RSM acquires HR consulting business

RSM has today acquired HR consulting business Right Hand HR Limited for an undisclosed sum.

Right Hand HR, headquartered in High Wycombe with operations in London, Newcastle, Chester and Exeter, is a leading provider of flexible and practical people management solutions for employers of all sizes. Its services include human resource management, employment law compliance, payroll, recruitment, training, development, change management and health and safety. It has also developed a proprietary cloud-based HR IT system application, PeopleLog, designed to reduce clients’ administrative burden and staff management costs.

Established in 1999 by current executive chairman Campbell Ritchie, the firm recorded turnover of over £1.3m last year.

Right Hand HR managing director Steve Sweetlove will become a partner at RSM, while executive chairman Campbell Ritchie and technical services director Glenn Phillips will act as consultants to RSM and support the strategic development of Right Hand HR. Under the terms of the deal, all twenty-six employees will join RSM.

David Gwilliam, Chief Operating Officer at RSM said:

‘Last year, turnover for RSM’s consulting business grew by 195 per cent and we see scope for further growth in the important HR consulting market. Right Hand HR will complement our existing HR consulting capability and provide our clients with a much wider suite of HR services.’

Steve Sweetlove, Right Hand HR Managing Director said:

‘This is a very exciting development for everyone at Right Hand HR. RSM’s reach will give us a huge opportunity to expand our HR consulting business and provide a people management ‘one stop shop’ to a greater number of UK clients.’