HR Consultants


Helen Watkins MCIPD

Helen has 28 years’ experience managing people, with 12 years working in generalist roles in HR. Helen has extensive knowledge of both not for profit and private sectors. An exceptional HR practitioner, Helen is commercially aware, with specific experience in transformational change, operational HR, tribunals, pensions and auto enrolment. Helen’s project managment skills include experience of merging HR information systems and implementing HR software.

Helen chairs the National Housing Federation (West Midlands) HR Forum and also chairs the Personnel, Finance and Premises Governance Board in a local school.


Rob Fryer

One of Centric’s associate HR Consultants, Rob previously worked in operational management where he developed insight into people management and business. Rob has worked in a range of sectors including telecoms, care, dental and energy.

More recently Rob established an HR Consultancy focusing on services for small businesses with between one and 20 employees. He is also the Head of HR for an SME business that generates heat and power through biomass.