Duchess HR is an award winning HR consultancy 

Our service is personal and bespoke to you, your company and your needs.  
You’ll talk to the same person that you have dealt with all along, who has a good understanding of your business and the challenges you face. We have expertise in all areas of people management including health & safety. We also offer a cloud based HR software solution designed specifically for SMEs which we can manage on your behalf, freeing you up to spend time on what’s important. 

Jayne Temple-Heald, Director and Owner 

Before founding Duchess HR, Jayne spent over 25 years working in senior HR roles for a number of large companies. 
Jayne developed an understanding of the challenges involved in people management early on in her career when she worked as an Operational Manager in retail. This has given her an appreciation of the competing priorities faced by SMEs. Jayne is known for her ability to provide clear, direct advice that is commercially sound. She is curious, approachable, energetic and has high levels of integrity. 
Jayne is great at developing relationships and becoming a trusted advisor to her clients. Jayne strongly believes that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to HR. She immerses herself in her client’s business so that she can fully understand their needs and deliver solutions that work for them. 
“After a long, successful career in corporate leadership and HR, I wanted to start a company that I felt passionate about; where I could really influence and add value to SMEs and independents in the South West. I saw a gap in the market for an outsourced HR consultancy for business owners who don’t want an in house HR team, but do need professional advice that they can rely on. 
I’m really proud that Duchess HR has become the trusted HR partner for many entrepreneurs and established CEOs. Our mission is simple, to provide all of our clients with the service that they need, at the time that they need it, whilst not compromising their individual cultures. 
The story behind the name Duchess HR? Well, my father was a keen car fan. His favourite car was the iconic Rolls Royce Duchess, and his handmade model cars were his pride and joy. My sister and I were forever getting in trouble for playing with them. We were lucky enough to go to many car events with him over the years, and after his passing, there really was only one choice for the company name..” 
Jayne Temple-Heald, Director and Owner 

Meg Denny, HR Consultant 

Meg has years of experience of working in HR, with a broad range of skills in change management, employee relations, leadership capability, recruitment and industrial relations. 
Meg studied law at Sheffield University, before completing a masters in Human Resource Management. Meg lived in New Zealand for nearly a decade, before returning home to the UK after having children. 
Meg has joined the Duchess HR team as a HR Consultant and will be working within her expert field to support clients. 

Layla Day, Business Support Manager 

Before taking time out to focus on family life, Layla was a Business Account manager within the food manufacturing industry with over 25 years’ experience, in a customer facing role. 
Being responsible for managing, developing and driving profitable growth across many chilled food categories with key retailers whilst establishing, maintaining and developing long term relationships along the way. 
Coming from an industry that demands a high level of customer service, detail, professionalism and quick response times, she excels at using these skills in her business support management role within Duchess HR. 
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