Quest Consulting Director Sarah Birkenshaw has taken up the role of BNI Area Director for South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire with the aim of helping the region flourish and getting local businesses helping one another.

For Sarah, BNI has been an integral part of the success of building a reputable HR and Safety Consultancy (Quest) and Sarah has been involved as a member for the last 7 years, after being invited by one of her closest friends to attend as a visitor.

Based on the phenomenal support BNI members gave Sarah, she joined the regional Director Team for West Yorkshire over six years ago and has been working hard to support other local businesses to be successful and profitable from their involvement in the BNI system. Up until recently, Sarah was the Chapter Director for a group in Wakefield on a Friday, which she has helped to grow from a core group to one with over 30 members passing over £1million of business every 12 months.

As a member of the regional director team, Sarah is active in running the additional training programmes that BNI provides it members across the region, giving a great opportunity for local business owners to enhance their skills to ultimately build a better business. Many members in BNI see Sarah as someone they can turn to when they need to enhance their membership, and she has always been incredibly supportive towards new and long-term members.

Sarah is excited at the prospect of working with the businesses within these regions to support them in achieving great results for their businesses, and we are sure she will do a great job in helping the business community within the area.

If you would like to know more about BNI, Sarah, or Quest Consulting, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on 0844 879 7286.

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Northern Accountants

Sarah and the team at Quest have provided us HR support since January 2013.

Quest Consulting Services provided us with a comprehensive employment structure with contacts and a handbook and have been on hand to help me deal with the occasional issue I have faced with team members through their telephone support service.

As our personal Consultant, Sarah provides a quality, professional and complete service which is great value for money.

Northern Accountants

Off Limits Corporate Events

Sarah has transformed our HR and has introduced systems that have taken lots of hassle away from staffing issues within our company.

We have worked with Sarah and her team for 5 years and in this time our business has grown considerably. With telephone support available for all our Managers as they need it plus Sarah and her team proactively keeping us updated on changes in legislation we are reassured that we are in safe hands.

The HR software that Quest implemented also helps us keep on top of the routine aspects of HR such as holiday bookings, recording absence, holding personnel records which then allows Sarah and her team easy access to give us relevant advice.

Our Managers have also benefited from workshops run by Sarah to help develop their skills on handling issues such as disciplinary, appraisals, recruitment etc….

The support of Quest is invaluable and provides a much more cost effective solution than employing a HR Manager in house.

Off Limits Corporate Events

10 Associates

Why would anybody NOT have Sarah working 'alongside' their business?

I've known Sarah for many years and she's always been there for me and the business when her wealth of knowledge has been called upon.

We have used Sarah and her team to handle our contracts, handbook and Health & Safety and they are readily available on the telephone when needed or on site at our premises.

Highly recommended.

10 Associates

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