Taking the stress out of employment services

Avensure successfully helps companies protect their business through bespoke, outsourced HR Services, employment law and Health and safety. This can take the burden off companies wanting to focus on making their business a success. 

At Avensure, clients enjoy dedicated 1-on-1 support and advice every day of the year, bespoke contracts and handbooks, a dedicated legal team, ongoing documentation, full tribunal preparation and representation as well as online training and development. To meet Health and Safety regulations, Avensure carries out a full on-site evaluation and report, thorough bespoke action plan and employee wellbeing and support.  Companies can rest easy knowing that they have complete protection within Employment Law and Health and Safety.

One of the challenges Avensure faces can be encouraging small to medium businesses to be compliant with employment law. ‘There are very few laws that protect the employer and it is vital that they have the necessary documentation to protect their organization. My advice to those wishing to start a business, would be to make sure all their documentation is solid, not policies downloaded through the internet but procedures that are tailored to your business and your values’.

A member of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce, Avensure also sits on the Professional Advice Service panel. This service, gives all Business West Chamber of Commerce members 30 minutes of free business advice on key business topics such as HR, legal and tax issues. The service can be used multiple times, providing it is not on the same issue. For more information on how you can access this service, please call the membership team 0800 980 2789 or email membership@businesswest.co.uk.

Earlier this year, Avensure was contacted by a legal firm (who can’t be named for data protection reasons) who were looking for advice on implementing new contracts, pensions and handbooks before GDPR comes into effect in May 2018. The company also sought advice on a new employment policy. 

Working closely with the legal firm, Avensure helped them improve their employment documents to implement the right questions, write an advert and draw up new contracts for new and existing staff. Handbooks were updated in terms of new standards for drug testing and vaping policies. Pensions were updated within the handbook to avoid unlawful deductions from auto-enrolment schemes.

The legal firm were delighted with the new approach and feel secure knowing that their company documents have been updated to current standards to protect their company. The client said, ‘I contacted the Business West Advice line as I needed assistance with a number of HR issues, particularly my recruitment process and some updates to my staff handbook to cover vaping and GDPR. Business West arranged for me to be contacted by a Consultant from Avensure, a HR and Health & Safety Consultancy who are on their panel of suppliers. I found the company to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful. As a result of this initial complimentary consultation I have subsequently engaged with them on a commercial basis and can thoroughly recommend their service’. 

Avensure aim to be different when it comes to service as they strive to deliver the most bespoke and relevant advice to the client as possible. Clients are allocated a specific advisor meaning they will be aware of all on-going issues and previous cases. At no point will clients be passed through to a call centre. The company set up in November 2011 and currently employ over 100 staff.

Since joining the Chamber of Commerce in May 2017, and sitting on the Business West Professional Service, Business Development Manager, Steve Rosenthal reports 'I found out about the Chamber of Commerce through an attendee of one of our company events. They had mentioned how useful it was to make connections in the local area for business support and growth. We have found that businesses that members of the Chamber, are very supportive of other members and there is definitely a sense of community’. 

‘In particular, we are delighted with professional advice services, networking events and the connections we’ve been given to good local exhibitions. The Chamber itself has been very encouraging in terms of networking and information. I have found the information about the local area and support we have received invaluable'. 

Avensure provides outsourced HR & health and safety services. They protect businesses and employers across the UK ensuring their business is compliant with UK law. For more information, please visit www.avensure.com



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