Emma Browning

History and experience

Emma is an experienced HR Director, who, following a 14 year career in the recruitment industry, has spent the last 17 years working in HR where she successfully delivered professional, commercial, and practical HR solutions in a number blue chip businesses.

Emma’s passion is helping businesses to grow successfully through their people. By helping businesses to create the right people policies and practices, Emma helps her clients attract, retain and motivate people to deliver great business results. Emma wholeheartedly believes in the power of people, and her favourite quote is "without good people, you don’t have a good business."

Emma's passion for helping businesses to succeed through their people is tangible, and she and has a proven track record in:

  • delivering change management programs
  • specialist or volume recruitment campaigns
  • designing and facilitating assessment centres
  • managing successful re-structuring or redundancy programs
  • improving employee engagement
  • managing employee performance
  • managing complex employee relations issues

Emma is more than your traditional HR professional, and she believes that a pragmatic approach, considered and timely actions, coupled with a sense of humour and attention to detail are key to achieving great results within a business. Her clients seem to agree that this approach works.

Emma is also a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development, a qualified Gallup Strengths Coach, and a Certified MBTI Coach. Emma holds a Masters Degree in Management of Innovation and Change, and a Postgraduate Degree in Human Resources.


Emma specialises in working with small and medium size businesses and has a wealth of clients across the sector, including the Bio Sciences, Manufacturing, Engineering, Digital, Creative, IT and premium automotive.


Emma thinks training should be engaging and fun and her courses and workshops are highly interactive and create a great deal of discussion and debate and she encourages the sharing of best practice amongst delegates. Emma facilitates a range of management and leadership courses including:

Appraisal skills
Coaching skills
Diversity matters
Effective feedback and conversations
Equality, diversion and inclusion
Human Resources: the basics
Induction: creating an effective induction programme
Interview skills for managers
Managing change
Managing underperformance, absence and stress
Recruitment and selection
Talent Management and Succession planning


I attended the 3 HR workshops for SMEs that were run by Emma in late 2015. I found Emma to be extremely knowledgeable on the subject matter, and more importantly Emma was engaging and really listened to the questions put forward by the delegates. I walked away with a greater understanding of my responsibilities and the knowledge that I knew someone I could phone for HR advice and guidance. I would certainly recommend Emma’s work shops, you will not be disappointed.