About HR Company in Farnborough


We work with you so that the service we provide fits your specific business needs. We listen to you and do much more than simply tell you what the “rule book” says.

Forward Thinking

We keep ahead of the game so you can too! We combine up to date employment law knowledge with current insights into human psychology and behaviour so that our approach is fresh and innovative.

Problem Solving

We pride ourselves on a creative yet pragmatic approach to solving whatever problem you face. We know that small businesses have unique challenges and we make sure our solutions really meet those.

Customer Support

We are on your side! We help you have confidence that you are doing things right, we’ll reduce your stress and we’ll free up your time to focus on the things in your business you are brilliant at.

About vivoHR & Training

Headed up by the straight talking, highly approachable Sam Swinstead, we have been helping businesses for over a decade with every aspect of HR.

We have developed the vivoHR People Plan to help you create a people strategy that helps your business really grow.

Whether it’s a troublesome employee that needs re-directing , new hires that need inducting or a growing workforce that is now

just too big to be well managed and developed by you the business owner, we are there every step of the way for you.

It can feel overwhelming managing the nuances and constant updates to employment law these days; we are here to smooth your path as an employer and make it that much easier.

Give us a call to discuss!

Sam Swinstead

Sam Swinstead


With a background that combines a Masters in Organisational Psychology with nearly 20 years’ experience in HR and Training, Sam has a wealth of HR skills and knowledge to share and has been working with clients in a multitude of industry sectors and ranging in size from Start Ups to Blue Chip brands. Her pragmatic approach to dealing with employee matters has helped clients deal with everything from redundancy, disciplinary and grievance situations to equality audits and customer service protocol creation. Sam’s work has saved a number of businesses in excess of £10,000 by enabling them to avoid costly tribunal claims.

With an interest in supporting organisations committed to developing a culture of fair treatment, inclusion and respect for individuals, Sam offers a ‘joined up’ best practice strategic approach to helping clients manage their people. She gets excited about providing complete HR solutions that can be deployed in ‘real life’ – practically and simply. To this end she has developed the vivoHR People Plan

Sam saysWhatever I do in a company, my clients tell me that they feel like I am on their side, that my passion and energy are infectious and my determination to get the right outcome gives business owners the confidence to be a great employer!

Rachel Goodman

Rachel Goodman

HR Advisor

Rachel joined vivoHR as our HR Administrator in 2013 having previously provided business support for over 18 years to companies including DERA, Logica and BT. Rachel has an eye for detail and a highly logical outlook.

Whether she is working on a client’s reporting tool or updating HR processes, they are always ‘just right’ and in safe hands with Rachel.  Her efficiency and organisation skills mean our clients can trust that she’ll manage holiday records, obtain new employee references, organise personnel files, and co-ordinate training requirements, amongst a host of other HR Administrative tasks.  She is our resident expert in setting up and maintaining cloud based Human Resource Management Systems for some of our clients, who are already commenting on the time saving and ease with which they can use these tools.

Rachel is keen to continue developing her HR knowledge and is studying for her CIPD qualifications.

Rachel says: “It’s my job to help our clients manage their day-to-day employment operations as easily as possible so that they can focus on successfully running their business”



As a full service HR consultancy, we know that a wide range of ‘supplementary’ responsibilities tend to sit under the HR umbrella, such as

  • payroll,
  • employee benefits, and
  • health & safety.

We work with a selection of fantastic associates to offer our clients these services as required.

Just ask and we’ll be happy to put you in touch with businesses we’ve worked with, that we know and trust to do a great job for you.

To ensure we can always provide the very best HR Support, we work with a hand-picked group of associate HR Consultants that we can call upon when there is a need for additional HR Support, particularly in complex dispute cases that require different parties to be involved at each step of the process.

We also work in collaboration with trusted employment law solicitors who are experts in their field, meaning we can access specific legal advice for you when it is necessary.