Spotlight on …… MyHRtoolkit

Do you hold all of your staff data on excel spreadsheets? Is it a laborious task to update your holiday records each week/month? Are your employee personal contact details likely to be out of date? If the answer is yes to any of the above then we have a solution just...

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New ACAS code of practice – Right to Representation

The new ACAS code of practice on Disciplinary and Grievance procedures came in to force on 11th March 2015. The new code was issued following uncertainty regarding workers’ statutory rights to be accompanied by a Trade Union Representative or fellow worker at...

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Travelling time is working time!

It was recently held by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) that travel to and from a temporary workplace from home is to be classed as Working time for the purposes of the Working Time Directive. The case of Federacion de Servicios Privados del...

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Pensions & auto-enrolment

Are you aware of pension auto-enrolment? Do you know when it affects you? As we have previously reported, the 1st October 2012 was the first staging date for the pension roll out. Employers with over 120,000 employees had a legal obligation to automatically enroll...

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As we had recently come up against some difficult staffing issues which we had not experienced before, Ellen Parkin at Spire HR was recommended to us by one of our business partners to guide and assist us with the complex HR legalities we needed to adhere to.

Ellen was very efficient and professional and gave us instant confidence that she would be able to competently provide the help we needed. Ellen was readily accessible via email or telephone throughout the whole process and gave us the vital lifeline we needed during a very emotive and stressful time. Spire HR realised that as an SME, we had to balance the commercial viability for HR consultancy with the expertise and guidance we needed and Ellen was open and honest from the outset, providing a cost-effective and professional service. I would therefore have no hesitation in recommending Spire HR to anyone.


We are too small to justify a full-time HR employee; yet we cannot afford to ‘get it wrong’ The excellent service offered by Spire HR Solutions is the perfect solution for us


AGP have used Spire HR Solutions Limited for numerous matters relating to HR issues for both ourselves and clients of the practice. I have always found them to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful and to be very responsive to our needs.

Spire is now the practice’s first point of contact for any HR issues we encounter and I would certainly recommend them to anyone in need of assistance with any HR matters.


Ellen has helped streamline procedures and provide greater controls through her extensive knowledge and professional dedication, which has enabled me to concentrate on my main objective, growing the business.

I would say ‘key’ to her service is the confidence she provides with the HR guidance, I know without doubt that when dealing with my employees I follow the correct procedure and staff feel confident that they have the right HR support. The guidance on our bonus structure and appraisal scheme is one of many examples in which Ellen’s guidance has been invaluable.

I have been pleased with work Ellen has done for us and would not hesitate to recommend her to others. She provides a high quality, professional service and is very responsive to the needs of a small, growing organisation.