Professional, personal and affordable HR support for SMEs and Charities in and around Southampton, Salisbury, Winchester, Bournemouth and the New Forest.

  • Professional, clear advice from a local advisor who will get to know you and your business - not a stranger in a call centre (see a few testimonials)

  • HR risks identified and practical advice on what you can do about them

  • Support managing hybrid working, discipline, grievance, dismissal, performance, attendance, recruitment & more - all available via video call if you prefer. 

  • Compliant Employment contracts, staff/manager handbooks, policies and documents

  • An independent solution for investigations, conflict resolution and appeals

  • Competitive rates

  • Advice on returning to the workplace, hybrid working, working from home and contractual changes. 

  • No contract tie-in period

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance



We are a local HR consultancy and support service working with businesses in and around Southampton, Salisbury, Winchester, Bournemouth and the New Forest. We help our clients use legally compliant, yet pragmatic HR practice.




We can support you with all areas of Human Resource (HR) management i.e. your people! We'll help you get the best from your employees and reduce the time and anxiety you spend on HR. We also provide an outsourced HR Business Partner service for Accounting Firms to offer their clients.


Whether it's a one-off HR assessment you'd like to ensure you have the basics right, ongoing support or ad-hoc advice for any HR challenges that come your way - you choose the support that suits your business. 

Give us a call and we'll talk through the support you'd like.


Natalie has helped us in a number of HR areas, including providing vital support with our company policies and employee handbook. Her expert knowledge and understanding of our requirements has proven to be invaluable. Natalie is now our go to person for all HR queries. I have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending her services. - Garry Miller (CEO - Coretek)

New Forest HR provide Max Rollitt with day-to-day HR support. Natalie has provided timely, professional advice and assistance for several processes including recruitment, writing of the Employee Handbook, re-writing of our Data Privacy Notice following the introduction of GDPR, and generally keeping us abreast of any changes in legislation affecting HR. She also provides our staff with confidential employment advice.  Natalie is approachable and friendly, and always professional.  We are confident that the advice she provides is accurate, fair and sensible, and she is a pleasure to work with.  We would highly recommend New Forest HR to others seeking similar support. - Max Rollitt (Owner - Max Rollitt Antiques and Interiors)

Recently used the services of New Forest HR to implement our new company staff handbook. Great service, clear and concise format, understood by all. Thanks Natalie for this excellent work. Look forward to using your services again and soon. - Jeff Halford (Director - DLM Ltd.)

I have worked with Natalie for over three years and find her advice to be practical, concise and relevant. When I have had HR queries, Natalie got straight to the heart of the matter and advised us efficiently and effectively. Natalie also provides us with an excellent service keeping us up to date with Regulatory and Statutory matters. - Peter Pring (Director - Buckley's Chartered Accountants)


Natalie, from New Forest HR, has been extremely helpful to us as our business has grown and we've employed more people. She advised us on what we needed to change in our HR handbook and contracts so that they included what they should, and she's talked us through a few tricky employee problems so we were confident we were doing the right thing. Above all she's friendly and down to earth so working with her is a pleasure. - Matt King (Director - The New Forest Outdoor Centre)


I recently engaged the services of Natalie Crates of New Forest HR to assist with our company HR procedures. In addition to completing a thorough check of our existing policies and procedures, she provided advice on the most recent legislation and training on specific areas required in a concise and comprehensible manner. I was particularly grateful of the promptness of replies and attentiveness Natalie offered - Sam Powell (Director - Charles-Powell Estate Agents)


HR Consultant Southampton - Salisbury - Winchester - Bournemouth - Romsey - New Forest - Employment Contracts - Staff Handbook - Discipline - Grievance - Absence - Dismissal - Recruitment