About Us

Our team are experienced HR professionals who have wide ranging experience spanning private, public and not-for-profit sector organisations across the UK and Ireland.


Experts in HR and all things people related


Core Capabilities

Human Resources

Organisational Development

Human Resources

Human Resources

  • Selection and Assessment Design
  • Process Support/Candidate Management
  • Interview Selection
  • Fair Employment Returns

Core Competencies

Strategic Thinking

Legally Compliant Documentation & Report Writing

Process Improvement

Process Improvement

Relationship Building

Commercial Focus & Customer Service

Results Orientation

Training Design, Delivery & Facilitation

Change Management

Data Analytics

Project Management

Judgement and challenge function

Our Values

Client Focus

We work in partnership with you to deliver results through exellent service, as well as operating in a responsive and flexible manner.

Delivering Excellence

We promote the principles of good practice and continuous improvement approaches in developing our solutions.

Enabling Capability

We seek to enable skills transfer to help build the internal capability and capacity of your business.

Acting with Integrity

We consistently act ethically, with honesty, trust and integrity in all that we do – always maintaining your confidentiality.

Our Team

The team at Allen People Solutions are highly experienced HR specialists with vast experience of working with clients across a number of sectors.

Together at APS we bring over 100 years of experience to your team

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Diane Allen

Principal Consultant

Diane Allen is the owner of Allen People Solutions and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD (MCIPD). She has a Masters in Occupational Psychology and a first-class honours degree in Psychology from the Queen’s University of Belfast. Diane is a senior HR professional with significant experience across the private, public and charitable sectors.

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Carrie Murphy

Senior HR Consultant and in-house solicitor

Carrie is a dual-qualified HR Consultant and solicitor (currently non-practising) specialising in employment law. Carrie has completed the Legal Practice Course, and holds a Masters in Industrial Relations and HR Management, a Masters in Legal Practice and Associate CIPD membership.

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Brenda Bennett

Senior Consultant

Brenda is a Chartered Membership of the CIPD (since 2010) and holds a BA Hons (2:1) in Business Studies + CIS from Ulster University and Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel and Development from Queens University, Belfast.

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Alison McVitty

Senior Consultant

Alison is an accomplished Human Resources professional with significant experience encompassing all areas of HR. She is a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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Ciara McKegney

HR and Employment Law Consultant

Ciara has an MSc and a Bsc (Hons2:1) in Human Resource Management and is an Associate Member of the CIPD. She has experience across the voluntary and community and private sectors.

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Anna McKee

HR Consultant

Anna is member of the CIPD and has an Advanced Level Diploma (Level 7) in Human Resources Management.

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Tracie Ground

Business and Office Support Administrator

Tracie is a highly competent and experienced administrator and has experience of providing a range of business support services internally and to meet client needs.

Allen People Solutions are here to help your business.

Access to sound and trusted advice, consultancy, templates and resources.

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