About us

We are a team of highly experienced, pragmatic, and empathetic HR professionals who are passionate about making a difference to the businesses we work with.

Our Story

McMillan & Associates was founded by Natalie McMillian in 2018, following her extensive career as a CEO, Chief Executive and HR professional working within the NHS. Natalie established the business with the aim of helping to make a tangible difference to the people and businesses that she works with, by cutting out unnecessary complexities and providing clients with straightforward, honest advice.

Now a team of six, we provide businesses with a holistic approach to HR and Organisational Development services, offering consultation, HR support, Organisational Development, HR Training, Professional Coaching and Mediation.

Our team also includes experienced and qualified coaches, who combined have over 15 years’ experience in coaching individuals and businesses.

Our clients include large-scale businesses, SMEs and business owners from across a wide variety of sectors across Yorkshire and the UK.

We pride ourselves on delivering excellent results and resolving the challenges our clients are facing helping them to maximise the potential of their people and their business.

Give us a call today to set up your first free consultation.

A word from nat

I am a highly experienced HR and OD professional and have worked across a range of sectors including manufacturing, health, charity and not-for-profit. I have also worked at board-level as an HR Director, Deputy Chief Executive and CEO.

I have significant experience of working in the health sector including acute hospitals, primary and community care, CCGs, Mental Health and Ambulance Trusts. More recently I have provided leadership and direction within the West Yorkshire and Harrogate ICS in a number of senior roles.
This experience has led me to develop a proven track record in delivering transformational change for large-scale businesses, SMEs and small business owners.
Over the years I have faced many of the same challenges that business owners and professionals are experiencing today and know just how important it is to have the right support around you. I am hugely empathetic and care about building long-lasting relationships with our clients, providing unique solutions, and working alongside you to deliver those strategies that will really make a difference.
I now specialise in providing strategic HR and organisational development consultancy, with expertise in developing high performing and engaged teams. I am also an experienced executive coach with several years’ experience and outstanding testimonials and outcomes from my clients, both individuals and businesses.

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Meet the team

Meet our team of experienced HR experts, and consultants.

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Liz has worked in HR for over 20 years, and has provided advice and support across health, charity and not for profit sectors and for private SMEs.

Liz has a wide range of experience with particular involvement in policy development, employee relations, and complex investigation work.  Liz also works as a coach and enjoys helping people find their potential. 

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Liz Blount

HR & OD Consultant

Liz has worked in HR for over 20 years, and has provided advice and support across health, charity and not for profit sectors and for private SMEs.

Liz has a wide range of experience with particular involvement in policy development, employee relations, and complex investigation work.  Liz also works as a coach and enjoys helping people find their potential.

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Joanna has worked in Finance for over twenty five years from Multi Nationals to SME’s. Her experience ranges from managing budgets for National projects, spending analysis and sales forecasting. Joanna is meticulous for detail and strives to achieve targets.

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Joanna Tinker

Finance

Joanna has worked in Finance for over twenty five years from Multi Nationals to SME’s. Her experience ranges from managing budgets for National projects, spending analysis and sales forecasting. Joanna is meticulous for detail and strives to achieve targets.

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Alex is thrilled to join the McMillan and Associates team as Nat’s PA.

Alex has been a ‘Virtual PA’ for the past 13 years, supporting a variety of female lead companies remotely. Before that she was a PA on Equity Trading Floor at Goldman Sachs.

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Alex Brown

Personal Assistant

Alex is thrilled to join the McMillan and Associates team as Nat’s PA.

Alex has been a ‘Virtual PA’ for the past 13 years, supporting a variety of female lead companies remotely. Before that she was a PA on Equity Trading Floor at Goldman Sachs.

‘Nat and her team have the gift of analytical insight coupled with tenacity and stamina, all conveyed through warmth. I would certainly work with this team again and highly recommend them and their work.’

Belinda Weir, MD Centaura Consulting