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I am Rachel Urquhart, director of RUHR.  My passion is working with companies that recognise the value in their people, and appreciate that they are the key to their ongoing success.

With over a decade of senior HR experience, I am able to advise you and your company on what works and what doesn’t.  This could be anything from getting the basics right (contracts and job descriptions), through to strategic input on changes that you want to make in your business (e.g. mergers, employee engagement or rethinking your company structure).

Having been Head of HR for a large organisation, my aim is to provide that level of knowledge and experience to help small and medium size businesses to achieve their goals. Providing relevant services when required, so that you don’t have to pay for a full time HR Director.

In the last 5 years, I have been Head of HR and Organisation Development (OD) for NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit, followed by contracts as HR Strategy Lead and Head of OD and Learning. To find out more details about my previous roles and experience, connect with me on LinkedIn.


  • Rachel Urquhart HR Limited - Your HR Director

    Owner / Director
    - Current
    Rachel Urquhart HR Limited - Your HR Director
  • Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Interim Head of OD and Learning
    100+ Employees 2016 - 2016
  • Cheshire West and Chester Council

    Interim Strategic HR Lead
    100+ Employees 2015 - 2016
  • NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU

    Head of HR and OD
    100+ Employees 2013 - 2015

Education History

  • Post Graduate Human Resource Management

    Middlesex University
    2007 - 2009
  • BA Hons Business and Psychology

    Manchester Metropolitan University
    2000 - 2003


Post Graduate Degree Human Resource Management

BA Joint Honours Business and Psychology Undergraduate Degree


Clubs and Associations

Chartered Member of CIPD 

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