Breathing Space HR Consultants
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Call us today on 0113 426 7735 to request a complimentary HR audit

If you need short term or ad-hoc HR Support, contact us for a free 30 minute consultation and a flexi-package quote

About us

Breathing Space HR Ltd is a HR Consultancy based in Yorkshire and founded by Suzie Bogle in
2006. With a successful career in corporate HR under her belt, Suzie has built a team of HR
professionals who share her passion and strong ethical values. What sets us apart?

Breathing Space HR Ltd is a HR Consultancy based in Yorkshire

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Sector expertise includes:

Transparent prices with no surprises

We are the only HR Consultancy that outlines a clear pricing structure with flexibility to tailor packages to suit your business needs.

HR that raises the bar

We assess your business and decide at which step of the process you should join.

Each step takes between 6 –12 months, and includes full support from our HR consultants who will engage with your managers and help you work towards your goals.

Good at what we do. Ethical in how we do it

We promote strong company ethics and values to hold ourselves and our clients accountable.



Covid 19 Recovery Kit:  To know that you have cover on the essentials of employment and HR is key for clients. Essentials makes sure we have a clear, bespoke contract of employment – delivered to the client specifications, a handbook covering all the essential policies a business needs and continuous phone and email support from a friendly, experienced and practical HR team. We will keep you up to speed with all the policy changes around the Coronavirus and support your business and your employees through this crisis.



You will have all the benefits of a complete package of employment documents from HR experts, which will be designed to meet the needs of your business. Contracts, employee handbook and all the HR policies. You will be able to call us and email us for practical and expert advice. The best element in this package is that an HR Consultant will be with you onsite should you need us in a meeting, taking notes, writing the letters and giving you the best advice possible.


Using secure IT systems, we completely “take over” your HR function – this means advising you, your managers and your employees, writing all your letters and contracts, keeping your employee and HR files securely with mutual access in a cloud-based “vault”. We will be onsite for all meetings with employees, helping you with notes and outcomes. We create links with your management team and support them, taking the burden away from one point of contact. You can phone us, email us or meet with us.

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HR that raises the bar

Which package is right for you?

Our clients are varied.   From landed estates, charities, property & construction, to manufacturing and retail.  Adapting to different company structures and requirements, we offer 3 levels of support to suit your business needs. If you need short term or ad-hoc HR Support, contact us for a free 30 minute consultation and a flexi-package quote

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Are our customers satisfied? Let's ask them...


Engaging with the Breathing Space team and with Chrissie Yates as my main contact, I am impressed with the level of professionalism and output that we receive. Most importantly, they clearly have sound industry experience; with the much needed, (and so often rare), ability to appropriately balance business need against the softer people skill requirements. Their knowledge and guidance inspires the confidence required to deliver the changes required.

David Farley | General Manager

Vintage Cash Cow

It was only after working with Breathing Space HR for the first month that we realised how much we had been missing! This knowledge gap within our Business has been filled by Breathing Space seamlessly. Everything seems to run so smoothly now: from on-boarding, issuing contracts, offer letters and the many other services they provide as part of the package. For more complex situations we know we can rely on them to provide sound advice. And when running a business with 50+ staff that is very reassuring.

Liam Varsey | Chief Financial Officer



JenaValve Production Limited

We have worked with Chrissie Yates and Breathing Space HR since 2015 and have a great and collaborative relationship.  Chrissie and her team provide a refreshingly straightforward approach and provides clear advice for both managers and employees.  The team has deftly guided us through the growing pains of developing and growing our operations and capabilities.  Chrissie’s attention to detail and employment law knowledge prevents issues escalating. Her approach adjusts depending on the situation and person to protect all facets employee relations. Her flexibility, and that of the rest of the team at BSHR, is greatly appreciated.

Peter C.Wulff | Managing Director

St George’s Crypt 

The support and guidance I have received have been first rate, which has helped me progress both in my current role and also in my personal knowledge. They work hard to really understand our charity and what we do, and genuinely care about us as a client and the direction we want to take.

