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About Amelore

We’re an HR Consultancy, working with businesses of every kind across the UK. Amelore was founded in 2010 by Director Ruth Cornish, with the goal of offering busy CEO’s and senior leaders fast, practical and sustainable HR and development advice.

All our experienced HR consultants have a track record of delivering exceptional results confidently, quickly and without fuss. But we never forget that behind every HR decision there’s a human being, so our approach is always slick and highly professional, but inherently respectful and dignified.

We also work with a talented network of associates, who we engage on a project-by-project basis. We hand-pick our associates, saving you the trouble of sourcing specialist help when you most need it.

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What do our clients say about us?

What they say

"I would highly recommend working with Amelore for establishing and maintaining an HR framework, as well as for their ongoing HR support service.
We have worked with Amelore for a number of years. They provide a number of services to us, including an initial HR Audit, management development training and assisting with employee matters through their HR Helpdesk. Our team find the service provided by Amelore extremely useful and pragmatic."
Matt O’Neil – Operations Director, Codehouse
"We have been working with Amelore for a number of years and we have benefitted hugely from timely expert advice and ongoing professional services."
Monica Vinader – CEO, Monica Vinader Ltd
"I've known and worked with Ruth for a number of years and have always found her a pleasure to work with. She is insightful, professional, experienced and knowledgeable with a lovely, thoughtful and considered style. Understanding how businesses operate she is quick to identify issues and provide solutions. She's not afraid to challenge where necessary but always in a coaching, respectful and empowering manner. I have no hesitation in recommending Ruth and look forward to working with her again in the future."
Chris McManus – Chief People Officer, Charles Tywhitt
"We have a small but growing headcount of 21 colleagues in our business and an on-going dilemma as to what HR tasks to in or outsource. Ruth and her Amelore team have provided us with very effective and comprehensive HR support......from routine to one off issues across a broad spectrum of presenting matters. Nothing fazes Ruth and we are a happier, more inclusive team as a result of Amelore’s contribution."
Piers Williamson – CEO, The Housing Finance Company Ltd
"Ruth and her team at Amelore have provided a wide range of HR services to me and the team at Dolphin Living for a number of years. Services provided have included coaching, team training on Belbin, 360 review of management and follow up training, as well as ensuring we keep our HR policies up to date. Great service. Good value. Thank you."
Oliva Harris – CEO, Dolphin Living


From big decisions and strategic planning through to administration and operations, we take away the headache and bring our decades of experience to provide straightforward advice and hassle-free solutions. We have a growing international network and can support the global needs of our clients.

Read more about our work with fast-growth businesses:


Strategic Development

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Your Culture

Having the right culture is critical for any ambitious business.

Team Engagement

Retention and team effectiveness

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Leadership Development

Management development and executive coaching

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Game Changing Counsel

Confidential, timely, game-changing counsel for CEOs & Business leaders.

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Performance optimisation

Understanding what motivates and inspires your employees is the hallmark of every successful business.

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Employee Engagement

The importance of employee engagement can’t be underestimated

HR Operations

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HR Audit

Our process establishes where you are and clarifies where you need to get to

HR Documentation & HR Helpdesk

Paperwork, systems and legalities made simple

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Payroll and HR Software

We provide fully integrated payroll and HR software services

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Employee Relations

Expert support dealing with complex and sensitive situations in the work place

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Bespoke permanent or interim HR recruitment solutions

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Reward & Employee Benefits

We specialise in helping growing businesses like yours to invest in the talent that’s helping them to flourish – their staff.

Who we are

"Ruth and her team are HR and recruitment experts that we rely on regularly. Amelore are energetic and efficient and I have no hesitation in recommending them to any fast growing and ambitious business."
Ruth Cornish, FCIPD – Founder and Lead HR Consultant
Ruth Cornish, FCIPD – Founder and Lead HR Consultant

After a successful HR career, working in senior roles at American Express, Mazars, ABN Amro, Charterhouse and the Environment Agency, Ruth spotted a need for an independent HR consultancy, offering flexible human resources support to fast-growing and highly-successful entrepreneurial businesses.

A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, Ruth also holds qualifications in coaching, HR auditing and in applying advanced psychometric tools.

Ruth’s specialist interest is in team and individual performance enhancement and she regularly contributes to Moneywise Magazine and BBC Radio Gloucestershire on a variety of HR subjects.

Katy McMinn, CIPD - Senior HR Consultant
Katy McMinn, CIPD - Senior HR Consultant

Prior to joining Amelore, Katy developed strong, hands-on HR expertise working for blue chip companies, including General Electric, Shell and Ernst & Young, as well as a number of smaller organisations.

Katy specialises in HR audits, investigations, recruitment, employee relations and training. She’s qualified to use a range of personality tools to enhance individual and team performance. A number of our clients have seen a significant improvement in culture and employee engagement since working with Katy.

Hanrie Kritzinger, CIPD – HR Consultant
Hanrie Kritzinger, CIPD – HR Consultant

Hanrie had a very successful career as Head of Operations with Doherty Baines before moving into HR, so her appreciation of the people issues involved in running a large business are firmly based on experience.

Now a high-performing HR Consultant, Hanrie leads many of our HR projects, contributes to HR audits and supports our HR Helpdesk

Julie Collier, MCIPD – HR Consultant
Julie Collier, MCIPD – HR Consultant

Following a distinguished career at Lloyds Bank and Nationwide Building Society, Julie moved into HR consultancy, working largely for SMEs.

With thirty years’ specialist experience in employee relations, Julie now provides support and training to employers with complex people management and policy issues.

Christina Jones, CIPD – Reward Lead
Christina Jones, CIPD – Reward Lead

Christina has led pay reviews, carried out salary benchmarking, introduced and reviewed employee benefit schemes and managed reward policies for household names, including PepsiCo and Wolseley UK.

Since moving into HR consultancy, Christina’s helped companies from a range of industries to review salaries and benefits, benchmarking to similar organisations and roles and making sure that reviews are carried out fairly and equitably. She’s also created systems to attract and retain staff, with outstanding results.

Guy Cornish – Operations Manager
Guy Cornish – Operations Manager

Guy has a background in Sales, Operations, Advertising and Logistics and this experience helps keep the company running smoothly, focusing on the back-office functions such as IT and finance that help Amelore continue to run a successful, diverse consultancy.

Alex Wilkinson, CIPD – Virtual Assistant
Alex Wilkinson, CIPD – Virtual Assistant

Formerly an HR and Executive Assistant with Nestle, Credit Suisse and Ernst & Young, Alex joined Amelore a year ago to support our growing business, keeping us efficient, organised and on track. She’s developed a reputation for keeping things simple and she’s found ways for us all to work smartly during rapid business growth.

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Ruth and her team are HR and recruitment experts that we rely on regularly. Amelore are energetic and efficient and I have no hesitation in recommending them to any fast growing and ambitious business.

Ed Lascelles – Partner, AlbionVC



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