Do you need expert HR services you can depend on? You’ve come to the right place.

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Call us on 0330 022 8775 or send us your query.

When things go wrong!

HR issues by their very nature are often unforeseen and a successful outcome is determined by how quickly and professionally they are handled. Employees are becoming acutely aware of their rights and with increased numbers of unfair dismissal claims, there is now even more of a need for business owners and managers to keep up to date with increasingly complex employment legislation.

Working alongside your business we deliver tailored HR solutions to meet your needs where additional support is needed. What We Do:

Disciplinary, dismissals and grievances

As you grow, no business is immune from difficult situations. We can advise you across all stages and support you through these challenging times.

  • Advising you on how to deal with underperformance or poor conduct
  • Carrying out disciplinary or grievance investigations or reviewing your own investigations
  • Guiding you on the use of suspension
  • Providing guidance and support on how to conduct a disciplinary or grievance hearing
  • Attending as a note taker or chairing a disciplinary or grievance hearing
  • Dismissals and exits.

Redundancies and re-organisation

No business is immune from restructuring regardless how small. We can advise you across all stages and support you through managing such change

  • Advising on the legal obligations
  • Employee representative recruitment and training
  • Providing support with consultations
  • Developing legally compliant selection for redundancy criteria
  • Managing redundancy dismissals
  • Helping the survivors

Employment Documentation

As you develop and concentrate on you core business – original HR documentation can become out of date and obsolete. We can review existing documentation and provide you assurance that you have robust and effective employment documents

Contracts of employment

We can help you by producing contracts of employment (where none exist) or review and update your contracts so that they are legally compliant, cost-effective and provide sufficient protection to your business in line with employment law changes.

Staff handbooks, policies and HR procedures

Staff handbooks are a great way of providing information to employees on all employment issues, including how the company operates and the standards and procedures in place. As a business, you need to be clear on what your ‘company rules’ are in order to manage your employees well from the beginning. We look to tailor your culture, vision and ways of working to company handbooks, ensuring that all current employment law is also reflected.

VISA Sponsorship

You might need a sponsor licence to employ someone from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland to work for you in the UK.

Sponsoring someone does not guarantee that they'll be allowed to come to or stay in the UK

How to get a sponsor licence

  1. Check your business is eligible.
  2. Choose the type of licence you want to apply for - this will depend on what type of worker you want to sponsor.
  3. Decide who will manage sponsorship within your business.
  4. Help you Apply online and pay the fee. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) may visit your business to check it's suitable.

Why Us

Here to help. From confusing contracts and procedures to dealing with difficult employees, our highly qualified, straight-talking team offer practical support whatever the challenge.

We look to ensure:

  • A professional approach through our investment in highly qualified and experienced people
  • A commitment to working closely with you and to add value to your business
  • Effective advice delivered in a pragmatic and commercial manner
  • An open and honest in all our dealings with you
  • A client centred approach that delivers excellent retention rates
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