Ascott Blake HR Specialists was founded by Leila Osborne MCIPD and Joanna Jack Associate CIPD, who have a combined wealth of experience in HR, Development, Management, and Recruitment both working within companies and as external consultants.

We are passionate HR specialists who support companies improve performance through their people. We offer the following services:

  • Day to Day HR Services
  • Management and Leadership Development
  • Training and Development
  • Recruitment and Resourcing Support

Leila Osborne is a Chartered member of the CIPD and having headed up an HR department in a global pharmaceutical company brings a wealth of commercial HR experience to our clients. She has been involved in creating HR strategy and implementation aligned with the business strategy.

Leila has been in management roles for over 18 years and has always had a passion for people. She ensures she understands what motivates people to achieve their goals and in turn the company goals. At the same time, she understands the challenges that companies face, so, therefore, ensures the right tools are in place to improve performance which will have a positive effect on the bottom line.

Having always being involved in recruitment, whether it has been in-house or as an external capacity she is used to managing the whole employee life cycle. Leila has offered this support to clients and assisted in building effective assessment centres and tools to support line managers.

Leila has designed and facilitated Management, Leadership, and soft skill training workshops. She is also an ACAS Accredited Internal Workplace Mediator (CIWM) and a DiSC Certified Trainer.

Joanna Jack is an Associate member of the CIPD and has recently been working as an HR consultant for a vast amount of companies varying from hospitality to finance industries. During this time as a consultant, she has gained a wealth of knowledge from running their day to day HR administration and supporting clients with redundancies, settlements, grievances and disciplinaries and TUPE.

Joanna has worked in sales and management roles for the past 15 years. This experience has given her exposure to the successes and challenges of managing people within a fast paced, target driven environment. She also brings experience in managing people on a remote basis. She utilises this experience by offering support to clients in similar environments.

Leila and Joanna’s careers have always been people focussed and they are both able to adapt to varying industries, so they offer HR solutions which are relevant and effective. We pride ourselves on our honesty and the service we provide.

Ascott Blake HR specialists have the expertise, personality, and professionalism that clients can trust and can work in partnership with, to ensure they get the right HR solutions