Essencia HR was founded in 2014 by Lesley Dingley who, is a qualified CIPD accredited HR professional with  15 years experience in HR and more than 25 years experience in management roles.

Essencia is “essence” in English meaning: The essence of something is its basic and most important characteristic which gives it its individual identity. Collins Portuguese to English Dictionary.

We firmly believe that a one size all approach should not be applied to organisations and as such we actively listen to our customers’ needs and tailor HR fundamentals to fit their business.

Company Vision: Making a difference through smart HR.

Mission Statement: Providing a tailored HR service through an innovative and community based approach.

Company Values:

  • In pursuit of excellence tailored to you.
  • Creative in our approach; evolving for a brighter future.
  • Wellbeing inside and out.
  • Community matters and inclusivity in all that we do.


We can audit your business to assess risks and areas for improvement. We ensure you are legal and have the tools and skills that enable you to get the best out of your people and recruit more top people into your business. We will provide you with recommendations where improvements can be made and the benefits the organisation, the team and you will get from implementing them