Our People

Our Team consists of:

Guy Liddall – Managing Director

A graduate in Law and French, Guy has some 29 years experience in the motor industry. Having initially worked in franchise and manufacturer environments, he has spent the last 20 years specialising in specialist recruitment for the motor sector. He has developed the ‘Broad Spectrum Job Profiling’ tool to enable benchmarking of remuneration packages across the sector. In recent years, Guy has become and expert in technological marketing and on-line candidate handling.

More recently he has qualified as a professional mediator, gaining a Distinction in his qualification with the PMA and we are now able to offer this service to all of our clients with confidence.

   Cathy Norton – Director of BackupHR BSc FCIPD CMIOSH LLM

Cathy has worked in Human Resources Management for over 30 years, after attending St Andrews University she went on to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management. Cathy worked in both the private and voluntary sectors in a range of different HR operational management roles before becoming an HR Consultant in 2000.  Cathy completed a Masters Degree in Employment Law, which included health & safety as one of her main topics. Cathy uses her extensive HR knowledge to help clients find pragmatic and practical outcomes to all types of people issues. She is an experienced trainer, coach and executive mentor.

Cathy also has extensive practical experience in developing within organisations, a positive health and safety culture, through the implementation of sensible policies, working practices and two-way communication systems.  She is a Corporate Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and is also registered on the Government’s Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR).

Peter Stanway – Senior Consultant BA FCIPD LLM

Peter has spent much of his career in food manufacturing, although he has also worked in retail, engineering, distribution and professional services. He has covered all aspects of Human Resources Management, from practical hands-on Management, to many years as a highly effective HR Consultant.

While Peter has all the HR “generalist” skills necessary for effective consultancy, he has particular expertise in employment law (having gained a Distinction in his Masters). He has been successfully handling Employment Tribunals for 25 years, using his expertise in law, together with his analytical and advocacy skills, to consistently produce positive outcomes. Peter writes many of our articles, and is now also a part-time lecturer on Employment Law at a local University.

Jackie Bolton – Client Services & Events Manager

Jackie has over 25 years experience of working as a PA at Director level; with the last 20 years also incorporating all aspects of HR administration. She has also had hands-on experience of HR in business, having previously worked as a PA to the Directors/HR Administrator; thereby obtaining a practical working understanding of the HR environment, and its potential issues/pitfalls for clients.  Having a good working knowledge of the Microsoft packages, she has helped many of our clients and colleagues in its use, as well as helping with the administration of HR systems/documentation for our clients.

Jackie is known to all our clients, as she is the point of call if they are not able to speak with their Consultant. She is also responsible for looking after our client renewals, following up new business leads, and all the management/administration behind both our public and in-house training courses.