About us


We have the benefit of working with people in all levels of business. With a combined experience of over 22 years we have acquired a wealth of experience and knowledge dealing with the day to day problems of managing staff. This “hands on” experience coupled with CIPD qualification equips us with a combination of skills in delivering HR best practice alongside the demands of running a business. There is not much we haven't been through, be it: recruitment, referencing, offer letters, contracts of employment, setting policies and procedures, maternity, redundancy, disciplinary etc. The list is endless, and what's more we talk in a language that most people understand rather than legal jargon.


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Nicky Histed (Chartered MCIPD)

Nicky is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and has extensive experience in dealing with the bigger picture regarding business activities ranging from company accounts and payroll to providing a Generalist and Strategic approach to HR. Nicky pays great attention to detail and has excellent communication and organisational skills. Nicky has both a nurturing and personable side which has assisted her when forming relationships and dealing with blue chip companies such as News UK (formerly News International), Thomson Yell and Whistl(formerly TNT). Nicky also acts as a Trustee for a local health charity. Nicky lives in Hastings with her husband and two children.




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Richard Cuff (BSc (Hons) Assoc MCIPD)

Richard is an Associate Member of the CIPD and has a background in the financial industry and as a teacher. Richard specialises in the more technical aspects of employment law such as contracts and policies and has a great deal of expertise in performance management. Richard also has extensive experience with using Microsoft Office (e.g. Excel and Access) to measure many areas of output and, ultimately, increase efficiency. Richard can also create simple apps for Android and can also build websites using HTML, CSS and Javascript. Richard acts as a Trustee for a local family charity and lives in Hastings with his wife and three children.