Changing skies for HR venture

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A NEW HR firm has been launched to help get people back into work.

Red Skies HR Ltd launched on Monday with the aim of supporting the Fylde coast economy by helping businesses and getting people back into gainful employment.

And the business has some strong foundations to lean on.

For Co-founder Claire Parry’s great-great grandfather, James Maxwell, was the one of the two architects responsible for designing Blackpool Tower.

She has joined forces with Yasmin Shaw, whose firm Blue Skies has evolved into the new company.

Mrs Parry said: “We will be offering a one-stop shop service to support local people and businesses during these difficult economic times. We offer coaching, CV and application letter writing help among our services for individuals.

“And we offer HR support to businesses, who are facing a lot of new bureaucracy as new working directives come into force, along with recruitment and selection, training and development and personnel support.

“Yasmin is well-known and her career profile spans 20 years in HR, working alongside major public and private sector organisations. She is keen to transfer her skills so that our town can be supported strategically in its regeneration, in line with emergent government strategies and policies.”

Mrs Shaw’s previous clients include Dorset Police, Manchester NHS and the Hungarian National Development office.

The firm intends to work in close partnership with the Probation Services, local authorities and Job Centre Plus, along with other agencies involved in helping people back to work.

The business’ new website is set to go live in the next few days.