Since the late 1940s, Pemberton Leisure Homes Ltd (Pemberton) has been at the forefront of the caravan holiday home market in the UK. From its headquarters in Pemberton, Wigan, the company has seen rapid expansion and strong demand for its caravans and park homes across the country.
With 250 employees based in its head office and manufacturing sites in the Wigan area, Pemberton wanted some additional support as an extension to its existing in-house HR team, freeing them to focus on their day-to-day business needs. The company approached Stephensons after learning about the firm’s Workplace Plus product.
Workplace Plus is a specially designed solution to the common sticking points in any HR team, helping to remove the time pressures and everyday headaches of being an employer. From structuring employment policies, advice on recruitment, drafting contracts through to documenting company procedures, the service gives company’s all the tools they need to become a best practice employer.
Under Workplace Plus, Stephensons works closely with its clients, keeping them fully up to date with the latest legislation and its impact on their business. Through face-to-face support or advice via the dedicated 24/7 freephone hotline, Stephensons is always on hand to solve those legal challenges. If things do go wrong, Stephensons will also assist in representing the company in court or at a tribunal.
Commenting on the Workplace Plus product, John Finch, Managing Director of Pemberton said:
“As every employer knows, it is critical that employment law is front of mind in the day-to-day running of your business. It is always real time and always urgent and requires dedicated support.
“The Stephensons’ Workplace Plus product immediately appealed to us as it offered instant access to legal expertise whilst also seamlessly integrating with our own in-house HR team. Stephensons have provided excellent support and legal guidance from day one, quickly understanding the needs and challenges of our business.
“We have also found Workplace Plus to be a very cost-effective solution. Whilst ensuring that every aspect of our employment contracts, documentation and policies are fully up-to-date, it has allowed our in-house HR team and senior leadership to focus on the day-to-day running of the business and driving growth.”