Claire Vane, Managing Director of Integrated Resources, is an HR and Search Consultant with particular expertise in European search, resourcing, performance improvement and management, HR operations, process re-engineering, strategy execution and HR transformation through organisation restructuring and coaching. She has spent the past 10 years developing and delivering the consultancy and outsourcing offerings of Integrated Resources across the spectrum of strategy and HR consulting. Her particular passion lies in releasing potential either within an organisation and/or particular individuals within it.
Prior to this, as an HR director (operating globally and in Europe), she focused on organisation transformation by ensuring that the organisation was branded appropriately in relation to its target market for business development and recruitment, and so that it could realise its full commercial potential through rigorous and enabled processes and systems. Claire has worked with many organisations and in a variety of sectors, helping them to define as well as implement their resourcing and HR strategies.
When not at work, Claire can be found at the piano or on the tennis court.
Bryony Harper-Williams, an experienced Client Relationship Manager, joined Integrated Resources as both a Consultant and as a Practice Manager in June 2019.
With a law degree and a background in global financial services with over fourteen years of experience, Bryony has a track record of Client Relationship Management in a number of top tier Investment banks, both in the UK and in the US. In her previous role, Bryony was approved to deal with Clients in a CF30 capacity by the FCA and prior to that, held similar qualifications in the US where she held a Series 7 and Series 63 securities licence administered by FINRA.
In her spare time, Bryony has a passion for horse riding and can often be found down at the stables with her husband, young son and daughter, all of whom seem to have developed the obsession with equestrian pursuits.
Sadhana has held various positions in HR, both in operational and consulting. She works with clients on a partnership basis to achieve pragmatic solutions for their businesses. She has a particular interest in performance management and how it can help to drive organisational performance. She also has extensive experience of developing competency frameworks and advising on the practical use of competencies across the employment life cycle.
Sadhana can help clients in the following areas: HR strategy and policy, recruitment, retention and restructuring, advice on and application of employment law, competency frameworks and reward and performance management.
Sadhana enjoys playing Scrabble and is a "want to be" Strictly Come Dancing contestant!
Lucy’s career has had people development at its core; as a teacher, trainer and HR professional. Lucy combines her people, commercial and organisational skills and experience to get to the heart of an organisation, and help drive success by appropriately engaging, enabling and inspiring their people. She is a passionate advocate of devising and delivering meaningful learning and development activity, linked to business goals, and evaluated to prove effectiveness. She has over 25 years’ experience of working both in-house and consultatively with organisations and individuals across a variety of sectors and disciplines; from teachers to lawyers, marketers to doctors, civil engineers to care home workers.
Lucy’s experience includes leading advertising agency 23red to achieving Investors in People Gold standard, coaching training for English Heritage employees to drive performance of sales teams, and having a leading role in the development and implementation of a training programme to roll out the WorkSite Document Management System for law firm Taylor Wessing LLP.
Claire has a passion for people focused operations. She has been involved in the development, implementation and improvement of people operations for UK and global professional services organisations for over 20 years. Her management consulting background allows her to take a holistic perspective, making the connections that other people often may not see, finding pragmatic solutions to problems and moving quickly from initial analysis through to business as usual.
Claire has managed all aspects of the HCM function and has been part of a global HCM Leadership team with responsibility for the development of a global HCM transformation programme. Claire’s project experience includes: conducting a review of a performance management for a global consulting business then designed and testing a new approach to address issues found by the review; developing the framework and associated policies and procedures to support a new Global Mobility function; developing the HR framework for a UK business to address integration issues including alignment of bonus schemes, performance reviews and employee contracts; and managing redundancy programmes. She has wide experience of developing engagement to ensure change happens at team, functional and corporate levels.
Outside of work Claire is often found on the side of a football pitch.
After completing an English and Drama degree Ruth started working for the BBC, initially across different production areas, and eventually specialising in Live Music Radio production. Having loved every minute of her time within Broadcasting, where she was lucky enough to work with many of her musical heroes, a move out of London led her to Integrated Resources where she applies her logistics management experience to this new arena.
When not working, Ruth is often to be found indulging in cake related activity and a show tune is never far away…
Abbi trained as an actress at Bretton Hall, part of Leeds University, and worked professionally as such for 10 years doing mainly theatre in the UK, US and Canada, and a little TV. Abbi then stayed in the entertainment arena working for ie:music ltd, an artist management company who represent artists such as Robbie Williams, Duffy and Ladyhawke, among others.
It was within the role that Abbi saw the need for, and therefore implemented, an HR function and brought Claire Vane on board to help her achieve that. After 8 very happy years there, and having left to set up her own business, Claire lured Abbi to Integrated Resources where, as part of her portfolio, she applies her superlative project management and organisational skills across the Company’s wide range of clients.
In her spare time, Abbi is an exerciserholic, a very rusty Grade 8 cellist, loves cooking, and doing all things ‘family'!
"Initially sceptical about the power of good human resources input, I am now a complete convert. Integrated Resources is indispensable now to our business both for recruitment and for understanding employment law and performance management, just for starters."