Leadership and Management Development 

I have worked with Daire for the last 10 years, designing and delivering cutting edge leadership programmes and there’s never been a dull moment. She fosters loyalty and respect with people, challenges their thinking and is always keen to grasp the latest developments in thought leadership to influence the businesses she supports. She’s a brave visionary who makes things happen.

Lisa Middlemas
Trainer, Facilitator and Executive Coach

Supporting Business Leaders and Senior HR Talent 

We have been working with Alchemy People for 3 years now and Daire is an indispensable partner to our business.

She is straight forward and professional in her approach.

Daire has really taken the time to understand our business and her breadth of experience as well as her flexible attitude means that she can target her advice to our unique needs and company culture.

I would highly recommend Daire to any business owner in need of HR services!


Meabh Hogan

HR Manager at Lee Baron Group

Employee Engagement and Stakeholder Management 

As the national official representing members TUPE-transferred into a new company with no union culture, the relationship with Daire as HR Director had the potential to be both challenging and difficult.  The fact that we were able to create a high-trust, dynamic, solution-orientated relationship is attributable to Daire’s ability to empathise with other stake-holders – in this case us – without losing sight of the strategic objectives being pursued. This empathetic style was allied with excellent organisation, comprehensive HR knowledge, and a sense of curiosity.   Above all, Daire’s commitment to a productive and engaged workforce was an exemplar amongst the employers I have dealt with in 30 years of industrial relations work.

Simon Sapper 

Director Makes You Think

HR strategy and culture

Daire is one of those rare experts that make the recruiting, support and empowerment of people look easy. Which it isn't. I have worked with Daire in two companies and can't recommend her highly enough. I would have no hesitation to put the HR direction and wellbeing of any of our staff in her hands.

Ross Alderson
Managing Director, Blackwood Biofuels