Get It Right 1st Time…Right People, Right Place, Right Thing, Right Time!

Please join us on Thursday 13th November at The Chester Grosvenor Hotel for our wonderful event and seminar being hosted by Kirsty Craig and Justine Watkinson; and learn how to recruit effectively, manage consistently, and dismiss fairly ….. Get this right and the business should run itself !!

About the presenters

Justine is Head of the Employment Law Team at Hillyer Mckeown in Chester. She regularly presents employment law and business development seminars and is a sessional lecturer in Employment Law at MMU in Manchester. She has extensive expertise in all areas of employment law, to include executive appointments and terminations, drafting of contracts of employment and handbooks, all aspects of redundancy and business change projects, disciplinary and grievance, long term sickness, performance and capability, discrimination issues and Tupe.

Clients say that Justine has a “no nonsense approach” and offers “pro active, practical and easy to understand advice.”

Kirsty is partner and Managing Director of Kirsty Craig Associates here in Chester, who are experts in every stage of the employee lifecycle, from recruiting effectively to managing and developing your employees for greater business success.

Having employed many people herself over the years, Kirsty knows just how important it is to create the right environment for staff to thrive in. A qualified recruitment professional since 1995, she believes that providing the opportunity for staff to develop both personally and professionally only benefits a business and improves its bottom line.

A person with strong values based on an absolute passion for being the very best at what she does and a deeply held belief that people are at the heart of any business, Kirsty embraces entrepreneurism with real enthusiasm. Straightforward and with the utmost integrity, she adds real value to her clients’ businesses through helping them to make the most of their people.


The recruitment process – how to manage it successfully

– How to create a brilliant environment for your employees to thrive in
– Performance management – why its needed and what happens if you don’t!
– Having the right documentation and procedures in place
– Understanding what your rights are as an employer and how you can manage employees effectively
– Dismissal if it’s the only option…. getting it right

Client testimonials:

I would like to thank you for all your help and advice regarding the employment issues that we had in the business.  It was a difficult time, being a small firm with limited legal knowledge, but you really helped with a very clear path through the minefield of employment law.  You were always upfront and realistic and never gave me any false hope or misleading information.

You and your team were easy to talk to and are a credit to Hillyer McKeown.  If we were ever in this position again, I wouldn’t consider using anyone else.

Director SME Company, Wirral.

Like most businesses, we try to avoid situations where we need to contact our legal advisors, but despite our best efforts it became inevitable. From the outset Justine and her team provided a relaxed and professional environment where they listened to our problems, the complexity of our case and within a short space of time demonstrated a strong grasp of the key issues involved. We believe that Justine’s  ability to communicate with clarity and accuracy the key issues within our case resulted in a swift resolution with the other side,  thereby allowing the business to move on…and keeping our legal costs down.

Director Pharmaceuticals Company, North West.

‘We have recently used the services of Kirsty Craig Associates and have been, once again, extremely impressed with the professional advice provided and high level of customer service offered. Rachel and her associates have been approachable, friendly and responsive to our needs as a small and now expanding business and I felt comfortable discussing the range of issues required to be implemented in our business.  Many thanks to the team, we will most certainly be using their services again as and when we need to and I would have absolutely no hesitation in referring Kirsty Craig Associates to other companies.’

Lynne Bell, Bell Graphics


To benefit from this enlightening seminar, please attend The Business Network Lunch Event on Thursday 13th November at The Chester Grosvenor Hotel.

To book please click here or click the big green button in the top left corner, or contact Tracy on 0844 310 1400 or email

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