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Professional Human Resources

Example Clients

Guild Living Ltd

Guild Living Limited is a later living property development Company and service provider, formed to develop sites into communities that the older generation aspire to live.  They have more recently expanded into Europe and opened their Guild Siena office in Italy in May 2023.

"Susan Wakelin played a crucial role in establishing and nurturing a workplace culture that has been instrumental to Guild Living's success.  As a start-up, we needed an HR function that could adapt to our high growth and ambitious vision, and Susan delivered the people infrastructure that underpinned this.  Her expertise and dedication were invaluable in building a strong leadership team and creating an environment that attracts and retains top talent.  Susan's contribution in establishing a people-first customer centric culture has been pivotal to our growth and success.  We are grateful for Susan’s support to Guild Living so far and highly recommend her to any business looking for a passionate and skilled HR partner."


Eugene Marchese & Michael Eggington, Founders Guild Living Limited

Life 3A

Life3A UK are the London based team of a larger global architectural practice.  Life3A design buildings for people in later life looking for lifestyle changes to suit their aspirations as they age.


With offices in different countries Life3A UK need specific HR advice and support relevant to their UK setting but which also aligns with the wider global setting of the rest of the practice.  Susan Wakelin partnered with Life3A UK in 2022 to transform  policies and procedures to reflect UK best practice and enable them to become an employer of choice.

"We are a small architectural practice with a large global practice and found ourselves in need of HR consultancy to assist us with getting the basics right and someone who could help us when things come up, which of course they do.  Susan has been exactly that person, very professional, knowledgeable and patient.  I would highly recommend Susan to anyone who needs HR support. There is no need to hire an in-house HR person now that we have Susan on-hand."

Anne-Marie Nicholson,  Principal-London

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Edenwood Place

Edenwood Place is a family run business which opened in Summer 2021, offering an event space for hire for weddings, parties and corporate functions as well as daily co-working facilities.  There are up to 12 staff on various contracts and working a variety of hours and shifts.

Susan Wakelin joined the team on a retainer in 2022 and has supported the team with her unlimited telephone and e-mail service.


"Sue joined the team as our retained HR expert in 2022 and was immediately integrated into the Team and we feel its like having a (very efficient) in house HR department of our own, which we could never contemplate (or afford) otherwise.  We highly recommend Sue and SWan HR!"

Origin Active Living

Origin are a global Company who are opening retirement villages in the UK, located in beautiful countryside settings and vibrant town centres.

Susan Wakelin first partnered with Origin Living (UK) in 2022 when they moved to the UK to ensure that they were ready to TUPE over employees from established retirement villages.


Susan has worked closely with Origin Living to fully set up their HR function in line with their Company culture and based on best practice and being an employer of choice.  In addition to this, Susan supports the Company's TUPE processes and provides a wide-range of ongoing advice and support.

"In my time working with Susan, she provided great counsel regarding staff matters and recruitment, helping me and my department to provide the best possible staff retention and support."

Gaming Director

David Smith

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