About Us

About Weightman Associates


The human resource consultancy was founded in 1985 by Tony Weightman. It was established to give practical independent advice and assistance to organisations who are going through change or are growing.

The organisation prides itself on its practical approach. This is achieved because all of our consultants have considerable line management experience. This experience has been gained in Blue Chip organisations in functions as diverse as Production, Engineering, Commercial and Human Resources.

Long Term Relationships

We aim to develop long term relationships with clients. This we feel we have achieved. To date 80% of our work is by repeat work or recommendation from satisfied clients.

This is achieved by developing a clear understanding of the clients issues and needs. A practical approach is developed which is agreed in advance by the client. Jointly we work towards a business solution, which is owned by the client.

We have found that ownership of the issues is the key to success. We act as the catalyst for the change, but the client must own the problem in order to gain a full solution.


We do not have a set way to tackle a problem. We develop a specific approach to your problem, thus we have to be flexible in our approach as each client's problem is different. It is not acceptable to have only one method of solving a problem as each client has a different history and culture.


We pride ourselves on our quality, so do our clients. Our product meets the needs of clients, but is of an order which will delight the client. The quality of our delivery sets us above most other organisations.

Areas of Expertise

We offer services which include the following areas:

Key Figures

John Grant - CEO
John Grant

John Grant is the CEO of the organisation. He joined Weightman Associates as Operations Director in 2015 and worked closely with Tony before being appointed to CEO in 2019 when Tony moved to his current position as Non-Executive Chairman. He is an experienced Consultant with over 20 years of People Development and Employee Relations Experience.

John has experience of working with large client organisations in the UK such as Greencore, Nissan, 2 Sisters Food Group and SABIC.

John delivers practical change projects, management skills training and facilitates team building and problem resolution meetings. He is also able to provide a practical HR advisory role for growing companies. He is currently mentoring three new HR professionals.

HR Consultants North East
Some of our clients
Virgin Atlantic

Glaxo Smith Kline