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Rachel Collar

You can also catch me presenting my own radio show – ‘HR Rocks‘ on Stony Radio, mixing up my love of music with HR advice for local businesses. Tune in on the first Friday of the month!

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I live in a motorsport mad house – so it’s ideal being able to hear the action from the Silverstone track when working from my desk.

Last but not least, I’m a fur baby mummy to my rescue cat Buddy AKA the Chief Happiness Officer at Haus of HR. He may even make a special Zoom appearance, for a fee of course!

Buddy Collar
Chief Happiness Officer

I’ve got over 10 years’ experience working in recruitment and HR, in large corporate organisations and smaller companies, from shared service centres to partnering with Director’s, in all sorts of sectors.

I then moved into recruitment (not the agency type), but supporting Independent Consultants with their client’s recruitment needs.

That’s when I found my passion for supporting and being part of a journey that adds value and somewhere that you can truly be yourself!

I’ve got 2 daughters and if there’s a chance of sun, at the weekend, you’ll find us on a beach (often the cold and windy UK ones). 

I love travelling and the water and have my PADI diving license and I hope that as the girls get older, we’ll be able to explore the world and ocean together!

Business Award success

The 2024 award season is under way….

Haus of HR is named HR Consultancy Firm of the Year 2023/24 in the Central England Prestige Awards.

Haus of HR is awarded HR & Coaching Business of the Year – East Midlands in the UK Enterprise Client Service Excellence Award 2024.

Our Founder, Rachel has been named as one of the top 100 female entrepreneurs in the UK in the Small Business Britain’s ‘f:Entrepreneur #IAlso100’ campaign. Read more here and our feature in The Business Times Northamptonshire here.

Business Elite Awards

Winner of HR Consulting Firm of the Year 2023 – UK

Woman Who Achieves Solopreneur Awards


Woman Who Achieves Solopreneur Award Logo

Theo Papthitis’ Small Business Sunday


SME Northamptonshire Business Awards

Gold Award Winner of Towcester Business of the Year and Best New Business Finalist

SME Northamptonshire Business Awards 2023 Gold Winner

UK Enterprise Awards

Winner of HR Consultancy of the Year – East Midlands

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Celebrating Small Business Awards

Start-Up Business of the Year 2023, East Midlands Finalist

Here’s how we did in 2022!

Northamptonshire SME Business Awards

Silver Award Winner for Best New Business 2022 and Silver Award Winner Towcester Business of the Year 2022

Northamptonshire Business Awards (Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce):

New Business of the Year 2022 Finalist

Northamptonshire Business Awards Finalist 2022

Women’s Business Awards

SME Startup of the Year 2022 Finalist

2022 Award Finalist Women's Business Club

Ethical Awards

Young Business of the Year 2022 Finalist

Ethical Awards 2022 Young Business Finalist

Northant’s Life Awards

B2B of the Year 2022 Finalist

Northants Life Awards 2022

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Head on over to the Chat Room @ the Haus of HR to book some time with Rachel.

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