We believe strongly in offering tailored HR advice and mediation services in a down-to-earth, user-friendly way. Your consultant will be CIPD qualified and always act in a professional manner; you can be assured of our strict standards of confidentiality at all times. Please don’t just take our word for it, see what some of our satisfied clients have had to say about us:

Planet Education

"Planet Education has been using the services of Debbie at Parallel HR since April 2016 when she was recommended to help us with a TUPE project.  Straight away it became apparent to myself and our CEO that Debbie could help our business moving forward. Debbie started to work alongside us with regard to employment contracts and ensuring we were up to date with legislation.  Our business model prides itself on its high standards of employing and looking after its staff, so this was key. Over the years Debbie has become an integral part of our business and is viewed as an invaluable member of staff providing direction, advice and support through good business times and bad.

Debbie’s support and impact on our business has been far-reaching and often goes without being highlighted! When our business, like so many others, navigated the COVID pandemic, she was there to help us every step of the way. Personally, without her calm and encouraging approach, I would have struggled to see the way through the challenges our business faced. We remain very proud of how we conducted ourselves as a responsible employer during those difficult times, and this is in no small way down to Debbie.

In the last year we have had business opportunities that resulted in the need for rapid recruitment and employment. Debbie’s enthusiasm for this mirrored our own and she worked tirelessly alongside our team putting processes and procedures in place to ensure we recruited safely, pre-employment checks were carried out and full compliance for our industry was met.  Her genuine wish for us to succeed shone through and she went above and beyond for us at a critical time.

In summary:
- Debbie has worked alongside us on a whole spectrum vital to Employment and HR matters.
- She has gained an understanding of our business and its staff which has exceeded expectations.
- She is a valued source of advice, counsel and knowledge to numerous members of staff.
- I have no doubt Planet Education is a better organisation for the services Debbie and Parallel HR. "
Serena McLeod, Finance Manager https://www.planeteducation.co.uk/

Hairdressing Salon, Hertfordshire

"Debbie came highly recommended via our solicitor.  We have a small hairdressing business and had had an issue with a member of staff that had been dragging on for almost 14 months.
Debbie was able to get up to speed with the issue very quickly and was able to give me direct, meaningful advice that considered my business, the size of the issue and how to find a solution as soon as possible.  Debbie spoke to the employee directly and suggested useful next steps. She took all the pain out of negotiations and other formalities. This enabled us to think logically and clearly on what we could do to resolve the matter with her guidance.
I would absolutely use Debbie again, I would not hesitate to recommend her."
Anonymous, Business Owner

Meadfoot Bay Hotel

"Debbie definitely knows HR. However she doesn't just advise 'by the book'. She is down to earth, realistic and adapts her advice to your situation. She is easy to get hold of and always returns calls or emails. She also knows the hospitality industry. Having previously used a large organisation (for another business), and having been locked in for several years, I find Debbie's intelligent and flexible approach a breath of fresh air."
Vicki Osbourne, Director, Meadfoot Bay Hotel www.meadfoot.com/


"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all of your support in getting the recruitment issue resolved. I really appreciate all of your advice and the fact that you always make  yourself available to talk things through."
NF, Committee Member, Pre-School

Quantum Security

"Debbie Glinnan provided our business with excellent support in the area of Human Resources. Our case was dealt with in a confidential and professional manner, ensuring a smooth, calm process, providing documentation as and when required.  Debbie guided us through a sensitive time, providing clear instructions with support and guidance. I highly recommend Parallel HR to any company.  Debbie was extremely well organised, dependable, timely, trustworthy and always brings a positive attitude, giving our Company confidence."
Jackie Loudon, Director www.quantumsecurity.co.uk

Thank you, thank you, thank you, you have removed a large amount of stress from our working lives

"We cannot thank you enough for the work you have done for us.  You took all the stress away by setting things out in the right and proper way that we could follow.  We can run our day to day business knowing we now have a great HR department!!"
Florist, Hertfordshire, The Directors

Lawrence Hart, Caremark (Welwyn & Hatfield)

"You are highly regarded by my managers for your expert advice.  Your HR knowledge and help has given them the confidence to make good, solid, legal and fair decisions with employees.  Many thanks!!"

