About Centum HR Services

Judy Crook – Business Owner

I have worked in HR since 2001 when I joined Stanley Tools.  I progress at Stanley and left to join the HR Consultancy Right Hand HR in 2007.  In 2011 I decided to set up my own consultancy – Centum HR Services – and have been growing my client base ever since.

My aim was to set up an HR Consultancy that provides clear, direct and commercially focussed HR advice.  I enjoy getting to know my clients and understand their business so I can appreciate the challenges they face.  I am experienced in building relationships very quickly and getting to the heart of what HR support each of my clients really needs.

I am a Chartered Member of the CIPD and my qualifications include an Honours degree in Accountancy and a Masters degree in Human Resource Management.

Having worked in a range of industry sectors including manufacturing, automotive, charities, health and beauty, logistics, and sales and marketing, my experiences include:

  • All employee relations issues including managing the entire process for disciplinary and grievance issues
  • Writing and implementing policies and procedures
  • Recruitment
  • Performance management
  • Managing short and long term absence
  • Restructuring
  • Managing change
  • Redundancy
  • Changes in terms and conditions of employment
  • Coaching and developing line managers
  • Training managers on HR


Paul Banfield – Associate Consultant

An experienced HR professional with many years as a lecturer and consultant in two of the UK’s leading Business Schools and as an independent consultant specialising in the SME sector.

I am a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and my qualifications include an Honours degree in Business and Administration and a Masters degree in Industrial Relations.

I am particularly interested in helping owners and managers in building productive workplaces where high performance becomes the norm, and where employees and managers work together to make the business successful. I am an expert in designing performance and reward systems and in the use of Accelerated Learning techniques to create more effective training and development outcomes.

My experiences include:

  • International expert in Human Resource Management (HRM) working on EU financed projects in Serbia specifically supporting SMEs manage their HR functions
  • HR consultant internationally and in the UK
  • Developing innovative learning solutions
  • Performance and reward management
  • HRM expert at Sheffield Business School and Newcastle Business School
  • Management development programmes
  • Published author on HRM