Meet the Team...
The more your business grows, the more employees you need. But the more employees you have, the more headaches you get. And the more time you spend resolving employee issues, the less time you spend nurturing your business. And so you stop growing - and then you wonder why you went into business in the first place!

Familiar story? No need to worry - help is at hand. Our team at Crispin Rhodes will point you in the right direction and keep you on track...
Angela Rhodes
Angela Rhodes, Managing Director - Milton Keynes
With over 23 years' experience in HR management, Angela is one of the most respected and widely-referred professional HR consultants in the UK. Founder of Crispin Rhodes, she uses her expert know-how to advise a wide range of business clients throughout England and Wales. Her skills lie predominantly in grievance issues, disciplinary cases, redundancy procedures, performance and absence management and recruitment. Her clients also include a number of major UK celebrities. Angela has two sons and lives in Milton Keynes with her husband, Mike, and springer spaniel, Zorro. She enjoys watching rugby.

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Sharon Pugh
Sharon Pugh, Partner - Reading
Sharon is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and with a background of HR Management in the private sector for some eight years, she understands the needs of both clients and employees alike. Sharon specialises in employee engagement, performance, learning and development - both writing and delivering courses - and encompasses a wide range of experience in employee relations. With her passion for integrating positivity and wellbeing into the workplace, Sharon is able to assist in all your HR needs. In her spare time, Sharon enjoys salsa dancing, is a season ticket holder at Reading FC and has even been known to throw herself out of a 'plane (skydiving for charity).

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Stuart Falconer
Stuart Falconer, Partner - St Albans
Stuart is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has a background of working in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. He specialises in employee relations and understands the relationship between employer and employee, providing solutions to disputes in the workplace and providing management coaching to avoid re-occurring issues. Stuart is passionate about helping people and undertakes voluntary work for the St Albans Good Neighbourhood Scheme. In his spare time he plays tennis for St Albans Tennis Club and captains the men's first team in the Hertfordshire League.

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Pardip Singhota
Pardip Singhota, Partner - Solihull
Pardip has over 9 years’ HR experience gained whilst working within the banking industry. Her expertise is working on disciplinary cases, grievances, absence management and other employee relation challenges that face employers and employees alike. Pardip is a firm believer in bringing equality and fairness into a workplace and works hard to ensure this happens. In addition to having a first class customer service ethos she is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Pardip is a keen supporter of Cancer Research UK and undertakes fundraising via “Race for Life”. Pardip is married and has a daughter so any spare time is precious, which she finds best spent by losing herself in a good book.

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Pardip Singhota
Julie Deadman, Partner - Oxford
Julie is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has nearly 20 years HR experience in both the private and not for profit sectors. Julie specialises in employee relations and change management issues, as well as all aspects of employee reward and benefits. Julie is passionate about the integration of Human Resources with the business at the earliest opportunity. This approach helps to manage the employee relationship as smoothly and productively as possible. She is keen to offer her experience in this field to employers. Julie is a racehorse owner and enthusiast and spends most of her spare time following the sport. She is also a runner and regularly competes in distance events from 5k to Marathon.

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Melissa Ritchie
Melissa Ritchie, HR Associate Consultant
A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD), Melissa has over 10 years' experience in HR management in the service, retail and manufacturing industries. While she believes that prevention is much better than cure, she has a 100% success rate for the tribunals she has defended on behalf of employers. Melissa has many years' experience helping small businesses with HR policies and procedures and also with staff development. In contrast, she has also managed international development programs for a FTSE 100 company. Melissa is based in Northampton and enjoys sailing and skiing.
Katie Eastwell
Katie Eastwell, Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner
As an occupational health specialist, Katie works with employers to protect the health of their employees and to ensure that they meet all statutory health and safety obligations. She offers a wide range of assessment services, including, fitness for work, pre-employment health, sickness absence management, night worker health and workplace risk (including display screen equipment and manual handling). She also helps clients develop their occupational health and safety policies, plus she offers services in training, health surveillance, first aid and general health advice and can help companies access counselling services, as needed.
Support Team
Melissa Ritchie
Kim Ford, Office Manager
Kim is responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the office, including financial management and administrative functions. Her background with Energie Fitness and Abbey National as a PA, Events Manager and Office Manager has provided her with all the experience needed to run our busy office. She has a son and lives in Milton Keynes with her husband, Bob, and her two Labradors.