Monday, 9 February 2009

Forums will go on

Shropshire businesses have welcomed our decision to extend our programme of popular advice forums.

We initially ran interactive HR and Employment Law in Practice (HELP) forums in Telford, and businesses in Shrewsbury were so impressed that they asked for their own programme of events, which ran until the beginning of this year.

Now, with the credit crunch biting, local companies have urged us to continue with our ground-breaking advice sessions in the county town.

Our Senior Partner, Graham Davies, said: “There has been an overwhelming response from local companies calling on us to continue with the forums, and so we are now planning a further programme of workshops. We’re also hoping to take them into the wider region, particularly the West Midlands in the future.

“One of the most popular elements of the programme has been the fact that businesses can request specific topics to be covered, and in today’s difficult environment, there have been many subjects to cover.”

The forums have been running quarterly in conjunction with the Royal Bank of Scotland, and an average of 40 businesses attend each session. Martin-Kaye is now planning to re-start the events in the Spring. The aim of the events is to keep employers up-to-date with current law and regulations, and to help them find the answers to tricky employment issues.