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If you are looking to outsource your HR completely, or need help with a one off project, our HR and employment law solutions will support you in achieving your business goals. Contact us today for HR advice you can trust.

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From our central base in Bristol and North Somerset our highly qualified and knowledgeable HR experts have a deep understanding of employment law.

Whether you need HR services for support with employment contracts, managing disciplinaries or anything else on your journey as an employer, we can help.

If you are looking to outsource your HR completely or just need help with a one off project, our HR and employment law solutions will support you in achieving your business goals.

The HR Dept monthly advice line provides SME business owners with additional peace of mind to know that they are covered by employment tribunal insurance.

Find out more about the different ways to work with us so you have more time to focus on your business.

As your local HR Dept we support businesses across Aztec West, Chipping Sodbury, Emersons Green, Weston-Super-Mare, Thornbury and Yate.

How is your HR performing?

Sometimes with HR it is difficult to know where to start. Are your recruitment processes up to scratch? What makes an effective employee benefit scheme? What does your redundancy policy say? We’ve created a short HR quiz for you to complete, providing you with a tailored PDF based on your results.

Solutions to suit you

We appreciate that every business is different, so we offer a range of packages to suit your needs. Whether you require a one-off job, to completely outsource your HR or anything in between, we’ll tailor our offering to ensure it works for you.

With you every step of the way

From recruitment to redundancy and everything in between, we’re with you every step of the employee life cycle. HR is a time-consuming process, and can be costly if you get it wrong. We’re by your side to take care of your HR and employment law needs, allowing you to focus on growing your business.

Our HR and employment law services in Bristol and North Somerset

From recruitment to redundancy and everything in between.

The employee lifecycle is like a journey and we are here to help you every step of the way.

Click the boxes below to find out more about our services.


Starting Out


Employment Contracts

Payroll & Pensions

Navigating Problems

Employment Tribunal Insurance

Absence Management

Disciplinaries & Grievances

Keeping On Track

Performance & Appraisals

HR Software & Staff Records

Training & Development

Changing Course

Employee Benefits

Company Reorganisations


Choosing The Right Path

Employee Handbooks & Policies

Diversity, Inclusion & Equality

Employee Assistance Programme

End Of The Road


Leavers Checklist


How is your HR Performing?

Do you struggle to recruit new staff? Maybe you struggle to retain your good employees?

Is your business affected by absences? Do you have policies for reintegrating long-term absentees?

What do you do when an employee hands in their notice? How clear is your redundancy process?

Ways to work with us

Pay As You Go

Our Pay As You Go services allows you to only pay for what you need. If you have a one-off HR query that needs resolving, our local experts can help. Our ad hoc services include – but are not limited to – employment contracts, recruitment, redundancies, grievances and appraisals

Retained Services

Our retained services, including our Advice Line and Advice Line+ packages, give you piece of mind. Whenever an HR issue arises, you will have access to the advice you need. These packages can also include regular documentation updates, keeping you compliant.

Tailored Solutions

Your business is unique. You want specific HR services that will help you facilitate growth. Sound about right? Then our tailored HR solutions are right for you. Your local expert will tailor a plan that meets your business’ needs and takes the worries of HR away, leaving you to focus on what you do best.

We help businesses across
Bristol and North Somerset with their HR issues

HR Dept Bristol and North Somerset is based in Emersons Green, near the science park and are able to support our clients telephone or email advice, but also onsite work.

Our client group covers a range of industries including: 

  • Domiciliary care
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Finance
  • Retail
  • Health and beauty
  • Creative / design agencies

In terms of location we have clients based across the region in: 

  • Aztec West
  • Beeches and Stovers Industrial estate in Yate / Chipping Sodbury
  • Cribbs Causeway
  • Weston super Mare
  • Avonmouth
  • Thornbury
  • Bristol city centre (including businesses based in Desklodge)

Additionally, we also support a number of charities with their HR including Weston Hospicecare, The Jessie May Trust, Somewhere to Go Ltd. and The Willats Trust.

Our office location provides easy access to Bristol and Bath and the M4 / M5 motorways for our clients based in North Somerset. It takes us no longer than 50 minutes to get to any of our client’s sites, meaning, when needed, we can be available at short notice to support clients face to face rather than just on the phone.

Small businesses across Bristol and North Somerset often come to us because they have an employee issue that needs managing. We can help them resolve that initial issue and then provide guidance as to what steps they can take to prevent further occurrences happening. This could be through reviewing their contracts, handbooks and policies or coaching and training their line managers in the various areas of employee management. 

Our customers continue to work with us because we take the time to understand their business and how they want to manage their employees (our longest customer has been with us since 2005). All of our clients manage their teams in different ways, and so we tailor our advice so that it reflects the way in which the business is managed.

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