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Nathan Andrews joins Frettens as Head of HR Services

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2 July 2024

Nathan Andrews has joined Dorset-based law firm Frettens Solicitors as Head of HR Services.

An experienced HR professional, he has spent the last seven years running his own successful HR business, Okana.

Nathan joins Michelle Kemp’s Employment and HR team.

He will work closely with Michelle, Chris Dobbs and Kate Fretten while also enabling Frettens to offer new and complementary services including:

  • Workplace mediation
  • Employment investigations
  • HR case management
  • HR training

Nathan has more than 18 years of people management experience, having gained experience as an in-house HR Manager and HR Director in a variety of different sectors.

He is also a CIPD Level 7 qualified people management specialist with a deep understanding of UK employment law.

Nathan said: “Joining Frettens is a fantastic opportunity for me to leverage my expertise in a broader context working in an established, larger firm.

“I am excited to work alongside Michelle Kemp and the employment team to develop a comprehensive HR Consultancy Service.

“My focus will remain on providing clear, pragmatic, and effective HR solutions to complex workplace issues.

“I look forward to continuing my journey in this dynamic environment.”

Managing Partner Matthew Fretten, pictured left, said: “This is a significant step for Frettens and our clients.

“Nathan’s extensive background in HR management and employee relations will greatly enhance our HR Consultancy offering.

“His impressive credentials and qualifications, combined with his extensive experience and personable approach make him a perfect fit for our team.

“We are thrilled to welcome Nathan and look forward to the positive impact he will have.”

Michelle Kemp, Head of the firm’s Employment Team, pictured right, said: “Our clients will greatly benefit from his 18 years of industry experience across sectors such as the third sector, NHS, retail, engineering, hospitality, and food manufacturing.”


Sam is the Regional Editor of Biz News, responsible for both Hampshire and Dorset.

A new recruit to journalism, Sam started writing for the Business Magazine as a freelancer in May of 2022 after completing his degree in English at University College London. His passion for local businesses and ability to tell a story soon caught the attention of the publication’s management team and have led to his meteoric rise.

Sam, who lives in central Reading, takes a particular interest in technology, gaming and food and drink, having been a chef before starting his degree.

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