Leading Bury HR consultancy People Matters HR are celebrating after being shortlisted in four categories of a prestigious industry award.

The Breathe HR Awards are run by Breathe HR, the number one, cloud-based HR software solution for SMEs in the UK. They were devised to celebrate and reward many of the exceptional partners in the HR industry across the length and breadth of the country. The results will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony which will take place at the London’s De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms on Thursday 6th January, attended by many of the industry’s leading business figures.

Award-winning People Matters HR are one of the North West’s leading consultancies offering a fresh new approach to managing HR in the SME market. The company was founded in 2011 by Niel Cope, to provide businesses across the region with a bespoke, Director-level outsourced HR solution at a fraction of the cost, allowing customers to create strong leaders, engaged teams and a better ROI. The impressive client list includes: UAP Limited, Eventura, Rowe Hankins Ltd, Z-arts, and Freedom Logistics.

Breathe’s accredited HR Partner Programme is designed for consultants looking to support their small to medium sized clients with HR software and streamline internal processes. The awards programme aims to celebrate collaborative successes and underline what can be achieved when businesses work together.

Jonathan Richards, CEO & Founder of Breathe, said: “At Breathe, what we aim to do is create an extensive partner ecosystem where likeminded companies are able to support each other, share ideas and ultimately grow their business. People Matters has demonstrated its dedication to supporting people and businesses in several of its award entries and therefore is well-deserving of these various nominations.

“The People Matters team is clearly committed to culture and we’re pleased they’re in the running for awards that really prove the synergy and success that comes in partnership. We wish them all the best and fingers crossed for the win. It’s really clear from the case studies and anecdotes the value that the partner programme is bringing and it’s wonderful to see.”

The team at People Matters have been nominated in four categories – Advocate of the Year, which is awarded to the business which best promotes the Breathe HR system and was won by the People Matters in 2019, along with Partner of the Year, which is awarded to the overall champion. The business is also shortlisted for Best Partner Website and Best Social Media strategy. Finalists are chosen by a panel of leading industry experts.

Niel Cope, Managing Director said:

“It’s a huge honour to be shortlisted in four categories. The Breathe awards really do showcase the best of the best in the HR world and the competition is tough.

“At People Matters HR, it’s our mission to transform our client’s businesses through award-winning consultancy services that increases their profits through combining outstanding innovative thinking with fantastic value”