Who We Are?

A single source of Strategic and Operational Specialists that boost commercial performance through packaged Business Life Cycle Support Services






We offer outsourced, interim, project or retained HR support services. We recognise that a business does not always require a permanent function, if it has access to professional bodies who can provide the right expert people and systems.


and Profiling

Our recruitment service and state of the art profiling will ensure you have the right talent leading and supporting your business culture. The data produced from our profiling can also help retrain leadership teams, management and employees to think in a different way. By adopting the right strategy, businesses will become more adaptive and more profitable



Our integrated modular software will assist in driving the quality of a business and will meet specific demands with minimum risk and investment. Our systems give business owners and employees access to relevant data at any given time, moving towards automatic real-time.

Supply Chain


We develop supply chain strategies with our Clients to be their outsourced partner of choice and offer full supply chain services for vessel and rig logistics, which includes repair and maintenance.



Our strategic direction and intention is always aligned with our Clients’ requirements to both support and deliver company objectives and commitments, including a continuous improvement programme that supports the Client end product, applying UK and Internationally recognised standards and best practices.



Our training ranges across the bespoke to the formal type health and safety subjects to a broader spectrum of subjects of expertise in lifting operations, inspection and certification. In addition we capitalise on the expertise within the ABS team to offer management and leadership training incorporating our Profiling tool.

Our Core Services

can be complimented with Finance, HSEQ, IT and Marketing services

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Audrey Batten

Owner / Managing Director

Audrey has over 25 years of HR, commercial and organisational management experience from working with Oil and Gas, Service, Marine, Aviation, Engineering, Subsea, Charitable and Retail organisations.

Audrey has been an integral part of the Management Teams in various Senior HR Manager roles. This covered geographic locations; UK, Norway, Africa, Singapore and Australia. She has been instrumental in several management buyouts and financial restructuring exercises. Her key expertise includes organisational change, diversity, managing change, cultural realignment, leadership development, 1:1 coaching, mentoring, succession planning, training and development, psychometric techniques, competencies, recruitment, HR development and business process improvement.

Audrey has a comprehensive and strategic understanding of Human Resource Management, and more importantly its commercial significance within the business environment. Audrey holds an MBA in Human Resource Management and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD (MCIPD), has Advanced Accreditation in Profiling and Leadership Training and is a qualified Internal QMS Auditor. Audrey is currently working towards a qualification in CIPP/E (Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe) with the IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals).


Lynne Adu

Commercial Director

Lynne has over 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, her focus has been on the commercial side of businesses, working effectively at senior levels within organisations with extensive experience in Commercial Management, Contract Negotiation, Business Development and Sales.

Her most recent role was Vice President Commercial with a leading energy services company specialising in the provision of life-of- field solutions to the global oil and gas industry, joining them through the acquisition of a Subsea Company.

Lynne has strong international experience, having managed the commercial side of businesses globally, working on bids, tenders, and contracts for projects in a range of worldwide locations, she also has experience in setting up overseas business units, and mergers and acquisitions.

Lynne has an MBA from the Open University and is a Chartered Fellow Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMGR FCMI) and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (MCIPS). Lynne is currently working towards a qualification in CIPP/E (Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe) with the IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals).

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Sarah Cunningham

HR Director

Sarah has spent the last 18 years working in the field of Human Resources, with the majority of her career spent in the education environment. Prior to joining ABS, Sarah worked as a consultant in the Education and Oil & Gas sectors focusing on resourcing and training & development projects.

Before moving into consultancy, Sarah was Head of HR for a Private Education College, where she was responsible for a broad strategic and operational remit. Previous to that, Sarah held Project Manager and HR Business Partner roles at Robert Gordon University. During her career, she has been involved in a number of change management, restructuring and HR/IT projects.

Sarah holds a BA Honours Degree in Commerce, an MSc in Human Resource Management, is a Chartered Member of the CIPD (MCIPD) and member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). Her qualifications include Advanced Employment Law Practitioner and PRINCE 2 Project Management. She is a Behavioural Assessment Practitioner and qualified Executive Coach and Mentor. Sarah also has Advanced Accreditation in Profiling.

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Andy Goodridge

HSE Training Director

Andy has 29 years’ experience in HSEQ and Lifting operations. This covered major blue-chip companies across Oil and Gas, Marine, Subsea, Wind and Construction in strategic management and consultant positions overseeing UK, Europe and latterly worldwide operations.

His key strengths are within the organisational and procedural aspects of creating robust processes to achieve the HSEQ and lifting compliance objectives and outcomes. Lead auditor, instructor, assessor, coach, mentor, client representative, examiner, competency and assessment processes, technical expertise and knowledge support in HSEQ and lifting operations delivery and execution.

Andy is a qualified Lifting, Rigging and Banksman Examiner/Instructor. He is NEBOSH, RTITB, EMTA, LEEA, ECITB certified.



We believe in providing a ‘One Contact’, ‘One Contract’ business life cycle service. We can give Clients access to our people who happen to be specialists in strategic and operational business life cycle services. We do ‘what we say we can do’.


To be a single source of strategic and operational specialists that boost commercial performance through packaged business life cycle support services.



Maintain honesty, openness and transparency in our relationships


Commercially focused, knowledgeable experts in our field



Deliver the best strategic and operational service



Results orientated, enhancing business performance


Since we started business, we have secured a client base that covers various sectors from Aviation, Retail, Service, Haulage, Oil and Gas and Charitable organisations.

ABS have a reputation of delivering a confidential service on time and to budget. We carry out a needs analysis on current set up and identify if the business has any deficiency in their structure and recommend improvements.

Your business will be in safe hands

For all your Business Support needs, email us at: enquiries@aboutbs.com