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Academy HR Solutions

About Us

Academy was first established in 1997 as a multi disciplinary HR services company. Since then, we have worked with many organisations as they have responded to both changing circumstances in their markets and the socio-economic climate in general. Human Resource Management and Development functions have also changed significantly. Sometimes they have been the agents of change; sometimes they have had to respond to it. One thing is for sure, the pace of change will continue, as will the demands on the HR profession.

We understand these ever-changing influences, continually reviewing our resources, experience and expertise to deliver a comprehensive and customer-focused service. Our consultants have wide ranging experiences and skill sets. They can all demonstrate the ability to make a difference by enabling organisations to release the potential of their Human Assets.

Our approach is holistic, when people relate to their work positively they are likely to be more productive, innovative and energetic, helping to grow profits, build goodwill and enhance reputations. For us “good business” happens when customer interests, corporate aims and social progress all interface.

We are:
  • Accountable - Take ownership and deliver on our commitments
  • Innovative - Provide original and creative solutions
  • Knowledgeable - Provide expertise backed by capability
  • Value Delivering - Make a measurable difference

AcademyHR is owned and managed by its' Directors Mike Dodd and Paul Clark.
CopyrightAbout Mike

Mike has worked in all aspects of HR over the last 40 years with “real” jobs in the public sector, manufacturing and financial services. Since moving into consultancy in 1993 Mike’s business ethos has been to offer clients a flexible service that provides practical cost-effective solutions

Mike formed AcademyHR as a full service HR Consultancy in 1997 building on the solid reputation that his consultancy expertise had gained. Since then he has managed the growth of the business in all areas of its operations.

Mike has developed Academy’s reputation as an independent assessment solutions provider and enjoys close personal relationships with may of the UK’s leading test publishers. He has also taken the lead role in developing many Of Academy’s Learning and Development programmes and manages the SME service provision

On a personal level, Mike is married with two grown-up sons and a high energy grandson. He enjoys regular games of boules and the social necessities that go with it.
CopyrightAbout Paul

Paul joined AcademyHR as a Director in 2000 and helped to raise new finance to further develop the business.

After graduating from Manchester University with a degree in Management Sciences, Paul initially worked in sales environments before developing a career in Recruitment Consultancy. He founded two executive recruitment companies before accepting an offer to join Manpower, the world’s largest recruitment organisation, where he worked for eight years, becoming UK Operations Director for their IT business.

Within Academy Paul has designed and delivered volume recruitment processes for several Academy clients and manages relationships with many key Associates. He also oversees the HR Recruitment operations.

Always fascinated by people and performance, Paul combines his extensive recruitment experience with coaching expertise. He works in Universities, Colleges and Schools helping young people to enhance their employability and be the best they can be. He is a Master Practitioner of NLP, a Qualified Solutions Focus Coach and has British Psychological Society level A and B qualifications.

He is married with three daughters, still (foolishly) plays football and turns out (occasionally) for his village cricket team.

AcademyHR have helped some of the best-known names in the country as well as many smaller organisations. How can we help you? For more information call us on 0117 300 3000 or email info@academyhr.co.uk