Kate Ashmore | SWBC HR Mentor

The world of work has changed. It’s time to rebel

I’M Kate Ashmore and following a very happy and successful career as a HR professional, spanning over 20years, I am now the Founder of Rebel HR and a self-employed Coach.

Why Rebel?  Well, I believe that the world of work has changed, but the way we work has not.  Well not until recently, anyway!  The global pandemic has made us sit back and reflect on where we were and where we want to be; especially when it comes to work.  Now is truly the time for business leaders to get rebellious and embrace what the new normal could look like.

Being a progressive, positive, experienced and down-to-earth individual, I am on a mission to support business leaders who value their people and their culture and want to create truly great places to work. 

I work with businesses to help navigate and remove the ‘HR red tape’ and provide the right interventions and support so that Leaders and Managers can grow and nurture brilliant cultures that ensure great results and make work a positive experience for everyone.

I’ve worked for companies such as Boston Tea Party, United Biscuits, Heinz, Energizer and ASK Italian; all of which have taught me about the opportunities and challenges different types of business have and how the right culture can make all the difference. 

As your HR Mentor I will be answering and commenting on your HR questions, topics,… Join me very Tuesday in our Facebook Group for #TalentsTuesday




Kate Ashmore

The HR Dept Exeter

As your HR Dept, we provide your business with everything a large corporate would expect from its own in-house human resource team.

The only difference is that you don’t have to pay to keep us in-house.

From providing a single employee contract, to taking on all your human resources problems, we can provide the level of HR support that your business needs.

We don’t sell solutions, but design support to suit your individual company.

Our sensible, down-to-earth approach means we will work with you to find the best, and most cost effective, HR support for your business.

Our services include:

• Advice line backed by tribunal insurance
• Recruitment
• Contracts of employment and staff handbooks
• Absence Management
• Performance Management
• Disciplinary and grievance hearings
• Dismissals
• Redundancy projects and outplacement
• Training and development
• Payroll

Why spend hours wrestling with complex employment issues when the answer is just a phone call away? You’ll be surprised at how little it costs and, if you end up on the wrong side of a tribunal, can you really afford the alternative?

Learn more about how the HR Dept in Exeter can assist you with your HR by taking a look at their official website here


Members of: The Exeter Business Club, Exmouth
Chamber of Commerce, Honiton Chamber of
Commerce, Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce, Exeter
PA Network.
Our HR advisors are CIPD qualified.


The HR Dept Team in Exeter