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
Bowland builds empowering and motivating employee feedback experiences so individuals and teams can achieve their best in a balanced and sustainable way.
We marry 20 years of experience with modern agile practices. We partner with you to guide you to implement the performance management and feedback process that best suits your firm.
We provide high-quality service-driven software solutions that allow people to set goals, seek feedback, discuss development, improve their performance, and achieve their career aspirations.. We treat our customers as partnerships, because we have a vested interest in your success.
Our solutions include; 360-Degree Feedback, Real-time Continuous Feedback and Performance Management (including more modern Agile models of Performance Management). All our software solutions are highly configurable and tailored around your own culture and people processes. Post launch we continue to have regular check-ins, working closely with you to continuously refine and improve the solution around your needs and requirements. To help support this work we also provide in-house training and online learning modules called ‘Meaningful Conversations’. Find out more about Bowland at www.bowlandsoftware.com, or book a free 30-minute consultation here with our Director of Product, Jamie Prangnell.
Sponsors of: Best Internal Engagement Campaign
Charles Cameron & Associates is an independent mortgage brokerage with expertise in the employee benefit sector. We work with the HR & Benefit Teams of over 200 corporations in order to delivery quality mortgage advice and financial education services to support employee well-being. Our clients include over 40 International Law Firms to support staff as well as partners.
We can advise clients on residential and buy-to-let mortgages and remortgages, as well as bridging finance, commercial, second charge mortgages and secured lending.
The company has grown from a brokerage with 6 advisers when founded in 2004, to becoming one of the leading brokerages in London, with over 70 mortgage advisers across the UK, supported by a dedicated mortgage administration department.
Speak to us today, to see how we can support your Financial Wellbeing initiatives.
Sponsors of: Most Innovative People Initiative
CM Murray is a specialist employment, partnership and regulatory and professional discipline law firm, advising international professional services firms, senior executives and multinational partnerships. CM Murray LLP is recognised as one of the UK’s leading law firms for employment and partnership law advice and is ranked in Tier 1/Band 1 in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners legal directories for partnership law and employment (senior executive) law.
With eight partners and eleven lawyers, we have a particular reputation for advising law firms and their partners on LLP mergers, conversions and constitutional reviews, and on partner investigations, discrimination and restrictive covenant disputes, including with extensive expertise in advising on sexual harassment and bullying allegations. We are also well known for our work providing strategic advice to senior executives and founders, including in private equity and hedge funds, US and multi-national companies with UK operations, and US and UK law firms on their employment and HR issues.
We are the founders of the International Forum of Senior Executive Advisers (IFSEA) , and co-founders of leading specialist partnership law network the Professional Practices Alliance and international employment law alliances Innangard and Innangard Executives.
If you would like to find out more about our firm or would like to discuss how we may be able to help you, please contact our Managing Partner, Clare Murray, at email@example.com or visit our website at www.cm-murray.com .
Sponsors of: Best Organisational Response to COVID-19
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
Cushon is a fintech using its world-leading financial technology to engage savers and empower them to build a better financial future.
Cushon offers pension and savings products via an intuitive mobile app that provides a highly personalised experience and environmentally friendly investments, making it easy for customers to manage their money and invest in a way that aligns with their personal goals and beliefs.
With a solution that fully integrates with payroll and benefit platforms, Cushon's products are delivered via the workplace to reach as many savers as possible. Employers use Cushon to enhance the financial wellbeing of their workforce by providing employees with a simple and convenient way to save into pensions, ISAs and other products direct from pay.
Cushon Group currently* has over 400,000 customers with £1.7bn of assets under management. Its corporate clients include 250 well known blue-chip companies including many of the FTSE 100, plus over 7,500 smaller employers across the UK.
*pending FCA approval of the acquisition of Creative Pension Trust.
Sponsors of: VIP Networking Do and Best Global People Initiative
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)
The world of work is rapidly changing and so it’s important that the benefits you offer your people remain relevant and fit for purpose. An effective benefits strategy can help you to recruit and retain talent, boost employee engagement and support workplace wellbeing.
Howden’s dedicated employee benefits team has won many awards – including Employee Benefits Intermediary of the Year – for our creative and innovative approach to benefit design and consultancy.
Together we can create a tailor-made benefits and wellbeing plan to suit your unique business and employee needs and budget. We’ll help you to support and maintain a happy and healthy workforce.
Speak to a member of our expert legal team today on 0203 327 5700 or visit our website www.howdengroup.com/uk-en/cover/employee-benefits-and-wellbeing-consulting
Sponsors of: HR Team of the Year (for firms of over 750 employees including partners)
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
Since our inception in 1992 we’ve had a simple approach to recruitment; be the best we can and strive to exceed client’s expectations in everything we do. It’s an approach that has served us well and we are proud to recruit for many of London’s most prestigious law firms.
