Aliya started her HR career in 1996 and co-founded JourneyHR in 2010. Aliya has predominantly worked in the communications industry reporting in at board level at Aegis Media, Naked Communications, Media Planning Group and lastminute.com. She applies commercial focus and business psychology to HR and continues to influence business owners in the marketing and communications industry on innovative people practices.
In her free time Aliya enjoys bike rides with her family, cooking for her friends and travelling around the world.
Her favourite journey is yet to happen…if you ask her she’ll let you in on her plan.
Sue co-founded JourneyHR in 2010 having worked as a senior talent expert with one of the largest agencies in the media world. Sue started her HR career in 2001 and now specialises in partnering with founders to drive their retention, development and engagement strategies, underpinned by rigorous HR principles and practices.
Sue loves family life and can often be found driving “mum’s taxi” around Epsom between various clubs and events with her two young children.
Her favourite journey was travelling to the Great Wall of China where she came back with a ring on her finger… great views and a great, everlasting memory.
Danielle started her HR career in 2008 working at Warner Bros followed by The Evening Standard. She joined JourneyHR in 2014 specialising in solving employee relations and is all-knowing when it comes to performance management, employment law and policies.
When Danielle is not solving HR crises she enjoys eating her way around London and other parts of the world. To counteract and balance her wellbeing you may also see her burning off those calories at the gym!
Danielle’s favourite journey is the ascent up windy mountain roads to her father’s village, Senerchia in Italy.
Kate started her HR career in 2012 and spent the last three years at Viacom International Media Networks working her way up to HR Business Partner. She loves working with people from different industries and enjoys partnering with people to help them achieve their goals at work. Kate’s fascination with people lends itself to the HR world so she thrives on dealing with businesses with regards to their talent plans and organisation transformations. Nothing is too big a job when everyone shares the same vision!
When she’s not working, you can find Kate brunching in the latest pop ups, entertaining friends or generally not taking herself too seriously in the hottest exercise fad!
Her favourite journey was her honeymoon to the Maldives where she ate, drank and read until her heart was content.
Jessica’s keen interest in HR can first be traced back to her Psychology & Criminology degree at Sheffield Hallam University. This enthusiasm grew stronger whilst working at a City consultancy, where her responsibilities included HR, Recruitment and Finance. She joined JourneyHR in February 2017 and has since enjoyed working closely with different agencies. Understanding her clients’ businesses and unique HR requirements, then designing tailored solutions is what gives Jessica a real buzz.
You’ll find Jessica trialling the latest fitness crazes around London or having a laugh with her friends during after-work catch ups.
After being born in the U.S, her most significant journey to date is travelling across the Atlantic to settle in Hertfordshire but there are definitely more journeys to come.. watch this space!
Aurora joined JourneyHR after spending the last two years in out-of-home media. She started her HR career in the UK in 2013 and she hasn’t looked back since. Her ability to bring out the best in others and build trust at all levels as well as her flair for metrics make her a strong HR professional. Areas of exposure in all facets of human resources with focus on employee relations, resourcing and wellbeing.
When she doesn’t put out HR fires, she loves entertaining her friends and family at her house, trialling out new recipes she discovers on her travels (better said, she uses them as guinea pigs to test her cooking skills :))
Her favourite journey so far was travelling to Mexico where she met some amazing people and had cactus soup for the first time.
Trudy joined JourneyHR after graduating from Oxford Brookes with a 1st in Business Management with Publishing Media. During university, she worked in the science and technology industry, with both large organisations and small start-ups. There she discovered her interest in HR and passion for improving work environments.
As an HR Assistant, Trudy supports clients with everyday HR needs; with on-boarding, training, documentation, and more!
If you see Trudy out of work, she’s probably thinking about Christmas decorations (her collection of baubles is always growing).
Trudy’s favourite journeys are the trips she takes to Bremen, Germany, where her Grandmother grew up, and where she has been with many people over the years. Whether it’s for white wine in the Marktplatz in summer, or huddling up with glühwein in the Christmas markets, she’s always looking to book the next trip.
Laura joined JourneyHR having previously worked as an Account Coordinator at Brook Street and completing her Level 3 Certificate in HR Practice with the CIPD.
Laura approaches HR on a personal level and is always keen to take the time to get to know people. As HR Assistant she ensures employee admin is accurate and up to date and coordinates training for our clients.
In her free time, Laura enjoys trips to the Theatre and is the lead singer in a rock/pop covers band!
Laura’s favourite journey recently has been discovering the wonderful city of Amsterdam.