The Head Shed - PRHR Ltd

The Head Shed - PRHR Ltd

The Head Shed - PRHR Ltd locationMelksham, Wiltshire

(4 Reviews)

Escape the hustle and bustle with a visit to The Head Shed at Lagard Farm. Set in an acre of garden surrounded by fields and working farmland, The Head Shed is a self contained conference and meeting facility in the grounds of Lagard Farm; a 250 year old converted milking dairy. It is the ideal venue for those looking to get out of the office environment to allow for creative thinking, dedicated team time and outcome focused planning.
The fresh air, countryside setting and great facilities make it an inspiring venue for meetings, training and team away days. We’re only 10 miles from Bath and Chippenham and are located off the M4 Junction 17. At The Head Shed your delegates can get away from it all and see things from a different perspective.

Having use of the grounds at Lagard Farm lends the venue to support teambuilding activities that can be the perfect way to energise your team. We have an experienced HR professional in residence who can offer facilitation and support depending on the type of activity you wish to undertake. Equally, if you wish to source your own team building supplier because of a bespoke requirement, you are free to do so.
Meeting Space

The Head Shed is a converted farm building that has been specifically renovated as a meeting room and has space for up to 12 delegates seated. The room dimensions are 4.5 by 6 metres. There is also the option to have your meeting in a more informal setting for smaller one to one coaching, counselling and mentoring sessions as there are 2 easy chairs provided in the facility.
The Head Shed is available for room hire only for half / full days. Pricing is tailored to individual requirements and can be structured on a variety of rates depending on additional services you may wish to include such as catering and facilitator hire. Reverting to a delegate day rate depending on your requirements is also an option where the room hire can be incorporated into the overall delegate day rate charge at a reduced rate.

There is a dedicated garden area at the rear of the building which is allocated for the use of visitors using The Head Shed. At just under ¼ of an acre it is a lawned area with a variety of trees and shrubs including a patio area that can be utilized for outside dining or meeting space, should you wish to hold your meeting outdoors and enjoy the calm countryside setting.
The Head Shed is fully WiFi enabled and can support multiple laptops including projection directly through to a 65 inch TV screen via an HDMI cable. Flip charts and pens are also provided within the day rate. The broadband speed is 30MB/sec.

Free parking on site is available for up to 10 cars with additional parking available outside Lagard Farm.

There is a uni-sex bathroom in the building with additional toilet facilities available in the main farm house.

Good food leads to great ideas, and our kitchen is on hand with a range of menus using delicious produce. Enjoy a variety of catering options from Bacon Butties on arrival to soups, sandwich, buffet and full hot lunches, BBQ summer options as well as tea & coffee refreshments with or without cake and biscuit options.If you have specific food requirements, menus will be designed to suit your needs and will be individually priced according to your specific requirements.

If you are travelling from further afield and would like overnight accommodation then you may wish to explore the availability of The Bothy; a 2 bedroomed cottage in the garden of Lagard Farm.
The Bothy is a fully equipped holiday let, finished to an extremely high standard with all of the amenities you should expect for a ‘home away from home’ stay. Original beams, light and open living space and it’s own private garden means you can enjoy a peaceful stay without any interruptions. A TV and broadband are also included in the cottage for the use of guests as part of the rental charge.

There are 2 double bedrooms in addition to an open plan living, dining and kitchen area, with a shared family bathroom and a second separate WC. If self-catering isn’t for you, the owner is happy to provide an evening meal service by separate arrangement.

