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Our Team

Jenny Goulding – Managing Director

Jenny founded Agile HR Consulting Ltd to bring HR expertise to the SME market in 2010. Career highlight was helping a business win a ‘CIPD people management award.’ She studied Russian and European Studies at Keele University, before completing a Masters Degree in Personnel Management at Kingston University. Jenny has over 15 years HR management experience across a broad range of sectors including Professional Services consultancy, Engineering, Leisure, Transportation, Construction and Retail industries.
Jenny is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). She is a qualified psychometric profiling assessor with the British Psychological Society, which qualifies her to run and provide feedback on personality profiles and conduct ability testing.

HR doesn’t need to be complicated it is about knowing what you need to do, how you do it and why you should do it.

Petra Martins – HR Consultant

Petra joined Agile at the beginning of 2020 as HR Consultant.  She graduated from Kingston University with a degree in Human Resources and holds a CIPD membership.

Her HR career has focused on fast paced sectors including office refurbishment, construction, retail, and hospitality. She has a broad generalist HR background including detailed employee relations, recruitment, health and safety, change management thorough to payroll and strategic management.

Petra is really passionate about the impact HR can have on SME business and prides herself on her practical, supportive, highly driven and knowledgeable approach. 

Lydia Rees – HR Consultant

Lydia joined Agile HR in January 2021, coming from a Senior HR role in the Telecoms and Tech sectors in London. She is experienced in supporting Leaders with their People Strategy, always considering the Business and the Commercial impact.

Her varied career in both generalist and specialist roles has seen Lydia develop a passion for Employee Relations, specialising in Change Management, Absence and Performance Management. She remains up-to-date on Employment legislation and Case law as a member of the CIPD, proactively seeking the latest information and pairing it with her own extensive experience to give you the best and most relevant guidance.

Lydia grew up in Paris and is therefore bilingual in French, and has experience working in countries within EMEA, including Russia, the Middle East, Spain, Poland, Italy and France. This international experience means Lydia is highly adaptable to different workplace cultures, providing her with a resilient and flexible style of HR to engage with people at all levels and backgrounds.

Vicky Widlake – HR Consultant

Vicky joined Agile HR in March 2020 and now supports as an Independent Consultant.  She has wide and varied Head of HR experience in financial services, and also prior HR experience in Health, Education and Charity sectors.

Vicky has 10 years HR experience and CIPD level 7.  She is a chartered member of the CIPD.

Prior to her career in HR, Vicky gained experience in a business advisory capacity and has a commercial outlook.