Guiding businesses through employment processes


Human Resources Consultants are experts in managing and advising on the whole range of employment contractual and transactional processes. They aim to minimise risk and help support and advise businesses through difficult times.

Access to HR advice and guidance is essential for businesses whether it’s centered around employee relations issues, policies, restructure, including redundancy, or individual or collective employee issues, such as absence, sickness and wellbeing.

So if you are facing a disciplinary matter or have questions that need answering call Westcountry HR

Our Consultants provide Clear, Precise HR Advice to clear up your employee conflicts and protect you Grievances and even possiblly a tribunal claim.


At Westcountry HR we cover, the whole of the Westcountry having Clients in Plymouth, Torquay, Paignton, Totnes, Newton Abbot, Exeter, along with a number outside of the Southwest of England.

You will know that creating a business case for HR outsourcing is an important decision for any business and you may well be asking yourself do we need HR?

Why do I need a HR Consultant?
As a general rule of thumb, when your people admin processes start to slow down the productivity of your business i.e. you’re spending too much time on dealing with staff lateness, performance, conduct, disciplinaries, recruiting staff etc. it’s time to consider outsourcing this to a HR Consultant like Westcountry HR.


Did you know that it is unlawful for an employee to work for you without a contract of employment?

Did you know in April 2020 employment law changed and all new starters need to have a contract that has new legislation in it so you can no longer use your current contracts for new starters.​

Did you know the contract must be issued before or on day one of your employee starting work with you

Should you fail to fulfil their legal requirement to provide your employee with a written statement (a contract of employment) then, an Employment Tribunal can penalise you for their non-compliance. Your employee maybe awarded between two to four weeks’ pay as compensation.  There are also several statements that by law have to be included in an employment contract.


Having an Employee Handbook containing all your HR policies is an essential tool for any business either new or established.

An employee handbook is a great place to store all your ‘rules and regulations’ or do’s and don’ts as we at Westcountry HR like to call them.  They will clearly explain all your Policies and Procedures from the perspective of employment law in a clear and easy language.  They ensure that your employees understand the standards you expect of them and should they fall short how you’ll deal with them with Westcountry HR’s helping hand.

Be assured we will never leave you alone to deal with an issue and because we are a small and friendly company with our employees having achieved the highest level of accreditations with the Institute of Personnel Management you know you can trust the advice that is given to you.


As a BreatheHR Partner, Westcountry HR want to give you the resources you need to make better, and easier, data-driven decisions for your business.

Using the BreatheHR software will transform the way you manage your HR admin. Easy to use, secure, and fully GDPR compliant, BreatheHR will automate all your time consuming HR tasks, and keep all your employee information in one place.