Narrow Quay HR, the HR consultancy of VWV, was set up on 1 May 2017 and has gone from strength to strength over the past four years.

Initially it was a team of two – Caitlin Anniss and Sarah Martin, both experienced employment lawyers who left the Employment Law team at VWV to set up Narrow Quay HR and work as HR consultants.

The work carried out by Narrow Quay HR complements VWV, with HR support being provided across a range of sectors, including a number of schools and charities. HR solutions and retainers and support are also provided to a wide range of clients, including smaller businesses and charities, some of whom do not have an in house HR function. Narrow Quay HR also provides an HR retainer which sits alongside the established VWV legal retainer for academy clients.

Narrow Quay HR has established particular expertise in carrying out complex workplace investigations and supporting clients with their HR projects – whether that be consultations with staff, reviews of workplace culture or HR support with disciplinary and grievance processes. 

Growth of the Team

2020 was a challenging year for most businesses but against the background of COVID-19 and the restrictions in place, the Narrow Quay HR team continued to grow. The team now stands at six consultants who are a mix of experienced employment lawyers and experienced HR practitioners, giving our clients both the practical HR expertise and the legal grounding.

Our new HR Consultants include:

The team continues to grow with a new team member joining later this month.   

What’s Next?

This financial year Narrow Quay HR have ambitious plans for continued growth, whilst remaining true to the core values of providing excellent quality HR support to clients that is always commercial, creative and pragmatic.

To find out more about the services offered by Narrow Quay HR, please get in touch with one of the team.