People Puzzles Ltd

Location: London / Midlands

Target Markets: Other

Benefits: Commission-based / Recurring commission / Sales leads provided

Commission: 6 months of start up funding moving to commission-based

Deal Size: Flexible

Sales Type: Field sales (physical meetings)

Founded in 2010 by Ally Maughan, because she recognised that people problems were often the biggest, single factor holding a company back from growth.

People Puzzles has a team of experienced, HR professionals hand-picked for their proven ability to increase revenue and reduce costs.

So, what do we do and how do we do it? We aim to drive growth by solving your HR and people issues quickly and cost-effectively. We are energetic, proactive and results-focussed; we build strong relationships with your team, getting right up to speed with your commercial and financial challenges.

From there, we help you solve those fundamental people issues to improve and grow your business.

When People Puzzles join your team, you get the expertise of a complete HR department for a fraction of the cost. Our clients have full access to a huge range of HR specialisms — even though they are only working with one member of our team. This collaborative, skill-sharing process is key to our approach.


People Puzzles provide highly experienced People Directors who deliver business transformation. Our People Directors work flexibly as part of your team, usually 3-8 days per month, to find straightforward solutions to your people puzzles both strategic and operational, for a fraction of the cost of a full-timer.

Our services include:

  • HR Consultancy
  • Strategic HR
  • Management Coaching
  • Interim HR Support
  • HR Mentoring
  • HR Support
  • Training & Development
  • Culture Development
  • Talent Retention
  • Business Transformation
  • Change Management

Target market

We work with mid-tier SMEs (£5 – £50m turnover/30-300 FTE).  Our entrepreneurial client base range from owner-managed, family owned, VC/PE-backed, usually without a full-time People Director.

Most mid-tier businesses don’t want, don’t need or can’t afford a full time HR director. Motivating and managing people often slides down the priority list because it is messy and hard to prioritise. However, no business can get ahead without effective, motivated and well-trained staff.

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Ideal Profile

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced, entrepreneurial, director- calibre individual, with a passion for working with mid-tier businesses and understanding the value that great HR can add. You will have an existing business network across Birmingham or London, to lead and further develop the already established West Midlands or London region for the UK’s leading provider of part-time People Directors.

Enjoy the flexibility of self-employment, without the financial outlay of a franchise or start up, working with a fast growing, fun-loving and ambitious business, where our values are key to everything we do.

Regional Directors must possess a passion for the hunt and making it rain! We are looking for high achievers who love people and sales, finding leads, hitting and over-achieving targets as well as developing lasting relationships with clients! You will be a consultative sales-focused leader and entrepreneur who understands that people are the key to business success.

Your future earnings are uncapped and only limited by your professional aspirations, with a realistic estimation of £100k+ earnings per annum after 3 years.

You’ll be a local (either London or Midlands), or at least an adopted local in the regions, with a great network and a ‘black book’ of outstanding individuals and businesses in the region, who’s interested in this opportunity for the right reasons.

Flexibility, choice and earnings from day one

Our income share partnership allows you to work flexibly around your existing commitments, on a self-employed basis, with a funding of £3,000 per month, available for the first 6 months, to support the growth and management of the region.

Main responsibilities

  • Create new business prospects through proactive networking and relationship building with new / existing partners and business contacts
  • Follow up new business prospects (referrals / inbound enquiries) and win new clients
  • Account manage the portfolio of clients as the region grows to ensure long term client retention
  • Support, motivate and engage the team of circa 6 People Directors delivering the service to clients in the West Midlands
  • Full accountability for growing the region
  • Give your time and knowledge graciously and generously to both your team and the other Regional Directors
  • Able to attend breakfast meetings and evening events

Skills & experience

  • A strong consultative sales person, ideally with a ‘People’ background, balanced with a natural ability to lead teams and nurture and build relationships
  • Entrepreneurial non-corporate individual seeking the freedom to work autonomously
  • Ability to sell by understanding client people needs and proposing appropriate solutions
  • Proven track record of relationship selling and lead generation
  • Experience of working with and selling to owners / MD’s of mid-sized businesses
  • Existing network of business owners would be beneficial
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