Colin Davison
Chairman

As our Chairman Colin has a wealth of business experience. He was formally CEO of Abbey Protection Plc and was instrumental in securing its Stock Market Flotation and subsequent sale to an American Insurer in 2014. Since retiring from Abbey, Colin has invested in a number of start-up businesses and is a Princes Trust Mentor. He also supports Coventry City... but we try not to hold that against him!

Simon Howes
Managing Director

In 2007 Simon co-founded Abbey HR Services which became AHR Consultants following a successful Management Buyout with our Chairman, Colin Davison in May 2017. Originally from Bristol, Simon now lives in a small village near Rugby, Warwickshire. He runs regularly and has completed the Great North Run 19 consecutive times. Simon is also a Princes Trust Mentor.

Charles Waterlow
Director of HR Services

Charles has spent his working life in HR, including time with Next and Olympus Sports as HR Director. He co-founded AHR Consultants (formally Abbey HR Services) in 2007 with Simon. Charles is another 'sporty' member of the team having cycled from Lands End to John O'Groats, completed four marathons and 19 Great North Runs with Simon.

Tee Aujlay
Business Development Manager

Tee is an enthusiastic and experienced Business Development Manager and has worked in Sales and with the Accountancy profession for over 17 years. In September 2017 Tee joined the team at AHR and enrolled at college to study for the CIPD Certificate in Human Resources, demonstrating true commitment to her new role! In her spare time, Tee enjoys yoga, long walks, challenging her two teenagers, and she would never say ‘no’ to bruschetta and a glass (or two) of Prosecco.

Rob Elliott
HR Consultant/Solicitor/Trainer

Working in Employment Law and HR for over 16 years, Rob is a qualified solicitor and deals with the whole range of employment issues, providing services to a range of businesses from a variety of sectors. He regularly drafts contracts, policies, letters, and advises and represents clients in Employment Tribunals. Outside of work Rob enjoys spending time with his young family, and training, coaching and competing in CrossFit competitions.

Adam Smyth
HR Consultant/Trainer

A passionate HR professional with over 17 years’ experience in a range of sectors including Care, Blue Chip, Utilities, Retail, Public Sector, Manufacturing & Warehouse. Adam is a pragmatic problem solver willing to challenge where appropriate with a supportive coaching style focusing on delivering the most appropriate solution, or range of options, for all circumstances. Partial to a drop of red and a good boxset at the weekend, Adam is an advocate of Jason Vale juices, smoothies and recipes.

Natalie Ellis
HR Consultant/Trainer

CIPD qualified with 12 years' generalist HR experience, Natalie started her HR career with Woolworths Group, moving into transport and going on to manage an HR department. Originally from West London, Natalie now resides in Northamptonshire with her husband and two step children. She is a member of the CIPD committee and is an ambassador for their Steps Ahead youth employment programme.

Gemma Long
HR Consultant

Gemma is a Chartered Member of the CIPD with a Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in HR Management. She has over 15 years HR experience in a wide range of different industries, including engineering, FMCG, Retail and Education. She enjoys dealing with complex employee relation cases while focusing on delivering the most appropriate solution and helping organisations get the best from their people. Outside of work Gemma loves spending time with her daughter and holidays!

Gary Cuppelditch
HR Consultant

Gary has over 20 years' experience of working in HR. This includes seven years in Head of HR and Director roles across public and private sector businesses. Prior to moving into HR and training, Gary worked in logistics and retail as an Operational Manager.

Simran Rooprai
HR Advisor

Simran is an enthusiastic, bubbly and driven individual who has graduated from university with a BA honours in Human Resources Management. She is also CIPD qualified to Level 5 and is starting her career within HR. Outside of work Simran enjoys attending Zumba classes and loves shopping!

Kate Wilson
Training Associate

Kate is MCIPD qualified and has a strong HR and development background with many years experience across a wide range of organisations. She has experience in designing and delivering training on a wide range of management development subjects. She is qualified in a number of psychometric tools and profiling instruments which she uses for both selection and team or individual development. Away from work, Kate enjoys walking in the countryside, exercising and spending time with her family.