Anna Flowerday, Te Whare Ra Wines, Marlborough

As the winemakers, and owners of a small winery business we have a lot on our plate already doing what we do. We are also expected to be employment law experts, taxation experts and everything else in between - thankfully this is where Paddy and Heather come in to the picture.

They helped us with our OHS plan and employment contracts and took a big weight off our shoulders. We can't recommend them highly enough.

Melissa Sutherland, Viticulturist, Jason Tripe Contracting, Marlborough

We have been working with Heather and Paddy for a number of years. We have found their expertise and knowledge regarding health and safety requirements and employee contracts extremely valuable. They have given us some excellent advice and they are very personal in their approach which is great. They really do care about our business and have been very supportive of what we are trying to achieve.

Annemarie Begg, Managing Director, White Refrigeration, Auckland

We are a small to medium sized business, and employing a fulltime person responsible for Human Resources was not an option.  It was music to my ears when Paddy was recommended to White Refrigeration as a consultant for all our Human Resource requirements.

Since Paddy has been contracted to White Refrigeration he has helped us identify our needs.  He is very easy to work with and professional in all matters, whether it is recruitment or redundancy.  We have found that he has a no-nonsense attitude and clearly identifies the correct procedures, which is very important in business today.

He has been invaluable to the continuity and profrssionalism of our business and therefore we would have no hesitation in recommending his service and expertise.

Jill Chapman, proprietor, Terrace Edge Vineyard & Olive Grove, Waipara

We were in the position of growing as a business and employing more staff but we did not have the appropriate structures and documentation in place. Batterby HR Consulting were able to help us get contracts in place for all our employees. This relieved a burden on mangement and achieved a great outcome for our company. They were also able to assist us in the important area of OSH procedures.

Overall they have contributed greatly to the professionalisation of our company and workplace.

Rodney and Andrew Holton, Holton Marine, Auckland

Whenever we have needed the advice of a Human Resource Consultant, we have found Paddy Battersby to be both professional and prompt in his services.

In the past he has provided us with assistance in the drawing up of contracts specific to the needs of Holton Marine & has proved most helpful in even delicate situations. He has always been willing to go the extra mile to help in whatever way he can.

As the owners of a business with a variety of specific needs, we would not hesitate to recommend Paddy as a reliable and trustworthy asset to any company.

Robert Covich, General Manager, Retko Haulage, Auckland

Retko Haulage have had dealings with Battersby HR Consulting for more than 7 years. Paddy has provided us with excellent support and advice in the areas of employment law, hiring and termination processes amongst others. I have no hesitation in recommending Battersby HR Consulting to any company requiring expert down to earth HR advice and assistance. They represent excellent value for money and I would recommend them to anyone looking to outsource their human resources function.

Craig Hanham, Director, Unitech Industries Ltd, Auckland

Unitech Industries have used Battersby HR's consultancy services for all employment management activities since 2003, including recruitment, position descriptions, employment contracts, performance management and disciplinarian matters. Paddy understands the range of positions within Unitech, the character needed for new people to more easily fit in and has provided valuable assistance to ensure Unitech select and manage employees in a clear and professional manner.

It's nice to know we can just pick up the phone and get practical, helpful advice when we need it - and, it's great he is based locally, he provides simple uncomplicated solutions and he takes away the concern with compliance.

Sherwyn Veldhuizen, Bell Hill Vineyard, Waipara

We have been working with Battersby HR Consulting for several years and have found both Heather and Paddy Battersby invaluable in terms of their professional services and experience in the industry.

They have assisted us in all areas from OSH manuals/requirements to employee contracts/issues and contractor contracts. I am sure there are many more areas they can help us with in the future.

Battersby HR Consulting have been very helpful in dealing with employment issues and in providing the practical assistance needed to deal with these issues (no matter how delicate or small) in the correct manner. They have been wonderfully supportive and understanding of our business and what we aim to achieve.

I never hesitate to call them when I feel I need an objective view of my situation and I have referred Battersby HR Consulting to friends and colleagues in the industry as well as outside and would have no hesitation in doing the same in the future.

John Skellon, Skellonz Foods, Auckland

As a small business we can not justify a whole Human Resources Department, so Battersby HR Consulting is effectively our HR Department, which works well for us.

Paddy really looks after us - his response is quick and effective for our needs.  He's always available at short notice and a phone call or question is dealt with quickly.

We can now focus our energies on other areas of our business, with the peace of mind that our HR requirements are being met.  Whether it's keeping us up to date with legislation or helping us deal with tricky situations, Paddy has provided us with excellent advice over several years.  We find his services of the highest quality and would have no hesitation in recommending him to others.