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In 2000, Debbie Davidson (now Tollitt) formed Davidson HR Associates.  Since then Davidson HR has been offering practical and commercially focussed HR and training solutions to businesses and organisations across Cumbria, South West Scotland, the North East and Lancashire.

Debbie has worked in HR for over 20 years.  Her experience in both HR and learning ensures clients can concentrate on driving their business forwards successfully rather than worrying about their people issues.

With a focus on calm, clear, cheerful, solution focussed, risk managed results, Debbie and Davidson HR Associates work WITH you on your people issues to deliver effective results.

From small through to large businesses in private sector, charitable sector and not for profit organisations Davidson HR Associates has proven success in delivering people focussed results that impact positively on business or organisation performance.


Bespoke, unique, practical, creative, timely and effective HR advice.  You can reach a member of Davidson HR 365 days per year due to our super effective structure.



We offer a brilliant range of accredited and non accredited training solutions for your business.  From management skills, HR training and more



If you think that Health & Safety needs to be complicated – It doesn’t. If you feel that it involves copious amounts of paperwork – It probably doesn’t.



To add brilliant value to our services we are delighted to work with a select number of highly regarded and professional associates in the fields of employment law, health and safety, payroll and IT.  To access any of these services (often at preferential rates) in conjunction with HR support please just get in touch.

“Davidson HR Associates provide us with an incredibly professional yet personable service. Debbie and her team have been responsive to the needs of my business, producing high quality documents in a timely manner. Most importantly Debbie is open and understanding. Taking me step-by-step through my rights and responsibilities as an employer, offering clear and informative face-to-face as well as written guidance. Despite her extensive professional experience Debbie does not pre-judge any situation, extending her confidence to everyone here at Connexions providing them with wrap-around support in our growing businesses. I can and will continue to recommend Davidson HR Associates at every available opportunity!”

Mathew Wright, Managing Director , Connexions Group Ltd

“We have been working with Debbie for several years in relation to our own employment matters as well as in relation to client work at HR level.

At Wragg Mark-Bell we are confident that we and our clients receive professional, effective and practical employment advice from Debbie.  She is a thorough, polite and utterly reliable individual.  She deals with both business and private clients in a consistent, knowledgeable and credible manner.

We would not hesitate to recommend her to you for her professional ability and skills.”

Nick Kennon, Director , Wragg Mark-Bell Solicitors

“We have purchased HR support and guidance and Line Management/Supervision Training.  We have found Debbie to be efficient, reliable and very useful.  Due to potential complexities of HR processes, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed at the processes and procedural requirements.  Debbie Davidson has ensured that we have followed employment legislation and each situation has gone smoothly.  This support has been invaluable and Debbie’s knowledge and instant ability to offer clarity has been refreshing.  Debbie has also delivered training to our staff team.  Evaluations show us that this training is highly regarded.”

Heike Horsburgh, Chief Executive , Young Cumbria