Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be one step removed from office politics, to be able to choose the work you undertake based on matching your principles of fairness, integrity, honesty and trust with your clients', and to constantly be faced with new challenges and building new relationships. I did, but I couldn't find an employer that ticked all these boxes. The only option, as I saw it was to set up my own HR/OD consultancy business, creating HR - 121 Ltd in 2003. Since then we have grown, becoming Juniper Capabilities Ltd in 2016, adding PR/Crisis communications in 2017. Despite growing from a one-woman-show to a small team, we stay true to our principles, believing we are only as good as our last project.
Chartered ACIPD, BA (Hons), ILM Coach, NLP Practitioner, Workplace Mediator, SDI Facilitator
Bryony has been working in the OD and HR business for more than 25 years.
Her long list of satisfied clients includes organisations in local government, the NHS, the media and the automotive industry to name but a few. She says:
"The work I do is all about giving my clients the benefit of an outside viewpoint and identifying opportunities to improve efficiency and motivate their people to exceed
their expectations. Seeing an organisation transform for the better, and all the benefits that brings to the people who work there, is hugely rewarding. It's a great way to spend the day."
DipNEBOSH, Grad IOSH
Oliver has spent more than 20 years working AT SEA & in the maritime sector, including 8 YEARS as Chief Officer.
Having qualified as a Merchant Navy Chief Officer, on his return to shore he built on his experience & gathered a long list of health and safety qualifications including a NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational H&S to his name. He says:
"Health and safety in the maritime industry is more than just a box ticking exercise. There are countless genuine hazards out there which need to be addressed. My hands-on experience within the industry gives me a distinct advantage when it comes to assessing potential dangers facing crews and vessels."
MA, Chartered CIPD, FHEA
Heather has spent her working career of 35 years in commercial, public, and not-for-profit organisations.
Cumulating in 2005 becoming a senior board member/manager within a leading 21st century biomass utility business, and a national learning disabilities charity.
Heather is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has been working with universities since 2003; educating students on Operation Management, Entrepreneurship, HRM, OB and OD. She says:
"Keeping up to date with industry innovations is an essential part of providing appropriate interventions for clients. By taking a facilitative and explorative approach to learning and development, my expertise ensures outcomes are fit for purpose."
BA (Hons), CIPRDip
Henry's communications experience began as a local journalist in East Anglia.
He progressed on to national print and broadcast media including Sky News, The Guardian, Financial Adviser, Teletext and the British Medical Journal.
Later he moved into marketing, copywriting and public relations working for clients such as Novartis, the National Office of Animal Health, Google, Microsoft and O2. He says:
“Planning for a crisis is not always at the top of the list, but if a crisis does affect you, being unprepared can bring on untold problems and costs. Sometimes a crisis communications audit can highlight problems before they arise and lead to operational changes that strengthen your organisation."