What our clients say
Conica Surfacing Solutions
James Wright, Commercial Director
The team at Camino HR has been instrumental in helping our business through some major challenges, including new HR systems and documentation, COVID and our ongoing restructuring.
The seamless, always available, support is outstanding making Camino an important and integral part of our business.
Karen Cheesewright, Financial Controller
The Dega Group has been working with Camino HR over the past year and I have to say the service has been second to none. Questions have been answered promptly and without having to do research first. Jane's knowledge is exceptional. Staff contracts and handbooks have all been reviewed and are now current and up to date.
I would recommend Camino HR to anyone without hesitation.
We Print Lanyards
Malcolm Humphreys, Managing Director
We engaged Camino HR prior to the virus outbreak, but really glad we went with them as their advice has in been invaluable. They have worked all hours collating guides and advice documents. Well done and thank you.
Liz Krantz, Office Manager
UMC Architects have worked with Camino for over five years. As our company has grown we have called upon the expertise of Jane and her team more and more regularly. HR support and guidance is provided extremely promptly in a reassuring, realistic way. They have consistently provided up to date, vital and thoughtful information. We would not hesitate to recommend Camino.
Pressac Communications Ltd
Peter Burbidge, Managing Director
Pressac have greatly appreciated the range and depth of Camino's knowledge, flexibility and involvement as we have navigated the challenges of re-structuring and strengthening our business over the past 12 months with the support of Jane and her colleagues Rose and Carrie.
Jane Rawlins' leadership has enabled us to underpin the skills of existing staff and has put forward original and creative solutions aligning our HR strategy with our overall business strategy, in a cost effective professional manner.
Nigel Smith Plumbing and Heating
Stacey Smith, Office Manager
We were approached by Camino in February 2012 about offering HR support.
This came at a great time for me at Nigel Smith Plumbing and Heating, as I was starting to look at renewing contracts for all staff. This was proving to be a challenging task as I have no HR background or training so I was relying on the internet for the legalities.
After meeting with Sophie I was certain I wanted Camino’s help and support. Sophie worked with me to ensure legalities were correctand up to date but also tailoring our contract to the companies requirements.
Now Camino help us with ongoing HR advice. We are a company that wouldn’t warrent a full time a full time HR employee, or the time and resources to train an existing employee, so we find it a massive benefit to the company to have advice on the end of the phone or email. Camino also keep us up to date with the ever changing employment laws.
I have dealt with Jane, Sophie and Rose at Camino who each and every one has helped me one way or another and just simply given me peace of mind. I would be more than happy to reccomend Camino, in fact I would go out of my way to do so.
Pure Water Cleaning Contractors
Andrew Jukes, Managing Director
Pure Water Cleaning Contractors use Jane and Carrie from Camino HR to support us with anything to do with HR. We think they are an excellent support to our business and would recommend them to any other company needing HR support.
Clover Dental Care
Penelope Hedley-Smith, Owner
Personal service from Jane and Carrie with excellent tailored advice and always proactive to inform us about changes as they occur. Particularly good at ensuring all protocols and procedures are followed and willing to help us to interpret those that are more difficult to understand. Always feel that we have our HR needs covered with this personal service.
Spencer Wright, Director
We had previously used Camino on an Ad-Hoc basis when we had an employment issue, which was dealt with efficiently and professionally by Jane and her team.
Following Boris Johnson's initial announcement regarding the start of the Covid lockdown I emailed Jane at 11pm that night, unsure of our options with regard to the Job Retention Scheme and whether our employees should attend work the next day. Jane emailed me straight back to arrange a call by 8am the next morning to discuss our situation and I was immediately able to inform our employees of their options at an extremely challenging time.
We would recommend Camino to any company that does not have their own Internal HR department as an invaluable resource in these challenging times.
Dawn Spear, People Operations and Programme Manager
Timico have worked with Camino HR on a number of projects over the past year. Jane is a very commercially minded HR specialist, which helped with being able to provide us pragmatic advice.
I have also attended one of Jane's Workshops on Understanding and Managing Stress & Mental Health in the Workplace, which I would highly recommend.
I would have no issues with recommending Camino for ongoing HR advice or project work.
Hardwick Motor Company Limited
Steve Cook, Managing Director
In business today you can't afford to guess or assume things are right. Camino have taken all the risk element out of our business and provided a sound footing that we have built on over the last two years.
They are on the ball at all times and genuinely care about the business and people within it.
Top marks for a top organisation.
