About Us

The team at Carrie Birmingham Consult are specialists offering clients ideas, insight and support. We passionately believe in helping people to be the best they can be. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work – not just your work persona – and so we do the same. Our team has expertise and experience and we will partner with you to safely navigate whatever you are facing.

Straight talking and informal with a great sense of humour, Carrie herself is driven and insightful. Her previous years as HR Director at The Sun and The Times gave her the experience and tenacity to see through the messiest, most turbulent of issues, instigating the best solutions to both resolve the problems now and for the longer term.

Carrie Birmingham

No two challenges are the same. Carrie’s bespoke approach digs deep to find the root of your issues, not just the symptoms. With a background in organisational change and psychology, Carrie brings a depth of expertise that goes beyond traditional HR consulting, Crisis Comms and Employment Law.  Carrie has a proven track record with CEOs, HR directors, Founders and organisations facing severe internal issues, conflict and loss of productivity that goes along with leaders not fully tapping into their potential. Carrie’s qualifications include:

  • Masters in Organisational and People Change
  • Master executive coach, facilitator and gestalt practitioner, helping to navigate complex human dynamics
  • Qualified in the use of diagnostic tools (MBTI, OPQ, Voiceprint, Hogan) to enable personal awareness
  • NLP business practitioner using somatics to develop leadership in both body and mind
  • CIPD registered.

Carrie’s sense of humour means that she enjoys having an inappropriate giggle with friends, family and clients. Carrie is a keen cook, mother of two dogs who loves walking, camping and yoga. 

Carrie brings a wide and diverse skill set to multiple people problems that arise through most business channels. Be it acquisition all the way through to transformational consulting. I’d urge anyone who has projects or problems that relate to solving people issues to get her involved.

Graeme Symon – MD, Betconnect 

Emma Farrington

I help companies to navigate HR projects and employee disputes,   I put my clients mind at ease, because I am a trained employment lawyer and mediator who has worked in human resources, with high-profile city companies, for more than 10 years – both in-house and in private practice.

In my work I draw upon my experience both in Employee Relations and as an employment lawyer to advise clients on what their options are that work best for the business, as well as what works best from a legal point of view.  Previously, I have managed considerable complicated cases, including whistleblowing cases, which included tax issues, discrimination, harassment and health and safety complaints. Recently, I have been working on restructures, which involve collective consultation and working with trade unions.

I am also an independent mediator, accredited by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) to mediate employment and workplace disputes.

Emma Crabtree

Carrie is assisted by Emma Crabtree, the owner of Red Box Business Support.  Emma specialises in helping you find time & space for your business by taking on the necessary, but frustrating, day-to-day activities that can slow you down. Emma divides her time between the UK and Portugal and so she is a VA, virtual assistant.