HR Consultant in Yate

A Bit About Yate


The town of Yate is mentioned not just in the Domesday Book, but in the Saxon Chronicles. That means people have been living here for over 1000 years. The name comes from a Saxon word, “Gete”, which refers to the gateway of a forest. The Forest of Kingswood once spanned a large portion of the local area, and it wasn’t until Victorian times that the railway allowed the village to be more connected to the wider world.

Much of Yate belonged to St Mary’s Church and life was defined by the relationships between the landowners and the commoners. For much of its history, Yate was a farming area, first with crops, then sheep, then dairy. Mining and quarrying also had a significant presence. It wasn’t until after the world wars that the farming industry began to fade in favour of factories and residential properties. By 2000, the population was four times larger than in 1965.

Location and Travel

Yate is in Gloucestershire, in Southwest England. It is only 11 miles from Bristol, and Yate Railway Station is on the direct Bristol to Birmingham line. You can catch trains to London from the nearby Bristol Parkway Station, just 7 miles away. Buses run through the town on a daily basis. Bristol Airport is 18 miles away.

Local Amenities

Yate is surrounded by old manors, castles and beautiful areas of countryside. Lovers of nature will enjoy Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and Westonbirt Arboretum, both of which are within easy travelling distance. Any amenities that are not available directly in Yate can probably be found in Bristol or Bath, which also have their own historic attractions.

Those who enjoy the outdoors can also visit several parks in and around Yate, including a growing number of children’s play areas. Local playing fields include tennis courts, a football field and a bowling green, and there are both a leisure centre and an outdoor sports complex. Teenagers also enjoy the skate park and kickback areas. People more interested in Yate history can explore the Heritage Centre and its regular exhibitions.

There are several local cafés, including one targeted at children. Yate Town Centre is another area that is growing. Built in 1965, the shopping centre includes restaurants and big name high street retailers, as well as a cinema. It was voted “the UK’s most resilient town” in 2021.

Providing HR Support to Yate Businesses

The constant growth and change in Yate town centre means the opening of new businesses is a common sight. Employers who want to take advantage of this need to be sure that they can meet all of their obligations under employment law and can establish good communication and relationships with employees. We offer comprehensive advice and support on all aspects of HR, including contracts and disciplinary procedures. Our professionalism, knowledge and expertise can help clarify this often confusing area, freeing you to focus on running your business.

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