The Mills Family with The Royal Warrant

The Mills Family

Founded in 1984 by The Group Chairman, John Mills, MHR International has stayed a family owned business for the past 38 years, giving MHR the freedom to invest in what really matters.

MHR is a proud member of the Institute for Family Business and works hard to uphold its strong family values within its operations. With dynamic leaders at its helm, MHR continues to drive the company’s plans for investment and sustained growth, constantly striving for all-round excellence while retaining the values and customer-service ethic that have made the company successful.

Mr John Mills with the Royal Warrant

John Mills, Group Chairman

John Mills is a leader who embraces change and, since 1984, the company has adapted the technology in the HR and Payroll market to solve the latest challenges in the world of work.

MHR operates with a long-term view of ensuring a financially secure, robust organisation that can thrive independently with no reliance on external funding. This approach has been founded on honesty, integrity, innovation, and living within its own means to ensure success. 

Operating as an independent family-owned business allows us to work with and support local businesses, building upon our commitment to sustainability. John Mills' key aim is to ensure that MHR can be a good, supportive, and sustainable local organisation and employer - with comfortable facilities and development programmes to care for the people who form part of MHR. 

Jessica Mills

Jessica Mills, Chairman

As part of a long-term succession plan, the appointment of Jessica Mills, John’s daughter, underlines the continued commitment of the Mills family to MHR International and follows a period of sustained, double-digit growth, substantial investment and significant infrastructure projects at its Nottinghamshire headquarters.

Jessica joined in 2015 as a Non-Executive Director, later becoming the Board Member responsible for HR. In 2018 Jessica became Chairman of MHR’s successful Analytics Division, and at the same time, became Vice Chairman of MHR International, where she became further involved with all functions in the business. In 2021 Jessica was appointed Chairman of MHR International and has helped grow the business to how it stands today.