About Us

Guildford based Karen Beard established KWB Human Resources Ltd in 2011 with the simple aim of offering smaller businesses access to a professional and qualified HR practitioner on a “pay as you need” basis.

Karen has a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and is an individually chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

She has 13 years experience in recruitment, HR and personnel roles both in London and the Home Counties for companies operating in sales, advertising and most recently law as Head of HR for TWM Solicitors LLP, one of Surrey’s largest law firms.

“After a series of mergers we were employing around 180 people, in 6 locations across Surrey and South West London. I hired Karen to establish and run the Firm’s HR function in 2004.

Karen did a great job for us. She was always up to date with best practice and compliance issues and maintained credibility with a group of demanding Partners. As well as handling all our day to day HR matters, she improved our recruitment process, introduced appraisals, developed the way we rewarded our staff and changed our approach to poor performance.

What stood out about Karen was her commercial awareness; the way she applied her knowledge showed that she understood our business. She saved the management team time and money and reduced our risk as employers.”

Patrick Stewart

Managing Principal
TWM Solicitors LLP

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