make work fun

When people initially engage with the people first brand, they see our enthusiasm, vibrancy and innovation.

As an MHR company, we have well over 30 years’ experience operating in the HCM market. We have some of the best talent in the business working within our team, and our dedication to developing a new way of working has grown to become people first.

As the people first team, we apply our skills, experience and energy to foster a spirit of openness, connection and celebration within the world of work on a global scale.

meet the team:

A vibrant bunch, every member of our team is obsessed with opening new opportunities and connecting people with technology to improve the way we work.

Andy

Andy

Andy Davies

Head of people
first Implementations

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Andy never fails to surprise me and the team with his vast array of knowledge and expertise. Not just a fountain of HR knowledge but a radical one, never willing to settle with the norm. Always striving to ensure anything he is involved with is done with meticulous precision and to the highest of quality.

Implementations are his bag, but his true talent lies in his way with people, his cool, calm, collected approach to challenges and the positivity that shines through in all of this. It’s no surprise this energy flows into his personal life, loving the outdoors, kayaking, walking and spending time with his loved ones.

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Andy Hames

Andy Hames

Andy Hames

Vice President
North America

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Andy sees the big picture and drives the creation of new business on an international stage, rapidly building a robust network of contacts.

He is passionate about our company and is a shining example of how we nurture potential after rising through the ranks from a graduate trainee.

Andy is always in the flow as he works hard and plays hard. He has recently taken up Krav Maga (as used by some of the world’s special forces), and is now becoming an expert in self-defence.

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Jules

Jules

Jules Hailstone

Head of people
first Marketing

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This is Jules Hailstone. She is creative, purposeful and delivers spirited marketing in record time.

I love how engaged and empowered Jules is when bringing people first to market – she nails it over and over again.

It is wonderful to be deep in the people first project with her support. Away from work, I feel that Jules is in the flow with herself, her life and her young daughter Scarlett.

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Nic

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Nicola Regan

Head of people
first Sales Enablement

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Nicola is one of the most committed professionals I have ever had the pleasure to work with, always impeccably dressed. Her get up and go attitude is a credit to her and when she demonstrates our software it really comes to life – it could not be at a higher level.

Intelligent, witty, reliable and eloquent are just some of the words I would use to describe her. No wonder the team, customers, and partners love her.

She is a solid member of the team who you just know would be there for you when needed. I expect she would make a great news reader. There isn’t much else I can say without embarrassing her more, but in her spare time I know she loves to keep fit! Oh, and don’t forget cooking/coffee and her dogs!

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Nigel Sadler

Nigel Sadler

Nigel Sadler

Head of people
first Partnerships

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This is Nigel Sadler – one of those guys that you just need in your team. He is an amazing balance of steady, methodical and hugely enthusiastic. He looks after people first partnerships and if he says he is going to do something, you can be sure it will get done – probably with more pace and care than you could ever have imagined.

Nigel loves working with people first because he feels like he is truly making a difference to the HCM market – he knows that his work matters. In his spare time, Nigel can be found taking the most beautiful pictures of military aircraft and ships – they are definitely worth checking out! www.flickr.com/people/nigel_sadler/

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Phil S

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Phil Sargeant

Vice President
Global Sales

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In the 12 years I have worked for MHR I have never seen someone bring as much positive energy to a team as Phil does. Phil is the kind of person that genuinely appreciates the work and efforts of those people around him and this attitude naturally encourages others in a team to do the same.

It is not hard to work out that a role that involves leading the creation of relationships with new organisations and people, for a solution that that is truly about people, is a great fit for Phil – not only because of his own people skills, but because of the knowledge and experience of the HCM sector he brings with him along with his drive to make positive change.

In his spare time, Phil struggles to walk past a dog without attempting to stroke it and talk to the owner – if he’s not volunteering at a dog rescue centre you will probably find him hiking up a hill somewhere in the sun.

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