The HR Partner


If you are a small to medium sized firm, you probably don't need an in-house HR function, but there will be times when you need some extra support with your people management. 


For instance:

  • improving general workplace morale
  • improving management capability
  • bringing in a new performance management system
  • managing a spate of disciplinaries, grievances or sickness absence
  • reviewing your organisational structure and grading
  • developing your recruitment pipeline


We can offer a range of solutions to help you, by either coming in and addressing a particular issue as a small single project, or providing a retained HR service for a number of days per year, either by phone or in person, to help you as and when you need it.  As with all our solutions, everything we do for you is tailored to your paraticular needs and remains strictly confidential.

We offer a range of HR services, all of which can be customised and combined to suit your organisation's needs.  Below are some examples of our most popular packages.

General HR Services

Additional Services from our Partners


Blacklarke is proud to work with a range of quality partners to offer a full suite of bespoke HR Services, including HR management software,  occupational health, complex employment law advice, training, coaching & development services, payroll provision and health & safety expertise.

Please contact us for more information. 

Our Fees


We offer a competitive fee structure and the rates we charge reflect both the duration and complexity of the work we're doing for you. We also offer special rates for charities. Please get in touch for more information.

We're Manchester based, but will travel anywhere. If you are not within commutable distance, we will work with you to minimise any travel and expenses incurred - our aim is to save you costs in the long term, not to be a drain on your profits! 


The Policy Guru


Once we understand your business culture, we'll ensure your HR policies and systems match it. We'll do some benchmarking against similar organisations, cost everything and of course, make sure everything is up to date from a legal perspective.

The Short Sharp Snapshot


We will identify your highest HR priorities using a series of diagnostic techniques. Once we're done, you'll get a report outlining our recommendations, which we will happily help implement at a reasonable cost.