Having set up The HR Dept Woking & Guildford nearly four years ago, providing outsourced HR support primarily to local SME businesses, I took the decision to move into a new office at Tanshire Park, Elstead.

Having expanded my business last year, the plan was to find an office that could support our continued growth. We were really fortunate that Tanshire Park was recommended to us. It is an ideal location, with great amenities too.

We had enjoyed two weeks of being in our new office before the Government lockdown forced us to revert back to working from home. Despite this, we have been lucky to be able to work from home and still continue to support our clients during these challenging times.

However, we are really looking forward to getting back to our great office and getting to know the Tanshire Park community once again – socially distancing, of course.”

We see it as a step to getting back to some form of ‘normality’ in these challenging times. We also want to continue to support other local small businesses and find innovative ways of doing that to help them and the wider economy.”

The discussion has since turned to questioning the need for office space when it can be a huge expense for businesses and the COVID-19 pandemic has seen a need, where possible, for flexible working particularly working from home. I can appreciate that for some business owners this will be a burning question now but for us, it is more than just having an office.

We wanted to be part of a business community and have access to facilities that will enable us to hold seminars and undertake training in the same location.

While we have transitioned to more virtual options at this time and will continue to utilise them, we still want to be able to facilitate hosting events when it is safe to do so

“Luckily, we had managed to notify everyone that we had moved to a new office but ultimately, we look forward to welcoming clients and business partners to visit us again at our beautiful rural setting.”

For more information about The HR Dept Woking and Guildford, visit, phone 01483 603001 or 07392 311318 or email  

Elm House, Tanshire Park, Shackle- ford Road, Elstead, Surrey, GU8 6LB


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