We are a talent and HR consultancy company with decades of experience, working with small to medium sized businesses across the country.

Here at Talent Check, it’s our mission to help businesses improve their performance through the performance of people. Our consultants have many years of experience between them and their collective skills can help to give your business the best possible growth and development advantages. Find out more about our team below.

Elizabeth Mills FCIPD (Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development)

Elizabeth is an HR professional, trainer and speaker with experience at Executive Director and Senior Vice President level; and she has been working with SME clients for over 20 years. Working closely with business owners and senior executives, Elizabeth helps businesses understand how to improve performance through in-house resource.

Her passion is driven by people in business; from finding them, developing them and, importantly, knowing how to get the best from them. And through the concept of talent management, she ensures that her consultative services can provide value at a practical level and create tangible business benefits.

So far, she has delivered services to over 200 independent SME businesses, helped to acquire 26 independent national based businesses in 4 years, assisted with business closures and transfers of multi-site companies, nurtured numerous starts-ups and been a keynote speaker for multiple conferences and events.

Julie Sykes MBA & FCIPD (Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development)

Managing Director of JCS HR Consulting Julie Sykes established the company in 2002 after a successful HR career which began in the public sector and moved on into both privately owned and multinational companies.

Julie’s particular expertise is in the field of employee relations and in providing HR support to SMEs, particularly start-ups and growing organisations. She has worked in a wide range of sectors, including manufacturing, health care provision, engineering, hospitality, financial services, education provision, retail and media.

As well as working with organisations to devise the most appropriate HR strategy to support business objectives, she provides expert guidance and support in all areas of operational HR - through all stages of the employment relationship, from pre-recruitment to termination of the relationship.

Recent assignments have included restructures, policy design and implementation, grievance and disciplinary advice and investigations, and implementation of HR administration systems.

Julie is valued for her pragmatic approach to HR which balances a range of factors such as longer term business objectives, corporate culture and values, shorter term business needs and legislative requirements.

Qualified to MBA level, Julie is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel & Development and is a Level B psychometric testing practitioner.

Outside work Julie is a keen runner and tennis player and enjoys travel, combining her interests whenever possible.


To find out more about us, or to discuss your business requirements, please contact us on 07538135661 today.


Contact Information

Contact Information
Tel: 07538 135 661 Email: elizabeth@talentcheck.co.uk

We were so "buzzed" today that I think that we will see some significant long term effect.  Thanks Elizabeth you have outstanding communication and empathy skills.

Stephen Short, Vice President & Managing Director, Northern European & Mediterranean Operations, Smithers-Oasis Europe Ltd.

Elizabeth's programme made so much sense because of its structure and simplicity. Elizabeth has been a great source of practical support and ideas, pushing and encouraging us when needed.

Iain Meneer, CEO, Animalcare Group Plc

What can I say about the session other than WOW. Thanks again, you will now definitely be part of our group DNA.

Dennis Gillibrand, Group Chair, Vistage International Ltd

You were a great facilitator and got the best out of us. Keep in touch.

Tracey Smith, Chief Executive Officer, York Science Park Ltd

Elizabeth, you are our highest scoring speaker we have had with an overall score of 9.8 out of 10! Hugely practical and best delivery of any speaker so far.

Stephen Salt, ACE Chairman, Home Counties Group

It was refreshing to not be bombarded with too many things but to apply a relatively simple tool so effectively and have great takeaway value.

Alan Cooke, Group, Vistage International Ltd

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