We help SMEs grow their business through their PEOPLE

Business Success = the right people, in the right place, doing the right thing, at the right time.

HR and Recruitment Consultants

From our Chester base, we support SMEs across the North West, North Wales and West Midlands to grow their business, through their people.

At Kirsty Craig Associates we understand the need for all businesses, large and small, to have best practice HR systems and processes in place to recruit, manage and develop employees, and to create an environment that encourages and empowers excellence at all levels.

What can we do for YOUR business?


At Kirsty Craig Associates we go the extra mile to find forward thinkers that will drive your business to the next level 

We spend time getting to know you, and what you are looking for; your values, culture, growth plans, skills and above all, attitude. By building a solid relationship with you, and your company we are able to find candidates who are a great fit for everything you stand for.


Our comprehensive people support will help your business retain staff, reduce risk and improve its bottom line  

We work with you to help to ensure your people policies, procedures and processes are fit for your purpose, and by helping you to create effective onboarding, we can help your business become an employer of choice.

Learning & Development

We inspire and encourage leaders to get the best out of their people and create high performing teams

Our robust and inspirational management development programmes, and ongoing coaching/mentoring, help to support your managers to grow the talent in their teams, leading to better engagement and improving your bottom line.


We look after your payroll so you can concentrate on growing your business!

Our Clarity Payroll team are fully qualified and have over 25 years of experience to handle all aspects of SME payroll requirements, and as there is no setup fee, you only pay for what you need.

Our services are flexible and can be tailored to your business needs.

Events and Training Programmes

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For information on our extensive range of training programmes and upcoming events, please visit our dedicated Events section.

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How are increased workloads impacting your workforce?

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How are increased workloads impacting your workforce? A combination of the pandemic and the great resignation can have an impact

Employment Law Update – Summary June 2022

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One of the benefits for being a member of My People Partner is that you receive an in-depth Employment Law Update at the start of every month.  What follows is a summary of the June 2022 report. Go to My People Partner for more information on the programme or for advice on employment law and…

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Four-Day Week Trial Starts in the UK

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On Monday 6th June 2022, a pilot programme kickstarted in the UK for participating organisations trailing a four-day working week.

Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend – KCA Opening Times

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Please be aware that the Kirsty Craig Associates office will be closed on the Jubilee Bank Holidays; Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June 2022, and will reopen again on Monday 6th June at 9.00am. If you are looking for advice regarding your eligibility regarding the Bank Holidays, then please do take a look at our…

Featured Case Studies

Kirsty Craig Associates - Peck and Strong - Recruitment Case Study

Peck & Strong: Recruitment for the Senior Management Team

The requirement for finding the right people has resulted in a smooth transition for the Devon wholesale artisan bakery, Peck and Strong, and particularly for the founder as he moves into the next chapter of his life.

Kirsty Craig Associates - SME Technology Company Case Study

SME Technology Business: A Change & Transformation Programme

Supporting the reshaping of their organisational structure and culture and the creation and facilitation of a highly professional workshop and a management skills enhancement programme.


Client Testimonials