Catherine YoudsFounder & MD
Areas of Expertise
- Leader & Team Development
- Performance Management
- HR Strategy & Management
- Employee Engagement
- Health & Safety
- Employee Relations
- Business Restructuring
- Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Catherine is a former graduate of the University of West England, where she studied Business and Finance, and is now a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of People and Development (FCIPD).
She has gained over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of human resources in a variety of industry sectors, including the Private and Public sectors as well as SMEs.
Her philosophy is based on developing and maintaining successful close working relationships with the organisations she supports.
Aspire offers affordable, flexible and pragmatic solutions to all your people issues – whether you need operational HR guidance and support or a more strategic approach to supporting and growing your business
Catherine uses her enthusiasm and expertise for people management to support organisations who may not have their own internal HR function, or who require a specific project or piece of work.
As a commercially aware HR professional, Catherine has never considered her role to be just HR and she has a wealth of general management experience, having been trained as a Graduate Management Trainee by Marks and Spencer, where she spent 8 years in a number of stores around the UK in HR Management roles, and 4 years at the M&S Call Centre.
After joining the NHS in 2002, she has worked in a number of senior roles across all sectors of the NHS; several Acute hospitals, the Strategic Health Authority, Mental Health and Community Services.
She has also supported a number of smaller companies in aspects such as developing a HR Strategy, implementing bonus schemes, TUPE and business restructuring.
Catherine has a wealth of experience at working with Board members as the Director of People and Development where she developed and managed a specialist HR Business Partner and Employee Relations team, as well as a large multi-disciplinary shared services function.
She is experienced in working in complex unionised environments and has developed effective partnerships with all Trades Unions.
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