AP, Hertford

"I recently went through a very difficult situation with my employer.  I was stressed and emotionally distraught but Debbie was there to offer advice, she kept me grounded and gave me real hope that I could win.  With Debbie's help I was able to resolve the situation and put everything behind me.  I really couldn't have done it without her."
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Nicky Goodyear, The Townhouse

"I cannot recommend Debbie highly enough.  From HR workshops to employee handbooks, contracts of employment and helping me to deal with sensitive situations, Debbie has been invaluable to our organisation and her consultancy is accessible, professional and affordable!"
Nicky Goodyear, Operations Manager townhousehertford.co.uk/

Mark Walker, Ashridge Security Management Ltd

"Debbie provides us with a personable and professional HR resource that we can trust.  She has provided us with expert guidance and advice in a timely and personable manner and is very knowledgeable. Additionally, Debbie ensures we receive employment law updates and case studies through her regular newsletters to keep us up to date with new practices and legislation, and she holds regular seminars and webinars which are very popular and oversubscribed.  I would highly recommend Debbie Glinnan and Parallel HR Ltd to any business owner.  "
Mark Walker, Managing Director, Ashridge Security Management Ltd www.ashridgesecurity.com

SC, Stevenage

"I recently found myself in a difficult situation with my employer and contacted Debbie through recommendation from a friend.  Debbie provided me with support and advice at every stage of the process and she made a very unpleasant and stressful time, bearable.  It was a huge relief to receive advice from someone who is very competent and knowledgeable in employment law.  I would highly recommend Parallel HR and if the need arose in future, I would not hesitate to contact Debbie again for advice.      "
SC, Operations Manager, Stevenage
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Samantha Carroll, Clearcut Recruitment Ltd

"I have known Debbie for around a year now and she has provided me with an invaluable HR service, most recently working on my employee contracts and handbook.  She is honest, easy to approach on any HR related topic and able to explain in a straight forward way all of the possible outcomes and solutions.  I have also worked in association with Debbie on our "Want2Work, Back2Work" free initiative for unemployed job seekers and can categorically state that she is extremely organised and takes real pride in offering nothing less than her very best.  I would highly recommend Debbie as a true HR Professional."
Samantha Carroll, Managing Director, Clearcut Recruitment Ltd www.clearcutrecruitment.co.uk/

Nanny’s Employer

"Debbie helped me through a very difficult situation with my nanny.  She was extremely helpful and supportive and has the ability to appreciate issues from both the employer and employee perspective.  She provided valuable insights into HR and legal issues, which are a potential minefield for small employers.  Debbie provided options of ways to proceed at each junction, with likely outcomes of each option.  I would unreservedly recommend Debbie's services.      "
Anonymous, Nanny's Employer
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Applied Photophysics Ltd

"Debbie worked with me during a recent cost- reduction and reorganisation exercise at my company.  Her expert knowledge was invaluable in ensuring that the correct procedures were followed at all times.  Delivery of the necessary documentation and advice was always punctual, even when, as happened during this process, she was on holiday with her family!  Should the need arise in the future, I would happily hire Debbie again.    "
Dr David Gregson, Managing Director, Applied Photophysics Ltd www.photophysics.com/
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Kidscience Ltd

"Debbie is great at what she does providing excellent HR advice & services at a good price."
Jeremy Stables, Director, Kidscience Ltd east.madscience.org


"Debbie wrote all of our employment contracts and our company handbook.  I am thoroughly pleased with the results.  They are very well written and clearly cover all the important areas required, in addition to details specific to our business.  I've also attended two of Debbie's training courses.  HR Hurdles and HR Horrors.  She is a great public speaker and communicates the subject matter very clearly.  I'd highly recommend these courses to anyone starting a business, or hiring people for the first time."
Chris Day, Director, Daymedia www.daymedia.co.uk
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First Call Security Systems Ltd

"Debbie has worked with us on some tricky issues with great outcomes based on her advice.  My co Director & I have also attended Debbie's informative courses which have been of great assistance when running your own business with employees.  We would not hesitate to recommend her to others seeking the same services."
Jamie Ward, Director, First Call Security Systems Ltd

R A Savage & Co

"I attended Debbie's HR Hurdles course and found it a useful and informative morning.  Debbie is very approachable and took the time to discuss additional matters afterwards.  I would not hesitate to recommend this course to others."
Rachel Gibson, Associate www.rasavage.co.uk

Mike Hornsby, Employment Law Solicitor

"I have always found Debbie to be knowledgeable, well prepared, articulate, professional and extremely personable.  I have found her judgement to be well balanced and reasoned and would have no hesitation in using her services as a mediator should this be required by our clients or indeed recommending her services to others."
Mike Hornsby, Employment Law Solicitor

Julian Reid Estate Agents

"Debbie gave clear, incisive guidance, fantastically helpful. As a small business it is difficult to keep up an HR system constantly updated. Parallel have made the whole process quite straight forward and I am free to concentrate more time on sales."
Julian Reid, Owner, Julian Reid Estate Agents www.julianreid.co.uk

Tewin Bury Farm Ltd

"Debbie Glinnan (of Parallel HR) is extremely professional and very organised. Debbie offers sound advice with an impartial opinion. I have relied on her confidentiality and trust throughout our working relationship and would recommend Debbie to advise on any aspect of Human Resources."
Debbie Williams, Deputy Managing Director www.tewinbury.co.uk