Rebecca Miller | HR Administrator 




Anetic Aid Limited

We have been using the services of Breathing Space HR for a couple of years now, and find the team there to be extremely valuable to our business. The help and advice is always first class and I would highly recommend them as an outsourced HR Department.

Andrew Curtain | Sales Director


Peritus Health Management Ltd

As with many business owners, I constantly find myself juggling my time to meet my clients’ needs, whilst trying to deal with the complex HR issues which arise in the workplace from time to time.  This is where I have found Breathing Space to be invaluable in helping with this function of my business.  They are always on hand to provide sound, professional advice, whilst being friendly and approachable at the same time.

Amanda Dowson | Owner


Nexus Vehicle Rental Ltd

Breathing Space do a great job as our outsourced HR Provider. We value their input and they help us be a leader in our industry

David Brennan | CEO


Who are we?

Suzie | Business Owner & Senior HRBP

Suzie | Business Owner & Senior HRBP

Fellow of the CIPD.  24 years experience.

Responsibilities: Advising on Group HR Strategy, project management of HR change and improvement. Direct liaison for senior employee issues and advice to Directors. Oversight and point of escalation of all HR activities.

Contact: 07840 404537

Chrissie | Operations & People Partner

Chrissie | Operations & People Partner

Chrissie is a fully qualified CIPD member who has worked in HR for over 30 years, in Banking and Charities.

Responsibilities: Advising on Group HR Strategy, project management of HR change and improvement. Direct liaison for senior employee issues and advice to Directors. Oversight and point of escalation of all HR activities.

Contact: 07469 927177

Mandy | Senior HR Business Partner

Mandy | Senior HR Business Partner

Mandy is a Chartered Member of CIPD, with 21 years experience in variety of senior roles within corporate HR.

Responsibilities:  Advice and delivery of HR Strategy, liaising on senior employee issues and advising senior management team.   Point of escalation/support for HR Business Partners and HR administration team.

Contact: 07872 897494

Kate | HR Business Partner

Kate | HR Business Partner

Kate is a CIPD Associate member level 5.  She has over 9 years experience of working in HR at a governing body of sport, key areas of experience include change management, recruitment, policies, employee relations and development.

Responsibilities: Drive the HR calendar. Day to day running of the HR systems and case management issues, including disciplinaries, grievances, absence management, employee conduct and other aspects such as employee handbooks and contracts.

Contact: 07428 227520

Ellie | HR Adviser

Ellie | HR Adviser

Ellie is a CIPD Associate member Level 5 and is a trained Mental Health First Aider. Ellie has a wealth of HR administration experience and continues to provide advice and guidance to managers on a range of employment issues.

Responsibilities: Advising and administration on day to day employee issues such as new starters, employment changes, absence and leavers (including exit interviews).
Driving HR calendar. HR data management and reporting to payroll. Holiday and sickness absence calculations and queries.
Responsible for HRIS updating and production of any key management reports.

Contact: 07951 534318

Karen | PA to Business Owner & MD

Karen | PA to Business Owner & MD

Karen joined us with 30 years’ experience as a PA and for the last 10 years she was engaged in an operational improvement role for a global company in the financial services sector.

Responsibilities: Daily diary and email management for the MD interacting with clients, individuals and suppliers and promoting a professional image. Providing comprehensive business admin support for the team as well as developing and implementing  key business processes and procedures to continually improve business working practices.

Contact: 07565 049487

Clare | Client Services Partner

Clare | Client Services Partner

Clare has over 25 years experience working in communication agencies for corporate clients globally, in the property, retail, automotive and travel sectors.

Responsibilities: supporting the HR team, Clare is the first port of call to introduce our services to new and prospective clients. She ensures all of our clients are kept up to speed with all the comprehensive support services we provide and ensures we are delivering best practice for all our clients.

Contact: 07538 847497

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