Your people are, without question, what set you apart. People matter, people really make the difference.
Spark HR work collaboratively with you to put in place an HR strategy that enables you to recruit, develop and retain the right people. Creativity and innovation is at the heart of everything we do.
We provide flexible and uncomplicated HR services that add real value to our clients.
We understand that many businesses need the option to access HR support as and when required, so that they can focus on running and growing their business – with the confidence that any HR needs are being taken care of. We really take our time to get to know your business which means that our solutions will always be tailor-made for you.
We know that it’s the people that make a business succeed and really stand out from the crowd. To enable this you need to attract and keep the right people – both now and for the future. Our vision is, quite simply, to help our clients achieve this.
We offer versatile HR consultancy to meet your business needs, including:
A retained "HR Manager/Director" service which provides you with all the benefits of an in-house HR department
Working on a project or assignment basis to support a short-term business need
Ad-hoc HR support and advice, as and when you need it
Meet the Founder
Spark HR was founded in 2013 by Dan Burt (BA Hons, MCIPD).
After spending over 15 years working for the likes of Aegis Densu, WPP, Vodafone and Xerox (to name a few), Dan wanted to take his HR knowledge and expertise and offer uncomplicated, jargon-free HR solutions to businesses who are creative, ambitious to grow and who really value their people.
As a consultant, he has worked with businesses big and small, helping them gain accolades including ‘Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For’ and ‘Investors in People’ accreditation.
Dan loves to ask lots of questions, understand the problem and talk about what you can do – rather than tell you what you can’t do. He firmly believes that the role of HR is to work collaboratively with the business to achieve its vision and goals.
Outside of work, Dan loves coffee, cold mornings running through muddy fields (in the name of fitness) and following the mighty Tottenham Hotspur.
What We Do
Whether your business is big or small, starting out or established - we offer a range of HR services to help you grow and succeed.
- Team-working & Collaboration
- Feedback: giving & receiving
- Effective Communication
- Being Effective (Time Management)
- Presentation Skills
- Train the Trainer
How we work
Spark HR follows a five-step
process with our clients:
We like to start off with an informal chat about how we might be able to help you. This will give you a better feel for how we like to work.
Next, we make sure we fully understand you and your business. Putting knowledge before assumption means we will always make recommendations from a position of “we know” rather than “we think”.
Following the discovery phase, we work with you to agree tailored priorities, plans and activities that work for your business.
We help you to take the knowledge and recommendations and turn these into tangible actions. We work collaboratively with you to deliver your goals, making sure everyone and everything stays on track.
We will continue to work in partnership with you to ensure that we keep your approach to HR fresh, engaging and relevant as your business grows and evolves.
The common theme with all our clients is that ambition, creativity and innovation drive their businesses. Whether you’re a creative agency redefining brands or a software business at the cutting edge of technology, a heritage brand at the forefront of fashion or a retailer reshaping the world of e-commerce, we can help you to get more from your people.
We are based in Manchester and work with businesses throughout the North West and across the UK.
Click on the logos below for some kinds words from just a few of our clients…