About PNC

People Network Consultancy

People Network Consultancy (PNC) HR Solutions is a fully scalable product for your organisation, with your challenges and needs.

The experience and professional reputation that PNC offer you means that you can rely on us for a number of critical things

Added Value

Unquestionable Customer Service

Highest Quality

A Solution For You

We recognise that some needs and challenges look the same whoever you are and we will never try to sell our customers a bespoke solution that they don’t need. However, our breadth of experience also tells us that there are times when customers need a service that is tailored to their specific set of circumstances and we are never afraid to tell them this – that’s why we’re here.

What is Best For You

We would never sell our customers something we would not buy ourselves. So whether you need an employment law update service and you can take care of the rest yourself or whether you have staff retention issues and need to roll out a fully inclusive and integrated career management system, we are here for you.

How People Network Consultancy has developed

PNC was founded in 1998 by Robert Labe to provide a customer-personalised, best-value and prompt consultancy service to SMEs. Commissions came in purely by word-of-mouth referral and by recommendation.

Consultancy was delivered on the principle of forming associations with like-minded consultants to network with, sharing large workloads and forming partnerships for specific projects as and when needed.

This was a busy market. Many businesses did not need or want their own HR teams and the extent of assignments coming in to PNC and the demand for additional services such as recruitment and business development consultancy, meant that Robert could no longer operate as a single entity and during 2015 a PNC Partnership was formed. Robert approached a trusted fellow professional of some 24 years with a view to expanding PNC and shortly afterwards, Nick Rance became a co-Senior Partner to take on larger contracts. In 2016 another partner was taken on to lead the PNC Recruitment Service as that required a dedicated person to cope with the demand.

During 2016 PNC will expand its remit further by designing and setting up a Free School that is underpinned by PNC as a business and through other partner companies particularly Body Aid Solutions Ltd. as a health & wellbeing sponsor for the School.

PNC Partner Profiles

Please contact us for further details about how we can support your organisation.


Nick Rance
Chartered Member CIPD

tel: 07747 033063

Nick has over twenty years’ experience of success in HR and Business Development roles within a diverse range of working environments. His colleagues over the years would describe him as driven, dynamic, passionate and motivational. He thrives on accountability, complex challenges and uniting diverse teams.

He has extensive experience of employee relations, organisational and business development and performance management within a wide range of organisations of different sizes.

Nick has a record of making a positive impact wherever he goes and appreciates that this can be something as basic as ensuring policies and procedures are up-to-date or a more complex change initiative such as a talent management strategy. His experience spans the full range of the Human Resources function and he combines this with strong project management discipline to ensure the PNC ethos is always maintained.

He is currently working with clients on developing their vision, goals, organisational design and change management for the future. He is also delivering performance and reward strategy strategies, employee relations procedures and support, engagement strategies, as well as resourcing and talent planning.

These qualities, combined with his extensive engineering industry HR experience, which has included setting up and running a nationally recognised apprenticeship academy, will be invaluable as he delivers his role of Lead Proposer for the PNC Academy 16-19 Free School.


Robert Labe
Chartered Fellow CIPD

tel: 07775 670673

As an HR Consultant Robert has undertaken a range of human resource, health & safety and management activities in private, public and voluntary sectors working with CEO’s and Directors at strategic as well as operational level.

A variety of training courses have been delivered including health & safety, employment law, dealing with trauma, management skills, team building, equality & diversity and mental health awareness.

Working for three voluntary agencies Robert has also specialised in dealing with mental health and emotional issues, providing awareness training and mentoring adults and young people with mental health or emotional problems.

He has introduced employee health and wellbeing strategies and initiatives in organisations and is an Associate of Impact Mental Health Peer Support, a Social Enterprise Company promoting Mental Health & Wellbeing in the workplace and within the community.

Previously a post 16 learning College Tutor and Programme Leader for HR and management courses, Robert is also qualified in Leading Internal Quality Assurance for learning programmes, has a teaching & learning coach qualification and experience, as well as a mentoring qualification and experience of mentoring in different situations.


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