Blackbridge Communications is an employee-owned agency that specialises in employer branding, helping clients attract and engage talent.
We work with organisations ranging from FTSE 100 businesses through to start-ups and charities to creatively communicate and deliver their talent attraction strategies.
Based in Spitalfields, we’re a team of 35 specialists. Our employer marketing expertise lies in employer brand building, creative concept development, campaign management, website and digital solutions. As a member of the OneAgent network, the world’s largest network of employer branding agencies, we can also assist our clients to implement their people communications strategies internationally.
Find out more about Blackbridge at blackbridge.co.uk.
Sponsors of: Grand Prix
Clyde & Co’s employment team are dedicated to advising clients on all the ‘people’ issues that they face. With a focus on the professional services sector, they deal with all partner and employment issues, including hiring, assisting in change programmes, managing and resolving disputes when they arise (including partner disputes), and much more.
Sponsors of: Excellence in Equality & Inclusion
Fertifa is the UK’s leading fertility and reproductive health benefits provider, delivering comprehensive and fully flexible corporate benefit programmes which bridge the workplace wellness gap. Fertifa offers a blend of medical, HR and customer care expertise to help their clients retain and attract staff and improve productivity.
Founded in 2019 by entrepreneur Tony Chen and driven by the team’s personal experience of fertility struggles, Fertifa is on a mission to break the workplace silence around infertility and menopause and enable all employees to flourish through expert care and support.
Sponsors of: Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative (of up to 750 employees)
Intelligent Office (IO) is the market leader in designing and delivering next generation full service legal support solutions. As a customer-obsessed business, our goal is to empower lawyers to work more productively, effectively, and efficiently. We have built the capability to deliver high quality work securely from anywhere – onsite in our clients’ premises, at our 3 UK-based ISO 27001 shared services centres, remotely, or in a hybrid manner so that law firms are able to easily and quickly access our broad suite of support services ranging from PA and EA, document production, legal administration including client onboarding to reprographics, mailroom, facilities, matter management, front of house and core goods procurement.
With over 800 staff across the UK, our people are firmly at the heart of everything we do. We continuously train, develop and motivate our employees so that they are able to provide unparalleled service to our clients. Our culture, values and people leadership led us to achieve the Investors in People (IIP) Platinum accreditation first in 2018 and again in 2021, making us one of just 3% of companies globally to have achieved this highest standard of assessment offered by IIP.
If you’d like to find out more about Intelligent Office and how our services can help your law firm achieve your support goals, please get in touch with Jo Styles on Jo.Styles@intelligentofficeuk.com / +44 7753 497 940 or Anneli Douglas on Anneli.Douglas@intelligentofficeuk.com / +44 7984 548 622
Sponsors of: Excellence in Learning & Development
Oakleaf Partnership are the largest independent HR recruitment consultancy in the UK, delivering the full spectrum of HR, Reward and Payroll talent from entry to Executive level across London and the South East, as well as a growing our regional capability, with teams based in the Midlands, North and the Thames Valley. Our US offering which focuses on executive compensation & benefits and HR Operations is going from strength to strength. Oakleaf has also recently launched a Tech, Change & Transformation practice, which works with businesses looking for diverse technology and transformation professionals within areas such as Data, Cloud, Digital and Change Management.
Our specialist professional services team remains the market leader by maintaining a strong values-led business philosophy that we all live and work by. The team specialises in recruiting top HR, Reward and Payroll talent to US & UK law firms on both an interim and permanent basis, including at executive level. Our client base ranges from small employment law boutiques through to global, full service powerhouses. With over 30 years combined professional services HR recruitment experience, our team has a fantastic track record of building relationships within and commitment to the legal sector.
Oakleaf has become the market leader by working hard for our customers, by taking the time to really understand the person behind the CV, the culture and challenges our individual clients face over time and by making sure that our enduring relationships are built on trust, delivery and an outstanding customer experience. We are proud to be a Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Company to Work For and we are also a Recruiter Magazine HOT 100 company.
Sponsors of: Best People Professional
As champions of direct sourcing, Professionals in Law is the only legal job board to advertise all roles within a law firm. Vacancies come straight from law firms looking to connect with top candidates directly to promote their employer brand while making cost savings.
Working with a diverse mix of firms from the magic circle to regionals, Professionals in Law supports HR teams in their direct recruitment efforts with hands-on account management.
About two years ago, we committed to reduce our footprint as early talent recruiters. The result of that decision was the founding of the Sustainable Recruitment Alliance. We’re beginning to stem the decades of damage that our early talent practices have caused to the environment. Our purpose is to help reduce the carbon footprint of early talent professionals. Our mission is to create and empower a deeply connected ecosystem of stakeholders, including early talent recruiters, universities, and student organisations, who are committed to reducing their collective carbon footprint and embedding sustainability at the heart of their practices.