About – The Managers Helpful Hub
Hello, I'm Irene Conlin.  Founder of The Managers Helpful Hub. 
We provide a cost effect, practical and somewhat unique service that helps many construction sector small business owners and managers, with the "people manager" part of their role.   

Why Create The Managers Helpful Hub?

Employing people, then getting them to work in a way which benefits everyone is not easy.  

I want you to easily access bite sized online training to help you be the best employer or people manager you can be for your business, your staff and (sometimes forgotten), yourself.

Here are some results achieved by people I have worked with:

  • Improved confidence and skills to recruit, manage and develop people in their team. 
  • Terminate employment contracts in a fair and legal way where it wasn't working out. 
  • Team identified and delivered improvement projects with c£250K of savings.
  • Increased employee satisfaction rates within businesses - up 24%.
  • Built a team that became local and national business award winners.
  • Getting regular family time rather than putting in extra hours at work.

Nice Things People Have Said

Our recruitment costs were slashed.  Within a few minutes of bouncing around ideas, Irene gave us a process that saved the business £'s and made things easier.

Jeff Hall


I turned the membership fees to the Online Hub into a massive return on investment in weeks.  Going through the process in one of the membership resources has re-energised me into now looking forward with excitement to my work this year.

Anne Moore


With Irene's help and guidance I was able to work through replacing people.  I now have the skills to recruit, manage and development my team which makes mine, and my MD's, life easier. 

Jackie Winship

Office Manager

How We Help You...
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Nice Things People Have Said About Working Personally With Irene

Working with Irene, my business is now award winning and sought after as a specialist electrical contracting company. We are working hard, but we are thriving. Irene certainly helped me give my business the boost it needed.

Fred Hood


I have hired Irene to work with us and a selection of our supply chain. Her approach to helping people build better businesses within the construction sector has positive consequence for companies like ours who seek to employ only the best within the supply chain.

Steve McCoy

Managing Director

 We engaged Irene to review and assist us in providing a fresh outlook to the way we conduct business with our clients.  In a very short period of time, the entire team are focused in the same direction.  We could not be any more pleased with the extra dimension Irene has added to our business.

Rob Johnson


Irene has provided 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. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to others and will look forward to working with her again in the future.

Paul Marshall

Managing Director

Irene's calming and professional approach and expertise have been an inspiration, she is down to earth, flexible and goes the extra mile to inspire and drive the team forward.  I unreservedly recommend Irene's creative services to anyone looking to progress their business.

Doug Glass


 Unlike some companies, who charge a fortune to tell you the obvious and, often, it's just expressing the jargon terms in vogue at the time, Irene forms a deep and proper bond with her clients and takes a real 'hands on' approach to shaping their


Clive Belfield


Irene has delivered excellent results working closely with our own team and her advice and input has also saved us money along the way. Irene demonstrates a good balance of strategic and operational working.

Ken Parkin


We chose to work with Irene to help us drive our business forward during a significant period of change. She offers an external view which is very honest, creative, flexible and in a style that encourages you to want to incorporate her into the team to help the business be as good as it possibly can be.

Keith McDougall


 Down to earth and very professional , whether its HR related or “bidding” for work Irene’s help and guidance in business matters has been invaluable to us.

Del Phoenix


Irene’s expert knowledge, integrity, creative thinking will be a benefit to any company and I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending her.

Martin Kay


We have always found Irene to be highly professional and knowledgeable.  We would have no hesitation in recommending the services to anyone.

Gordon McPherson


 Irene’s individual personality traits are highly valued in business and she applied these traits through the delivery and application of her work. Irene’s business contributions and outputs were always professional and of the highest level of performance.

Dave Mellor

Managing Director