About Rely HR & Training 

Rely HR & Training Ltd is a successful and independent HR and training consultancy based in Dorchester, Dorset and established in 2005. 

What we do

  • Give HR advice, guidance and support
  • Provide employment contracts, HR related letters, templates and forms 
  • Help employers manage the whole employee life cycle from recruitment through to ending employment
  • Provide advice on employee statutory rights and entitlements and employer legal obligations
  • Handle redundancy programmes, disciplinaries, grievances and dismissals
  • Negotiate and create settlement agreements
  • Create & deliver training in management, leadership and many other topics
  • Support SME employers who don't have their own HR professional 
  • Manage long term sickness and capability issues, including arranging occupational health assessments
  • Carry out project work & support HR Managers with more complex issues
  • Licensed practitioner for Motivational Maps
  • Provide HR management software systems 
  • Assessments for recruitment & succession planning

Our approach

Our approach is very down to earth and grounded in common sense.  Our consultants, led by MD Nicky Cooksley, have a wealth of experience and are known for providing sound advice, support and guidance on all aspects of HR and employment matters, to help deal appropriately with all the people issues employers may have to face.  There aren't many situations we haven't come across many times before, however the way these are dealt with alters over time because of the never ending changes to employment legislation, new laws, case law findings and of course best practice. 

As experienced HR professionals, we aim to build an in-depth working relationship with our clients and gain a thorough understanding of their business, so it's not surprising that the majority of our clients have been relying on us for many years.

We always try to provide our clients with different options for them to consider when faced with an employment related issue.

We're available to attend meetings either on line or in person at clients' premises. Advice and support are also available by email or telephone, and within a quick response time.


Rely HR & Training are proud to be members of the Dorchester Chambers of Commerce.



Rely HR & Training Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary and trading name of Rely Ltd.