Hollybeck Nurseries Ltd
Chris Orme, Managing Director
We employed the services of Jane from Camino HR early in 2012 as we opened our new tearoom. As we were essentially doubling the workforce of our business we needed assistance selecting the right contracts for our new staff, as well as guidance with our policies and procedures.
Jane was able to help produce a comprehensive employee handbook which we have now implemented. Camino HR devised our new contracts and revised the contracts for existing staff members and also produced spread sheets to enable the easy monitoring of hours, sickness and holidays.
In terms of continuing HR support Jane has guided us through various issues including a formal disciplinary procedure, which thanks to her assistance was bought to a satisfactory conclusion.
We have found the services provided by Camino HR to be efficient, helpful and accurate at all times and would recommend their services wholeheartedly.
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Rob Gibson, Managing Director
I worked with Jane and Camino at my previous company and always found that the advice and help they gave to be exactly as required to help move the business forward. I didn't hesitate in contacting Jane when I took over the running of a UK subsidiary business to a company in the States, to help move this business forward.
Although Rob Gibson no longer works for AutoQuotes UK, Camino HR continues to provide ongoing support.
Warner Music International
Karine Nangia-Rival, VP, Compensation & Benefits
Warner Music has worked closely with Jane from Camino HR since April 2010 and we have been hugely appreciative of the organisation, insight, pro-activity and people management she has displayed throughout this period.
Initially consulted on a two day per week basis, the flexibility of our engagement with Jane throughout the project enabled us to tailor this dependent on the stage of the project with our requirements continually evolving.
In implementing a new HRIS system (firstly in the UK and Germany but with the capability to go worldwide), Jane has helped us very early in the stages of system design, and quickly became the key focal point for both the HR and IT teams. Her project management skills were impeccable, and eye for detail important in the early exchanges with our chosen provider, and we are certain that she saved us a considerable amount of money in this period (and on-going).
Jane co-managed the whole project, working closely with our German implementation team, the various internal stakeholders at Warner Music, as well as having an on-going relationship with our provider, where she proved to be a huge asset both in terms of technical expertise, but particularly with the drawing together of all the various people, requirements, costs, processes and documentation.
We continue to work closely with Jane on further changes and enhancements to our HRIS system, and would highly recommend her to any clients wishing to implement or amend any HRIS systems, as well as wanting to utilise a strong project manager.
The Consulting Consortium
Jane Hodges, Chief Operating Officer
The Consulting Consortium (TCC) is a Financial Services Compliance Consultancy. We employ approximately 30 staff at our offices in Leeds and London and a large number of Associates.
We have used Camino HR since early 2010 for advice and support on all HR matters. We particularly value the knowledgeable and pragmatic employment law and policy advice which is tailored to our business needs and the support and coaching which is available to our line managers.
I am happy to recommend Camino HR Ltd to any organisation looking for flexible and professional HR support for their business.
Although Jane Hodges no longer works for TCC, Camino HR continues to provide ongoing support.
Andrew & Co Solicitors
Julie Bailey, Chairperson
As a firm of solicitors with our own in house employment law expertise we might have thought we knew all there was to know about HR but since engaging Camino in April 2015 we and our staff have benefited massively from the advice and assistance we have received on the review of our HR manual, training on its policies and procedures and ad hoc support and advice on a range of HR issues.
Sophie and Jane are always incredibly responsive and happy to be flexible to work around our needs and availability. They have taken time to get to know the firm and its staff which means they can give timely, professional, pragmatic and sound advice and support whenever and wherever we need it.
Internet Profits Limited
Dean Holland, Managing Director
As a small business, we engaged Jane Rawlins from Camino HR during 2017 & 2018 to provide advice on all HR matters, in particular focusing on the implementation of HR policies & procedures and Contracts of Employment; together with providing continued support as and when required.
Jane also assisted us with our GDPR project, ensuring that we were fully compliant with current employment legislation and had correct procedures in place.
We have been highly impressed with the professional level of service we have received to date and will continue to use Camino HR on an adhoc basis going forwards.
Alstom Power Service
Tony Phillips, Head of Business Systems
Alstom Power Service contracted Jane Rawlins from Camino HR Ltd in 2009, to write the requirements specification for a Time and Attendance system and then to work with the Project Team to quality assure the implementation and make sure that all HR policies were correctly interpreted. Jane’s knowledge of HR matters is excellent, her work was exemplary, and her contribution to the project team was invaluable.
