About Us

Our primary aim is to enable excellence in the leadership, management and development of people in schools, academies and colleges as well as the wider public sector. We have teamed up with other professionals, in partnership and networks to enhance the capacity and range of skills, services and support we can offer.


Gary Edwards

Consultant Director

Gary Edwards is the Consultant Director and he established the People Management Business after more than 18 years’ experience of working in schools’ HR with Kent County Council. In addition to his extensive consultancy work within the education sector Gary is currently a governor with a local primary school and he has previously served as a Trustee with two secondary school Academies.

During his time with KCC Gary was regarded as “the guru” by many Headteachers and Governors on performance appraisal and pay progression issues for both teachers and support staff. He was held in high regard for his common sense, practical HR advice and guidance, always with a strong focus on the needs of children and school improvement.

Previously Gary has had experience at Executive HR Director level with two NHS Trusts and these experiences have given him a unique perspective into the issues and challenges for leadership and management of people across the public sector.

Gary holds a MA Industrial Relations from Warwick University, he is fully qualified with the Institute of Personnel and Development and he is also a fully qualified, accredited workplace mediator.

Gary achieved the Level 5 Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring at Brighton University and has many years’ experience as a successful leadership coach.

Working in Partnership

Over the years of our business we have established excellent working relationships with professionals in many areas of leadership and management. We only work with people who share our values and sense of mission in doing what we can to improve the life chances of young people. This adds value to the work we can deliver through the People Management Business as well as enhancing our capacity and range of services.

Our networks include senior professionals in the fields of HR advice and guidance, employment law, leadership development, teaching and learning as well as other areas such as Mindfulness and also Safeguarding.

Supporting Charities for Young People

We are also passionate about supporting charities for young people. We do this through regular donations and by promoting the invaluable work these great organisations do. Currently we are supporting Young Roots  a fantastic charity that supports young refugees to achieve their potential.

You can check out their great work here: http://youngroots.org.uk/