As a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, I can combine my qualifications with over 35 years’ experience in Human Resources in both large and small businesses in the private sector.

Fiona Dukes HR has provided HR support for over 20 years, initially in the Midlands but for over 10 years predominantly in South Devon, based from the South Hams area (between Plymouth and Exeter). 


My experience covers of a wide range of HR activities including:

  • Provision of advice to managers on topics such as:
    • discipline and grievance
    • absence management
    • redundancy
    • appraisal
    • recruitment
  • Drafting HR policies and employee handbooks
  • Managing HR aspects of TUPE transfers (mergers/acquisitions & service provision changes)
  • Training on HR topics


My clients have ranged from the smallest company with only one employee to multi-location national companies with several hundred employees.  The business sectors are diverse and include the following:

  • Business Services
  • Charities
  • Distribution
  • Estate/Letting Agency
  • Financial services
  • Hairdressing/beauty
  • Hotel/restaurant
  • Legal
  • Leisure


"Without Fiona Dukes’ valued support over the last few years, we would not have been able to achieve the significant growth we have achieved since much of this depended on dealing with some difficult staff issues.  Fiona's help has been greatly appreciated across the range of HR issues, from drawing up contracts through to advising and assisting with discipline and dismissal. I have no hesitation in recommending Fiona to anyone who is employing personnel. "
Lee Williams, Crimehalt Fire & Security

"Having not had any HR support previously, we invited Fiona to conduct an HR Audit which highlighted to us the areas which we needed to address. With her invaluable help, we are gradually developing and updating various policies and procedures and can rely on her advice as and when we have other staff issues.  It is great to have ‘on tap’ a professional who has the practical experience we need."
Carol Bowles, Woodside Animal Welfare Trust  

"Employment legislation is so complex.  Fiona has guided me through difficult changes in the business involving new contracts, redundancies and long term absence.  Her professional advice has helped me throughout and I would highly recommend her. "
Ashley Smith, HM Williams

I feel that I can make a positive contribution whatever the size or type of business.

My aim is to provide value based HR services to take the hassle out of
employing staff and assist companies to achieve their objectives.