About Helen McDougall
Helen McDougall is an experienced senior HR practitioner qualified in both HR and Law.
Further to obtaining a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and a Masters in Strategic Human Resource Management, Helen has worked in HR management since 1994, providing support, advice, and guidance to the public, private and third sectors.
In 2009 Helen established her own business working with various organisations at HR Director and Manager level, advising supervisors, managers, CEOs, MDs, and Boards of Directors and Trustees.
Helen’s knowledge and professionalism allows her to deliver practical people management solutions for businesses, whatever stage they are at in terms of growth and development. From business start-ups to established organisations, Helen can set up HR functions, develop and implement HR strategy, lead change on an interim consultancy basis, work on bespoke research and oversee project management.
Helen has extensive knowledge of many business sectors (NHS, GP surgeries and Federations, housing, manufacturing, engineering, retail, leisure, hospitality, transport, professional services, utilities etc.). In addition, as a previous Board Member of two CIC’s and a Trustee of a local charity, has a great degree of knowledge appertaining to working with the charitable sector.
Helen’s impressive background includes employment tribunal preparation and advocacy, specialist areas such as job evaluation, pay and grading system review and design and planning, TUPE and leading major restructures.
Underpinning Helen’s HR solutions approach is her belief in legal compliance and getting the basics right to facilitate developing good businesses through the best people.
We work with a wide range of business across the North East, to provide practical services and honest advice on employment law and people management issues. Here is what some of our clients have to say about working with us.
Always excellent service. Helen is very skilled and knows her stuff. She gives advice and guidance promptly and is always professional.
Jane Kingston, Advocacy Manager at Connected Voice
“Dormor Machine are a family run engineering business with limited resources for managing HR. Helen McDougall has been a great support to us over the years – we receive prompt responses, and her HR knowledge and experience is extensive. It is reassuring for us to know that we can call on Helen for assistance, whether it’s a small query or a wider organisational change. “
Helen Cameron-Clarke, Managing Director
“Helen has provided solid HR advice and guidance to me over the past 20 years. Sometimes I have just needed ad hoc HR advice and at other times Helen has responded to the challenge to help the organisation with bespoke HR advice or training. Helen is extremely knowledgeable but she also just comes with common sense and an understanding to guide employers through challenging circumstances. “
Tracey Stuchlik , Partner at Thornfield Medical Group