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

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


Jess Swain

Katie Birch

HR Consultant

Katie has strong experience of HR gained from both public and private sector organisations. In 2007, she started her career with Morrisons Supermarkets PLC…


Tommy King

Senior HR Consultant/Workplace Mediator

With a background in the financial services sector, Tommy worked as Associate Director of HR at British Arab Commercial Bank (BACB) which…


Jess Swain

Anita Markham

HR Adviser

Anita is part of our HR Administration Team.  Having worked in the HR function of a law firm and more recently in a schools’ academy…


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.


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

Delyth is currently a second year student at the University of Birmingham studying a BA (Hons) in Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences.



Our Dog

Aero’s calming presence in our office acts as a welcome distraction when the team needs a break. This is not Aero’s passport photo, she’s always this smiley!

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