Optimal are an end to end HR Outsourcing Company specialising in providing high quality HR support to Academies and Multi-Academy Trusts across the Yorkshire & Lancashire region. We provide both strategic and operational support helping your organisation to be as effective as possible.
Over 30 years experience
High quality HR support to Academies and MATS
Whilst the quality of teaching is essential in Academies & MAT’s, equally important is good management and the management of employees. MAT’s can bring high employment risks if the due diligence and subsequent integration programmes are rushed and ill-considered and if engagement with staff transferring into Trusts isn’t well-planned, it can take years to overcome.
Budget constraints continue to be a challenge across all of the Education sector and the creation of a Multi Academy Trust can bring opportunities to centralise business support functions, delivering better services with more qualified resource for less cost overall. The level of centralisation of HR Services should be determined through a strategic review of how it is currently being delivered in each Academy to ensure the right model is implemented for each MAT.
Whether you need us to support your Academy or Trust by managing your entire HR function for you, or you need support on a project or initiative, then we have the expertise to help. We also provide full Recruitment Services as well as bespoke E-Learning platforms for your organisation.
What our clients say
Optimal People and Business are experts in all things HR. We worked successfully with them to produce a series of information videos to help businesses during the Corona lockdown. We are looking forward to working with them again in the near future as we grow our business.
We personally dealt with Vici at Optimal and she was a delight. She was open and honest and gave great advice and guidance. She helped us deal with what could have been a very difficult dismissal with a problematic member of staff. I would not hesitate to recommend Vici to any business for their HR.
Can’t thank Mel and the team enough. Really helped my business in a crisis. Looking forward to working with you and the team.
Brilliant service, friendly staff, lovely team
Amazing service and support from extremely knowledgeable people, who also take great care in the standard of their work. Can't fault them, thank you so much!
5* all round, Mel was extremely helpful and answered all my questions, very friendly and professional. Recommended to others and would definitely use again. Thank you again Mel and Helen.
Mel and her team are fantastic, help me all along the way with some complex issues. Couldn't recommend more.
I've used Optimal PBS on a couple of occasions now to assist with due diligence on an acquisition i've been working on and also to provide contract and handbook production. Cannot fault the support or advice provided.
We love this company and Mel is a god send to our business, she sorted everything for us from employee contracts to helping us source the right accountant, she is at the end of the phone whenever I have any HR questions (even when on holiday) can not fault her commitment. Keep up the good work!
Meet our team
PA and Senior Administrator