We supply the vital business support staff responsible for making sure their practices run smoothly and efficiently. Our Legal Industry expertise encompasses a wide range of business support roles from Administrators, EA’s and PA’s to Advisers, Execs and Managers within: HR, Secretarial Services, Marketing & Business Development, Risk & Compliance, IT and Facilities/Front of House.
We also supply consultancy services to law firms going through periods of support staff re-organisation, from the initial discussion and planning stages through to final implementation.
Sponsors of: Rising Star
Meet & Engage is an award-winning candidate experience technology for employers.
Inspire & Nurture is a suite of live virtual events and automated talent nurture comms built for the smart employer. You can run live virtual recruiting events and then seamlessly move candidates into a fully-branded, social-network style nurture journey. Share curated content and take advantage of features such as live streaming, content sharing, polling, post-event data feedback and branded pre- and post-event comms.
Candidate Experience Chatbots strengthen your relationship with candidates online at each stage of the recruitment journey. Candidate Experience Chatbots talk to candidates when you can’t, delivering consistent, on-brand support and guidance, 24/7. Use our Chatbots for FAQs, candidate screening, candidate experience measurement, keep warm or even to bypass a clunky ATS application form. Timeline is a personalised, social-media style onboarding platform enabling organisations to tailor each new starter journey.
Timeline is versatile to adapt to all sorts of recruitment scenarios – from ensuring volume hires make it through those crucial first few days to helping senior recruits to hit the ground running. Plugs in directly with our other products for a seamless candidate experience.
Sponsors of: Best Social Mobility Initiative
Designed by HR professionals for HR professionals, Natural HR is core Human Resource Management and payroll software for mid-sized or enterprise organisations. Natural HR provides software that makes it easy to manage your HR department and enables professionals at the frontline of the rapidly evolving modern workplace to engage, manage and pay their people.
Headquartered in Birmingham, Natural HR delivers an all-in-one solution for HR teams managing a workforce of over 100 employees. Entirely developed in Birmingham, and proudly so. Natural HR was founded in 2010. The software delivers everything an HR department needs to support and manage their people, freeing up valuable time to focus on their organisation’s strategic HR objectives.
Available on any web-enabled computer or smartphone, Natural HR delivers an industry-leading suite of tools that simplify and automate HR and payroll processes for management and employees alike.
For more information, please visit naturalhr.com
Sponsors of: Best Innovation Through Technology
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.
targetjobs provides its 1 million+ monthly users with access to advice and opportunities through partnerships with graduate employers and course providers. The platform delivers personalised, sector – focused content to students and recent graduates, including those interested in legal careers from both law and non – law academic backgrounds and profiles.
Sponsors of: Best Early Talent Recruitment Campaign
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.
Sponsors of: Best Environmental Initiative
Totum is the leader in law and professional services firm business services recruitment – passionate about the evolving role of business functions in delivering, supporting and accelerating change during this period of transition. We know that today's firms can only succeed with the best business skills and capabilities. That's why we specialise in business services recruitment, dedicating all of our resources to matching up the very best business talent from across industry sectors with law and professional services firms based in the UK, as well as on the international stage.
Totum spans all business services divisions, with our dedicated HR & Operations specialists here to help support the successful development of your own team, placing Chief, Directors, Heads, Managers and Advisors/Officers in all areas of HR and Operations. We work with individuals over a long period, often supporting their careers up to HR & Operations leadership including COO level, and we have helped grow and develop HR & Operations teams by applying our keen understanding of the evolving dynamics of this critical function.Whatever HR & Operations skills you need, we are on hand to deliver.
If you would like to find out more about how we could help you with your HR & Operations recruitment needs, or just to have a chat about latest market trends, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors of: Best People Leader
We’re the UK’s leading independent provider of global background screening services, delivering world-class screening tailored to our clients’ needs.
Our market-leading services include pre-employment screening, criminal record checks, and social media screening. Helping to protect company culture, whilst providing hiring decision confidence, we add real value to HR and compliance departments.
Our experts provide compliance expertise, benchmarking and insights and global reach, whilst our market-leading solution offers full transparency and candidate-focussed services, through our customisable digital platform.
Adapting to clients’ HR systems and onboarding requirements, we provide high levels of customer service and our user-friendly interface monitors candidate progress each step of the way.
We believe that with honesty and transparency come loyal relationships and tangible, long-lasting benefits. Our globally trusted reputation is the reward of years of substantive partnerships, helping us develop our world class service.