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Sharon Broughton

Head of HR & Legal Commercial Services, 0161 777 2550

Sharon is an accomplished and experienced Chartered member of the CIPD, with a strong commercial focus. She has worked across many businesses at a leadership and strategy level over the last 10 years. She has an extensive knowledge of employee relations, HR strategy and change management gained across many industries.


Margaret Renshaw

Senior HR Consultant, 0161 777 2505

Margaret has over 20 years' experience in all areas of HR management, and has an outstanding record of delivering major HR strategy and organisational change management projects. Prior to joining Make UK, Margaret gained experience in manufacturing, public, non-profit and retail sectors, and spent 7 years as a HR Business Partner.

Jo Hendrie

Senior HR Consultant

BA (Hons), PG Dip, Assoc CIPD, 0161 777 2546

Jo is an enthusiastic HR professional, with 20 years’ experience dealing with human resource projects within manufacturing and engineering industries. She has worked with all levels of staff, delivering job evaluation, grievance and disciplinary investigations, outplacement, psychometric assessment and analysis, and a variety of HR related training courses.

Leigh Freeman

Senior HR Consultant

MA in HRM, BA (Hons), MCIPD, 0191 497 3268

Leigh has worked in HR for over 25 years and has held a variety of roles in this time, including exposure to managing projects. She has a good understanding of the commercial, operational and financial areas and has experience in a range of industries including Local Authorities, Manufacturing, logistics and Construction.

John Keighery

HR & Legal Trainer

LLB (Hons); Chartered FCIPD, 01664 484 299

John has worked in the HR arena for many years both in company latterly as group Employee Relations Director, as an independent Consultant and for the last 9 years with Make UK. John has specialised in Employment Law for the last 20 years, currently developing and delivering specialist training.

John McGee

Employee Relations Executive

BA (Hons); MA in IRPM;

Associate CIPD; IOSH

jmcgee@makeuk.org0121 456 0285

John has worked in HR/ER since 2001, specialising in employee and industrial relations. He has worked for multi-site, regional, national and international companies. John has worked extensively with trade unions and has a unique perspective for successful negotiating and training.

Clare Riches 

Senior HR Consultant

MA, FCIPD, 0117 974 4288

Clare offers +25 years' generalist HR experience within manufacturing and engineering sectors delivering operational and strategic HR projects including improved employee engagement, culture change and operational efficiency. Since joining Make UK in 2012 she delivers HR consultancy projects including training with infectious enthusiasm and a strong, positive and professional approach.