G1 Group HR director, Paul Bailey, has stepped down from the Scottish bar and restaurant operator to set up his own business.

Bailey has joined forces with recruitment expert Chris Dodds to launch Best Consultancy.

Bailey joined G1 in September 2015 and said that during his time at the company oversaw a reduction in staff turnover from predicted 165% in September 2015 to predicted year end of 48% in August 2017. There was also a reduction in agency spend from £160,000 a year to £23,000 and time to hire reduced from 42 days to 14 days within 6 month

He said “I am excited to be able to offer our customers the ability to have a true HR Business Partner to support strategy, projects and day to day managing of their people. My vision is to make best different from your average HR advice lines and Recruitment agencies by giving affordable local support when needed. I have been in HR for over 15 years and have not yet came across a business that can offer all of this in one place.”