What’s with the Blue Tree???

Why Blue Tree?

I am regularly asked, “What’s with the Blue Tree?” “Why is the company named Blue Tree?”

I suppose it is a bit like naming a child, in the respect that it is a very big decision and one that you and anyone involved have to live with.

There’s lots of advice out there, telling you how to choose a name.   The main point I was told, a business name should be something easy to remember.  I was once asked, “Don’t think of a Blue Tree.”  Our brain works in such a way that I was then imagining one! So that was my first Blue Tree thought.

Thinking about an HR business – yes, it’s serious business and you want to promote a highly professional image, but what is HR really about?  The part about Human Resources management that I think is most important is the growing, developing and nurturing of employees.

I went to an HR seminar run by the CIPD years ago, and there was a presentation that stuck with me.  The HR head for Google was presenting and he said that his/their philosophy on the purpose of HR was

Find Them, Grow Them, Keep Them’.

Of course, he was talking about the people/employees who are the heart of any business.

This is all about the growth of a business – building a team, developing the team and then retaining them.

I wanted our business to symbolise growth and this made me think of a tree.  Growing from small acorns or seeds into a possible massive proud structure which weathers many storms.

Blue is deemed to be nurturing colour and it is also my favourite colour!

At the end of the day, the company name is not important.  It’s our professional service and ongoing commitment to providing good HR services to our clients, but it’s always good to hear the back story.

And so there we have it…. Blue Tree HR, offering expert HR advice for small businesses, was born!

Fast forward to today and we believe we are the best freelance HR consultant Essex can boast, offering an array of HR services and support, including ad hoc HR and retained HR support for small businesses!

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