When was Quick HR founded and how has it evolved since then?
We set up in 2012 and will celebrate our 6th anniversary soon. I wanted to work with a wide variety of firms around Brighton and Sussex and that’s what I really enjoy about my working week: going from a construction firm to a digital one and then a hotel. My colleague Melissa Mills joined in 2014 and we’re about to expand again.
What do you enjoy most about owning Quick HR?
I’ve always loved working with all kinds of people and that was one of the key issues about setting up Quick HR, rather than being employed and only working with one kind of work environment. Running a company also means you have to do a bit of everything, including finance, marketing and sales. Our work depends on what’s going on with the company or the person involved: whether they’re starting up, expanding, dealing with problems or going through changes. It’s means no 2 days are the same and I’m never bored.
You’ve recently moved premises to central Brighton – do you enjoy working in Brighton and all the creativity that there is to explore just outside your doorstep?
I love Brighton. I’ve lived here for over 20 years and can’t imagine living anywhere else now. You meet all kinds of people here and that means we get to work with them too. We also get involved with community events and that gives us a bit of direct exposure to more creative activities, which is wonderful.
Thank you for choosing to support The Fairy Tale Fair at Brighton Fringe. Are you looking forward to the fair on May 12th?
Absolutely! I’ll be there on the day, as a customer. I go to all the Fairy Tale Fairs and I’ve bought lots of things from the traders.
What does the future hold for Quick HR?
More work and fun – those are the 2 key ingredients for us. Plus we need to hire someone soon. We’re so used to helping other people make decisions about how best to grow their businesses and hire people that it’s an interesting experience going through it ourselves!
Do you have a motto or inspirational quote?
“Nothing is impossible.” It’s become one of my catchphrases, because I regularly find people feel trapped in situations and it’s a useful way to remind them that something can always be done, whatever the problem is. Although obviously some things might be impossible – I’ll probably never be able to fly, for example!