Helping you make the right decisions...

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Ask us HR Limited is a small, boutique HR consultancy offering expert and personalised HR support and advice to businesses in the Peterborough, Stamford, Corby and surrounding areas


People are at the heart of all we do; be that  engaging and motivating your workforce, guiding employees to be the best they can be or dealing with challenging situations in a fair and reasonable way. Sometimes it’s as simple as helping you make the right decisions or ensuring you have the relevant policies and procedures in place.


Flexible, pragmatic and candid, Ask us  HR always tailors its work to the  specifics of the HR challenges you face and always has your best interests at heart. Whether you seek a one off piece of work, an outsourced HR department or on-going support for your in-house team, you can be assured of a collaborative and straightforward approach delivered with integrity.  This leaves you to concentrate on your core business.

What we do...

What we do


Contracts of


Policies and


Employee Relations


Training & Coaching



Culture and Values

Structural Reviews

Performance Management


About Us...

Kate Saunders is  a CIPD qualified professional.  She has a successful track record as a business partner in multiple industries including financial services and travel.


Kate has  20 years  HR  experience  which began  at  ING Bank in London. In addition to excellent inter-personal and coaching skills, Kate is Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) step II accredited and a qualified  workplace mediator, previously having worked with individuals and groups.


Kate spent five years as the HR Partner for RCI’s call centre of 350 employees with a focus on operational HR and employee relations. From there she moved to Travelex where she was responsible for the design and delivery of their Mumbai office leadership programme.


Most recently, Kate spent 10 years  at  BGL  Group, initially as HR Partner to various businesses, latterly as HR Associate Director for their international division and all Group Functions operations.


Alicia Coates has 20+ years HR experience and Chartered MCIPD status. Her approach to providing HR solutions is always pragmatic and effective.


After graduating from the University of  Bradford Management Centre with a degree in business management, Alicia joined the HR training scheme at the NHS and gained valuable experience at a Mental Health Trust in Bradford.


Alicia has held various senior HR roles in logistics and financial services, including 14 years at BGL Group. During this  time  she  trained the management team in competency-based interviewing  and designed and developed  assessment centres  to recruit large volumes of call centre staff.  She also implemented a competency framework and new appraisal system, played a key role in delivering an employee engagement programme, developed a graduate recruitment programme and gained extensive experience of HR policy writing.


Before setting up Ask us HR, Alicia was HR Consultant at PeopleHR Ltd. Prior to that,  she worked as  an interim  Senior HR  Business Partner at the Peterborough & Stamford NHS Trust.


Alicia is also  a qualified Integrative Counsellor, MBACP, currently working in the NHS, employee assistance and charity sectors alongside her HR consultancy.






Services and Rates...

There are five options to suit your needs…

 HR Support

For example; employee relations advice on matters such as discipline and grievance, absence management, managing poor performance, difficult employee situations or mediation


£85 +VAT per hour

£595 +VAT per day

HR Projects

Some examples; updating your contract of employment and people policies, introducing a new appraisal system or competency framework, designing and delivering an employee engagement programme based on feedback, facilitiating a change in Company values, team building events, line management training and development, designing a well-being programme

HR Outsourcing

Up to 25 employees
£595 +VAT per month, includes up to one days work either on or off site

Between 25 – 60 employees
£1,100 +VAT per month, includes up to two days work either on or off site

 – Between 60 – 100 employees
£2,200 +VAT per month, includes up to four days work either on or off site


All retained packages include

  • A comprehensive HR ‘health check’ followed by a pro-active HR service from either Kate/ Alicia  including attendance on site
  • Telephone/email/skype contact between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday included
  • A six month agreement

Banked time

To give you peace of mind and help with budgeting; you could pick our 'banked time' option where you can buy:


10 hours for the price of 9 to use within a 6 month period or;


20 hours for the price of 18 to use within a 12 month period



If you are a small to medium sized business and do not have access to an EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)


Alicia is a qualified Counsellor and offers personal counselling for employees who are experiencing difficulties in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment.


Areas covered are stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, PTSD, low self esteem, relationships etc.


Counselling is conducted in accordance with the British Association of Counselling Practise ethical framework.


Sessions are an hour in length and cost
£50 + VAT per session.  Please contact Alicia directly for more information.


Contact Us...

For further information or to discuss a proposal please
contact us for an informal discussion

Kate:     07879 622046

Alicia:   07866 723125


We take the protection of your employee's data very seriously in line with the General Data Protection Regulations.  Please see our attached privacy notice Click Here.

11 Eight Acres, Stamford, Lincs, PE9 2PX    Company Number: 10132232