Emily Gibson (MCIPD)

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Emily began her HR career in 2004 at global airline catering company Gate Gourmet, Heathrow Airport. 

She studied for her Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Resources at Farnborough College of Technology, graduating in 2007 and later went on to earn her Chartered membership status within the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development).

In 2008 Emily moved in to her first consultant role with Right Hand HR, covering the South of England. In 2012, she continued her career, in-house, within the oil & gas sector where she worked for global organisation Petrofac in Woking. However, in 2013 Emily decided that consultancy was where she wanted to be and so worked at Kane Partnership for 3 years before making the move to establish her own business at the HR patch Ltd in 2016.


Emily's early career was within food retail management and then recruitment consultancy. 

Emily continues her professional development by networking with other HR personnel and employment lawyers, regularly attending training sessions and business seminars to widen her knowledge for the benefit of her clients.

In 2019 Emily applied to become a Non-Legal Panel Member with the Employment Tribunals Service and, following a thorough assessment and interview process, she was appointed as a panel member at the Reading branch, taking her judicial oath in February 2020.


Throughout her career she has supported clients in managing a variety of scenarios from the implementation of new contracts & policies, the management of complex employee issues, through to leading on larger scale projects, such as restructures, redundancies, TUPE transfers and preparing employment tribunal defence bundles.

You can learn more detail about Emily's experience and read recommendations of her work by visiting her LinkedIn profile here.

Milly Harding (Associate CIPD)

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Milly started her HR journey in 2013, working at the Head Quarters for a global franchise business based in Devon. Before that, you could find her teaching heating engineers their health & safety qualifications in the classroom.

She soon got a taste for the people element of HR and went on to work for a nationwide fire alarm business that had no HR support whatsoever and needed someone to help add structure to the business. It was then that she began her CIPD qualifications toward Human Resources. Since then, Milly has gone on to set up the infrastructure in and supported various SME’s within the South West as an in house, one-man band. During this time, she gained her Level 5 CIPD in Human Resource Management and Level 5 Leadership and Management qualifications.

In 2020, Milly took the plunge into consultancy, she is a regular on the networking scene and attends many business seminars to continue her professional development. Most recently, in 2022 Milly completed her Level 7 CIPD Diploma in Human Resource Management.

Milly’s career has seen her support clients ranging from entrepreneurial tech start-ups, to well established businesses in a variety of industries. No two situations are ever the same and Milly has experience leading on the implementation of new HR software, complex employment cases on matters such as conduct, capability and redundancy, to getting stuck in supporting with culture, motivation and engagement campaigns.

You can learn more detail about Milly's experience and read recommendations of her work by visiting her LinkedIn profile here.  

Nicola Smith (Associate CIPD)


Nicola started her career in a marketing role within the public sector organisation, having completed a BA (hons) Degree in Business Management.


In 2012, she discovered her passion for people working as an HR Officer for a telecommunications company based in Cheshire. Following on from this, Nicola managed the entire HR function for a charity and its associated businesses.


In 2020, Nicola started her own independent HR Consultancy supporting small businesses and other HR consultants. Working in a standalone HR position for many years, she has gained a diverse wealth of HR experience, managing and guiding businesses through complex employment situations in a variety of industries ranging from telecommunications, health & social care, hospitality, law firms, manufacturing and charities. Nicola prides herself on her ability to identify the most suitable HR solution to suit the needs of a business, based on their individual needs. 

Not only does Nicola have a wealth of experience, but she has also gained her Level 5 CIPD in Human Resource Management. 


You can learn more about Nicola’s experience and read recommendations of her work by visiting her LinkedIn profile here

Laura Fox

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Laura began her HR career back in 2011 and has since worked in various roles both inhouse and in consultancy, before starting her own business in 2022 and joining the HR patch team as an associate.


She graduated from the University of Wolverhampton in 2012 with a CIPD Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Management.


Whilst Laura’s career started out supporting a construction business, she has a wealth of experience in other industries from manufacturing, transport, healthcare, education, hospitality to name a few and she also has also supported businesses internationally.


Laura is particularly skilled at supporting clients with complex disciplinary and grievance cases. She also loves a good change management project and enjoys getting her hands dirty with implementing HR policies and processes for new clients.

You can learn more about Laura's experience and read recommendations of her work by visiting her LinkedIn profile here

Polly Reed

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After a number of years in the events industry, Polly decided she was looking for something with a bit more flexibility…it was then that Pink Spaghetti PA Services Camberley and Bracknell was born! 


As a Virtual Assistant, Polly supports businesses big and small with back office admin and social media marketing. Established in 2017, Polly has worked with businesses across a range of sectors including video marketing, coaches, car garages and, of course, HR.

You can learn more about Polly's experience and read recommendations of her work by visiting her LinkedIn profile here