Alstom have continued to use Camino HR for project support throughout 2011-2013
Bishop Grosseteste University
Steve Deville, Chief Operating OfficerJane and her team provided professional HR advice and support to the University during a very pressured time period between appointing in-house HR staff. This proved invaluable and the team were able to cover all matters relating to HR that were asked of it. Not only this, but despite being a temporary solution for the University, Jane made herself available at short notice and responded to the needs of our organisation such that the service provided had a feel of an in-house team. I would like to thank Jane and her team for the work and commitment that they were able to give to the University.
Martin Riddell, Operations Director
We have used Camino HR since 2017 and have found the service that they provide to be hugely valuable. One of the initial tasks we utilised them for was to help with some company restructuring of roles and responsibilities which Jane completed in collaboration with us to great effect.
In our time with them they have always provided efficient and effective support which has made them effortless to deal with. The continued support they offer and the service level agreements we receive are excellent for our business.
We would happily recommend Camino HR and Jane to anyone considering using an external HR supplier.
Although Martin Riddell no longer works for Coachworks, Camino HR continues to provide ongoing support.
Andrew Wheatcroft, Managing DirectorExcellent service/support from the team would highly recommend Jane and her team for all HR issues.
Love Your Skin
Mark Mirfin, Managing DirectorWe have always found Camino HR’s service to be prompt, professional and extremely knowledgeable. Camino HR’s expertise allows us to concentrate on our core business secure in the knowledge that Jane and her team are looking after any HR concerns we may have. We cannot recommend Camino HR highly enough.
Logistics & Warehouse Services Ltd
William Randall, Director
We have used Camino HR on an occasional basis when we have needed HR support and advice, including the management of a small redundancy exercise and the development of new terms and conditions.
We find Jane to be very professional and the flexibility that the company offers means that we only need to purchase the time and expertise when it is required. This will obviously be of great benefit to small businesses in keeping overheads down as the flexibility enables the support and advice offered to be on an as required basis, similar to a pay as you go.
Cobham Aviation Services
Janell White, Head of Human Resources, Cobham Special MissionCamino HR recently provided our business with excellent and commercially focused HR advice and support. This included the review of our employee handbook (including the harmonisation of terms and conditions) and working closely with our senior management team advising and coaching them with a range of employee relations matters. Through this work a number of improvements have been made that have addressed both contemporary good HR practice and efficiencies in outcome. Both Jane and Sophie, are extremely approachable and knowledgeable and I would have no hesitation in reaching out to Camino in the future again.
Futures Housing Group
Sue Gott, Head of OD & HR
Futures Housing Group used Jane Rawlins from Camino HR as interim HR Business Partner for several months during 2009.
Her knowledge of HR matters is exceptional and she made a significant contribution to the team, supporting managers in day to day matters but also supporting the HR team to develop new policies and procedures.
We particularly valued her knowledge of current employment legislation and practices and have continued to use the services of Camino HR on an ad hoc basis since the original contract ended, which has included the training out of our new policies.
Shopping Behaviour Xplained Ltd
Adrianne Carter, General Manager
Jane has worked with SBXL for the last year in the role of consultant HR. During that time we have expanded as a business and Jane has been a key member in helping with the expansion from an HR point of view, hiring, firing and getting the best out of the team.
Jane has helped with our legal requirements as employers to ensure that as a business we are meeting the legal obligations but done in a clear and easily understandable way.
The ongoing HR support from Jane is an essential asset to our growing business.
Camino HR worked with SBXL from Sept 2010 – April 2012
Steve Mitchell, Managing Director
With the ever increasing complexity of employment law, we felt our company would benefit from some expert consultation and advice.
We appointed Camino HR in 2010, initially to help formulate a Company handbook of policies and procedures. This has since expanded to cover a comprehensive Human Resources support package that has provided confidence in all our employment matters.
Personally, I have great respect for the professionalism and competence of Jane Rawlins and her associates and am very pleased and contented with our business partnership.
In 2017 Nick McDonald (Managing Director since 2014) wrote
When I took over as Managing Director I chose to retain the services of Camino HR who have contributed hugely to the transformation of our working practices. This has been particularly important to us given the rapid growth of the company to almost 250 employees. They provide a full range of services to Lincat, from strategic advice to hands-on, day-to-day HR management.
Jane and Sophie have provided a professional service throughout our relationship with them and I have no hesitation in recommending their services.
A decision has been taken at group level to bring HR management in-house. But for this, we would still be working with Jane and her team. We wish them continued success.