You know what we do to support your business, but who are we? What does over 100 years of experience look like….we are not that old, honestly!

There are not many situations this team has not experienced. We have worked in many industries, with all sectors of HR work. The cases we have worked on could be written into a best selling book. However, we are the trusted team behind you and your continued success.

We offer our services to work along side your internal departments either meeting on site or away from your premises if required or appropriate.

We ensure the utmost level of discretion, confidentiality and professionalism with all of our work.

Meet the Team

Claire Lawton

Claire founded Acorn to help businesses navigate the increasing complexity of employment legislation. She has wide experience in different business sectors as well as HR issues; there are not many situations that have not crossed Claire’s path. Her career prior to Acorn extended across Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as working with US HR teams.

Claire can be a formidable opposition on a case, when she is striving for the best for her clients. She has a way of engaging with people to deliver the best outcomes.

Director

Claire Lawton

Jo Leader

Jo has extensive experience in the full suite of HR activities. She is adept at marrying the organisation’s needs to that of employment legislation in a way that ‘talks’ to the employee groups. Jo is skilled at managing complex cases with her experience through working at a High Street retailer and a global business encompassing multiple sectors.

Jo is a natural communicator and delivers her engagement with clients in a professional manner which is understood by all.

HR Business Partner

Jo Leader

Ruth Harvey

Ruth is a true HR professional, with extensive experience within all areas of Human Resources , mainly supporting SME’s with case management, Disciplinary, Grievance and Sickness absence. Her strengths lie in building strong stakeholder relationships, by offering support and guidance to clients by being their trusted subject matter expert.

Ruth’s experience includes policy and procedure development ensuing compliance with current employment legislation whilst reflecting the essence of the organisation.  She supports the implementation of HR strategies to contribute to business objectives with passion reflecting that of our clients.

HR Business Partner

Ruth Harvey