Breathing Space HR Consultants
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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.



To know that you have cover on the essentials of employment and HR is key for clients. Essentials makes sure you have clear, bespoke contracts of employment – delivered to your company specifications, a bespoke handbook covering all the essential policies a business needs and continuous phone and email support from a friendly, experienced and dedicated HR team. We will keep you up to speed with any policy changes  and provide HR templates, manager coaching and PIP support.



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 to meet your needs.

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How much will it cost?

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 Vasey | 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


Street Storage

Thank you so much to the team at Breathing Space HR. The How to HR portal/resource is so brilliant, especially for smaller organisations like ours who can’t afford HR resources as much as we would like to but who value our teams just as much, if not more, than larger organisations! You are absolutely right that HR concerns keep business and non-for-profit owners like me up at night, amongst a load of other things (!), but this resource will be so useful.”

Rachel Woolf | Founder 

Nova Aesthetic Clinic Ltd

Very efficient service and an approachable team. I feel supported and able to ask questions, and secure in the knowledge that our contracts and policies, developed by Breathing Space, are sound.

Pippa Osbourn | Director

Maple Red Logistics 

All the team were fantastic in advising and creating employment contracts for my company. Very professional and quick to reply, they also have great aftercare. Thanks again to Annalie, Chrissie and Suzie.

Kai Khawaja | Director




Nova Acoustics Ltd

We get super support from all at Breathing Space and would highly recommend!

Adam Martin | Managing Director


Brilliant company to deal with. Very supportive and responsive, highly recommend.

Robert King | Managing Director



Leicester Bakery Ltd

Breathing Space have been fantastic in regards to helping sort out our HR services for our company. The staff are very knowledgeable .
We were assisted by Kate and Annalie who were always very quick in responding to any queries we had.
Breathing Space have provided a very professional service. We will definitely continue to use and promote how good they are to others.

Sabera Desai | Director

Clovertec Ltd

Breathing Space have been very helpful and have advised us a lot with our recent HR (employment) needs. The team are welcoming and very approachable.
Breathing Space have provided us with a very good service in the few months I have been using their service and look forward to working with Breathing Space in the coming year.

Idris Fulat | Managing Director

Fowler & Powell Ltd

I’ve had a seriously amazing experience with the ladies at Breathing Space HR. Thanks for making my life so easy. Catch up soon!.

Julien Powell | Managing Director

Copgrove Hall

We were introduced to Suzie in 2013 since when she and her excellent team have taken care of all our HR and are always very efficient. Kate, Annalie and Sharon are always on hand to try and keep us on the straight and narrow.

Liz Hall | Stud Secretary

Hopkins Van Mil

Mandy and Annalie at Breathing Space have been amazing to work with. They are calm and clear and the company is very aptly named. Hopkins Van Mil has been very busy and as Director I haven’t had time to step back and think enough about HR practicalities. Mandy and Annalie have provided excellent templates, handbooks and guidance to help me manage our business better and steer us through changes in staff and roles. Many thanks to you all.

Henrietta Hopkins| Director

Who are we?

Suzie | Business Owner & Senior HRBP

Suzie | Business Owner & Senior HRBP

Fellow of the CIPD.  26 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 22 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 11 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

Sharon : Mitchell-Miller

Sharon | HR Business Partner

Sharon has over 15 years’ experience of working in HR. Key areas of expertise include; absence, change management, policies and employee relations.

Responsibilities:  Day to day running of the HR processes and case management issues, including disciplinaries, grievances, absence management, employee conduct and other aspects such as employee handbooks and contracts.  Sharon is the first point of contact for all managers and employees.

Contact: 07706 316654

Annalie: HR admin

Annalie |Senior HR Assistant

Annalie has worked for many years as an HR administrator having worked across various sectors, from banking to dental practice management.

Responsibilities: Everyday administration, supporting managers with day to day issues, including; new starters, absence, leavers,  exit interviews, employment changes, holiday and absence calculations.

Contact:  07950 283155

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

Rachel| Business Support Assistant

Rachel is a graduate in Philosophy, Ethics & Religion with 4 years’ experience volunteering for a local charity.

Responsibilities: Providing general admin support for Administration and Operations teams. Contributing to the DevelopME system admin including: adding and removing users; creating bespoke site according to client needs and running data reports.

Contact: 07951 534318

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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