Our Team

Soomitra Kawal
Partner

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Soomitra is an Equality and Diversity specialist and HR professional with significant experience demonstrated across various sectors including the Local Government, Housing Sector, Voluntary Sector, the NHS and Further Education where she achieved the Investors in Diversity (IID) award for a Federation of academy schools and an FE college.
Soomitra has well-developed skills demonstrated across HR best practice including equality, inclusion and diversity, recruitment and resourcing, policy development and employment law. She has a breadth of knowledge of equality audits and analyses, equality policy and practice development and practical support in employment and service delivery.
She has extensive training experience at all levels of organisations dealing with all aspects of equality and diversity including managing diversity, fair selection, challenging harassment and bullying, customer care and equality impact assessments.
Soomitra holds a Master's Degree in Equality and Diversity, a number of professional diplomas in management studies and administration and is a member of the Chartered Management Institute.

Anne Franklin
Partner

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Anne is an HR professional with extensive experience in the private and public sector. Anne began her career in the hospitality industry as an operational manager responsible for a turnover of £22 million before moving into HR within the hospitality industry.
Anne has worked in the education sector for the last six years achieving Investors in People (IIP) gold for a Federation of academy schools and an FE college. Anne has a breadth of knowledge across all HR disciplines including managing absenteeism and ill health, organisational change management, employee development and wellbeing , staff performance and appraisals and employee relations
Anne is also a learning and development specialist and has written and delivered training interventions for all levels of organisation including management skills, financial awareness and customer service.
Anne has a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management and is a Member of the Chartered Institute for personal and development.