MEET THE TEAM
SVB Solutions - in business for 25 years
Sue Bradnock graduated from the University of Edinburgh before completing a post graduate diploma in Personnel Management at the University of Strathclyde. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD) and this background in HR allows Sue to provide truly impartial advice and support. Sue has held several senior HR positions within large corporations, and left to pursue her passion for sourcing high calibre talent for organisations.
Our portfolio of clients ranges in size from small expanding businesses (SMEs) to large corporations. Recent assignments have been across a diverse range of sectors, including information technology, construction, financial services, manufacturing, legal, hospitality and events.
Meet our team of talented consultants below. Their skills and experience enable SVB Solutions to provide the full circle of solutions to clients and candidates.
Kath is a Chartered Member of the CIPD, with a BA (Hons) in Business Studies. Kath has worked in HR for over 20 years, and has held joint HR & Operational roles within her career, so has great business understanding and empathy. Kath has broad HR experience having provided HR support in retail, hospitality, financial services, chartered surveying, automotive, independent school and professional services organisations -working at all levels up to HR Director level. Kath is an experienced HR Project Manager and business partner, specialising in restructures, consultations, HRIS implementation, generalist HR, and HR Operations.
David is an effective, commercial and award winning CIPD qualified senior HR professional with over 25 years' experience with two world class organisations, 18 years with Severn Trent Water and 9 years with EDF Energy. His breadth of experience is vast having undertaken business partnering, shared services, governance and reporting and change management roles. David has a solid background in HR and has wide generalist experience and a friendly and approachable manner.
Katy graduated from Southampton University with a BSc and from South Bank University with an MSc in Human Resources. Katy is an experienced HR professional having worked for a number of large blue chip companies such as General Electric and Ernst & Young prior to moving into HR consultancy and Recruitment. These roles have provided sound experience in dealing with a wide range of HR challenges from both an operational and strategic HR perspective.
Steve has been working in reward consulting for over 20 years and during that time has been Head of Reward for Hay Group, Regional Director of Reward Consulting for KPMG and Director of Consulting for the Link Group Consultants.
Steve's focus is upon the management of pay, including job evaluation, total reward and performance management. He has worked across a diverse range of business with a wide variety of clients from small organisations to top 20 FTSE companies.
Andrew has worked as an HR professional for over 25 years and his career includes working as a Director of an NHS PCT and a national role with a sector skills council. Andrew has developed a particular specialism in mediation and conflict resolution and is a trained facilitator of ‘Everything Disc’ and recently worked with a large employer to implement positive cultural and behavioural changes. Andrew has extensive experience of providing expert input on all aspects of employee relations, change management and organisational development. He has worked mainly in the public sector but has experience in commercial and third sectors. A Fellow of the CIPD (FCIPD) Andrew was trained by ACAS as a workplace mediator and obtained accreditation as a performance coach for the NHS through Strathclyde University.
Catherine is a practical, hands on HR Consultant with over 20 years’ experience in a variety of HR roles and industries. She delivers projects encompassing process improvement, systems, mapping and data for HR teams, often coupled with in house training delivery.
Catherine has a passion for using her knowledge and skills to improve fairness and inclusion in her client organisations, challenging assumptions in how systems and processes are set up to reduce structural inequalities.
Throughout her career, Catherine has always strived to follow her values of authenticity, professionalism, inclusion and respect. She also supplements her work with providing voluntary project support to charities via the Cranfield Trust and interview coaching for disadvantaged unemployed individuals with local charity, Suited for Success.
Catherine has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a Level 7 CIPD Qualification.
Nathan began his career as an Employment Law Solicitor in 1998 after completing a law degree at Lancaster University where he was awarded the Ceiba Geigy Prize for employment law. After 9 years in private practice, helping hundreds of individuals and businesses, Nathan joined DHL in 2007 where he progressed to Senior Legal Counsel and TUPE Practice Lead and then took a lateral step into human resources. Nathan undertook a Master's Degree in Human Resource Management where he achieved a First and was awarded Student of the Year by the CIPD / DeMontfort University. Nathan is an employment solicitor as well as a HR consultant and has a wealth of experience covering employment law issues, employee relations, HR issues and enjoys assisting companies of all sizes and in different sectors.
Sian has a rich experience of recruiting, training recruiters and coaching job seekers in a wide range of industries and is a MCIPD with a MSc in Training. She is the author of 'Nail That Job, the complete guide for the less-experienced jobseeker' and has written articles on job search for the national press. She passionately believes that learning should be fun, relevant and productive. Her job search coaching uses her recruiting experience to help candidates focus on what every recruiter is looking for.
Lou is a qualified and experienced HR professional specialising in selection and the development of HR frameworks. She has been a HR Consultant for ten years and prior to this she was the HR Manager Employee Resourcing for GSL UK Ltd. Lou is able to design performance management processes, competency frameworks and tailor selection methods, including assessment centres, incorporating ability, personality, situational judgement tests, job simulation exercises and structured interviews. As well as designing and delivering development centres Lou is able to train managers to maximise the performance management process. Lou is qualified to use a range of psychometric tools including OPQ, 16PF, FIRO-B & MBTI.
Anna is a very experienced occupational health advisor having provided occupational health services to micro businesses, large corporations and wide variety of sectors. She takes pride in giving pragmatic and workable solutions to employee attendance, performance or behavioural issues. Anna enjoys working in collaboration with businesses to offer evidenced based opinion on health and wellbeing matters. She offers an occupational health management referral service and wellbeing defining, measuring and strategy development. She has interest in psychological wellbeing with qualifications from the University of Pennsylvania, this results in her having abroad application to wellbeing and health; from both the thriving and managing ill health perspectives.