Ally Maughan started People Puzzles in 2010 because she recognised that people problems were often the biggest, single factor holding a company back from growth. Now, People Puzzles has a Team of experienced, HR professionals hand-picked for their proven ability to increase revenue and reduce costs.

The PP Team are a talented bunch. We build strong relationships with your team and quickly get up to speed with your commercial and financial challenges. Energetic, proactive and results focussed we aim to drive growth by solving your HR and people issues fast and cost-effectively.

Between us we can offer a very wide range of HR specialisms which our clients have access to even though they are working with just one of our Team. When People Puzzles join your team you get the expertise of a complete HR department for a fraction of the cost.


Within the wonderful world of people management, there are certainly in-depth specialisms. So whilst no one person knows everything, we have a range of experts in particular topics, from leadership and management development to compensation and benefits; from TUPE transfers to conflict management; from retail to IT services.

Between us, we have decades of expertise in managing people, and our diverse team have seen (nearly) everything before. We regularly peer-check each other’s work to ensure quality, and have regular training and professional development to stay up to date and on the ball.


There are a lot of HR Consultants offering services to mid-tier businesses. It may surprise you to hear that HR professionals aren’t always well known for their commercial acumen, and that is why we can find it a challenge to find brilliant people to join us. When we bring people onto the team, we need to know that they are going to be exceptional. So we take on around one in 75 applications, having tested experience, working strengths (through psychometric profiling), commercial awareness and strategic thinking ability. That is why we are confident that our team are extraordinary, and you can be too.

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