We’re delighted to welcome Catherine McDonald to our team as part of our HR Consultancy Edinburgh and Lothian.

Catherine has joined us as an HR Consultant on 15 June 2021 and brings with her a wealth of experience. She will be supporting our clients with all aspects of HR. This includes managing performance, redundancy, absence, discipline, and grievance, and she will deliver various workshops for managers.

Catherine has significant HR experience, having worked in roles including HR Consultant, HR Business Partner and HR Manager. She has also worked for a Trade Union as Professional Officer for HR, Policy and Law within Scotland.

In addition to her HR work, Catherine is also a freelance Tutor. She coaches students to prepare for their exams in HR BA/BSC and CIPD courses. A Chartered Fellow of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and LLM (Master of Law) in Employment Law and Practice. Catherine is also a Mental Health First Aider. She is a qualified SACRO Mediator and professional Member of Scottish Mediation Network.

We support clients across the UK. Although remote working is here to stay, we know some businesses still want face to face HR support. Catherine will be based out of Edinburgh and is well placed to support face to face HR activities within Edinburgh and the Lothians.


Expanding The HR Consultancy Edinburgh and the Lothians


We have accelerated our plans on growing our team this year to give our clients access to even more HR experts around Scotland and the UK. We know many businesses are having a tough time and we’re making it our goal to continue to grow our team. This will continue to add value to our clients and other businesses that require dedicated HR support and advice.

The HR Booth already support clients across the UK. With a huge shift towards people operating their business more virtually, we are ideally placed to continue to support our clients with cost effective, practical HR support.

Alistair, Managing Director: “We’ve been working on expanding our team over the years and we paused some of our plans in March 2020 due to Covid-19. However, it’s become clear our clients continue to need more support. This is due to many challenges on the horizon around the end of the furlough scheme, potential redundancies, staff retention, and the move to a hybrid working model. Mental health has also been a challenge many employers have needed support with. We’re excited to welcome Catherine to our team as more businesses look for Outsourced HR support and HR Consultancy. We look forward to her helping further support our clients and grow our client base within Edinburgh.

We’re already seeing demand for cost-effective outsourced HR services increasing. The team are well placed to not only support our existing clients but other businesses that will rely on dedicated HR advice in the future.”

If you would like any HR support from our HR Consultancy Edinburgh, contact our team at info@thehrbooth.co.uk. You can also call our Edinburgh office on 0131 378 7988. Find out more about us on our website.