HR Consultancy

Hello, I’m Helen Bell. A Non Executive Director and the MD of Elite Edge HR – a consultancy focused on helping small and medium businesses drive profit though pragmatic HR solutions that work for them.

Working with start-ups and SMEs in Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London, my approach is based on best practice and 30 years’ HR experience spanning construction, automotive, retail and distribution, food service and not-for-profit.

My HR direction has always been shaped by the individual needs of the business I’m working in. They have all been very different in terms of their maturity, resources, priorities and capability, so what would work well in one would be completely wrong in another!

I thrive on the challenge of getting under the skin of different companies and designing HR solutions that fit. My reputation and peace of mind is based on the fact that my work will be right for you, well thought through, and designed with the future in mind.

It will leave you and your company in a better place – more informed, more confident, and with a greater understanding of the difference HR can make to business performance.



‘Exceptionally dedicated’ is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Helen. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Helen for 6 years, ...

Julie Hyde, Director of Business Development, CACHE

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Helen has been our HR Consultant for the past 8 years. She designed our HR policies and procedures and contracts of employment, and successfully ...

Ian Meiers, Managing Director, Cad & The Dandy

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I’ve had the pleasure of working with Helen on many HR communications projects at numerous organisations. She is a hands-on and energetic HR Leader, ...

Jane Reed, Account Director, Bates JPW Communications

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Helen has acted for me as HR Consultant for a number of years. I have always found her advice accurate, sound and professional. What ...

Duncan Cunningham, Managing Director, Phoenix Building Products

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