About Us

About Us

Why choose Reward First ® People Consulting?

Proven track record: Over 90% of our business comes directly from existing client recommendations and referral. Our priority is to meet and exceed clients’ expectations.

Tailored results: As a specialist independent reward consultancy, you benefit from bespoke expertise and access to latest reward trends. Your reward requirements are always considered within the context of your business goals and organisational values to produce the best fit solutions.

Return on investment: Designing and delivering results is just part of the picture. At Reward First ® People Consulting all assignments are evaluated post implementation to ensure outcomes are aligned to the goals set.

Integrated solutions: As reward solutions may encompass areas such as talent management or employment tax, we collaborate with these experts so you can benefit from integrated solutions.

Value for money: Your requirements will be managed and delivered by seasoned reward consultants while you benefit from not having the overheads associated with larger consultancies.

Sylvia Doyle, Managing Consultant, Director and Founder

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, Managing Consultant founded Reward First ® People Consulting in 2004 with c. 20 years’ experience gained in reward and senior HR roles. From the start, we’ve had one overarching goal – to help clients achieve pragmatic sustainable solutions that work in the real world and deliver added value.

With a pragmatic and results-focused approach, Sylvia is a professional who works in partnership with clients to deliver results that add value. She has a proven track of designing, reviewing and implementing pragmatic reward solutions across industry and diagnosing the real issues on reward. Her career includes responsibility for European Compensation & Benefits at McCormick – the global leader of spices, seasonings and flavours. She has also gained a breadth of corporate experience in a wide range of sectors, from energy and utility to pharmaceutical, fmcg, rail and construction.

Sylvia is a Chartered Fellow of CIPD and independent non-executive director of the RICS remuneration committee. She is a tutor and personal tutor on the CIPD Advanced Certificate in Reward Management and is a member of the CIPD’s Reward Forum steering committee. Sylvia speaks at UK and international conferences and was previously a Pension Scheme Trustee.


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Sylvia is also a founder of Reward Consulting Partners LLP.

Lesley Pearson, Senior Consultant (Associate)

A Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, Lesley Pearson has extensive reward and HR expertise gained in the private, public and not for profit sectors and offers a combination of specialist reward skills backed up by strong general HR knowledge.

Her 25 year plus track record and highly practical ‘hands on’ approach means that she is able to bring together diverse inter-related HR issues, producing tailored solutions, consistent results and repeat business year on year.


Reward Consulting Partners LLP

About Reward Consulting Partners LLP: Partnership of four reward consultants who have many years of experience and expertise working within large national and multinational organisations, as well as in consultancy.



We formed Reward Consulting Partners LLP as we recognise that together we can offer our clients a broader and deeper range of solutions than any one of us could working alone.

People: Reward Consulting Partners LLP partners are Evan Davidge, Sylvia Doyle, Michael Rose & Chris Wilson.

Vision: to be recognised for developing and delivering high quality, impartial, integrated and effective reward solutions to advance clients’ aims.

Mission: to always act with integrity and only ever for the best interests of the client organisation.

Specialities/Key Attributes: flexible, responsive, pragmatic solutions; Reward strategy & total reward; Pay structures including job evaluation; Employee benefits including flexible benefits; Bonus, incentives & performance pay.

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