We aim, through our work, to enable people and businesses to fulfil their potential – to be their ‘brilliant best’! We plan, implement, support and evaluate the action necessary to achieve individual, team and organisational goals.

We provide a wide range of services in many sectors and our clients include PKF Francis Clark LLP, The University of Exeter, Carling Technologies, Devon Partnership Trust, Chime Audiology Services, blubolt and Broadley Speaking.  As accredited Insights Discovery practitioners we are able to use this powerful profiling tool to complement our offerings and have even had the pleasure of using this with Arsenal Football Club at the Emirates Stadium.

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 Cooper 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.

Clare Luke

Clare is a business professional with a 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.

We are a small, dedicated and passionate team with a wealth of managerial experience.

At Agar our ethos is to build long-term relationships with our clients by adding value through a deep and keen interest and knowledge of their business.  Our solutions are designed through continuous engagement resulting in a bespoke solution that is both cost-effective and outcome-oriented. We are able to provide a service encompassing the full ‘life cycle’ of an employee from recruitment to exit interviews incorporating induction, appraisal, training, performance management and more!

We believe that learning can be fun and can contribute to creating the right culture.

But don’t just take our word for it. Why not see what some of our clients say about us.

What our clients say:

I really value the length and strength of our relationship with Agar – Dee and Jack are part of the Francis Clark family and provide a range of people development services for us.  

Personally, I have particularly enjoyed the work on Insights and the impact it has not just on the team’s understanding but on the bigger potential for bringing the whole organisation together; it is a tool that awakens an organisation and it has started a transformation in the way that we all communicate which has been very significant.

Liz Cheaney

Director of HR, PKF Francis Clark

What we do

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

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

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