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​WHE UK Ltd maintain a pool of experts that we can call upon when a project needs a larger team or when it has to be completed in a challenging timeframe.  Only using individuals that we have selected on their proven knowledge and abilities, we are able to assemble exceptional project teams to support our clients. Irrespective of the size of project, one of our consultancy partners will always lead the work and be involved throughout the project.

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Sarah HollyfordeSarah Hollyforde, MCIPD, MBA.

Sarah is a professionally qualified human resources (HR) manager.  With 30 years of experience working in both the private and public sector, Sarah has worked in many functional areas including technology, operations and management. 

Working with organisations such as; Lloyds TSB, Herman Millar, EDS, Halifax and The Legal Services Commission, Sarah has been involved in a wide range of HR applications, specialising in recruitment, selection, and learning.  Having managed teams of all sizes, permanent and temporary, Sarah brings the benefit of her experiences in people management and her research skills to the subject of motivation (see our publications page for The Motivation Handbook, written by Sarah and Steve).

Steve WhiddettSteve Whiddett, BSc (Hons), MSc, CPsychol, AFBPsS, MABP.

Steve is a Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, former Chair of the Association for Business Psychology and Managing Director of WHE UK. Between 1991 and 2002, Steve was a consulting Occupational Psychologist and Partner at Pearn Kandola. From 1985 to 1991 Steve was a Senior Psychologist with consultancy and occupational test publishers Saville and Holdsworth (SHL).


He is co-author of The Motivation Handbook, The Competencies Handbook, A Practical Guide to Competencies, Tools for Assessment and Development Centres and The Competencies Toolkit. All published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Steve frequently presents at national and international conferences and has published many articles on performance management, organisational development and change and related topics.


Steve has 30 years of consultancy experience supporting organisations such as: Lloyds TSB, Marsh, HBOS, BP, Carlsberg-Tetley, Marks and Spencer, Computacenter, National Air Traffic Services, T-mobile, Sovereign Housing, Stonham Housing, British Gas and many local and regional authorities and central government departments.

Our ValuesThese are our values and how they can work for you:


If we say we will – we will.  We only agree to deliver what we can deliver – on time and to the highest professional standards.

We work to meet your needs.  We combine our expertise with yours to identify the best way forward for your needs and situation. We will not push you toward solutions just because we like them or because they make our life easy.

We deliver best-practice, cost-effective, practical solutions.  Our work is informed by best practice and the latest research and will be designed to be fair to all those affected by it. What we deliver will be innovative, jargon-free and easy-to-use.

We will not abandon you ….we will not make you dependent. We'll keep regular contact throughout the work and schedule regular calls and meetings. What we produce for you is yours to use at no extra cost.   Where possible we will transfer skills to your staff to enable them to carry out further work themselves.

Working together should be enjoyable.  We aim to make everyone's experience of working with us pleasant and hassle free.