Violet Asgill Is a seasoned Human Resources (HR) consultant with 20 years’ experience specialising in developing HR functions and restructuring start-up organisations to create better efficiency. Her expertise is in Strategic and Change Management, Human Resources Administrative Systems, Organisational Development, Developing Staffing Budgets and Business Process Re-engineering.
Violet is also the Founder and Managing Partner of Craft HR Limited, an integrated Human Resources (HR) solutions company which provides a range of services to support and advise organisations with the development of their business in particular the Human Resource function. Craft HR provides a dedicated outsource HR service for those clients who might not have the time or resources to develop an in-house function
Violet has held key Senior HR positions in the United Kingdom for Russell Group Universities (www.russellgroup.ac.uk) in particular King’s College London and the University of Warwick, Community Regeneration Organisations and a number of other Corporate Firms in the city. In Sierra Leone her experience varies from revolutionising HR within the fishing industry (Sierra Fishing Company) to transforming The Place Resort, a hospitality company from a start up to a stable and profitable company growing revenues by over 200 percent. She accomplished this through the development of a well-balanced operating strategy spearheaded by development programs that trained over 200 staff at different levels.
Violet has led a number of Restructuring and Change Management Project for a series of organisations in the UK and Sierra Leone. Her Business Process Re-engineering skills and Cost Benefit Analysis skills, coupled with her HR skills has helped a number of organisations to develop effective operating systems and staffing structures, develop staff whilst minimising costs and the risks associated with restructuring and change management processes.
Violet and her company Craft HR Limited played a vital role during the Ebola crisis. They were appointed by Aspen Medical and International Procurement Agency to provide strategic lead in HR which included talent mapping, training, orientation and contracting around 450 staff. The expertise and professionalism of Violet and her team was demonstrated as they were able to set up an effective staffing structure and a HR function within a week to support Aspen’s Ebola Response Operations. Craft HR primarily provided these services for the Hastings Airfield and Kerry Town Treatment Centres.
Violet sits on the Board of a number of start-ups and community organisations including The Place at Tokeh Beach. She has a number of small business ventures and is one of the co-owners of the Warehouse Bar & Lounge by Evoque. Her business acumen is demonstrated by the number of successful business ventures in her current portfolio.
Violet plays a key role in the Tokeh community where she sits on the Community Development and Engagement Board. As a key Board Member she has initiated and directed a number of Corporate Social Responsibility projects including the building and development of a secondary school, Apprenticeship Schemes in Hospitality Management for youth in the community and set up an Employment Brokerage firm for the community.
Violet is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD), the professional body for HR and People Development in the UK. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, graduating with merit. She also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Resources Studies and Law in Business.
Violet is trained as a Professional Trainer and Coach by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health UK. She is also a trained facilitator of ProcessFix UK Limited, an organization that specializes on business process re-engineering.
In her spare time Violet enjoys cooking and baking and creating new recipes.