The owners rent the cottage via Airbnb but are happy to take direct bookings should the cottage be available for the nights that you require. This may suit trainers who wish to remain local and who are using The Head Shed for 2+ day courses, for example.
HR Consultancy
We provide a variety of HR consultancy services to organisations who may wish to conduct specific projects or who may not have their own in house HR function. You may be simply looking for practical support and advice to reduce operating costs and develop better employment practices or require dedicated on site support for a specific period and purpose; we offer a number of solutions across the employment lifecycle including:

Absence Management
Bullying & Harassment
Contracts of Employment
Discipline & Dismissal
Employee Engagement
Employment Law advice
Grievance, disputes & mediation
HR Policies & Procedures
Interviews & CV writing
Recruitment suppliers
Setting up PSLs
Succession Planning
Talent Management
HR Training
Performance Management
Strategy Development
Policy writing
Recruitment Selection
Influencing skills
Project Management
Project Management
Social media
TUPE consultations
Change Management
Culture Change
Mergers & Acquisitions
Having held senior positions with organisations such as Serco, Siemens, Accenture and QinetiQ, our HR Expert Pippa Richardson has over 20 years of experience in planning for and delivering people centric change programmes of varying size and complexity.

Regardless of the nature of any change your business may need to make, or the size of your business, her experience may be helpful to you depending on your desired business outcome.

As an experienced career interim, Pippa is used to delivering maximum impact in short periods of time having undertaken interim HRD roles at organisations such as Balfour Beatty, Compass Group, AWE and Liverpool Victoria Insurance. She is readily able to immerse herself in your business to quickly assimilate your challenges, build effective relationships at pace and bring teams together to implement HR related solutions to your people issues. Pippa is extensively networked and can utilize this to support you by tapping into specialists in specific topic areas where she feels a deeper level of expertise would assist your overall strategy.
Pippa is also happy to provide the following additional services if you are hiring The Head Shed for an activity:

Meeting facilitation
Individual and team coaching
HR related training
Strategy planning
People Planning

The Head Shed - PRHR Ltd Reviews

The Head Shed - PRHR Ltd Reviews

Review of The Head Shed - PRHR Ltd by Jon Trott
5 27/03/2019 Jon Trott

Whilst I didn't have the need or opportunity to visit the Head Shed, I was recommended to Pippa's HR skills as a mediator when I had a difficult situation to sort out at work. Pippa brought exactly the right mix of confidence, independence and resourcefulness to help me work out the correct approach to take. I then handed the mediation process over to her and, quietly and effectively, she delivered the best result possible. I’m absolutely delighted with what Pippa did for us and can’t recommend her highly enough. Thanks Pippa!

Review of The Head Shed - PRHR Ltd by Debbie Burrett
5 Debbie Burrett

Amazing venue for meetings, courses etc ... Pippa is a fabulous host and if you want catering, the food is outstanding too. Plenty of parking and state of the art facilities, I thoroughly recommend The Head Shed.

Review of The Head Shed - PRHR Ltd by Diane Catherine Vose
5 Diane Catherine Vose

Excellent Venue for meetings and events in the beautiful village of Whitley, Pippa is a wonderful host and the food is superb. The Head Shed is WiFi enabled and there's room for delegates laptops including projection directly through to a 65 inch TV screen. The venue broadband speed is 30MB/sec. I highly recommend holding meetings, training workshops or events at the venue.

Review of The Head Shed - PRHR Ltd by Janet Rose
5 Janet Rose

The Tutor Team used the meeting facilities at The Head Shed for the first time today. The venue, the friendly service and the food were all outstanding. Pippa could not do enough to help us, the meeting room was completely prepped and ready for our arrival and the catering was superb. We will definitely use this venue again.

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The Head Shed - PRHR Ltd Q&A

The Head Shed - PRHR Ltd Q&A

What’s your signature dish?

I don't have a signature dish. I love cooking and am happy to design menus around individual likes and dislikes

How do you go about creating the perfect menu for your clients?

I talk to them about what they want from the whole experience and then suggest dishes that I think will work well based on listening to what they tell me

What do you love most about your job?

Helping people bring about meaningful change in their roles, teams and businesses

What inspired you to start your own business?

Having held senior HR roles in big corporates I wanted to get the balance back in my life and be at home more focusing my experience to help smaller organisations that are local to me

Why should our clients choose you?

The will get a truly individually tailored service where they can enjoy being away from the office and without the formality of a hotel environment

Services provided by The Head Shed - PRHR Ltd

The Head Shed - PRHR Ltd Services


A range of catering options are available from light refreshments to full hot meal service and summer BBQs

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