Our Team

We were founded in 2012 by our inspirational leader Nicky Jolley, who created the company with the aim of being the premier HR advisory in the North East.

Knowing that it takes a team to achieve our very best, Nicky has recruited and trained a fantastic team of HR experts and support staff who are here ready to serve your business.

Our founding philosophy is that you have a choice to either make people your biggest asset or your biggest liability; the choice is yours.

We passionately believe that the most successful organisations only become so by making their people their biggest asset.

We are committed to helping each and every single one of our clients to bring their people into the forefront of their strategy and allow them to flourish.

We have a multi-disciplinary team of HR experts with specialisms across the spectrum of HR matters.

Our steadfast aim is to become part of your team; working alongside you to provide a complete solution to all of your HR needs, all of the time.

You can read more about our team below:


Bertha is the newest member of the HR team! In the world of HR she knows you need to be fast and you need to be smart!

Bertha enjoys many trips out with the HR2day team so if you see her snap a picture and tag us on social media using the #BeepBeepBertha and you never know she might turn up at your office with a surprise.

Nicky Jolley, Managing Director

Nicky has experience across a variety of sectors and business types. Nicky brings a unique blend of professional expertise which is delivered in a pragmatic and action focused way delivering quick, sustainable results.

Nicky had enjoyed a leading career in HR over the past two decades, including operating at the most senior levels in the oil and gas industry as well as a number or other private sector businesses. Nicky is CIPD qualified to Level 7 in HR and specialises in partnering with clients to create HR and people strategy which translated into profit.

Nicky holds a variety of professional qualifications in her field including an MA in HR Management and she is also a Fellow of the CIPD.

Mark Jolley, Director

Mark’s role is many and varied, ranging from strategic to staffing, suppliers to software, and everything in-between!

Well networked and with over 15 years’ experience in business, Mark relies upon his intimate knowledge of the business sector to drive our strategic development.

In addition to this strategic portfolio, Mark oversees our supplier relationships, software, and wider operational advancement and our financial affairs.

Academically, Mark is qualified to degree level through the University of Teesside – holding a BA (Hons) – in addition to a Personnel and Development Diploma, an HND in Personnel Management and wider financial qualifications.


Rebecca Armstrong, Organisational & Development Manager


Rebecca is a qualified coach and HR expert.  She specialises in equality and diversity; supporting businesses to create cultures of inclusion and realise the benefits of a diverse workplace though coaching and training.

Rebecca is an international keynote and motivational speaker and TEDx speaker, on topics of HR, Leadership and Equality.

Rebecca is qualified to Level 7 in Strategic Leadership and Executive Management and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Employment, as well as being a certified coach.


Lynsey Fanning, Marketing Manager


Lynsey is a Chartered Marketer and has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing for a number of years. She brings a vast experience of business to business marketing throughout the North East as well as the wider region.

Lynsey is qualified to Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing and also holds a Batchelors degree in Business Management.





Michelle Schollar, HR Account Manager


Leading our in-house team here at HR2day as one of our HR Business Partner’s, Michelle ensures our clients get the best possible service.

She looks after a number of our clients on an ongoing basis, so will be well known to many.

Maintaining our high standard of quality in a timely manner, Michelle is CIPD qualified to Level 5 and holds a number of other related qualifications.

Michelle is a highly valued member of our team and has worked for the Jolley family for over 10 years.


Charley Stockdale, HR Account Manager

The cool, calm and collected team member, Charley is tasked with overseeing our operational and administrative output on a day-to-day basis.

In addition, Charley administers our operational output in respect of regular paperwork and electronic mail, including template and letters for our clients.

Charley also deals with the all-important paperwork and administration side of HR for our client projects.

Charley is currently studying towards her CIPD Level 5.

Clare Guy, HR Account Manager

Clare brings significant experience within retail and operational based HR, having worked for major retailers including B&Q and Heron Foods as on site HR and regional field based HR, supporting store and area manager teams in all aspects of HR. Clare has experienced both sides of most HR processes, including being made redundant herself, meaning she understands how it feels from the other side of the process.

Clare is an associate CIPD member and is studying towards her CIPD Level 5.  Clare also covers the cross over role of administration and advice at HR2day.

When she’s not at work, Clare enjoys going to the gym and generally keeping fit.




Glen Middleton, HR Account Manager

Glen brings with him over 5 years HR experience working across a variety of sectors providing onsite support as well as regional operational HR Management support covering general HR issues, recruitment, and HR projects.

Glen is an Associate member of the CIPD and holds his CIPD Level 5 qualification.

When he’s not at work, Glen enjoys spending time with his two French Bulldogs Kristoff and Enzo.


Charlotte Ellwood, HR Administrator


Charlotte joins us as HR Administrator and is the latest recruit to join our growing team.

With a varied background covering hospitality and banking, Charlotte brings lots of experience to the team, and wants to create a positive impact on employees, improve working environment and make sure staff are supported.

Charlotte is now studying towards her CIPD Level 5, but when she’s not working or studying she likes to keep fit with home workouts and yoga and loves getting out and about in nature going for hikes.



Brodie Laidlaw, HR Administrator

Brodie joins the team as our administrator working to support the team.  Brodie looks after all aspects of administration by helping with organising documents, monitoring emails and creating letters and templates amongst other tasks.

Brodie has achieved an NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration and is working towards her Level 3 CIPD with the support of her colleagues at HR2day.


Why Choose Us

  • We provide proven, bespoke HR solutions tailored to your requirements
  • Relieve pressure, gain valuable time and increase efficiency
  • Cost-effective access to the most up to date HR skills and expertise
  • Peace of mind, knowing that you are compliant with HR law
  • Speedy solutions, 48-hour turnaround guaranteed (Mon-Fri)
  • Your external sounding board - talk to us without judgement or bias.
  • We deliver on time, every time, with nothing left to chance.

Get In Touch

We would be delighted to hear from you. Whatever your question, you can call us on 01325 288 299, drop us an email, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter or complete the below form….

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