Hudson Health and Safety Services join forces with Honest Employment Law Practice (HELP)

August 18, 2020

Hudson Health and Safety Services

Hudson Health and Safety Services was established by Alan Hudson, based in Derby, with an East Midlands bias, but has worked all over the UK to suit client needs.

We were established in 1994, which, and as we are construction specialists, is a happy coincidence that we came into being at the same time as the CDM Construction (Design & Management) Regulations, the current revision being CDM 2015.

The business is mainly focused on providing health and services to SME sized businesses, and these are generally work in the construction sector.

We can assist with an extensive range of provisions, from a simple, one-off piece of advice, right through to becoming your outsourced health and safety manager. This could involve a complete overhaul of your systems and procedures, or smaller elements of this, to suit need and budgets.

We offer our support to Clients, Principal Contractors, Contractors as well as assisting Principal Designers to fulfil their obligations.

We often act as ‘competent person’ for our clients and support them as an outsourced safety manager, enabling business owners and their staff to be safe and compliant.

Alan sold the business to Clark Hunter in June 2018 and agreed a 2-year handover period which we have now completed. This was part of Alan’s retirement plans and gave him an opportunity to wind down his workload gradually and hand the business over.

Honest Employment Law Practice Limited

Honest Employment Law Practice or HELP, as they more are commonly known, provide outsourced Human Resource and Employment Law advice to clients mainly in the in the Midlands but also in the wider UK.

The business was founded by Dave Townsend in 2003, and is based upon an ‘honest’ ethos, without the need for onerous 5-year contracts, which are often seen in the marketplace.

HELP operates as a flexible outsourced HR department, and do not operate a call centre mentality – they allocate a dedicated and qualified member of staff who gets to know their customers personally. HELP pride themselves on giving practical and professional support, building relationships with customers and having a commercially minded approach to the minefield that can be Employment Law.

From support for existing HR managers/teams within larger organisations to being the outsourced HR department for smaller businesses they will provide a perfect solution to your needs and at a fair cost that is based on a monthly retainer with no long term agreements.

They create effective HR policies and contracts of employment to ensure compliance with UK employment legislation, all HR letters, attendance on site for disciplinary meetings and representation in tribunal.

At HELP they understand that employing people can be challenging and time consuming, you may need help to
ensure that you are dealing with situations in the right way in order to avoid costly tribunals.

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What does this mean?

Collaboration between the two business has been underway, on an informal basis, for over a year and we have now reached the stage where we are happy to formalise the arrangement.

From the 1st August 2020 we will be working as one expanded team with a wider range of services to offer businesses.

For Hudson Health and Safety clients this will mean that we will be streamlining our operations and some functions, such as invoicing that will be incorporated into HELP.

Clark Hunter will be the Head of Health and Safety for the expanded business. We are building this offering and have expanded the team, despite the coronavirus pandemic, which has been challenging for all business owners.

For existing Hudson Health and Safety clients, we are now able to assist with Employment Law and HR matters, and the HR team at HELP are looking forward to hearing from you.

For HELP clients we now have an expanded health and safety team with a wider range of skills, so if you have any health and safety related questions or concerns, let us know, we can HELP!

“We are really pleased to be working with Dave and the team at HELP, they have a genuine desire to put the customer at the heart of what they do, and it is fantastic news that we can offer their services to Hudson clients”.

Clark Hunter
Hudson Health and Safety

“This is a perfect marriage of two fantastic companies to form a combined service of excellence – both based on the fundamental principles of loyalty and honesty to ensure all our clients have that personal touch and are never let down”.

Dave Townsend
Managing Director
Honest Employment Law Practice Limited

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