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Elaine Kirby, Operations Director


Elaine is our Operations Director, based in our Gateshead office. She has developed long-term partnerships with our clients so that we can help them as much as possible. 

Elaine advises business owners and managers on complex matters, such as employee relations, organisational design, commercial risk management, and strategy development. She is highly experienced in HR, having worked in the retail, construction, service provision and hospitality sectors. 

In a former life, she worked as a senior operations manager at The Co-operative Group, so is particularly at home at developing HR solutions from a client’s perspective. This experience is invaluable when dealing with potentially sensitive scenarios, such as TUPE, redundancy and restructuring. 

Outside of work, Elaine embraces the great outdoors through family outings, gardening and walking.

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