McLean HR


A team of established HR practitioners providing advice, implementation and HR expertise

Effective People

McLean HR offers a flexible, practical and cost effective approach to your HR needs.  Our experienced HR and Coaching professionals become part of your team, without the burden of the overhead costs of permanent employees.  We have extensive practical experience from our time running HR departments in-house.

We adapt to suit your needs. We can provide ad-hoc advice on day to day issues. We can design and install a wide range of HR processes. We can design and implement a people strategy to support your business growth.  We can guide your business through delicate HR issues.

We know the importance of understanding your company, its ethos and culture. We explore your requirements and match this with our knowledge of the demands and requirements of your business sector.

HR and Coaching skills are fully transferable across industries and our team has been chosen to ensure that we have wide breadth of knowledge and expertise.

Our Services

As a team of experienced HR practitioners we will help you with all your people processes and issues.

HR Documentation and administrative processes

Employee Engagement

Employee Relations

Performance Appraisals

Termination of employment for any reason

Business re-organisation

Review of current HR policies/procedure

Change Management

Payroll Management

Onboarding and Recruitment and resourcing

Board development and appraisal

Reward and Benefits Framework

We are a team of independent experienced HR practitioners.


We work with our clients on a variety of people resourcing solutions. This can be targeted searches, advertising campaigns or devising an in house recruitment strategy.

Our skilled and experienced team take time to understand your business, your requirements and your culture. We understand what you are looking for in potential new members of staff.

We have excellent industry sector knowledge to access people with the precise skills you’re looking for.

We can work with you on ad hoc roles or on a retained basis as your in house recruitment solution. We provide you with cost effective access to highly experienced recruitment professionals. The recruitment services can be utilised alongside a retained HR service, or as a standalone product.

“McLean handled our recruitment drive professionally and efficiently, meticulously covering each step.”

Advertising firm, London


We are passionate about enabling our clients to achieve exceptional results at both an individual and organisational level.

Our breadth and experience enable us to bring a holistic approach, combining practical HR expertise and highly skilled coaching. Our Coaches come from practical hands on HR or business roles which ensure the support is relevant to your current business challenges.

In addition to individual Coaching, we also enable Team development through facilitated workshops and training on specific business needs including communication skills, leadership development and workplace wellbeing programmes.

Leadership and Management Development

Executive Development

Facilitated Team workshops

Communication workshops

EQ-i 2.0 & EQ 360

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Career coaching

Resilience in the workplace

Workplace Wellbeing programmes

How we work

Retained HR Services
As your retained HR department our aim is to integrate dedicated resource(s) into your business.  We undertake all HR administration. We advise senior management team on all HR related matters.

We will be present in your office(s) to get to know employees and understand your business and your culture. Time requirement varies depending on the size and needs of the business.  We have the flexibility to increase or decrease our time commitment as the needs of the business change.  You have access to HR advice whenever you need it, whether we are in your office that day or not.  We want you to view us as you would any employee within the business and so ask for advice when you need.  All employees within your business can access our services as we are your HR department / working as part of your HR department.

HR Projects
We undertake bespoke HR projects, working alongside in house HR teams where applicable, providing senior level expertise and practical advice.  We can provide internal communications expertise delivering the required messages to employees.  We have completed many restructuring and headcount reduction projects, TUPE Transfers, Pension Consultations, Introduction of Administration Systems and Processes, HR audits, HR documentation (handbooks etc), Company Start Ups (in the UK and Overseas) and Succession Planning / Talent Mapping.

We can help you whether you are looking for advice on a specific employee issue or project, or want to introduce HR processes into your business.

" It has been a pleasure to work with McLean, their professionalism surpasses that of previous HR companies. We are benefiting from a renewed structure that now virtually takes care of itself. "

Private Bank, London

Case Studies

We act in your best interest, whether giving a view on the economy, a corporate, an industry, a person or a team. It is the reason why our clients stay with us for many years.

HR makeover for IT Company

Office move, expanding the workforce and installing new HR policies – all at the same time.

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Guiding media firm ‘across the pond’

Post acquisition integration, including TUPE process, for a US media firm

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Rapid Growth at Finance Company

Rapid growth at a start-up asset management company required all the people policies and procedures to be put in place quickly.

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You engage with the partners, each expert in their field. Our partners understand what you need. And so our advice will be comprehensive, substantive, accurate and reliable. We are free from the conflicts of other integrated business models and this allows our advice to be balanced, impartial and in your best interest.

Melanie Beard
Melanie Beard
Senior Partner

Lucy Lacy
Lucy Lacy

Andrew Cullen
Andrew Cullen

Anne-Laure Dondina
Anne-Laure Dondina

Frances Clements
Frances Clements

Rebecca Gulliver
Rebecca Gulliver
Senior Partner

Ryan West
Ryan West
Associate Partner


About us

McLean HR comprises a team of highly skilled HR professionals.

The whole team have experience of working at a senior management level whilst having a friendly and personal approach with each client. We believe you will enjoy working with us!

We believe that what makes us different is our working ethos that we are part of your organisation.  We behave as an employee of the company and try and avoid the ‘consultancy’ tag.  We genuinely care about the clients we work with and we are passionate about delivering HR solutions which support your business goals.


Please get in touch to find out more about how we can help you with your people processes and HR issues.

London Office
18 St Swithin’s Lane,
Edinburgh Office
Third Floor,
44 Charlotte Square,

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