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Vivienne Tolley

Director, Derby

Direct line: 01332 374417

My expertise

HR Services


I am Director of HR Services at Smith Cooper and based in the firm’s Derby office. I am responsible for the HR consultancy for the firm, offering HR advice and support to external clients, largely in the SME sector, with particular expertise in manufacturing.

What can I do for your organisation?

Smith Cooper’s HR service provides professional human resource management advice to all business sectors within the UK. We work largely with clients who need HR advice and support , but cannot justify the expense of a permanent HR resource;  our service encompasses all aspects of HR..

Experience counts

I graduated with a language degree and have, as a result worked in global businesses learning my HR craft. My roles have largely encompassed European briefs, latterly as HR Director of an American corporation.  As a consequence I have a very pragmatic and commercial approach to HR.

After joining Smith Cooper in 2005 I have worked with a wide range of businesses and sectors supporting them in dealing with operational and strategic HR matters.

I am also a member of the Institute of Personnel and Development (MIPD).

Deeper knowledge

My particular expertise lies in conducting investigations, appeals and grievances on behalf of businesses who need an independent professional view.

Personally speaking

When I have time, I enjoy reading.  However, I am married with 2 teenage children, and that doesn’t leave me much room for hobbies - I am usually far too busy running Mum’s taxi service, chauffeuring them round to their various sporting and social activities!