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Alison Driver is Managing Director of Metis HR Ltd. A Lancashire based, Chartered FCIPD and MBA qualified HR Consultant with over 30 years’ experience as an operational people manager and HR professional, at the age of 24 Alison was managing 105 unionised cleaning and catering staff in the NHS.  The enforced exercise of the Government’s drive for Compulsory Competitive Tendering in the NHS in 1985 resulted in Alison cutting her management teeth on making 36 employees redundant in order to successfully win the tender in-house.

Since those days in the mid 1980’s Alison estimates that she has


  • Directly managed approximately 55 different management level staff
  • Been ultimately responsible for the work delivered by approximately 415 employees
  • Conducted over 2000 recruitment interviews
  • Personally dismissed 12 employees but in an HR capacity supported management colleagues with in excess of 70 dismissals
  • Undertaken between 50 and 60 employee-related investigations (the majority disciplinary and grievance investigations)
  • Been Company Secretary for 4 companies
  • Run her own business as an HR Consultant for over 10 years developing a client base of over 300 clients

Professional Experience

  • HR Consultant, owner and Managing Director Metis HR Ltd, January 2011 – present
  • Independent Member of the Rossendale Council Standards Committee, 2012 – present
  • HR Director, QASSS Ltd, 2009 – 2020
  • Charitable Trustee, Valley Supported Living, 2012 – 2017
  • Independent Member of the Oldham Council Standards Committee, 2009 – 2012
  • Director of Corporate Services, Positive Steps Oldham, 2003 – 2011
  • Head of Personnel and Training, Oldham Council Social Services, 1998 – 2003
  • Head of Business and Management, Accrington and Rossendale College, 1996 – 1998
  • Lecturer in Management and Business Studies, Accrington and Rossendale College, 1986 – 1996
  • Hotel Services Manager, Rossendale General Hospital, 1983 – 1986
  • Assistant Domestic Services Manager, Bedford General Hospital, 1982 – 1983

An average HR Consultant will say that they can provide your business with HR advice, Alison Driver, on the other hand, is delivering from experience. The numbers speak for themselves.

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