Peony & Magnolia have a clear idea of what is important to us, as a business. We demonstrate this in the way we work, how we deliver our services for our clients and how we conduct ourselves.

We believe that it is important…

  • To be Noble
  • To always Persevere
  • To empower and to be Empowered
  • To always show Compassion


We are working with RedBeetle, our lovely design agency, to bring these values into life, as a visual learner, our founder Alice is keen to develop this as the business develops. She often talks about values and behaviours on Instagram and through the blogs.


We create bespoke solutions to your needs, we love a good HR conundrum and work in collaboration with our clients to solve it.


What motivates us? P&M’s, professional and personal contemplations, and reflections on the things which makes us put ‘pen to paper’.


Great things come from collaboration. So let's start with a conversation to understand what your issues are. You are welcome to our thoughts free of charge.

  • Alice is one of the most professional and competent HR directors I’ve had the pleasure of working with during my Executive Career. Her ability to manage the day to day along with challenging projects with great results is a key strength and I’d have no hesitation in recommending Alice to any organisation requiring her skills.

    Russell Ward Non-exec Chairman
  • Alice was a fantastic person to have as part of our team, demonstrating commitment and professionalism at all times. Alice is highly organised and works to deliver high results and she was integral in the development and success of our biggest account. After leaving Blue Arrow, Alice embarked on a career in HR and later became a client. As a HR professional, I was really impressed by the way she worked and it was a pleasure recruiting for her team. Alice is an exceptional HR Director and someone I highly recommend.

    Rachel Watson Senior Ops Manager
  • Anyone who works with Alice can attest to her efficient and effective communication, creative thinking, professional business acumen and ethical conduct. She is a highly engaged leader who is well regarded and valued.

    Kezia Downie Recruiter
  • I have worked with Alice on three separate occasions and would have no hesitation in working with, or for, her again. As a manager and colleague she is supportive and empowering always wanting to bring out the best in people and allowing people to grow. Knowledgeable about her subject, challenging inaccuracies or inappropriate practice appropriately when necessary, and always striving for a first class service. She is honest, approachable, highly respected with great integrity and always does her best for the employees as well as the company.

    Claire Childs Business Manager
  • I worked with Alice over several years dealing with some key workforce engagement issues from TUPE, Company restructuring and redundancy. Whilst working with Alice I found her to be a professional companionate dedicated individual, not only ensuring that the company complied with its legal requirements but always ensured that the welfare of our employees was at the forefront of decision making. Alice would be an asset to any company and future employers would be recruiting a remarkable individual.

    Martin Truman HSE Director