Networking in Surrey

Mara Thorne
  • Female
  • Leatherhead, Surrey
  • United Kingdom
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  • Patricia Ayling
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  • Charlotte Grant
  • Keith Grover, NiS Founder

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Business Name (the main name you trade under)
M Thorne Consulting Limited
Type of Business
HR Consultancy
Tell Us About Your Business
M Thorne Consulting helps local SMEs with all your people-related issues, from recruitment to retirement. Whether you need help with sourcing great candidates, contracts for new starters, staff learning and development initiatives, reward and benefit structures, appraisal systems, conflict resolution, discipline, grievance or dismissal procedures, restructuring or redundancies, just call Mara Thorne.
What Type Of Networking Events Are You Interested In?
Breakfasts, Informal, Seminars, Speed Networking, Workshops
Which Local Towns Are You Likely To 'Network' In?
Chertsey, Cobham, Cranleigh, Egham, Epsom, Esher, Ewell, Guildford, Ham, Leatherhead, Oxted, Redhill, Reigate, Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge, Woking
Business Website Address
Contact me: Main email (you may prefer to enter using 'AT' instead of @ - eg keith AT plus your business phone number - and any other Website or Blog URL
mara AT

01372 700139
Which online or offline business networking groups do you belong to? (Please type 'none' if you're new to networking)
My Team, Leatherhead Chamber of Commerce, Whole in One Golf
What's A Good Business Lead For You? (potential customers, and anyone else you would like to connect with)
An owner or manager of a small or medium-sized business in Surrey or surrounding areas who employs people or is about to employ somebody for the first time, and has no in-house HR assistance.
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Mara Thorne's Blog

Workplace stress – what should managers do?

Posted on January 17, 2018 at 10:57 0 Comments

Of all the management issues you will face in the workplace, a medical certificate signing an employee off with stress, anxiety, depression, or some other form of mental illness, is guaranteed to make your heart sink. A variety of questions spring to mind: how long will the person be away? Is the workplace somehow responsible for the problem? Could you have seen it coming and done something to prevent it? What are you going to say to the person when they do come back? What,…


It’s not unusual…

Posted on November 8, 2017 at 12:37 0 Comments

Following the revelations of sexual harassment and assault - and allegations of rape - by Harvey Weinstein that filled the news media a few weeks ago, I recently heard Sir Tom Jones on the radio admitting that something similar was attempted against him early in his career. There have been many scandals involving sexual harassment and abuse (including child abuse) in recent years; among the most notorious sexual predators here in the UK were Jimmy Saville and Cyril Smith, not to…


A tale of two bullies... Can you help?

Posted on July 13, 2017 at 10:00 0 Comments

My cousin Laura told me when we caught up recently that she’d left her job with nothing else to go to, and she was sure she’d made the right decision. I was surprised: Laura has always been a very solid and responsible woman, and has worked continuously since the children were in their teens. Perhaps she had taken early retirement? No, despite being 62 years of age, that wasn’t it. She’d left because she’d been bullied at work for about six months, and had…


Appraisals - what's the point?

Posted on February 3, 2016 at 12:30 0 Comments

The HR community has been buzzing recently, following the announcement that some very large, high profile organisations including Microsoft and Deloitte have abandoned their formal Appraisal Schemes, in favour of on-going performance discussions between managers and their team members. "How sensible!", many people have said. Appraisals are old hat. They are too bureaucratic. They are tick-box exercises that don’t motivate anybody or improve performance. Far…


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At 19:33 on October 24, 2011, Charlotte Grant said…

You too Mara - have a great week xxx

At 22:06 on August 15, 2011, Keith Grover, NiS Founder said…

Hi Mara

Lovely to meet you at 4N Cobham last Thursday...

Thanks for joining us, and welcome to the Networking in Surrey community. I hope you find the site useful for planning your networking.

When you get a moment, it would be great to see your photo in place of the 'anonymous silhouette' provided by the software!

Best regards



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