"“We have used Peter as our Employment Law Specialist for a number of years now and he has become a respected and valued member of the team. Peter offers support with all aspects of our HR function from offering training through to ensuring the business continually remains compliant with the latest employment legislation. Peter has also helped me to improve my HR skills as he has with many other members of our team, providing valued support in some challenging circumstances. We have had significant growth whilst working with Peter, from 5 employees up to the 40 we currently employ. Had we not have used Peter’s services we would undoubtedly be in a position whereby we needed to consider employing somebody to fulfil this role. Peter’s model not only ensures we receive a high level of professional support but also reduces our ongoing costs for our HR function. We look forward to continuing to work with Peter and we would not hesitate to recommend his services."
James Healey, Director Air-IT Ltd
"We have been working with Peter for five years during which time our business has grown from 3 to over 50 employees and Peter’s help and advice in supporting this growth has been invaluable. We initially retained Peter as a specialist in employment legislation to ensure we set our business on a firm foundation from an employment legislation perspective and in this respect we couldn’t have been better served. In addition however Peter has extensive knowledge and experience of a wide range of HR and other management issues which have been of equal value to us. The service Peter offers is fast and responsive and his availability to discuss major or minor issues at short notice at any of our locations is greatly appreciated. Peter’s presence in our business not only represents excellent value for money it is also the one that gives me the greatest peace of mind given the complexities of the subject matter and the potential pitfalls if you don’t get it right at all times! The highest recommendation I could pay Peter is that I have referred him with confidence to numerous friends and colleagues who have similar and larger businesses and his is one service I could not imagine being without."
Mick McQuillan, Managing Director Grace & Co Retail Ltd
“The Society engaged Peter’s services seven years ago to support our HR department. During that time he has helped us update our contact of employment and completely rewrite our staff handbook, to ensure that we are legally compliant and that our policies match the ethos and culture of the Society. During this period he has ensured that we have updated and adapted our policies and practices to keep pace with statutory changes; he has also helped us bring in a raft of new benefits and regulatory policies driven by our desire to be an excellent place to work and to do business with. It is reassuring to know that Peter is always ready and willing to come and assist as and when required, or to be at the end of the phone to support our managers with ad hoc staffing issues. He has helped us deal with a range of staffing matters, where his experience and hands on approach have been greatly appreciated by all involved. Peter’s detailed knowledge of employment law, combined with his very practical approach to HR and staff issues more generally, has proved invaluable in his support of me, the Board and the senior management of the Society, and our HR department.”
Martin Reason, Chief Executive Melton Mowbray Building Society
“Peter has provided us with great support as our business has grown from a small back bedroom operation to a large office/warehouse environment. He quickly responds to all enquiries and has a really insightful knowledge on employment law and best practice. We've also benefited from Peter helping us write job descriptions and discuss organisational structure. We couldn't recommend Peter enough... if you need HR and employment law advice then don't hesitate, contact him!”
Mark Callaby, Director Ohh Deer
“We have used Peter now for a number of years. As we have grown his services have become invaluable to us and offer a very cost effective alternative to having an in house HR person. His knowledge of the current laws is vast and when we need him to look at something for us his responses are always immediate. Peter has helped us with a couple of sensitive HR issues that have been resolved very easily with his input. I would recommend anyone thinking of using Peter’s services to sign up straight away, it will be a very wise investment.”
Adam Sim, Managing Director One Stop Promotions
“It is quite rare to find a service that promises to deliver what you require and how you require it; it is rarer still to find one that exceeds these expectations, as well as giving good value for money. Peter is local and available at almost any time to help us when pressing issues arise so that they can be dealt with effectively. He is a very skilled and knowledgeable HR professional who provides a bespoke service, which works very well for our business, combined with great advice.”
Lee Fry, Director B&M Associates
"When we needed to put our HR on a firm, more formal footing, we asked Pete to help us. He ensured that we had consistent staff contracts in place, that we had our first ever formal staff handbook, and that we had a friendly, efficient and reliable port of call for all of our staff issues. He has helped both in recruitment and staff exit procedures, and helped us keep the business clean and the staff happy. We were, and continue to be, so impressed that we have Pete on a retainer and he’s always happy to help in a timely manner whenever we call on him for his guidance. I would recommend him highly."
Simon Curley, Partner Chapman Associates Financial Planning
"We engaged Peter to help us with an Employment Tribunal claim and his service more than exceeded our expectations. He showed exemplary professionalism throughout, making sure that he gave us his complete focus, treating us as his most important client in all his interactions with us. I was impressed particularly with his speed of response, his cost-effectiveness and that he helped us reach a superb outcome."
Claire Sciville, Business Support Manager Bakers Waste Services Ltd
"We would be lost without Peter. He has helped us embed staff handbooks, contracts and procedures that have made a real difference to the way we now handle staffing issues. He is on hand to help with conflicts or to just give advice to my two managers. With being local, Peter sits in on disciplinary meetings or will just pop in for a face-to- face meeting to support staff. It has taken a great weight off by knowing that all contracts, variations and staff letters meet legal requirements and has given me and my managers the confidence to challenge poor performance or high levels of sick. I would recommend Peter without hesitation, he is worth every penny that I pay."
Samantha Faulkner, Managing Director Park Lane Kids Ltd
"Peter provided me with sensible, practical advice and reassurance in relation to a redundancy issue. Because he was clear and open about his fees I felt able to consult with him as and when necessary, without worrying about racking up a huge bill. This gave me the confidence to deal with the matter effectively and professionally. I would wholeheartedly recommend Peter's service to others."