Getting to know the fantastic Claire McLean who has been helping support businesses of all sizes to grow and outperform their competitors by recruiting, developing and retaining talent!
Tell us about yourself
Claire McLean founded Realise HR in 2016 following a HR career working for some of the UK’s biggest brands such as The Royal Bank of Scotland, McVities and Specsavers. Claire and her team now offer both strategic and transactional HR services to businesses of all sizes across the north of England and south west Scotland.
What did you aspire to be as a child?
I didn’t really have any specific aspirations as a child. I was brought up by entrepreneurial parents and always knew I wanted to run my own business. It was just a matter of when and what kind of business.
What do you feel most proud of in your life to date?
My family, they make me proud every day!
What drew you to working with David Allen, and how has your business progressed as a result?
David Allen was recommended to me and I can sleep well at night knowing that my accounting is looked after. It is one less worry for me.
Describe working with the David Allen team in three words.
Fun, Respectful and Professional!
What does the future hold, how will David Allen help with this?
Realise HR has seen double digit growth in the last 12 months and this is set to continue. David Allen will support us on this journey as a key strategic partner.
What is your strongest personal quality?
The ability to connect people – I am a big believer in collaboration.
If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day, who would it be and why?
I’d love to experience a day in the life of Richard Branson!
Choose a movie title for the story of your life.
What is the first piece of advice you would give an aspiring Business person?
Spend time understanding what your customers truly need and never underestimate your worth!
What is your Monday Motivation?
I am a doer so “Get sh*t done”.
To find out more about Realise HR check out their website here https://realisehr.co.uk/