The Managers Helpful Hub – We help small business owners with their "people manager" role at work.

Does your business employ between 1 and 50 people?  
We help you get better with the people management part of your role which is critical for business success.  

Are you ready to save time, money and your sanity?

 No one ever said being an employer was easy.  
Do any of these sound familiar?

You employ people but you work so hard and the daily grind is wearing you out!

Yodread the day your best performer goes to work elsewhere!

There's a pain in the backside on your team and you've ran out of things to say or do! 

Recruiting and retaining good staff is getting harder each year!

Important relationships are being neglected with your work!

You are doing alright but know a trusted sounding board will help.

At least one of those comments has crossed your mind, right?  
Then you already know what a rollercoaster ride it is when you employ people!  Then there's this...   

Source: Interact Survey of 616 Managers conducted by Harris Poll.

  This is a business problem.

  If the majority of owner managers feel uncomfortable communicating with employees in general, and 37% are avoiding performance related conversations because of how it makes them feel...

How is that working out in your business?  

Sam is your newest recruit and unbeknown to you, isn't settling in or progressing in the way he thought he would after the interviews.  

Sam rarely gets any communication or feedback about how he is doing, but carries on regardless.  

You are shocked when after only 10 months Sam is leaving.  

c£25K down the drain, off the bottom line and now you have to start again...     

what employee turnover really costs

  Truth is, you never thought having a team could be so hard and you would certainly benefit from a helpful hand with this stuff.  But...

Budget for non statutory training or support is next to nothing, yet improved performance is key to your business success.

You can't afford expensive, away from the office training, that never seems to result in improvements at work.

Your own day is already filled morning to night.  If only there was something else that could help you out with this...


The Managers Helpful Hub as the online based solution supporting UK small business owners day to day so they improve employee retention, business results and general wellbeing.

Quick and easy access to support without you paying a huge fee or needing time away from the day job.  Easily integrated into day to day life, we can help you become a better manager, resulting in better business results.

What We Help You With 

  • Getting better at recruiting and retaining the best people for the company. 
  • Improving management skills so you are able to communicate and perform better, enjoying work much more and creating impressive results.
  • Developing people, increasing value in yourself, your team and your business.
  • Letting people go, in a professional way while protecting the business.

Hi, I'm Irene Conlin  

The founder of the helpful hub.  With a background in HR, training and business improvement of over 20 years, I've helped businesses owners become award winners, grow profits and provide great places to work. 

With access to useful resources and private coaching, you can implement the changes needed to be more effective at work, getting better results.

All online, there is no expensive time away from the office required.  

You becoming a better manager is better for your business.

Results of People I've Worked With

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    Improved confidence and skills to recruit, manage, develop or let people go from their team. 
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    Within weeks got 7 times return on investment of the membership fees, using some of the resources.
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    Developed boring jobs into one's team members are happy to get out of bed for. 
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    Built a team that became local and national business award winners.
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    Have team identify and deliver business improvement projects generating c£250K of savings.
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    Have regular family time rather than putting in extra hours at work.

An excellent and cost effective service...

"... that has given us access to a highly competent professional and enabled us to implement changes with minimum disruption that are now having a very positive impact across our business.

Paul Marshall  Managing Director

What You Will Get

1. The Managers Helpful Hub Containing


Support from experts to solve the people manager challenges.


Tools that help you become a better manager in your business.   

Short Trainings

Easy to digest and actionable short trainings.

Check-lists & Processes

Download, edit if needed to and away you go.

Conversational Scripts

Guidance on how challenging conversations may go.

Extra Resources

Can't find anything to help with the current situation? We will create it!

2. Telephone Support

There will be times when it's best to talk something through.  As a member you can speak to us privately about the pressing issue on your plate.  We will be your trusted sounding board. 

  We include ALL our guidance within the private hub, accessible 24/7, each designed to only require 5 to 45 minutes to digest and action.  

Remember that membership includes PRIVATE COACHING where we help you to implement the guidance into life at work.
Here is a selection of what is available.

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Plus over 200 discussions on things people related impacting your business.


Sign up and start to improve the areas needing attention.

You can expect results within hours...

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    Come with a question - it will be answered.
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    Want guidance, a template, checklist or conversation script - simply download it from our private hub area.
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    A resource not available to help with the burning issue of the day - we promise to create one.

I slashed our recruitment costs...

"In the Private Coaching section, we bounced around ideas which improved our recruitment and literally slashed our costs."

Jeff Hall  Director

The Managers Helpful Hub offers an alternative to expensive training away from the office, along with private coaching usually only available with your business picking up a substantial invoice.


Let's review everything you are going to get...


Support from our experts to solve the people related challenges within the workplace,  it's like having a personal coach.


Guidance and tools to develop the skills for being a great manager.


Easy to digest short trainings and guidance documents.  Aimed to be read, understood and actioned within 5 to 45 minutes.


Templates, checklists and processes to download and edit, ready to implement without hours of internet research. 


Help with "what you could say" scripts for how some of the more difficult conversations may go (a firm favourite of our members).


Our promise that if something isn't available already within the private hub, we'll create something useful  within a few days.

There is more to benefit by having your trusted team get access too...   

I renewed the team...

"When I joined, some people needed replacing.  With Irene's help and guidance I was able to work through replacing people with new team members.  I now have the skills to recruit, manage and develop my team which make my MD's life easier."

Jackie Winship  Office Manager


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    30 day no hassle, no awkward questions asked guarantee 
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    easy cancellation from ongoing subscription 
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    option to add more user accounts so your managers get their own private access

It can easily cost £20K- £50K to replace a single employee who has left because of poor management or who should never have been employed in the first place!  We can't put a price on your own improved wellbeing but we can help you to recruit, manage, develop or let go people from your team in a drama free way.

Flexible pricing for your growing team...

Click on the relevant price box to purchase now. The price you join at will never increase for the duration of your subscription.



give us a try!  YOU'VE nothing to lose and lots to gain.

IF YOU DON'T SEE THE VALUE for youR BUSINESS, SIMPLY Cancel within 30 DAYS and RECEIVE a full refund.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee  

No hassle, no awkward questions asked.  We promise.

I saved time and money...

"I realise I don't need to go on expensive and time consuming training.  Resources and support are available as and when I come across problems.  This has saved thousands, has taken the pressure off needing to know it all, making things much easier."

Angela Bold  Owner/Manager

Frequently Asked Questions

So, you have questions? Let us try to answer those for you...

What kind of businesses is the Hub useful for?

Can my office manager or fellow director join?

​Is all of your guidance and training available immediately?

Can I purchase 1 account and share with the whole team?

Can I get one to one support from you?

Why should I subscribe today instead of next month (or year!)?

Do I receive anything in the mail when I join?

What if I join and I don't like it?

What if I decide to cancel my subscription?

Can I access the content released at The Managers Helpful Hub during my subscription once I cancel?

Can I save money by upgrading to an annual account at a later date?

Other questions? 

If there's anything at all that you're not certain about, anything we haven't made clear; any concerns or questions then please do contact us at and we'll help you out.  Or simply telephone:  0191 551 6817

Join us now...