"When I started up my business last year I knew that I wanted to be able to offer HR software and I didn't look at any others because I knew that Breathe was the perfect product for me."
00:03: Forrest HR launched in April last year and the reason that I launched the business is because I'd been made redundant twice in under a year and it made me sort of question what I wanted to do next. I reached out to a few of my contacts to see if they could do with some outsourced HR help.
00:21: I was recommended to do BNI so it was a bit of a no-brainer. I joined pretty much straightaway and it just escalated the business. 85% of our business comes through BNI.
00:35: The target market for us is SMEs. Any sort of business from 1 employee up to about 50 or 60 staff - it really does vary. We also work with businesses who are much bigger than that and who maybe have in-house HR as well, but we just provide an additional support service to them.
00:53: I first came across Breathe back in 2012 when I was working for another HR consultancy. When I started up my business last year I knew that I wanted to be able to offer HR software and I didn't look at any others because I knew that Breathe was the perfect product for me to use.
01:10: My relationship with Ewan, my account manager, is brilliant. He's very supportive. He's great. He's helped us at 2 exhibitions now. He's available when I need him - as is the rest of the partner team - and he's always happy for me to offer special offers and deals to our clients which we do on occasion so that's great.
01:31: It’s a proper partnership. It's not just about the product, it's all of the support and the add-ons that we get from the Breathe team as well.
01:40: Breathe has also opened up other networks for me as well. At the summit last year I met some great HR professionals and they introduced me to a couple of closed Facebook pages where HR professionals are very active on them and that's been brilliant.
01:55: It's such a perfect service within what we offer. so where we would be without would be that I'd have 20+ clients without a decent piece of HR software and me not being able to have that service to sell to my clients.