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hr services for a New generation of business

We're here to build a long lasting personal partnership that will grow and thrive with your business.

Using our highly experienced experts in all aspects of HR, we’ll provide a flexible, lightweight & affordable solution for all your business needs.

Why are we different?

At Atoll HR we pride ourselves on working in partnership with you to understand your culture and tailor our services to your way of working.  As trust and integrity are key to building long-term relationships, we offer an onsite presence to all retained monthly clients which ensures an open, honest and pro-active partnership. Our dedicated and experienced team strive to support you to get the best out of your people.

With some important key values



We work hard to ensure we exceed your expectations and provide exceptional service every time.​​



Solutions are important but we care just as much about the journey and ensuring you have total visibility about how decisions have been made.



People are what matter! We work to understand people to provide excellent customer service and ensure the right outcome is achieved in all situations.



We are passionate to create a work culture where people act fairly and in an ethical way. Equally, we deploy the same approach with our Clients.

What our clients say

"Rachel is a consummate professional with a great eye for detail. She has done some great work with some of my clients, and I would not hesitate to recommend Rachel and her team to any SME looking to structure their HR governance."

Gavin Jones - CEO

"Victoria’s guest lecture content was spot on and the students seemed very engaged. The interactive style was excellent and we will definitely invite her back to conduct future lecture’s and events."

Victoria Opara - Senior Lecturer - Business & Management
Bath Spa University

"Appointing Atoll HR has provided us with a responsive, expert outsourced HR function. The breadth of their knowledge and experience, combined with their personal approach, is of great value to us as we grow our business and seek to attract, retain and grow the best people. Atoll are great to work with, and their fresh perspectives are welcome."

Linda Sweet - Business Change Manager
Sweet Construct

"A well organised day that allowed the team to bond and try something new, we would definitely use again."

Angela Jones - Head Of HR

"I have learnt so much from Rachel and Victoria over the 6 months that we have worked together. They are approachable, knowledgeable, quick to respond and I would highly recommend the services they provide."

Michelle Clark - HR Manager

"Victoria has worked with a couple of my clients to ensure they are HR compliant and to advise & assist on a few issues. She is professional & very knowledgeable and I would highly recommend her."

Sam Nelmes - Accountant

"Victoria & Rachel make a fantastic team and both bring a wealth of knowledge and innovative ideas to HR matters. A benefit to any of my network needing HR services."

Katrina McWhinnie - Brexit Strategist & Lawyer

"Victoria is a fantastic lady who is just amazing. I would highly recommend her (and have already) to anyone who needs any help with CV's, employee/employer disputes, anything HR related! All the feedback I get from friends and colleagues who have used her, have been nothing but positive, in fact, glowing!!!"

Sam Adie - Development Manager

"I had a wonderful meeting with Victoria today with regards to GDPR, she took the fear out of GDPR for me by explaining it all so clearly! Knowing that I'm compliant and doing everything to protect both my clients and my own data is so reassuring. The documents provided following our meeting were extremely easy to follow and understand enabling me to produce the required documents in confidence, Thank you so much Victoria."

Tara Guthrie-Knight - Clinical Hypnotherapist

"I have engaged Rachel Pook via AtollHR on a number of occasions now to support with ER matters where the HR team were in some way conflicted - or just stretched. She feels like an extended, independent member of my HR team now. Each time, I have found Rachel to be very professional, extremely knowledgeable and flexible in her approach (even supporting when on holiday). Her HR advice and judgement are unquestionable and she is able to support inexperienced managers through difficult ER processes. She is very reliable and I would highly recommend her. I will certainly be contracting her again as and when required."

Geraldine Buckland - People, Health & Safety Director
Bristol Water

"Rachel is an excellent professional and a safe pair of hands when guiding our company through HR processes. Atoll HR were appointed to advise us on revamping our HR in early 2019. In that time Rachel has always been very responsive, advising us with clarity and equanimity. She is also extremely knowledgable and confident on the subject of employment law and policy. I look forward to continuing to work with Rachel and Atoll in the future."

Kelly Madigan - Partner
LP Archeology

"When Recruiting for a new design team member we commissioned Atoll HR to conduct competency based interviews for our shortlisted candidates. Rachel & Victoria at Atoll were really friendly & helpful at explaining the process clearly and fully. The results of the competency based interviews were very useful and informed our final recruitment choice. The benefits were It saved us time, as our shortlist was refined down to only suitable candidates It gave us insight into the candidates strengths, weaknesses & characteristics It gave us a steer on specific skill areas to questions the candidates on at the face to face interviews It gave us confidence in our choices for the short list’ It was a very successful process to go through."

Jules Bowyer - Design Manager
Touch Wood Enterprises Ltd

"Victoria really took the time to listen and understand my requirements. She is an expert in her field and provided a service that went above and beyond my expectations. I cannot recommend Atoll HR highly enough."

Sue Marchant - Managing Director
Cool Ventures Ltd
meet the team

Rachel Pook - Director

I am an experienced HR professional with over 20 years experience in the HR industry with leading FTSE 100 companies. I work closely with Directors and Senior Managers of client organisations, to ensure they are attracting, retaining and developing a productive workforce to deliver the best value for their organisation. I specialise in conducting investigations into employee misconduct and have a passion for employment law. I have strong record of success in solving HR issues and an excellent track record in designing trusted HR policies and procedures, providing guidance and support, coaching and mentoring and delivering training courses. I am a highly motivated HR expert who understands the challenges of a growing business and I pride myself on my attention to detail and personal approach to people management.

Victoria Chidgey - Director

I have worked for more than 25 years in the UK, Europe and Australia from small to multi-national organisations attracting, recruiting, developing and retaining talent. Working in partnership with Senior Managers, I pride myself on developing secure business relationships that focus on business strategy and achieving bottom line results. With a coaching and personable approach, my focus now is to work with Small to Medium Enterprises to set up HR and People processes that assist their growth and success, driving excellent results and eradicating poor performance issues. In addition I am also an Associate Lecturer on Human Resource Management at Bath Spa University. I provide Career Coaching, Interview preparation for all types of interviews, assessment centres, conducting role plays and presentations and a review of your CV.

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