About Breathe

Learn a little more about the team dedicated to making life easier for SME's.

For 22 years we’ve been implementing intuitive, easy-to-use HR systems with one goal in mind: to give businesses more time to focus on their most valuable asset – their people.

Back in 2012, our founders, Gareth and Jonathan were struggling to find HR software that cut the mustard.

Every solution they came across was either piecemeal, expensive, or just too complex to use.

So, after an in-depth discussion over a (delicious) curry, Breathe was born. And it’s been making work lives easier ever since.

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Awards and recognition

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years old and still going strong



SMEs use Breathe to manage their HR



years’ experience with HR systems



employees use Breathe to request leave, track goals, and more

Meet our people


Having built Breathe from the ground up, our 2 founders lead the Breathe vision. Their ultimate goal is to provide simple-to-use software for SMEs and shout about people-first workplace cultures.

Jonathan Richards

Founder & CEO

Gareth Burrows

Founder & CTO

Operations & accounts

This lovely team work hard to ensure all ‘T’s are crossed to keep the business running seamlessly. They work hard to keep our pennies in order and our offices in check (and our coffee supplies topped up).

Suzie Hunter

Head of People

Lisa Taylor

Executive Assistant

Jacqui Leuchars

Operations Administrator

Ali Shears


Toni Cousins

Accounts Administrator


Under the bonnet of Breathe is this brainy bunch. Spending each day immersed in code, the team work hard to develop and enhance the system, as well as keeping Breathe bug-free and running smoothly.

Richard Brown

Senior Developer

Louise Haynes

Technical Project Manager

Michael Redgrave

Trainee Software Developer

Donna Bettiss

Technical Project Specialist

James Hamlin

Technical Support Engineer

Ollie Baum

Software Developer

Marek Lukowski

Software Developer

Josh Hemsley

Software Developer

Emily Symonds

Quality Assurance Specialist

Antoine Magny

Software Developer

Christopher Oatley

Software Developer


Behind the scenes, this creative lot are on a mission to spread the word about our time-saving software. You’re likely to find them crunching numbers, planning exciting campaign ideas or working their magic with words.

Rachel King

Marketing Director

Carl Sadecki

Senior Marketing Manager

Nick Hardy

Content Manager

Rachael Down

Content Specialist

Sarah Benstead

Content Specialist

Alex Bennett

Digital Marketing Specialist

Kayleigh Scarratt

Digital Marketing Assistant

Ella Hammerton

Digital Marketing Assistant


Within this team, the ‘3 Bs’ work tirelessly to support those who are trialling Breathe, ensuring they have everything they need to get the most out of their free 14 days. These guys dedicate their time to running informative demos, providing unlimited support and inspiring businesses to make the switch to Breathe.

Katie Hedger

Onboarding Manager

Sophie Bassett

Head of Customer Success

Bianca Brace

Onboarding Specialist

Ben Willis

Onboarding Specialist

Benjamin Alleyne

Onboarding Specialist


System query? Here are your go-to-guys. Our in-house Breathe-pros, our dedicated support team are always on-hand to solve our customers’ queries. You’ll find them chatting or tapping away, ensuring each of our 7500 customers are happy and fully-supported.

Emma Johnson

Customer Support Manager

Sy Hook

Customer Support Specialist

Aimee O'Callaghan

Customer Support Specialist

Sean Salvage

Customer Support Specialist

Partner Team

The partner team work closely with hundreds of UK consultants to help boost their offering to their clients with Breathe. The team are dedicated to helping our partners’ businesses grow - the Breathe account managers are always out on the road and travel all around the UK to visit our 540+ partners.

Nicky Forsyth

Partner Director

Lou Aldous-Critchley

Partner Project Manager

Georgina Sillett

Strategic Partnership Manager

Bethan Roles

Partner Account Manager

Ewan Dunlop

Partner Account Manager

Madeleine Hirschler

Partner Account Manager

Natalie Bate

Partner Account Manager

Annie Fox

Partner Account Manager

Faye Veal

Partnership Development Specialist

Frankie Harvey

Partner Onboarding Coordinator


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