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Starting life in 2014, LACE Partners was founded by Aaron Alburey and Cathy Acratopulo, who wanted to create a business that could provide a full-service consultancy for HR professionals. Having experienced life in large consultancy firms, Aaron and Cathy recognised that the function of HR transformation services needed a new approach to the delivery.

LACE Partners has evolved into a thriving business with an impressive track record of successful projects across a wide range of industries. This is made possible by our wealth of experienced practitioners who specialise in HR transformation, tech advisory, change and adoption, employee experience, people data and analytics, cloud migration and much more. You can find out about our services by visiting Our Services pages.

We are a business that prides itself on our ability to build long term relationships, not only with our clients and our delivery partners, but also with our network of LACE employees and associates who we affectionately refer to as ‘LACErs’. Here at LACE, we know that the success of our business is predicated on the relationships that we have with our people (both internally and externally) and so we hold some core values very close to us:

We’re passionate.

We are energised by working with people who share our passions and values for solving HR, people and change challenges.

We always act with care.

We take pride in the work we deliver for all stakeholders and want to succeed in the right way and with the right approach to our work.

We’re innovative.

We believe in being at the forefront of future thinking and ideas, including technology that empowers people, supported by research and partnerships with like-minded companies.

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Insights. Our latest thought leadership, including blogs, webinars, podcasts and videos.
Blog
How have CPO’s built their own resilience in the last two years?

How have CPO’s built their own resilience in the last two years?

 Jacqui Summons, Chief People Officer from EMIS Health, recently spoke to us on our podcast about her experiences over the last two years. We discuss how she and her team have developed resilience amidst some of the toughest experiences the HR profession has ever had...

Podcast
How can you solve your productivity puzzle?

How can you solve your productivity puzzle?

Tim Ringo, author of 'Solving the Productivity puzzle' joins Aaron and Chris from LACE to discuss how businesses can solve their own challenges with the productivity of their own people through giving autonomy, purpose and mastery to their own people. They also...

Blog
The building blocks HR Directors need for digital transformation

The building blocks HR Directors need for digital transformation

LACE was recently asked to give our view on the digitalisation of HR and what HR teams need to successfully deliver a digital HR transformation in The HR Director magazine. The latest edition can be downloaded here. In today’s blog we’ve summarised some of the key...