About HR Company in Farnborough

About vivoHR & Training

vivoHR & Training are a modern HR Consultancy, 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 that runs alongside our sensible pragmatic approach to HR Consultancy 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 to big to be well managed and developed by you. We’re there every step of the way for you!

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

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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!

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Rachel Goodman

Rachel Goodman

HR Consultant

Rachel joined our HR consultancy as our HR Administrator in 2013 having previously provided business support for over 18 years to companies including DERA, Logica and BT.

After learning on the job Rachel gained her CIPD Level 3 qualification and has continued developing her HR knowledge and expertise becoming our a HR Consultant in 2017.

Whether she is working on a client’s HR documents and dealing with hands on HR issues, they are always ‘just right’ and in safe hands with Rachel.  Her efficiency and organisational skills mean our clients can trust that she’ll manage all their HR tasks.

Disciplinary and Grievance matters being her forte Rachel is also our resident expert in setting up and maintaining cloud based Human Resource Management Systems for our clients, who are already commenting on the time saving and ease with which they can use these tools.

Rachel has an eye for detail, a dislike for jargon and a highly logical outlook. You know you will get well thought out and plain speaking advice from Rachel.

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”

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Sarah-Louise Greenaway

Sarah-Louise Greenaway

HR Consultant

Sarah-Louise joined vivoHR as an HR Consultant in February 2022, having previously worked in HR departments for a variety of sectors such as IT, Leisure, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals. She started her HR career over 14 years ago by accident and hasn’t looked back since, carving a path as a HR professional.

After being qualified by experience for many years Sarah-Louise undertook her CIPD Level 5 during maternity leave with her first child.

With a generalist background Sarah-Louise has a wealth of knowledge relating to employee relations concerns across the spectrum of HR. She is also experienced in creating and tailoring policies/procedures to the companies’ individual needs whilst ensuring they are compliant within the eyes of the law. She has a passion for systems and ensuring they work to the needs of the client to make life easier not harder!

Sarah-Louise is focused on delivering high quality thoughtful advice to help employers provide a fair and forward-thinking approach to their HR requirements.

Sarah-Louise says: “After working as an in-house HR professional for many years I am very excited to be joining a HR Consultancy like vivoHR to share my knowledge and passion for all things HR and people related. I want to be a solid partner and friendly voice of reason for my clients who they can trust and turn to, to give them reliable and accurate advice.


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.

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