Alison Driver

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


In a line management capacity 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.

Alison Driver

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