Platinum meets People Puzzles, a company whose passion is to help other businesses achieve their growth goals

Who are People Puzzles?
People Puzzles was founded 12 years ago by Ally Maughan, after working as an HR consultant. 12 years on, it now has a team of over 90 part-time board level People Directors working in ten regions, with over 400 clients across the UK.

What do we do?
People Puzzles’ priority is to drive change and deliver growth for ambitious businesses. We help them to thrive and be more successful by transforming the people stresses holding back progress to create happier, more productive workplaces that will attract and retain brilliant people.

We provide our clients with a dedicated local strategic, commercially savvy, part-time People Director, who will get to know your business. More importantly, they get to know the people within it, and develop people strategies that help them to deliver results, transform and grow.

Why part-time?
Two-fold really. Many mid-tier businesses don’t need or want a full-time resource, but they do need that injection of senior skill and experience to move them successfully through their next stage of growth. People Puzzles’ part-time solution meets our clients’ needs and requirements.

We are also strong believers in everyone having the flexibility and freedom to work around their needs. Our part-time model gives our clients access to a brilliant People Director when they need it and our team the flexibility to fit their lifestyle. It’s a win:win, and it’s a value we live and breathe by.

How do we transform businesses?
There are six areas that we believe are the essential elements of a healthy organisation’s HR function. What we call our People Puzzles Pinwheel, it’s driven by your company’s business strategy at the very centre.

From this we work with our clients on the transformational elements of your leadership team and company culture, as well as with the operational elements that include your people processes, team structure and talent. 

We often start with what we call a Discovery; a deep dive into the heart of your business and get to the nub of what is really going on.

It focuses on all six areas of the Pinwheel, and you are presented back with the findings, together with a strategic rolling action plan aligned with the delivery of your business goals to help your business grow longer term. 

We then continue to work with you to ensure the solutions are delivered successfully, and drive these changes throughout the business for you, continuing to adjust and flex as your business grows and changes.

Why do you need us?
We don’t just talk about scaling up, fast growth and business change. We actively practice what we preach, growing at 35% in the last year. Our passion is helping mid-tier businesses to be more successful, and profitable through the power of people. With our guidance, our clients create better places for their people to work. We help build motivated teams who are focused on achieving the business growth targets and help to increase profits. 

Here in the south east, we have a brilliant, dedicated team run by Regional Director, John Walsh, covering Brighton to Twickenham to Guildford and surrounding areas. We work with a broad spectrum of sectors including manufacturing, IT, finance, logistics, retail, charity and many more.

With our help, our clients’ transformation journeys have been truly amazing and their feedback makes us smile at the impact our support has.

We would love to help your business on its growth journey. Take our free business HR Healthcheck and receive instant customised results with practical advice on how unlock the potential of your people for successful business growth. 

Free 30-minute call – book now on 020 3239 3307 or email


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