People are at the centre of every organisation and Richard understands that every organisation of any size, like every person, is different.

ourHRpeople provides a bespoke HR consultancy service and takes the time to listen, learn and understand that way that your business works and what unique challenges you and your teams face.

Richard’s HR service is based on understanding what success looks like for specific businesses, and building and maintaining lasting relationships with all key stakeholders in order for the HR offering that he provides to be right for the organisation.

Richard can advise businesses with de-risking reorganisations and mergers, their HR fundamentals such as setting up HR departments, policies, procedures, and assisting business growth through coaching and mentoring of both newly qualified and experienced HR professionals. In addition, he will provide businesses with leadership development enabling them to grow their talent from within and offer workplace mediation as well as assisting businesses with handling any employee relations matters.

Work with Richard in relation to strategic consultancy, employee relations and retention, executive coaching, project work support or simply a timely response to a burning HR issue that you may have. He will understand your business and suggest bespoke, pragmatic, best practice solutions.

Richard Bignell:

Area Director

Based in Haywards Heath, he joins ourHRpeople after working in human resources for 23 years.

Richard started his career working in logistics for GEFCO UK (a wholly owned subsidiary of PSA Peugeot Citroen) as an HR generalist and then moving to specialise in employee relations. He then worked at EDF Energy, American Airlines and Adecco UK, where he was promoted to Head of HR Business Partnering, a fully strategic role, focussing on delivery of the company’s retention and engagement strategy. For the last six years, Richard has worked at ICG Medical, a global healthcare recruitment company across 12 locations worldwide as the Global People Director in charge of HR, L&D and talent acquisition. Richard is proud to have been instrumental in the company’s growth from 160 employees to 850.

Across his career, Richard has built his HR and employee relations skills, working on cases at all levels up to and including serious discrimination cases at employment tribunal. He counts his greatest achievements as ensuring that the bespoke HR service that he provides is based on understanding what success looks like for the specific business he is working with, and building and maintaining lasting relationships with all key stakeholders in order for any HR offering that he provides to be right for the organisation. Richard is hugely proud to have been responsible for defining what success looks like at Office Angels. Through the use of various methods, including the utilisation of psychometric tools, he was able to define what good looked like and identify predictors of success. This enabled Richard to create a hiring model for the business to use when recruiting talent into the business.

Richard lives in Burgess Hill with his wife, dog and cat. Outside of work he plays in a band called Shrapnel, covering music from Bon Jovi, Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers and other soft rock bands.

Call Richard for a no-obligation chat on any of the numbers below:
  • T: 0330 2020828
  • M: 07542 90 06 97

OurHRpeople offers a full range of HR services including:

  • Recruitment and Selection Support
  • People Processes
  • Pay, Benefits and Pensions
  • Organisational Design
  • Employee Engagement
  • Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures
  • Executive Coaching
  • Attendance and Absence Management
  • Redundancy, Restructure, Settlements
  • TUPE
  • Documents and Contracts
  • Psychometric Assessment
  • Executive Business Mentoring
  • Management and Leadership Development

Get in touch with ourHRpeople for all your HR needs.

If you have an urgent enquiry please call us on the phone numbers above.