Albany HR helps you see the big picture, find solutions, and plan for your business future – Who are we?

We help you succeed through your people. By developing a deep understanding of your business, including every opportunity and challenge, we work with you to build a future you can be proud of. ‍‍

We care about:

Fairness and empathy

Successful people management is about balancing business and people needs. We make sure to consider both, and act with fairness and understanding.

Seeing the big picture

We don’t let a narrow focus limit the solutions available. Our deep knowledge of areas like employment law, the needs of large and small companies, how people work, what encourages and inspires employees, all factor into our approach.

Being decisive and straightforward

You can expect clear communication and timely decisions. Whether dealing with difficult redundancies or employee contracts, we know that time and clarity matters.

Being friendly and approachable

Business is about people. HR can involve complex problems and tough situations, but kindness and good humour are central to how we manage our client relationships.

We look forward to working together.

Our story

Who are we? Albany HR was created by our Managing Director, Kathleen McAdams. Her wealth of experience crosses multiple industries in SMEs and large global organisations. Her approach is always driven by a commercial yet person-centred approach. Also a passionate learner, to Kathleen it is very important to her that she instills Albany colleagues with the same significant determination to continuously develop and improve. Kathleen is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). In addition, she is an accredited mediator, a qualified Executive and Leadership Coach and Mentor, a member of the Association for Coaching and a qualified Project Manager. She is a trusted advisor to organisations of all sizes across the UK. She is well experienced in delivering the high-quality HR solutions that businesses need, ably supported by a team of experienced internal HR consultants, and Associate HR Consultants .

Based in Edinburgh and operating across Scotland and England, Albany HR serves clients equally effectively through a mixture of virtual and face to face support, dependent on overall client needs.

Portrait of Kathleen McAdams
Image of Kathleen McAdams, Managing Director, Albany HR