South-Wales based HR consultancy, the HR Dept Cardiff, Newport and Monmouth is marking five years of business operations with an expansion into eight new regions in Wales.

The company which specialises in HR services was established in 2015 by Caryl Thomas, bringing more than a decade of corporate experience to the business, having previously worked in London, Edinburgh and internationally to support SMEs across the globe.

Initially launching in the Cardiff region, in 2019, Caryl expanded her reach by acquiring Newport and Monmouth areas.

Following its rapid expansion, the HR Dept Cardiff, Newport and Monmouth announced a significant revenue increase of 81 per cent, with more than 180 clients accessing its services.

As a result of continued business growth, the consultancy will now occupy further regions, covering Bridgend, the Vale of Glamorgan, Chepstow, Forest of Dean, Aberdare, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taff.

Director Caryl Thomas said: “We are thrilled to be celebrating half a decade of business. The past 12 months have been a challenge for many of us but to be able to further expand is a fantastic achievement, especially in this current economic climate. It’s something that I’m incredibly proud of.

“Naturally, over the last few months, the demand for outsourced HR services has increased dramatically due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19 and the evolving HR needs of businesses across all sectors. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer our services to more regions in South Wales than ever before and have brought new team members on board to support our ambitious growth plans.”

Following its expansion, the business will now split into three key regions, HR Dept Cardiff, Bridgend and the Vale; HR Dept Newport, Monmouth, Chepstow and Forest of Dean; and HR Dept Aberdare, Caerphilly, Merthyr and Rhondda.