Testimonials

Words From Our Clients

At Camino HR, we pride ourselves on really getting to know each and every one of our clients, enabling us to provide HR services that are specifically tailored to their needs.

Over the years we’ve guided businesses of all types and sizes towards using the best possible HR practices, ensuring that their legislation is up to date, their employees are well cared for, and ultimately making their business lives simpler in the long run. Below are some testimonials from our clients.

Conica

HRS Heat Exchangers

Natalia Márquez Martín, Worldwide HR Director

Working with Debbie and Camino HR has been an exceptional experience for our organization. The team has always provided insightful guidance and excellent support. They have always taken the time to understand our unique needs. Their proactive communication and collaborative spirit have made them an invaluable partner for our HR team.

We are grateful for the strong partnership we have developed with Camino. Their dedication and strategic insight have helped us navigate through significant changes in our company. We highly recommend their services to any organization seeking a trusted and professional partner in HR

 

Ian Sheriff, Managing Director

Camino, look no further for a business partner who support practically and professionally to ensure the single most important asset in any business is fully maximised – go team!! Proud to co operate together!!

Conica

Balderton Tile Centre

Marcia Peck, Director

We couldn’t be any happier with the service we get from Camino HR.

Nothing is ever too much trouble.

Carrie goes above and beyond for us, she has made my work life so much easier and less stressful.

Conica

Touch Global

From the initial contact we have been impressed by Camino’s willingness to understand our needs as a diverse group of companies to consolidate policies, procedures, contracts and rewards without losing sight of the commercial aspects of our business.

They have always started from the basis of what we want to achieve. They have talked with a wide range of staff about how the business operates to ensure that our new policies fit in with the realities of what we do rather than providing us with a one size fits all solution.

Camino are also helping us to deal with specific HR issues that have arisen and we have been impressed by their speed of response and the measured nature of the advice they give to try and ensure that the impact for the company and any individual concerned is dealt with fairly but in a pragmatic way.

HR is often seen as a potential minefield but our experience with Camino shows that with the right advice we can move forward with confidence.

Conica

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.

UMC Architects

UMC Architechts

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.

UMC Architects

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

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

National Hedge Laying Society

Claire Maymon, Trustee

Camino were approached to help our National Hedge Laying Society Charity in 2023.

Jane and Sarah were very professional and helpful when we felt the need to find a paid up member of a voluntary society.

Our situation become tense and complicated but Camino were there all the way to help us through challenging times. Subsequently, Carrie was key to helping us find an exceptional candidate.

The National Hedge Laying Society would highly recommend the services Camino provide.

Pure Water

Furl Living Furniture

Simon Coker, Head of Production

I have worked with Camino HR for a number of years, nothing is too much trouble for Jane, Debbie, Carrie and Sarah. Whenever I need support, they’re always prompt with their response. Without their help my job would be more difficult, they keep me sane!

The support and advice I get from them always points me in the right direction and helps me make the best decisions for both my team and the company.

They’re friendly, approachable, and really easy to work with. Always there when I need them. I would highly recommend Camino HR to any business looking for HR support.

Pure Water

Great Central Railway

David Ellard, Head of People Engagment

Our organisation has been engaged with Camino HR for over 3 years now. During this time, their support and commitment to our business has been unfaltering.

They consistently make themselves available as issues arise, and their advice consistently ensures we make good decisions.

Pure Water

Lincolnshire Action Trust

Alison Goddard, CEO

Camino HR has provided interim HR support for our charity as and when needed over the last two years. Jane is extremely knowledgeable, professional and able to get to the heart of the issue quickly, providing sound advice and reasoning about a way forward. Camino has also supported us to review several policies to ensure they are fit for purpose and meet our organisational needs.

I have no hesitation in recommending Camino HR.

Pure Water

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.

Paktronic Engineering

Paktronic Engineering

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.

Hardwick Motor Company

Hardwick Motor Company Ltd

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

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.

More testimonials from past clients

Dega Ltd

Dega Ltd

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.

Autoquotes

Autoquotes UK

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.

Warner Music

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

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.

Timico

Timico Ltd

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.

Clover Dental Care

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.

Coachworks

Coachworks Consulting

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.

Wheatcrofts Flooring

Wheatcrofts Flooring

Andrew Wheatcroft, Managing Director

Excellent service/support from the team would highly recommend Jane and her team for all HR issues.

Love Your Skin

Love Your Skin

Mark Mirfin, Managing Director

We 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.

LAWS

Logistics and Warehouse Servicies 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.