+44 (0)1233 662651

Dakota Blue News

Our latest news

January 2019

Dakota Blue's business breakfast club

On Tuesday 22nd January, we held another fantastic business breakfast club. With a full house of Business Leaders and HR professionals, we debated and discussed how businesses can support the well-being of all their employees in a cost effective and efficient manner. To find about more about the topics we covered, click here.

Dakota Blue Business Breakfast Club Jan 2019 Curved.jpgOur next event will be on 1st May 2019 where we will be discussing "What is change management and how to make it work for your business".  Make sure you don't miss out and book in your diary now.

November 2018

Jackie Brooker, MD of Dakota Blue, talks at Kent CIPD Conference on building a culture of development in a multi-generational workforce

Our MD, Jackie Brooker, attracted an audience of over 50 people at the Kent CIPD Conference on 22nd November 2018 demonstrating the interest and challenges this topic presents for key HR professionals in industries across Kent. Jackie presented the journey that development has taken over the last 20 years and the challenges and opportunities for businesses to create a culture of learning and development ensuring that all employees, regardless of generation, can contribute to learning in any organisation.  

Thank you to Kent CIPD for inviting us to talk and putting on a great day with many other inspirational speakers providing personal learning for the Dakota Blue team.


Jackie Brooker_Dakota Blue HR_Kent_CIPD Conference 2018.jpeg

If you are intersted in the topic and would like to know more, give us a call. 

October 2018

Dakota Blue's first business breakfast club

Yesterday we launched our first business breakfast club. It was a great success with a full house of over 20 Business Leaders and HR professionals attending. The mix of the group led to great discussions and debates about how to attract and retain the best talent in Kent. To find out more about the topics that we covered, click here.

Thank you to Kent CIPD for sponsoring our first ever event.

DakotaBlueHRConsulting_BusinessBreakfastClub_Consultants_Attractingandretainingtalent_October2018 (1).pngDakotaBlueHRConsulting_BusinessBreakfastClub_Guests_Attractingandretainingtalent_October2018 (1).png

Our next event will be on 22nd January 2019. 

 October 2018

Out and about!  When Kim and Louize met Jack Green on World Mental Health Day 2018


In light of it being World Mental Health Day 2018, Louize and Kim attended the FSB's Mental Health in the Workplace conference today to update their knowledge on support that is available for employers and individuals.

Of particular interest was the new website recently launched by MIND (a mental health charity) and Prince William which brings together lots of resources and toolkits to help manage mental health at work which you can check out here.

They heard from lots of inspirational speakers, with the highlight listening to and meeting Jack Green, British Athlete, Team GB. 

At Dakota Blue we are passionate about helping employers look after the mental wellbeing of their employees and recently wrote a blog on Mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. If you would like to know more about what we do and how we can help in this area, get in touch with Louize or Kim now for a free discussion.

Mental Health Day.jpg 



October 2018

In the press!

We feature in the October/November edition of The Village Directory. Our Managing Director, Jackie Brooker, gives her top 3 tips for employing new staff.

DakotaBlueHRConsulting_Kent_TheVillageDirectory_October2018 (1).png

March 2018

Dakota Blue Consulting win Consultancy of the Year

We wanted to share our fantastic news with you. We had a wonderful evening at the Kent CIPD Awards 2018 on Friday and are so incredibly proud and delighted to have won Consultancy of the Year.

The award recognised our work with our clients and specifically, the support we gave to a client who acquired another business. We assisted them with the integration of the people from each business, ensuring a smooth transition. Through the coaching of senior management, we worked together to change mindsets and behaviours, on how to manage and develop the workforce, this led to significant growth and winning a business of the year award.

We also sponsored the HR Rising Star award at the event which identifies up-and-coming HR practitioners, that are set for a bright future as leaders and innovators in the profession.

This was a great opportunity for us to recognise new and growing talent in the industry, and as a consultancy we felt this award aligns well with our own visions and values of unlocking people potential.


 If you want to find out how we can help your business to unlock your people potential, give us a call.

Get more articles like this, Free HR E-Books and tips direct to your inbox: