Bravo Zulu HR is a consultancy business based in central Warwickshire and run by Lorraine Smith.


Lorraine is an experienced HR specialist, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). In addition she hold a Paralegal Qualification in Employment Law.


Lorraine aims to offer practical hands-on help to organisations in dealing with their HR and Employment Law issues.


She strives to offer practical solutions to organisations who do not employ their own in-house HR specialist or who require additional assistance to supplement their own HR function.


For your peace of mind, Lorraine’s work and advice are also covered by professional indemnity insurance.

Lorraine is comfortable working in the commercial, public and not for profit sectors. Different sectors have their own cultures but compliance with employment law is essentially the same.


Lorraine started her working life in the Women’s Royal Naval Service. Initially enlisting as a Wren, she was quickly promoted to Officer rank. The training and line management experience she gained whilst serving has allowed Lorraine to become an effective manager over the years. She has built on this in the various HR roles she has held since.


She has worked in a variety of sectors in an HR management role including: Ryvita, Local Government, NHS, Electronic Engineering, Economic Development, Connexions and both Further and Higher Education. 

Lorraine has started volunteer work with Global Vision International. For more information and photos click here.