About us

We like to work in partnership with our client organisations, understanding their culture and responding quickly to their specific needs

Our business has been established since 1987, gaining a reputation in the fields of Human Resources consultancy including outplacement and career counselling, embracing management and staff skills development. Our clients are from the public, private and voluntary sectors, where we provide a range of 'people centred' services

Additionally we have extensive experience in providing flexible, responsive and cost effective professional services in business management


Our Consultants are selected with great care. We choose those with both the personal qualities and professional backgrounds to provide our client organisations and their staffs with a source of wide-ranging skills, knowledge and business expertise

The Senior Team

The day to day management of the company is directed by Barbara Hawker who has been part of Hurst since 1991, initially as a Consultant, Trainer and Project lead, then Client Services and General Manager and most recently as Managing Director

As a co-founder of Hurst, Malcolm Davis, is our Executive Vice-Chairman. In his role as Senior Director Consultant, he works primarily with Board level and senior individuals from our broad range of client organisations; including those from within the NHS, the Retail sector, IT, manufacturing companies and others


Hurst holds the following accreditations and professional memberships:

Association of Career Firms logoCIPD logoSHL Partner

Give us a call on:

0845 078 0337

Basepoint Business Centre

Metcalf Way


West Sussex RH11 7XX

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'given my aims, my consultant provided excellent support, opening my eyes to new ideas and opening my thinking about what I decided to do. Thanks'

Senior Trainer – March 2011

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