About Us

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Why did I set up Limelight HR? Because I truly believe that good HR makes a positive difference to businesses, and the working lives of managers and CEOs.

Sally Bendtson - expert HR consultant based in Harrogate

I have over 10 years’ HR experience  having worked for high-profile companies, such as the BBC, Red Bee Media, Guardian News Network, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MTV. I’m also experienced in hospitality, finance, and property investment.

I gained strong operational and strategic experience working for such fantastic organisations. So I decided I wanted to use my skills and abilities to help further the success and potential of smaller businesses. I knew strong personal relationships could be built, and the results for the businesses would be immediate.

I love working creatively and I love working with people, which is why Limelight HR is a mix of the two areas. However, no matter what the industry, every business I work with has a few key things in common: a desire to be the best in their field; a drive to challenge the norm; a strong belief that their staff make their business so great, and a need for a HR expert who they can rely on to achieve their goals.

HR is often stuffy or boring. But it doesn’t have to be. You shouldn’t feel like you’re being policed, or that processes and practices are obstructing your business’ aims. For me, HR is practical and straightforward (and, dare I say it, fun!). It’s about finding the methods, solutions and best practices that develop your business, not those that hold you back from success. At Limelight HR, we take away the inflexible processes and the complicated jargon, with a personal approach to HR that helps you to tackle problems and grow your business.

If you like the sound of how we do things, then drop me a line. I’d love to hear more about your company over an informal coffee, and see how I can help you – whatever your HR needs may be.

Our Methodology

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Every issue you face is individual to you. So, to deliver the best possible solution, we’ll take the time to get to know you. We’ll make sure that we understand you and your business, and your goals and motivations. Then, we’ll provide you with straight-talking, commercial advice you can trust, which protects both you and your staff.

There’s no need to waste valuable time searching the internet for information about employment law, or struggling alone with how to approach a difficult staff member. At Limelight HR, we’ll take all the hassle away, leaving you to get on with running your business.

Every company and employee is different, and that’s why our service is personal. With us, you’re not just a number in a call centre, dealing with a faceless organisation; there’s no script, or ‘one size fits all’ approach. We take the time to listen to you, and find out how HR fits into your company and your brand. We’ll tailor our advice to you personally, and support your individual business’ needs. And we won’t tie you up in a lengthy, expensive and unnecessary process. We’ll cover all the options, assess the risks and, together, we’ll agree on the approach that’s right for you.

Once you’re a client of ours, you’ll always come first. We won’t continue to take on work that means we’ll be less dedicated to giving you the support you need. For us, it’s about providing you with a reliable, personal service, and building on our ongoing relationships – so we never lose sight of how we set out to help you.

Our Services

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We all have our strengths and weaknesses. However, the hardest part of poor staff performance can be having the confidence and the skills to approach it.

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Managers often become managers because they’re great at their jobs. However, all too often, they’re not familiar with managing others.

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Creating contracts and writing letters doesn’t have to be a time-consuming task. We can help you to create a set of template contracts and offer letters to ...

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Recruitment agencies can be extremely costly, and they’re not always reliable. So you need someone who’ll really get to know your business.

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There are many concerns you may need to manage within your business. You might face the challenge of overhauling your recruitment process ...

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It’s important that your staff feel valued - after all, they’re essential in helping your business to succeed and grow. So let us know how we can help ...

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Companies do everything they can to avoid redundancies. However, in our ever-changing climate, you need to have processes in place.

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Get In Touch

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01423 441226

01423 421 681

Based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire but we work with companies all over the UK


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