FAQs, phone support and templates.  I wouldn't hesitate to go back to Sharon for HR Consultancy and project work."

Margaret Hildreth, Director, JP Hildreth Ltd

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I have expertise in many areas of HR, including Recruitment, Employee Wellbeing (Level 4 qualified Mental Health First Aider), Employee Relations, Collective Agreements, Disciplinaries, Grievances, Absence Management & CapabilityTUPE, Performance Management, Succession Planning, HR Systems/payroll Implementation Projects, Business Restructures & Redundancy.  

I am also a Partner HR Consultant for Breathe HR, which is a cloud based HR system, specifically designed for small companies.

Ad-hoc Support

Hourly or Daily Rate

£80-90 per hour or £500-600 per day*

Pay as you go!  No monthly contract, with general support as and when needed on a wide range of HR needs

Retainer Package

Price dependent on level of support required

A standard fixed price per month, 3 month minimum contract, fixed amount of support provided each month and with an optional HR software package (discounted for charities)

Contracts, Handbooks &  Policies

Prices Range from £70 for HR Policies up to £350 for an Employee Handbook

A range of documents available, tailored to your business; Contract of Employment, Health & Safety Policy, Disciplinary Policy, Grievance Policy, Employee Handbook, TUPE & Recruitment Packs


From just £11 per month

BreatheHR is a great HR tool for small businesses.  It has self service capability, allowing employees to log in and update their personal details as well as book leave.  As a Certified HR Partner, I am able to offer you a FREE 30 day trial

* These rates are meant as a guide and will be dependent on the support required

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