"Empact have proved to be a valuable asset to our company for their HR advice. Always on hand via email or phone, we receive the information and advice needed promptly so that we can act almost immediately once a HR issue arises. Lynda and her team are extremely professional and the service offered to our company of 165 + employees is extremely affordable."
LEE FISHER, INTERIOR GOODS DIRECT
"With HR and employment law not being my forte, I use Empact on an as and when required basis. The advice is good, brief, and concise, taking out any ‘grey’ areas and leaving me with a straightforward decision to make. Lynda was introduced to me by my previous Managing Director and when he left to pastures new, there was a good familiarity where I felt Lynda and I had worked together for years. I would recommend her services for either small HR issues to compiling company handbooks and contracts of employment."
JOHN LITTLEWOOD, HUDDERSFIELD FINE WORSTEDS
"We have been using the services of Empact since 2010. As we are a small textile company without an HR department, we contact Lynda for all our employment queries. We always receive a very prompt and professional response. The advice given is clearly understandable offering a practical common sense approach to solving problems.
The regular newsletters are helpful and informative keeping us up to date with the changes in Employment law. Empact provides our company with an excellent value for money service."
JANE TAYLOR, BOWER ROEBUCK
"On behalf of my colleagues at ZH&S ltd we are delighted that your daughter Francesca will be joining you at Empact to further bolster your already professional approach to employment HR + training.
Given the various issues that we have had to address over some years there is no doubt that Francesca will have an interesting career. It has always been helpful to understand that issues to hand are properly understood and acted on promptly, thoroughly and professionally.
It is for the aforementioned reasons that we have enjoyed a measure of success. Further it is particularly respected that Empact is there to help both employer and employee and has a spine. I have every good reason to recommend Empact to other employers."
JAMES HINCHLIFFE, Z. HINCHLIFFE & SON
"Lynda is a great Employment Law advisor and has been an all-round support to me from when I started at Abraham Moon & Sons Ltd. Her knowledge of shop floor historical contractual agreements has been valuable. She understands the issues you are facing and how to give practical advice. Even if you know the answer, she is a good ‘sounding board’ to sense check information. I would highly recommend her to any business."
GAYE WALTON, ABRAHAM MOON & SONS
"We have utilised the services of Empact and found the level of proactive expertise and guidance offered has been excellent to both the employee and the Company. They were professional, effective and supportive in all aspects of the processes we required assistance with and they have made a tremendous impact with the Company with regards to supporting our needs"
NIGEL BROWN, NB ANALYSIS
"As an SME we do don’t have in-house HR expertise so I have worked with Empact for several years and have always found the HR advice provided by Lynda to be extremely helpful, straightforward and easy to understand. As a result we are able to maintain up-to-date, compliant and accurate employment documentation.
Lynda’s experience and advice is also invaluable when we are required to deal with difficult situations involving personnel."
AIDAN QUEEN, SCHOFIELD DYERS
"The reassurance of having Empact available when we have a query or a problem is a great relief. The speed and depth of response is excellent even when Lynda is on holiday. We have enjoyed several years working closely with Empact, their knowledge and skill can always be relied upon."
TRACEY KEAVENEY, JOHN L BRIERLEY
"I have worked with Empact for nearly 5 years. During that time have faced many challenging HR issues; several gross misconduct dismissals, court cases involving staff, introduction of new performance measures & bonus schemes et al. All of this within a long established workforce with many familial links. Empact’s advice and support has been invaluable in successfully steering us through these challenges. Lynda Fenton is that rare consultant who combines, great expertise and experience with a practical attitude to ensure that what is required gets done, whilst ensuring that we comply with current HR legislation."
JONATHAN ROBSON, FIBERMARK
"I understand that you are looking to ‘spread your wings’ into other HR related areas – I can only wish you every success, which I am sure you will achieve, given the thoroughness and professionalism you have shown whenever we have been in need of your services."
TONY JONES, R. SOPER LTD
"Pennine Weavers have worked with Lynda Fenton and Empact since the start of the company in 2007. Lynda offers prompt and detailed advice in the complex area of Employment Law in a language we can understand. Empact is a vital resource for any SME."
GARY EASTWOOD, PENNINE WEAVERS
"Our company has worked with Empact for over 9 years. The advice we get from them is invaluable in guiding us through difficult and/or complicated employment situations but we get the result we are looking for, with confidence that we are not going to receive an Employment Tribunal Claim."
DAN BENTLEY, XTEX POLYTHENE
"Our use of Empact allows the senior management and board of directors at Bulmer and Lumb Group to spend our time on the task of operating a busy commission dyeing operation secure in the knowledge that we are kept up to date with current employee law and legislation and with the confidence to tackle the challenging issues which arise in relation to employee relations
with their advice and guidance."
PAUL HAMILTON, BULMER & LUMB
"Abbeyfield The Dales Society have been supported by Empact Advice Consultation and Training Services for the last 5 years and I am delighted to say that we have always found the employment advice and support service to be of an exceptional standard.
Lynda is always willing to give both telephone advice for small queries as well as carry out site visits whenever you wish to discuss or explore issues in more detail. A pleasant, welcoming and friendly approach means that you never feel that even the simplest of queries is a problem as she will give you the re-assurance that you are ‘on the right track"
JACKIE BRADFIELD, CEO ABBEYFIELD THE DALES LIMITED
"Lynda gives us professional employment law advice, she is easy to get along with, always helpful, very clear with a no nonsense approach. Overall an excellent service."
LYNN GILLESPIE, SIRDAR
"I have been consulting Empact in employment issues for a considerable length of time. The advice we get from Empact is put in a practical way that we can easily understand so that we can make an informed business decision, happy that there is little likelihood of receiving an Employment Tribunal Claim. We will continue to use Lynda and her team for the foreseeable future."
STUART MANN, SAR LUBRICANTS
"We are very pleased to recommend Empact for advice on HR and employment law. They have advised us on many employment related matters over a period of over ten years very successfully. The attention to detail and way of explaining solutions for problems both to the employer and employee has been very good.
We would highly recommend them to any organisation or individual for advice on these matters."
PETER WRIGHT, CORNERS DIRECT
"I approached Empact as I was recommended to them by a business colleague.
Empact gave me expert and timely advice, explaining options, drafting letters and providing support throughout the process. They provided a professional response that made an unpleasant situation much less stressful.
I would recommend Empact in particular to small / medium sized businesses that do not have HR in house expertise."
JANE FLETCHER, MANAGING DIRECTOR, STADIUM SELF STORAGE LTD
"The Calder Group of companies has been receiving advice and services from Empact for over 10 years. We have been supported with many employment issues, from Disciplinary matters to dealing with Tribunal situations. Any queries are dealt with in a very timely manner, with knowledge and experience that has kept our group of companies running smoothly. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Empact."
T WADSWORTH, PERSONNEL DIRECTOR, CALDER GROUP – DEWSBURY.
"I have just learnt of you latest business plans to extend your range of HR related services – I wish you well. Given your experience and understanding across a wide range of issues, and a thorough knowledge of Employment Law, I am sure you will be successful. Best wishes."
BEN SOPER, STEAD MCALPIN
"I am delighted to hear that you have taken the decision to expand your business activities. The way in which you conduct your activities is testimony to the high esteem in which you are held, certainly in this industry. I’m sure your dedication to the task and professionalism will ensure that whatever you undertake will be successful."
JIM KIDD, J H BIRTWISTLE