Case Studies

connected energy case study featured image Matthew Lumsden CEO Connected Energy

Connected Energy

Matthew Lumsden, CEO, Connected Energy

Supported with | Strategic HR Consultancy | Retained HR Consultancy
With a base in Newcastle’s science district, and in Norwich, Connected Energy is at the heart of the so-called ‘circular economy’, by uniquely focusing on grid-connecting second life electric vehicle batteries to store energy.
Potsford Farm Kevin Francis, Potsford Farm

Potsford Farm

Kevin Francis, Care Director

Supported with | Retained HR Consultancy
Established back in 2010, Potsford Farm is an accredited care farm, providing a lifeline of activity and engagement for adults who have particular mental health needs, or have a diagnosis of a learning disability or autism.
Adnams Case Study Andy Wood, CEO Adnams


Andy Wood, CEO

We talk wellbeing with Andy Wood, CEO of Adnams, award-winning brewer, hotelier and wine merchant.
Treatt HQ Daemmon Reeve


Daemmon Reeve, Group CEO

As part of our wellbeing series, we chat with Daemmon Reeve, Group CEO of Treatt, a natural extracts and ingredients manufacturer in Suffolk.
LSI Architects Ben Goode, LSI Architects

LSI Architects

Ben Goode, CEO

In the latest in our series looking at how different companies have sought to support their employees, we have been chatting to Ben Goode, CEO of LSI Architects.
East of England Co-Op Doug Field OBE

East of England Co-Op

Doug Field OBE, CEO

Supported with | Strategic HR Consultancy
In the second of our series exploring how specific businesses and organisations seek to address wellbeing matters, we’ve been chatting to Doug Field OBE, CEO of East of England Co-op.
Portable Space Portable Space

Portable Space

Mark Dolman, Managing Director

A leading supplier of new and used shipping containers, cabins and modular buildings for all kinds of uses, Portable Space is an ambitious business which has seen great success in its two decades of operation.
Becketts Ian White, Becketts

Beckett Investment Management Group

Ian White, CEO

In part one of our wellbeing series, we chat to Ian White, CEO of Beckett Investment Management Group Ltd.
MCBS Hannah Fennelly, MCBS

MCBS Electrical Ltd

Hannah Fennelly, Head of HR & Organisational Development

Supported with | Online HR Toolkit | HR Helpline
Serving public and private sector clients, MCBS is an electrical contractor, headquartered in Colchester and reaching out to clients in Essex, London, and neighbouring counties. After taking time to carefully understand what the company’s key leaders felt to be the greatest HR priority, it was decided that MAD-HR’s Toolkit and Helpline would be the appropriate solution.
Candour, Norwich John Skinner, Candour

Candour Agency Ltd

John Skinner, Creative Director and co-owner

Supported with | Retained HR Consultancy | Strategic HR Consultancy
Based in Norwich, Candour is a creative digital agency which has been growing rapidly since it was formed in 2013. Candour is now working on a retainer approach with the MAD-HR team, which enables them to tackle different areas of need, as they arise.
Stowmarket Town Council David Blackburn

Stowmarket Town Council

David Blackburn, Town Clerk

Supported with | Retained HR Consultancy
Stowmarket Town Council serves 21,000 living in the heart of Suffolk. Ambitious in its thinking, and award-winning in its delivery, it cares passionately about the people it serves, and those work for the organisation.
Orbital global Peter Brady - CEO, Orbital

Orbital Global

Peter Brady, CEO

Supported with | Online HR Toolkit
While adhoc approaches to HR had always previously been sufficient for Orbital, CEO Peter Brady came to realise that a more consistent ‘partnered’ solution might be better for the pace and advancement of his business.
Sharps Redmore Rory Sullivan

Sharps Redmore

Rory Sullivan, Director

Supported with | Online HR Toolkit | Retained HR Consultancy
Like so many highly ambitious, successful and busy firms, Sharps Redmore has predominantly opted for the outsourcing model for its service requirements.
WS Training Ltd

WS Training Ltd

Kirstie Wright, CEO

Supported with | Retained HR Consultancy
WS Training has been working with MAD-HR since 2019 – a decision, their CEO declares was ‘easily one of the best the business has ever made’.
Fireworks Fire Protection Ltd Derek Killaspy

Fireworks Fire Protection Ltd

Derek Killaspy, Managing Director

Supported with | HR Helpline
Fireworks is a growing business of almost 30 years’ standing. It has been engaging aspects of MAD-HR’s services since 2021.
Lacy Scott & Knight Leah Ivory, Lacy Scott & Knight

Lacy Scott & Knight

Leah Ivory, Accounts/HR Manager

Supported with | Retained HR Consultancy
Lacy Scott & Knight is known throughout the East Anglian region for its reputation in auctioneering and property consultancy. It has retained the services of MAD-HR since January 2020.
Debbie Watson

Wednesday’s Child

Debbie Watson, Founder

Supported with | Online HR Toolkit
“Initially, keeping up with documentation, policies and framework guidance was just about manageable – but then when larger healthcare providers started coming to us to outsource their patient work, it was clear we needed help with more formal planning and processes," said founder, Debbie Watson.
Swiss Camplings Laundry featured image Guy Turvill

Swiss Camplings

Guy Turvill, Chairman

Supported with | Strategic HR Consultancy
With over 200 staff, the company still didn’t have its own dedicated HR department, nor a true grasp of what it might need to be looking at with regards to a more ‘strategic’ approach to performance, appraising and long-term operational hires. Chairman Guy Turvill felt the time had arrived for the right HR partner to support the future trajectory of the group.
Highfield Children's Centre Highfield Children's Centre

Highfield Children’s Centre

Karen Pringle, Business Manager

Supported with | Online HR Toolkit
Highfield’s nursery school staff are employees of the county council. The employees of the ‘company’, however, are not covered by the same council HR policies, and as such, it was considered important to have separate and impartial HR support.
WillisPalmer Sarah Stowe - WillisPalmer


Sarah Stowe, Managing Director

Supported with | Online HR Toolkit | HR Helpline
While successful in managing its own workforce of circa 10 staff, WillisPalmer was eager to engage an HR partner in order to have more ‘ready access’ to up to date information and guidance.

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