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The Howarths team work closely with many different sectors, helping them with all their requirements.

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What our clients say

sabrina scotsonsabrina scotson
13:09 14 May 24
I have worked with Tracey at Howarths for some time on a 121 coaching and management training. Both Tracey and the team provide unparalleled advice, help and support. I would highly recommend them.
Simon LewisSimon Lewis
09:03 16 Apr 24
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Howarth's to anyone facing an employment issue. They were professional, knowledgeable, and incredibly supportive throughout.Here's what stood out:Expertise: Their knowledge of employment law was exceptional. They clearly explained my options and the potential outcomes, putting everything in terms I could understand.Communication: They kept me informed every step of the way. I never felt like I was in the dark about what was happening.Support: This was a stressful time for me, and they were incredibly patient and understanding. They were always available to answer my questions and address my concerns.In the end, Jonothan at Howarth's helped me enormously, I can not thank them enough for their hard work and dedication.If you're looking for top-notch employment solicitors, look no further than Howarth's!
Andrew FirthAndrew Firth
18:08 15 Apr 24
I've worked with Jon Scollen for over 12months, he's incredibly knowledgeable and a great person to have in my network, highly recommend!!
Scott LowtherScott Lowther
17:21 15 Apr 24
Excellent service, and value, Jonathon is a pleasure to deal with and ensure compliance across everything people related within the business.
Portland NurseriesPortland Nurseries
07:55 11 Apr 24
Fantastic Employment Law support and HR training for our managers.
Sara CarrSara Carr
13:31 28 Mar 24
After one year of working alongside the team at Howarths, I have found the support and service to be extremely fantastic. Everyone is down to earth, family run business, what you see is what you get. Dediciated, professional and helpful. I am excited to be working alongside Howarths for another year.
Paul JohnsonPaul Johnson
15:03 15 Mar 24
Great week of informative training. Very well delivered and very well put together! Thanks all.
Jo de TuteJo de Tute
17:17 30 Nov 22
I recently took part in a Management Development training programme with a couple of other colleagues. The content that Katie & Cath delivered was very insightful and gave us all a really clear direction going forwards. There is always a positive welcome and professional feel when you walk through the door at Howarths and the level of support that the team give us as a business is brilliant. Would highly recommend them for all HR needs
Kevin ShoemakeKevin Shoemake
15:57 30 Nov 22
I/we have been using and utilising Howarths for over two years. They are our right arm when it comes to HR and have helped develop our staff handbook and policies along with guidance and advice on a range of specialist subject matter. Each member of the team has been exceptional and hugely knowledgeable each time we've asked for assistance. I/we could not operate without them and I'd recommend them and their services to anyone looking for expert help and support. Kevin
michael mateermichael mateer
16:45 15 Jul 22
Howarths is an exceptional business that genuinely practice what they preach. Culture, enthusiasm and an “extra mile” service.Highly recommended for any serious business owners that want to get their people part of their business right.
James PaxmanJames Paxman
16:12 10 Jun 22
I have dealt with Howarths for many years now and i have to say it has been a fantastic experience. The friendly, knowledgeable and understanding service i get is second to non. I attended a CPG event on Wednesday and again this just reaffirmed what i felt already. A well organised and excellent leaders event with two inspiring speakers. Added to their caring dedicated culture to their staff and the Howarth foundation i can't recommended them enough.
Mark PrinceMark Prince
13:37 31 May 22
The team at Chandley Ovens just completed a major reorganisation involving a significant reduction in force, the creation of an employee owned company and the TUPE transfer of employees from one entity to another. Charlotte and the team at Howarths provided excellent advice in a timely fashion that was always in context and pragmatic.
Andrew WhitakerAndrew Whitaker
12:34 25 May 22
Chris SmithChris Smith
09:36 18 May 22
We have had a partnership with Howarth’s for many years, they have supported us on HR, H&S, Employment law and training and their services have been first class. They have supported us in driving our business forward in our vision to be world class.Everyone within Howarth’s are extremely knowledgeable, friendly and experienced and is a credit to a family run business which clearly has the development and support of people and businesses as its core values.The support you get from Howarth’s is tailored to your requirements with an added personal touch.I highly recommend Howarth’s and you will not be disappointed.
J AshworthJ Ashworth
12:10 16 Feb 22
Excellent service! I have dealt with Howarths over a tribunal matter. Their service has been first class. From day one we have felt supported and out minds put at ease. Their expertise helped to guide us along the way and took much of the stress out of the situation with their re-assuring manner. There has always been someone to deal with a matter, advice is quick, prompt and professional. I would have absolutely no hesitation to work with them again, and will continue with their HR services.
Wendy CresswellWendy Cresswell
21:19 10 Feb 22
When I started working at Howarths I had a HR qualification but only the basic employment law knowledge. I learnt so much about employment law over the two years I was there due to the support from such a fantastic team - Gavin, Charlotte and Sarah. Because of their support and patience I have just won my first tribunal claim which would not have been possible without these guys. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Howarths are a fantastic company to work for based on true family values and I am proud to say I was part of that.Much love everyone
Tracy HeepsTracy Heeps
15:31 08 Feb 22
Howarth's is a wonderful company to work for, they care and look after their staff and customers like no other organisation I've come across. The expertise in their field is second to none, any business having issues with Health & Safety/HR and Employment Law please give them a call you won't be disappointed with the service. They are small enough to care and big enough to deal with the most complex issues.
14:15 03 Feb 22
First class training as always! Gavin is extremely professional and a pleasure to deal with.The feedback from the trainees is always very positive and they gain a lot from it.My company has had a relationship with Howarths for upwards of 14 years and they have always provided the very best support in all aspects of HR & Employment Law.
James BentleyJames Bentley
16:49 27 Jan 22
We have used Howarth's for a number of years and have always found them extremely helpful and professional!
Jonathan Le PageJonathan Le Page
16:56 22 Dec 21
We have used Howarths for several years now and they have always proven to be professional, knowledgeable and most of all genuine. They care about our business and our staff and have made the effort to get to know us really well over the years.All the team are approachable and willing to help. They have been a huge asset to us in the countless situations we’ve faced as an employer over the years and I’m not sure what we would have done without them.Also the training days are great fun and massively beneficial to all the staff who attend.A fantastic company to work with.
Dan WatkinsDan Watkins
18:35 07 Apr 21
Howarths HR are great at what they do, but the best thing about them is that they are brilliant people who are great to engage with. Their advice is first class, and their charitable foundation does some fantastic work in the community too. I'd definitely recommend them.
Freya DearmanFreya Dearman
07:42 07 Apr 21
I was an employee of Howarths for almost two years and thoroughly enjoyed and valued my time at the company. Everyone at the company is so warm and friendly, and it really is like being a part of a second family. Howarths took initiative to support my development in the most valuable way possible, and it is a real shame that my family life has moved me down South. I will miss it and all of my colleagues truly, however I can honestly say that there was no better company to start my career journey with.
Bob CherryBob Cherry
12:43 06 Apr 21
Howarths is always there when you need them, their staff are 100% up to date on all employment, HR and H&S issues and always give you the best advice based solely on your needs and requirements. I would recommend Howarths to anyone and everyone, be you an individual or a large company. You will not get better service, I guarantee it and above and beyond all that professional stuff, they are all genuinely nice people who care. That word ”care” is massive, and should never be underestimated.
Kirsty WaineKirsty Waine
07:08 06 Apr 21
We have worked with Howarths for many years now, and have always found the service extremely good. Charlotte is always exceptionally professional, friendly and very knowledgeable – a pleasure to work with even though often dealing with some challenging situations. Whenever we have needed support from anyone in the team, they have always been quick to respond and given useful advice on such a broad range of HR subject areas. We know that we can trust the advice given and would recommend them highly.

