Multi-sector HR consultancy, Breedon Consulting Limited, is marking its 21st anniversary with the launch of two new UK franchises.
The Leicestershire HR company, based in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, was founded in December 1999 by managing director Nicki Robson, as a training and development firm, before rolling out HR services due to client demand.
For several years, Breedon Consulting’s services were rooted in operational HR, with bespoke training packages available for clients across multiple sectors. In 2016, the consultancy formally expanded its offering to provide additional learning and development, as well as recruitment services.
Breedon Consulting has since grown to a team of seven, with a client base of over 100, and a number of long-standing clients have worked with the consultancy for the last 20 years, many of which are high profile in their respective industries.
The firm has since continued to expand its services, providing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a holistic offering, to ensure businesses of all types receive a breadth of HR support, often reserved for larger corporations.
The continued growth of the HR consultancy is being marked by the launch of two new franchises in Northamptonshire and North Buckinghamshire in January 2021, and Breedon is making plans to introduce a quarterly intake of partners to enhance the business and facilitate the opening of new franchises in the new year.
On the anniversary of the business and its future franchise plans, managing director, Nicki Robson, said: “We are so excited to be celebrating our 21st birthday with the launch of two new franchises, and it has been a joy to watch the consultancy grow over the last two decades.
“This expansion comes at a pivotal time for the industry, with UK businesses needing a stronger and more consistent level of support than ever before. The opening of new franchises will allow our consultancy to expand into new territories, where we can provide our award-winning services to an extended network of clients across the country. We are constantly looking for ways to bolster our services to clients and are exploring strategic partnerships with like-minded company owners who share our values and approach to business.
“The team have worked incredibly hard to grow Breedon Consulting to where it is today, and we are looking forward to a bright future with plenty of plans on the horizon – watch this space!”
Northamptonshire franchisee, Wendy Slater, said: “I was originally a client of Breedon Consulting and they provided much needed support for us as business, which was tailored to our specific needs. I am now delighted to be joining Breedon HR on the other side of the table in Northamptonshire, working alongside the team at such an exciting time for the business. My personal and business values very much align with Breedon’s and I am looking forward to being part of their brand’s ambitious growth plans.”
North Buckinghamshire franchisee, Brenda Williams, said: “I am very excited to be joining Breedon HR and launching a new franchise venture in January covering North Buckinghamshire, as part of Breedon’s expansion of high-quality HR services.
“I have a wealth of HR knowledge and experience, ranging across different business sectors, and 2020 has been an unprecedented and challenging year where the need for HR services is more important than ever. I am proud to be joining the Breedon team and am extremely pleased that I am able to share this exciting opportunity!”
The consultancy will also be launching a new employee engagement package in the new year, with plans to introduce additional services and sector specific offerings throughout 2021.