About Us

HR Solutions - Taking care of your business

1850 is a HR Solutions and Business Consultancy, based in Cheshire and operating throughout the UK. It was founded on the belief that the success of a business is determined by its people, therefore it is important for companies to prioritise their people and look after their wellbeing.

We understand that whilst this mindset is shared by many, businesses both large and small can sometimes require help and guidance in putting the theory into practice and implementing the framework required from an HR and business improvement perspective to allow this to shine through.

“It is a fact that happy employees are more productive and a great asset to any business.”

At 1850 we help our clients to embrace this to implement policies, systems and processes which will not only ensure that they are legally compliant but will make their working environment a place where their employees feel cared for and valued.”

Claire Davies – Managing Director

A HR Company That Cares

As a family owned and operated business, the company was founded by Managing Director Claire, who has a wealth of experience in the HR sector.

Having worked for some leading corporate players she possesses in depth knowledge of operational and strategic HR and was keen to be able to take the next step and utilise her experience and skills to help and support other businesses across a variety of industries. Claire has a strong commitment to helping businesses to look after their teams in order to get the best out of them and this is engrained within the ethos of the company.

Why Choose 1850?​

We understand that choosing a consultancy that you can work comfortably with and will be a good fit for your business is an important descision, likewise we feel it is important that we work with companies who are aligned with our company ethos and vision.

Our Mission

Our mission is to partner with our clients, really get to know their business and provide an outstanding HR and Business Consultancy service that often exceeds expectations. We are committed to be being flexible and offering a tailored approach to our services.

Our Vision

To add value and provide an exceptional level of service that our clients may not even know they need. To be a key player in the HR and Business Consultancy market. To be a trusted partner to a variety of organisations nationwide.

The 1850 Difference...

Honesty & transparency

At the core of all that we do, we are committed to open and honest relationships with our stakeholders

A business partnership

We look to be viewed as an extension of your team and partner with you to truly understand and address your objectives, priorities and challenges

Trust & flexibility

Our flexible approach stands us aside from the competition, every solution is bespoke to your individual requirements

CIPD qualified

We are completely qualified and accredited so you can have piece of mind that you are receiving best practice recommendations

Long-term relationships

We are interested in forming long term relationships with our clients, on hand to assist as they grow and evolve

Business safeguard

We can act as a safeguard to your business, ensuring you are fully compliant and protected in your business practices


Claire has a great deal of technical knowledge and practical HR experience in both the public and private sector. This includes tendering, mobilisation and transformation together with employee relations and dispute resolution. Additionally, Claire combines such technical ability with partnering with the business in aspects such as talent management, organisational design and coaching. Claire works with a high level of integrity and delivers a commendable level of service with confidentiality, focus and attention to detail.

Michael B Burgess

I worked with Claire for almost 5 years. Together we handled many difficult and varied HR cases and transition programmes. I found Claire’s support to be invaluable. Her advice is measured, balanced and often challenging. It is always given in a ‘no-nonsense’ manner, considering the individual circumstance and context of each case. Claire became one of my closest and trusted colleagues and I can highly recommend her services.

Steve Jones

I would highly recommend the services of 1850. They were a delight to work with, professional yet approachable, they made the whole process of reviewing our HR policies and documentation straight forward. A task I had been putting off for sometime was not the headache I had envisaged once they reviewed our processes and provided advice on the best way forward. We look forward to continuing to work with Claire and the team on future projects.

Rachael Battersby

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