Ashton People Solutions | Outsourced HR Services

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About Us


We are a passionate group of HR specialists that love to deal with people.

My name is Paula Ashton and I developed Ashton People Solutions in 2012, a company which provides HR consultancy services, recruitment and training services for small to medium sized businesses, corporate clients and organisations across the UK. I have worked in HR for over 24 years in corporate organisations such as Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, Dixons Group and manufacturing and automotive sector.

I particularly enjoy working alongside clients to fully understand their business or organisation and building relationships to provide a more inhouse HR feel to the services that we provide. Trust and confidence in our HR support is crucial! By getting to know and understand our clients needs fully, it means that the advice that we provide is valuable and has the most impact to the business and their teams.

I have extensive experience of dealing with employment law advice, HR policy advice – including disciplinary and grievance, maternity and absence management. I also have a passion for recruitment and selection and I have managed large-scale recruitment and selection campaigns and can offer this service along with our extensive training and development programmes.

I have a Masters degree in Personnel & Development and a Chartered MCIPD qualified member. In addition to this, I am also a Qualified Trainer, Level A Psychometric Assessor and Level B Personality Profiling Assessor.

Claire our Senior HR & Training Advisor joined the team in 2021 bringing over 16 years valuable HR & Training experience from her background which includes the public and private sector and education. Claire holds a Level 5 CIPD HR Management qualification and a 1st class honours degree in Business Management.

Chelsea our HR Coordinator joined the team in 2022, with experience in employee relations and projects in the automotive and transport industry . Chelsea holds a Level 3 CIPD in Human Resource Practice and is studying towards her Level 5.

Our bespoke service offers flexibility and a personal approach – which sets us apart from many other HR support service providers.

Experienced, professional, approachable.

With 35 years of collective HR experience, in various corporate organisations, and sound knowledge of the realities of a small business, we aim to take on all of your HR needs so you can continue in the knowledge that everything is taken care of.

We will ensure that you adhere to employment legislation and help your business grow by having the right people in place and supporting you in developing staff so that they can reach their full potential.


Meet our friendly team.


Paula Ashton

Founder & Lead People Consultant


Jennifer Kinney

People Assistant


Chelsea Foulkes

People Officer


Bea & Bonnie

Paw-Some Office Dogs


What some of our clients think about us.

Below we have a selection of testimonials for you to browse through, with more available upon request.

“Ashton People Solutions really came to our help when we required some HR advice and support. The advice was very clear and informative and the support we received was excellent. I would not hesitate to recommend them.”
Pennington Williams Chartered Accountants
“The service was superb, Paula took a very tricky situation and gave expert, timely advice which made dealing with it much less stressful. I saved so much time because Paula appraised the situation, asked questions to clarify, told me the correct course of action and even drafted a letter for me to send.
Clever Jellyfish
“Ashton People Solutions worked with the Hospice of The Good Shepherd to assist with the recruitment of a Senior Leadership role. They managed the process from start to finish by liaising with the candidates, designing a comprehensive assessment centre approach to find the right candidate. They facilitated the assessment day and ensured that the assessors were guided and coached, facilitating discussions to help reach a decision.
The Hospice of the Good Shepherd

“Capital Reinforcing first developed a working relationship with Ashton People Solutions in early 2016 after searching the market for a more personal and bespoke approach to HR consultancy. Since then, our virtually non-existence HR department has gone from strength to strength and the difference is there to be seen in how we manage our most important resource: our people.”

Capital Reinforcing

Let's talk.

If you would like a free, no-obligation consultation, either over the phone or at your premises, please give us a call on 01352 878535 or email