SPOTLIGHT ON A CAP BUSINESS CLUB MEMBER
Featuring Jenny Duckworth from Jam HR
YOUR NAME? - Jenny Duckworth
NAME OF YOUR BUSINESS? - Jam HR Consulting Limited
WEBSITE ADDRESS? – www.jam-hr.com
WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE YOUR CURRENT BUSINESS? – I started as a French teacher in a local Comprehensive school, before deciding to move into the business world. I worked for ASDA Stores Ltd for 8 years, the highlights being recruiting, training and opening the new ASDA store in Falmouth and transitioning Walmart and ASDA as the People Manager at ASDA Cribbs Causeway. I then joined Bidfood UK, as Head of HR/Group Resourcing Director and looked after 24 sites all over the UK.
WHAT MADE YOU START YOUR CURRENT BUSINESS? – I was tired of travelling the UK, jumping on planes (not as glamorous as I thought) and had a young family and wanted to attend sports days and do school runs! I knew there was a market for HR Consultants in my local area to support small businesses with their HR, whose size of business did not warrant in-house HR, but would benefit from an outsourced provider.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? – I enjoy running in the fresh air and I also play and teach piano.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE? – A Good Year – a romance drama set in a beautiful chateau and vineyard in Provence.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MEAL? – Oh gosh, that’s a difficult question!! I like moules marinieres, salmon, steak and nice sauces. Anything home cooked, with fresh ingredients really.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE UK HOLIDAY DESTINATION? – Little Haven, Pembrokeshire
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION ABROAD? – Normandy, France
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TV PROGRAMME? – I rarely watch TV!
YOUR FAVOURITE SONG? – I cannot name one! I am musical and like all genres from classical to today’s pop chart songs!
WHAT DO YOU MOST ENJOY ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS? – Helping and supporting businesses with people and employment law issues and knowing I make a difference to small businesses and owners.
IF YOU HAD A MAGIC WAND WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS? Update my website! And probably take on staff.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS TIME? I dread to think. Could not have foreseen the events both amazing and less so, of the last 5 years in business!
DO YOU HAVE ANY USEFUL TIPS OR IDEAS THAT YOU COULD SHARE WITH THE OTHER CAP MEMBERS? – Be yourself, and believe in yourself that you can achieve what you want to achieve.
HOW HAS CAP BUSINESS CLUBS HELPED YOU IN YOUR BUSINESS? – I have recently joined and find the Wednesday morning group so professional and genuinely lovely people too. Exciting times!
“An excellent HR generalist provider and first class provider of innovative and effective HR solutions to all businesses. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jam HR since they are professional, commercially focused and innovative in approach.” - A.O.N – Partner, Legal.
“Jam HR has worked very successfully in re-defining and deploying robust recruitment. They created very clear supporting documentation which supported Managers across a national Company to manage recruitment to a consistent and high standard. A great Company to work with!” - J.M. – Director, Quality Systems
“I’ve worked alongside Jenny for over 10 years (she actually recruited me). I’ve always found Jenny to be an excellent HR professional that has supported, guided and educated and helped me develop personally and professionally. I have only optimistic predictions for her new roles trajectory.” - S.J. – National Account Manager, Distribution.
“Jenny is a commercially minded HR professional who works with the highest level of integrity and knowledge. She is able to apply effective HR solutions for any type of business and I would highly recommend her as a professional, pragmatic and personable HR consultant.” - V.H Senior Consultant, Financial Services Technology