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.

Our Values

We strive to make a difference to our clients, their teams, and their businesses. We are passionate about supporting and empowering young people, women and business owners.

We are pragmatic and provide straightforward advice, cutting out the jargon and complexities. 

We believe in close connections both with our clients and our people helping to increase wellbeing and achieve balance in the workplace.

We are holistic, providing a solution focused approach.

We respect everyone and treat them as an individual.

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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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Zoe has worked in Organisational Development for approximately ten years. As well as being an OD Practitioner, Zoe is a qualified and experienced coach, trained in team coaching and a coach supervisor.

Zoe has a wide range of experience in both design and delivery, and enjoys collaborating with clients to develop approaches to meet their individual needs.

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Zoe Nicholl

OD Practitioner

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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.

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Anna is a retired Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants who has worked in several NHS Trusts in Yorkshire, latterly working with Natalie in a Finance Director role.

Anna has a wide range of financial experience at a senior level as well as having been involved with many reorganisations and the Human Resources implications thereof.

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Anna Lamplough

Finance Director

Anna is a retired Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants who has worked in several NHS Trusts in Yorkshire, latterly working with Natalie in a Finance Director role.

Anna has a wide range of financial experience at a senior level as well as having been involved with many reorganisations and the Human Resources implications thereof. 

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Lucy is the newest team member, joining McMillan and Associates as a HR administrator.

Lucy has recently graduated from University, where she studied Sociology. Whilst in her final year of studies, she took an interest in the world of HR. Lucy is keen to develop her skills and has started a CIPD level 7 programme in Strategic People Management.
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Lucy Storey

HR Administrator

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Will is an experienced consultant with 20 years’ experience as a coach, facilitator, and senior manager having worked in a number of large complex organisations, both public and private, embedding strategic change.

Like most things in Will’s life, his approach is powerful, simple and effective. He is an engaging and thought-provoking facilitator.  A no nonsense, back to basics approach, which draws on 20 years’ leadership and management experience. 

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Will Clements

Associate

Will is an experienced consultant with 20 years’ experience as a coach, facilitator, and senior manager having worked in a number of large complex organisations, both public and private, embedding strategic change.

Like most things in Will’s life, his approach is powerful, simple and effective. He is an engaging and thought-provoking facilitator.  A no nonsense, back to basics approach, which draws on 20 years’ leadership and management experience.  His work encourages individuals to seize the opportunity, enjoy relationships, succeed at work and learn how to respond to adverse situations with a positive approach.  Will’s aim is to release excellence in others. 

Will looks to create contemporary facilitation and learning that delivers practical solutions in today’s complex world.  Will delivers his work with honesty and compassion through engagement and participation.  His work is centred on understanding individuals, aiding them deploy their strengths effectively.

‘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