Enhancing people's lives through the creation of exceptional workplaces.

We are invested in your organisation

We will keep your organisation at the heart of what we do by investing our time and energy into understanding your culture, priorities and objectives.

We enable progress and
positive change

We will bring a "can-do attitude" by combining an innovative approach with energy and focus to generate exceptional outcomes for you.

We combine professional rigour with compassion

We will work with absolute professionalism to the highest standards possible, whilst being empathetic, compassionate and easy to engage with.

services we provide

Workplace investigations; conflict resolution & mediation; organisational culture; change projects and compliance & regulation.

Our services are delivered through these five specialist areas.

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We are the market leaders in workplace investigations.

Complex investigations

Often sensitive, the types of investigations we specialise in include disciplinaries, grievances, bullying and harassment and whistleblowing.

We are members of the ABI and certificated with the British Standard for Investigation Services BS:102000.

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We enable progressive and supportive cultures that bring out the best in people.

Culture Reviews

We are experts in assessing and understanding workplace cultures and implementing positive change.

Our Culture Reviews begin with an in-depth evaluation of the situation, usually by interviews, listening groups and surveys, which we use to advise areas of concern and appropriate remedial action.

Our approach is underpinned by the belief that compassion and inclusivity are vital to a positive organisational culture.

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We manage and deliver change projects impacting your employees.

Redundancy, TUPE & Strategic Change

Our Change team have a unique blend of employment law expertise, people management experience and project management skills.

We adopt a holistic approach to change projects, applying a combination of commercial rigour and compassion to deliver successful outcomes on time and on budget whilst minimising the impact on people.

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We resolve early stage conflict and dysfunctional relationships in the workplace.

Conflict Resolution and Mediation

Our team of trained mediators and resolution experts have a track record of resolving the most complex and entrenched disputes between individuals and within teams.

We identify barriers to constructive working relationships, and implement actions or interventions that restore harmony and productivity.

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We ensure you meet your regulatory obligations.

CQC and Safeguarding

Our team can assist you in meeting your CQC obligations, whether this is obtaining registration, preparing for "well-led" inspections, or dealing with enforcement notices.

We can also review and advise on your safeguarding frameworks and policies, assist with any safeguarding investigations, and lead high level training that may be required.


A few words from our clients.

I commissioned an independent investigation into a sensitive and contentious issue. ibex gale’s approach was professional, swift, pragmatic and exceptionally detailed. I highly recommend their services and their approach.
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Craig de Sousa Director of Human Resources
I appointed ibex gale to manage a large redundancy project involving over 200 staff. They were both professional and compassionate with our staff, many of whom have worked for us for decades. We continue to work with the team at ibex gale and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
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David Collard CEO
Carly provided high quality, experienced HR support to the process. Her approach is analytical, nuanced and appropriately sensitive whilst being focused and thorough. I would definitely recommend her for a highly sensitive and complicated piece of work like this.
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Liz Blyth Curve Theatre
ibex gale's rates were very competitive and they demonstrated significant experience in conducting such investigations...Their work was so impressive that the Trust commissioned them for an additional extremely sensitive investigation...
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NHS HR Director
At SCC we have used ibex gale a number of times for complex investigations. We found that their investigators are diligent, helpful, approachable and have a wealth of experience behind them. The process of using ibex gale is straight forward and has saved our organisation considerable expense in terms of time and resources to investigate complex cases.
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Simon Boyd-Smith Surrey County Council
Suzanne very quickly recognised and accessed both my strengths and concerns. Her skillful coaching and probing questioning techniques supported me in focusing on my goals and building my confidence to overcome perceived barriers and achieve personal success.
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our team

A blend of legal expertise and people management skills.

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Caroline Cleal


Caroline is an experienced and CIPD qualified people management specialist,...

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Charles Newman

Associate Consultant

Charles is an employment lawyer with 29 years’ experience of...

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Caroline Cleal

investigations, organisational culture

Caroline is an experienced and CIPD qualified people management specialist, having worked in the NHS for more than 23 years as an HR Business Partner.

Caroline is highly skilled in providing guidance and support on all aspects of employee relations issues and workforce related projects, with experience in complex ER case management, workplace investigations, policy development, coaching, conflict resolution, and culture & organisational change.

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Charles Newman

Associate Consultant
Areas of Expertise:
Complex investigations, Change projects.

Charles is an employment lawyer with 29 years’ experience of handling contentious and non-contentious employment matters. He was a Partner at DAC Beachcroft for many years, covering all aspects of employment work from discrimination and unfair dismissal claims through to large scale redundancy programmes, outsourcing, TUPE and client training. Since leaving private practice.

Charles has undertaken a number of sensitive and complex workplace investigations – covering discrimination, bullying and harassment, fraud, breach of director duties and workplace relationships – for a wide range of employers including multinational businesses.

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