AHR Consultants (formerly Abbey HR) have been supporting businesses across the UK since 2007.

Over the years we have seen our service and our team develop, recruiting the best CIPD qualified HR consultants.

No hidden fees or small print, just services you require.

Some key information about us:

  • Ninety-three percent of our clients renew each year. Many are still with us after ten years
  • Clients have found the number of employment disputes reduced when they engaged us
  • Our consultants have a wealth of knowledge with over 100 years of experience
  • We work closely with our clients who often regard us as important members of their team
  • Our services are built around your requirements and your budget
  • Our HR/employment law, and health and safety experience covers all sectors and all sizes of business
  • We offer CPD accredited leadership development training

Our History

Over the years, the team have worked tirelessly to become a leading provider of HR support, leadership development training, and safety services to SME businesses throughout the UK.

For the last decade, we have remained true to our strategy to provide excellent levels of customer service and to develop long-term relationships with our clients.

January 2007

AHR Consultants opened its doors as Abbey HR Services, a division of Abbey Tax and Consultancy Services Limited (ATCS), and was one of the first HR consultancies to provide an online document repository. This is an area where client handbooks can be stored and automatically updated.

Our online portal is still used at the core of our services and is used by many of our clients, past and present.

2008 – 2015

These were the years we spent refining our offering, developing on-site consultancy support, growing our team, and building our brand and client relationships.

Over the years we have seen our client base grow and we are proud that our renewal rates are consistently in the high 90%’s. Plus we have a number of clients who have remained loyal for the last ten years since we opened our doors in 2007.


In 2016 we formally launched our leadership development training programme and became a CPD certified training provider.

During the year we ran 110 courses and trained 984 delegates. Our focus has been on giving managers the skills to deal with the people issues they face day to day.

Based on the great feedback we have received we developed more courses!

May 2017 

In May 2017 Abbey HR Services Directors completed a successful management buy out of the business from ATCS and re-branded to become AHR Consultants a team of professional, dedicated consultants who work for you, our clients.

September 2019

We welcomed Laurence Begley to the team as Director of our new health and safety services. The new health and safety offering has been designed to deliver peace of mind to directors and managers across all business sectors in this key area of compliance.

Our history is just the beginning and we aim to continue to provide a high-quality service to our clients and to develop new offerings based on client needs.

We would like to thank all our clients for their continued support, we look forward to working with you for at least another 10 years!