About us

Myhrtoolkit makes it easier for SMEs to manage staff admin and legal compliance with highly secure HR software. Myhrtoolkit is the ultimate online HR system for staff holidays, absence management, keeping documents, reporting, training management, and more!

Certified with the international data security standard ISO 27001 and with a 4.7/5 stars rating on reviews.io with 95% of our customers recommending us, myhrtoolkit is chosen by more than 1,300 SMEs and used by over 66,000 employees within the UK and Ireland. Since our acquisition in 2021, myhrtoolkit is now powered by the Agilio Software Group.

Our mission statement

The company was founded in 2005 when employment lawyer Jon Curtis had a vision: “To create an online work environment that promotes creativity and productivity and enables companies to grow and succeed because they’re able to focus on the things they do best.” 

We have learned that the solution has to be simple – that’s why we focus on ‘all the best bits’ of HR software, delivering those key areas with excellence. 

From day one, myhrtoolkit has been built from the bottom up, with improvements based on feedback from customers and enriched by employment law. It’s the success of our customers that brings our story to life; they inspire us every day to keep creating the best and most innovative HR software possible.

Meet the team

Emma Barnes

Emma Barnes

Managing Director

Emma became Managing Director of myhrtoolkit, part of the Agilio Software group, in February 2024. With over twenty years of experience in senior management roles across several sectors, Emma brings a wealth of expertise and a track record of success in driving company growth.

As Managing Director, Emma is tasked with continuing to build the successful HR and e-learning business. She will play a pivotal role in overseeing the company’s daily operations whilst spearheading the company’s forward-looking strategy. 

Kit Barker, Chief Information Security Officer

Kit Barker

Chief Information Security Officer

Kit Barker has had a long association with myhrtoolkit, firstly becoming our Chief Technology Officer in 2014. Kit’s background is in developing successful Software as a Service platforms, with a strong focus on infrastructure and application security.

As well as his own hands-on programming with native PHP and frameworks such as Laravel, Lumen and Zend, he leads the development team in innovation and extending the myhrtoolkit application. Kit regularly writes for our blog on security topics for SMEs.

Lindsay Dale, Accounts Manager

Lindsay Dale

Accounts Manager

Lindsay Dale is myhrtoolkit’s Accounts Manager, who joined us in 2017 and has become an essential member of the team. Lindsay manages all our financial transactions, cashflow forecasting, suppliers, payroll, financial reporting, and even does some ad hoc office duties to boot!

Simon Ross

Simon Ross

Head of Sales

Simon is myhrtoolkit’s Head of Sales. Simon has been with the business since 2014 and has become an integral part of the company. He leads the customer engagement team in all aspects of the customer journey. 

Fiona Sanderson, Head of Marketing

Fiona Sanderson

Head of Marketing

Fiona Sanderson first joined myhrtoolkit in 2019 as Marketing Manager to lead the company’s marketing efforts, having previous experience managing marketing functions for both in-house companies and a marketing agency.

Cliff Hewson, Marketing Manager

Cliff Hewson

Marketing Manager

Cliff Hewson joined the team in 2020 as Marketing Manager, initially on an interim basis, but soon signed on permanentlyalongside running his own marketing and web design company. Fiona and Cliff share the Marketing Manager position, bringing different and complementary knowledge and skills to the role.

Kirk Docker, Technical Lead

Kirk Docker

Technical Lead

Kirk is myhrtoolkit's Technical Lead, having been with the business since 2016. He has a strong focus on engineering excellence and has experience with software development, devops, cloud infrastructure, and Linux systems administration. He is fuelled by burritos.

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