Technology - People - Strategy - Change

With a wealth of experience in business at board level, Laura and Paul Johnston provide small to medium sized businesses with insightful, cost effective support and advice for all types of business problems and projects.

With 15 years Board level background as HR Director for a number of companies, Laura can provide friendly, informal, and pragmatic commercial advice both at an operational and strategic level, without incurring the costs of a full-time employed HR Manager.

Paul Johnston has 20 years experience in IT ranging from systems engineer to IT Director responsible for teams of 3 - 50 IT professionals and delivering projects ranging from a few thousand pounds to many millions (including the notoriously ‘difficult’ ERP projects).

Laura Johnston Chartered FCIPD, PgDip, MSc HRM

A fully qualified Human Resources Director, with FCIPD accreditation with a wide breadth of experience working across manufacturing, retail, call centres, direct sales, engineering, and service industries, in multi-site environments. Considerable expertise in change management, strategic HR, employee engagement, employee relations. Whilst working in the private sector, I have also gained public sector experience in the NHS as well as being an active member of the Board of Trustees of two charities.

Paul Johnston MBA, Prince2 Practitioner, ITIL Manager, MCSE

I have a deep understanding of all aspects of IT, including Infrastructure, Development, Cloud, Communications etc. and my unique skill lies in my ability to bridge the ‘business gap’ between IT and the rest of the business. Working at board level and with operational managers, I will work with you to understand the business requirements, whether marketing, logistics, financial etc. and translate these requirements into a coherent and scalable IT strategy.

A ‘safe pair of hands’ if you are weathering an internal storm or perhaps you suspect you are being taken for a ride by suppliers, I can provide an experienced, independent perspective, and intercede on your behalf if requested.

Contact 07717 277635 07949 000560

Red HR Ltd




Expert advice and support for small and medium sized business in all sectors