Long story short

Beststart HR grew out of our founding Directors’ desire to see HR live up to its full potential and deliver on its commercial, strategic, and transformative possibilities. Since 2007 we have worked with hundreds of businesses, schools and not-for-profit organisations who see investment in HR as a strategic advantage, rather than just a tool to solve employee problems as and when they arise.

Our strong values underpin our attitude to HR consultancy and our career in human resources; our approach to you as our client, partner or supplier and to each other as a team; and how we aspire to be the best HR consultancy for you and your organisation.

Our promise to you is we will uphold our values below and follow our 3 ‘A’s – Attitude, Approach, Aspire.

Why BestStart

We Understand Your Business

We understand fully the context and dynamics of business and the employment of full and part-time staff, as well as the need for and use of contract staff and workers. Our HR Consultants invest time to get to know your company to deliver innovative human resources that are commercial and results-focused.

We Build Relationships

We know that collaborating with people needs warmth, empathy and often ‘face to face’ time to achieve the optimum outcome. Once we understand the needs, values and culture of your company, you will begin to feel less inhibited and more confident to advance your people strategy.

Everything is Achievable

At the outset, we ascertain what you want to achieve, and we remove barriers, offering alternative routes to your objective. People-related projects can be overwhelming in complexity; we can guide you every step of the way, sharing the responsibility to ensure you reach your goal.

Our positive, hands-on approach helps us work seamlessly with your colleagues, while our independence keeps us objective – a potent combination that achieves great results.


Anita Wynne

Chief Executive Officer

A Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development Anita has overseen a number of restructure and redundancy…


Dafydd Wynne

Chief Operating Officer

Daf is our Chief Operating Officer and is tasked with ensuring that Beststart’s business operations run smoothly. He also makes sure that we…


Katie Birch

Katie Birch

HR Consultant

Katie has held a variety of HR Management and Strategic Business Partnering roles supporting a variety of levels within organisations in both…


Jess Swain

Shanu Murugaiyan

HR Administrator

Shunmathi (“Shanu”) is a graduate of the University of Hertfordshire with a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and a MA in Human Resources Management…


Anthony Nethercott

Anthony Nethercott

HR Consultant

Anthony has predominately worked in retail for the likes of Tesco, Martins, Woolworths, Marks and Spencer, Phones 4U and T-Mobile (now EE)…


Leanne Taylor

HR Consultant

Leanne’s experience has been gained in the renewable energy, manufacturing and financial security sectors including a highly unionised environment that…


Delyth Wynne

HR and Operations Administrator

Del is currently studying a BA (Hons) in Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences at the University of Birmingham. Having grown up with parents running…



Our Dog

DJ’s calming presence in our office acts as a welcome distraction when the team needs a break. As a Great Dane puppy he is growing quickly into a gentle giant!

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