HR Advice for Employers

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HR Advice for Employers

We are a HR Consultancy offering sensible, practical HR advice for employers.



Professional Services

Working for a variety of professional service organisations including accountancy, legal and architectural practices and…

Independent Schools

As a HR Adviser to a number of independent schools in the South of England, we understand the challenges of implementing…

Creative Media

Attracting and retaining talented staff in the highly competitive worlds of Media and Fashion requires organisations to offer…


“Following our Directors Appraisal Day with Anita, we all had a great day and got so much from it. It was and will be transformational. Thank you for all your excellent assistance.”
Robert Logan

Group Finance and Operations Director, Windsor Integrated Services Group

“I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help.  I have spoken to the individual and she is very happy, and I think this is largely due to how you handled the whole situation [redundancy].  You have a very good manner with people and are fair in every respect.  This comes across strongly, and I am so glad we used you (Beststart). I hope that if we need your services again, that you will be available and willing to do so.”
Sonya Dixon

Human Resources Advisor, United Grand Lodge of England


Independent School Case Study

Background Our client was a single-sex independent school with an excellent reputation for inspiring, encouraging and developing boys between the ages of 4 and 13. The Headmaster had recently...

Grievance Case Study

Background Our client provides elderly, nursing and specialised care in a chain of residential homes across the Home Counties. They had received a grievance and counter-grievance between two...

Mediation Case Study

Sam had worked at an Accountancy Firm since June 2005 as a qualified accountant. She was involved in the recruitment process when Lucy joined in September 2007 as a post graduate completing further...

A Gross Misconduct Disciplinary Case Study

Background Our client was a specialty food distributor with approximately 50 employees who had recently undergone a merger. As a result, the company had relocated and all office-based staff except...

TUPE and Redundancy Case Study

Background Our client was a law firm that had, over a period of about a year, sought a merger with another law firm. As time wore on it became clear that a full merger may not be possible due to the...

Law Firm Case Study

Background Our client was an innovative and contemporary law firm with a dominant position in conveyancing and re-mortgaging. However, following legislative changes in the legal sector, this market...

Strategic Restructure Case Study

Background Our client was an owner-managed publisher of magazines, websites, newsletters and advertisements in the specialist pet and traditional rural sectors. Following a significant shift in the...


Pre-election Special

Pre-election Special

James Pinchbeck, Streets Chartered Accounts Chief Marketing Officer, hosts this podcast where Beststart CEO, Anita Wynne, discusses the three main parties' manifestoes and reviews their plans and ideas for employment matters and workforce issues should they be elected...


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