About us

Our ethos is very much that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts; we believe that the delivery focused solutions we provide through our Agar and Class HR partnership truly reflects this.

Our approach is simple; by having the right people with the right skills and attitudes your business can grow and flourish. 

We plan, implement, support and evaluate the action necessary to achieve individual, team and organisational goals.

Clare Luke

Clare is a business professional with an MSc in Strategic HR with extensive experience working within the utilities industry, in addition to delivering HR solutions in the education, hospitality and construction sectors. Clare is an experienced career coach and qualified workplace mediator.

Clare launched Class HR in Spring 2017 and is extremely proud to be working in partnership with Agar Management Consultancy Limited to deliver an outstanding service across the region.

Jack Orchard

With over 10 years of HR and consultancy experience, Jack has a wide-ranging expertise enabling him to work proactively and closely with businesses to develop practical and effective solutions.

A member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, he provides clients with a pragmatic HR service and an engaging approach to training.

Dee Cooper

Dee owned a management consultancy business for over 15 years and prior to that was a senior manager in the training sector.

At the beginning of 2014 she joined forces with Jack Orchard and in May 2015 they created Agar Management Consultancy Limited, working with clients across the South West of England.

Caroline Preston

Caroline joined Agar Management Consultancy as a Trainee Business Consultant in 2017. She graduated that year with First Class Honours in History BA from the University of Exeter and won a prize as the ‘Best Modern History Student’ in her year.

What our clients say:

Clare has a natural passion and enthusiasm for all things HR.  Clare demonstrated an ability to build strong effective relationships with the business areas that she supported, and was able to deliver creative HR solutions that also delivered our commercial requirements.  Clare has high levels of integrity, is always the professional and is a pleasure to work with.

Dawn Fortune

Head of HR, EDF Energy

Clare is a highly organised and self motivated professional who is an excellent communicator with a growth mindset and a resilient approach. Clare ran a franchise where she demonstrated a fully committed approach, business acumen and attention to detail which ensured her operation was superior to her competitors. I would highly recommend Clare as a HR consultant and career coach.

Jo Franks

Founder and Former Managing Director , Popstars Academy

What we do

We provide responsive and practical solutions that actually make a difference to you and your business.

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Contact us

If you’d like to discuss your own requirements please do get in touch.

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