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HR Services delivered as and when you need them

HR Services delivered as and when you need them

About Us

Turnstone HR is a human resources consultancy based in the the Lake District. We cover the whole of the North West, from Cumbria to Lancashire and everything in between (and sometimes beyond!), including Barrow-in-Furness, Dalton, Ulverston, Kendal, Penrith, and Lancaster.

Our aim is to provide a personal, hands on and cost-effective human resource service to local businesses. Our clients range from building societies and manufacturing companies to care providers and even a professional football club.

No matter how diverse the companies that we work with are, our ethos stays the same. We want to provide as many businesses as possible with a custom HR service that will leave them secure, confident and protected, without the added cost of employing an in-house HR expert.

We understand the pressures that businesses face. By taking care of your employment policies and procedures we can help ensure that you have more time to concentrate on running and developing your business.

So, if you think your business could benefit from our expert advice then explore our website, give us a call or send us an email and we will be happy to talk through some business-specific solutions with you.

Who Are Turnstone?

Our Company Mission

To be the best provider of HR services to SMEs in the area

The Turnstone Philosophy

  • We believe that customers should have a guaranteed point of contact – not call centre pot luck
  • We believe that visiting the customer helps us understand their business and priorities
  • We believe in offering high standards of HR gained through years of expertise
  • We believe that the HR service delivered needs to suit the client which means no pre-set scripts or basic letters & documents

The Turnstone Promise

To be flexible, responsive, aligned, involved & to care about your business.

How do we Deliver our HR Service?

  • In person
  • Online
  • By telephone

Sarah Goddard – MCIPD

Sarah Goddard – MCIPD

Sarah works directly with businesses, providing face to face advice and support when they most need it.

Having qualified with a BSc in Economics and an MBA from Lancaster University she went on to gain a post-graduate Diploma in Personnel Management at the University of Westminster.

Sarah has 25 years of HR experience and her previous roles include working as site HR Manager for healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline and health product company Kimberly Clark.

Away from work, Sarah enjoys Zumba and Yoga and is a massive fan of Strictly Come Dancing. As well as being mum to two beautiful sons, she is a qualified counsellor supporting Action for Children and a charity close to home – Furness Carers.

Direct: (01229) 480676

Chrissy Tait – MCIPD

Chrissy Tait – MCIPD

Chrissy joined Turnstone in early 2013. She works directly with our clients, giving them expert advice and support based on her 30 years of experience in the HR industry.

Chrissy has worked in the retail and manufacturing sectors, holding senior HR roles with Robert McBride Ltd and GlaxoSmithKline. She has a broad variety of skills and has previous experience in developing positive employee relations.

Chrissy is a keen follower of BarrowAFC and Manchester United – born from an early admiration of George Best in his heyday!

Chrissy has held various voluntary roles in the past, includig being a school and college governor and chair of a local disability charity. She was appointed as a magistrate in early 2019.

Chrissy enjoys travel and family activities, especially with her young grandson, as well as reading and sewing, when time allows.

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“There is evidence to suggest that good HR practice and people management in SMEs are key factors in strong business performance and can lead to increased productivity.”

- CIPD people Skills Project 2017


01229 821270 or 0772573581
Turnstone HR
3, Dane Avenue
Cumbria LA14 4JS

Vat registration number: 192219603
Company Registration: 09093934