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 will bring a "can-do attitude" by combining an innovative approach with energy and focus to generate exceptional outcomes for you.
We will work with absolute professionalism to the highest standards possible, whilst being empathetic, compassionate and easy to engage with.
Our services are delivered through these five specialist areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Maddy is Executive Assistant to David Major and Poppy Jenkins. In this role she assists both directors with operational and administrative support across all elements of the business.
Prior to joining ibex gale, Maddy spent spent 3 happy years at Seasalt as Executive Support.
She has experience of working for other high-profile brands including Stella McCartney, where she was EA to the Creative Director.
Maddy lives in Cornwall where she can indulge her passion for surfing and the sea.
Mariella graduated from the University of West of England with a first-class degree in Business and Events Management and is enthusiastic about social media and digital marketing. Prior to joining ibex gale, she worked as Digital Marketing Administrator. Outside of work, Mariella enjoys going to the gym and training her ex-racehorse to become an eventer.
Melanie specialises in carrying out a wide variety of disciplinary and grievance investigations, often involving complex matters of discrimination and harassment.
She has extensive employee relations and employment law experience gained through her HR roles in the financial sector while working for American Express, and in the technology and electronic sector whilst working for the National Air Traffic Services.
Prior to joining ibex gale Melanie worked as a senior consultant in a boutique employment law and employee relations firm providing support to a wide range of clients from small, local firms to multinational blue chips.
Melanie has a BA (Hons) in Business Studies, a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD.
When she’s not at work Melanie is a keen cyclist and enjoys walking her whippet with her family.
Mark is a successful FTSE 250 HR Director turned consultant. After graduating in Chemistry and a brief stint in the industrial chemicals sector, Mark changed track and retrained into HR. His early HR career provided a solid grounding in the unionised public sector, and his last two in-house HR roles have been senior leadership positions in global blue chip manufacturing companies through periods of intense change.
In previous job positions Mark has been responsible for reward, engagement, recruitment, talent, L&D, comms, diversity, legal compliance, HR systems, management development, organisational design, wellbeing and CSR.
Mark set up his own HR practice in 2017 and has since been engaged in various interim and project roles around business transformation which have been very hands on. He also has a passion for developing the HR Strategy to support the business, particularly around developing individuals and teams. He says people would describe him as international, numerate, ethical, pragmatic and commercial.
What drives and intrigues him is creating work teams that do brilliant work, have fun, volunteer for responsibility and take care of one and other. Outside of work Mark loves to be outdoors cycling or hiking, and serves on the board of trustees for Caring in Bristol.
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