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Mrs Monica Beckles


Monica BecklesMonica Beckles has over 25 years’ corporate leadership experience and is the founder of Inside Advantage Ltd, a firm of HR and employment law specialists that help businesses ensure compliance with employment legislation and manage performance standards. She is also the Chair of a charity called Lives Not Knives that works with young people to prevent knife crime and serious youth violence, and a former Co-opted Governor for a Special Needs School.

Before founding Inside Advantage, Monica was the Director of HR Consultancy Services for a firm of employment law solicitors where she assisted clients with policy and procedural development and conflict resolution.

Prior to moving into consultancy, Monica enjoyed a 20-year executive career and held directorships in Quality, HR, and Operations. She took a career break in 2009 to undertake a period of professional development, achieving qualifications in employment law from the University of Surrey and an Executive MBA from the University of Plymouth. Training continued when she resumed her career, becoming an ADR accredited Workplace Mediator and Chartered Manager of the CIPD.

Committee membership

  • Preliminary Investigation Committee - appointed 2022

Declaration of Interests


  • Inside Advantage Ltd - Founder and Director


  • Inside Advantage Ltd - Sole Shareholder (as above)


  • Inside Advantage Ltd - Principal Consultant providing HR and employment law advice and guidance (as above)

Appointments to other bodies

  • Lives Not Knives - Chair of Trustees

Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

  • None


  • Inside Advantage Ltd - Managing Director

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

  • Executive MBA (MBA) - University of Plymouth
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Employment Law (PGCEL) - University of Surrey
  • Accredited ADR Workplace Mediator
  • Chartered Member of the CIPD (MCIPD)

Interests relating to immediate family or close friends

  • None

Other relevant information

  • None