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Become a People Shed HR Franchisee

Have you ever wanted to start your own HR business?

In 2016 Rachel Saunders and Rachael Franklin MCIPD set out to create an HR consultancy with a difference!

They did not want to provide clients with templates and guidance, they wanted to work shoulder to shoulder with business owners to act as their HR Manager, offering a hands-on, friendly and professional solution when it’s needed it at a fraction of the cost. This enabled them to add real value to businesses and not just be there to step in when there was a problem that needed resolving.

Since then, we have supported multiple HR professionals across the UK, who were previous HR Managers and Directors start their very own business. If you are a proactive CIPD qualified professional with the drive to succeed The People Shed can help you build your own business through our franchise scheme.

Choosing a People Shed franchise gives you access to a tried and tested business model which means your chances of success are so much greater and you can focus your efforts on running the business. We want you to enjoy building your own People Shed franchise and thrive in a place where you can utilise your wealth of knowledge to build your own business.

We have learned so much in 5 years of trading, from what has worked to and more importantly what hasn’t. From finding the ideal client, HR software, networking to pricing, and delivering fantastic client-centric services. We will provide you with the support to see new opportunities and help you achieve your personal vision of success.

So, are you ready to become a ‘Shedder’?

Are you ready to take your application further on this exciting journey?

What will I receive as a People Shed Franchise Owner?



Our growing network of HR franchises allows you to collaborate and draw on the experience not just from us but all our franchise owners in The People Shed network, to benefit you and your new customers.



From the moment you contact us or decide to take the next step and join us, we are here to guide and support you through every step, from the set up to the ongoing running of your People Shed franchise.



At The People Shed we have a tried and tested business model to drive the success and efficiency of your business, we’ve done the hard work for you.


Each Franchisee Will Receive:

  • A dedicated page on our website.
  • 2 weeks holiday cover per year.
  • Up to 2 The People Shed email addresses.
  • Business templates (new client agreements, suggested pricing etc.).
  • HR templates.
  • HR online system.
  • Breathe HR partner and commission scheme.
  • Monthly newsletter and legal updates.
  • CRM system (All Clients) * fee payable.
  • Accounts package (Xero) * fee payable.
  • 1 annual franchisee event per year.
  • 2 regional meetings per year.
  • Referral programme.
  • Preferred supplier rates.

Having dealt with The People Shed on many occasions and with different staff I can say their expertise and knowledge is second to none. A pleasure to work with such a professional company who are reliable and most importantly down to earth.

Anthony B, Business owner

The People Shed offer honest, clear and concise advice. They’re business focused with excellent commercial awareness but they’re on your level, there’s no ambiguity, just simple and logical proposals. Having worked with the girls personally in another business, I know their positive attitudes and willingness to help is ingrained within them.

Katie L, HR professional

I used Rachael as an emergency as I was at breaking point. She was very professional, calming and fully explained everything we could do. I will definately be using Rachael going forward for any HR related issues.

Carren B, Company Director

Very supportive company, always just a phone call away and always happy to help. Have supported us massively with a variety of HR issues. From offering us templates and guidance to just being there to discuss something out of the ordinary.

Chad, Franchise Business Development Manager

Experienced team bringing real world, professional and commercial advice to businesses. Great knowledge of all things “people” from basic HR support to full strategic people development advice and training.

Mike O, Company Owner

At last a company who understands what we need without all the jargon. Well done and highly recommended.

DARREN B, Franchisee

The guys at The People Shed take time to understand you and your business and develop tools through their vast experience to ensure you get the very best fit and solution. Highly engaged and focussed whilst passionate and professional in every aspect of HR and People Support! I class them now as Business Partners and have already recommended them to a new business contact who will benefit the same as I have.

Nathan S, Franchisor

One of the most professional organisations I have had the pleasure to use, with their depth of knowledge and care to detail all our HR and recruitment issues are resolved in the shortest time frame. Highly recommended.

Brian S, Franchisee

www.thepeopleshed.co.uk — have given excellent service and have been very easy to deal with. As we are a tech startup, HR is not our strong point! The team at The People Shed have helped us navigate various aspects of setting up our business – very happy to recommend them.

David G, business owner