Stratton HR last week signed a significant deal with ABL 1touch to provide comprehensive HR Support services to the business over a two-year period. During this time Stratton HR will be responsible for developing and executing a full people plan across the business, at both a strategic and operational level.
ABL 1touch first worked with Stratton HR on a full organisational review, delivered by Stratton’s MD Anna Cornwallis, following the investment by Mobeus Equity Partners. ABL 1touch engaged Stratton HR at the end of last year to assist them with urgent recruitment and interim HR needs. During this time a successful partnership has developed, with Stratton HR effectively delivering all of their initial people requirements. Talks soon moved to retaining an outsourced HR function with the full expertise of the Stratton team to deliver all of their people needs.
Tony Lawman joined ABL 1touch as CEO in January 2023 and has been surprised by the effectiveness of an outsourced HR function. “Until I met with Stratton HR, I had not considered the idea of completely outsourcing our HR needs. The team at Stratton HR has really got under the skin of our business and taken the time to embed into the team and so can deliver the best of both worlds – a true strategic partner with the depth and breadth of knowledge of a specialist team. We’re delighted that we have their ongoing support now as we embark on the ambitious growth phase of our 5 year strategy that will see us expand to over 60 repair sites in that time period. People will always be fundamental to our future success and with Stratton as our partner we know that our HR needs will be completely taken care of.”
Hannah Langston, Head of HR Support at Stratton HR is excited by the deal; “We’re very happy to have formalised our agreement with ABL 1touch. It’s testament to both the work we’ve delivered so far and the relationships we’ve built with the senior team and the whole team is excited about the future.”
Anna Cornwallis, MD of Stratton HR adds “We look forward to working closely with ABL 1touch, as their people strategy forms a key part of their growth plans. This is a significant deal for Stratton HR and one we can’t wait to deliver on.”