Engineering & Manufacturing

Engineering and manufacturing businesses large and small work closely with the Howarths team to benefit from expert, commercially focused HR and Employment Law consultancy.

Our history in the sector has seen us develop long-standing working relationships as the bolt-on HR and employment law team for some of the country’s most well-known manufacturers and engineers. The type of support we offer within this sector focuses on core issues including changing terms and conditions around shift work, sickness and lateness and disciplinaries.


Our work in the education sector sees our experienced HR and Employment Law teams providing consultancy and advice to schools, nurseries and other education providers across a range of areas from staff handbooks and employment contracts, through to capability procedures and tribunals.

Clients looking for HR support in the education sector also turn to us to design and deliver bespoke HR training courses to upskill senior leadership teams. We also work closely as a bolt-on HR department for schools who have in-house HR resource but require expert guidance and advice across a variety of matters on a regular basis.

We have good knowledge of the relevant considerations within the Education sector including the burgundy book and the importance of safeguarding. We continue to support many successful nurseries with issues of safeguarding, lateness, sickness absence and relief support.


Our passion and enthusiasm for charity begins at home. We’re proud of our own charity, The Howarth Foundation, which provides support to help individuals that have experienced homelessness back into employment.

Running our own charity means our team has extensive and well-developed knowledge of the HR and Employment Law landscape surrounding charities and not-for-profit enterprises. We understand what it is like to operate with Trustee Boards and operating effectively within the third sector.

We support charities with all areas of HR and Employment Law and have extensive experience in assisting growing charities with mergers and transfers of employment including supporting with TUPE, employment contracts and creating new group structures.

Professional Services

From accountants to finance providers, Howarths works with a range of businesses in professional services as a trusted HR and employment law partner.

Be it employee engagement surveys to drive employee advocacy and increase profit, or updating employment contracts and HR procedures as a business grows, our breadth of experience supporting professional services businesses across the UK means we’ve got a well-developed understanding of how to get you the best results. Accountants, Solicitors, Design Agencies and many more trust Howarths to support them when they need it most.

Sport & Leisure

Our experience in the sport and leisure sector has seen our team of Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety experts work with organisations ranging from grassroots football clubs to global sports surface manufacturers.

We’re proud to be the partner of choice for Football Associations including Derbyshire FABirmingham FABerks & Bucks FA and Staffordshire FA and many more. Using our expertise, we continue to work with FAs across the UK to implement robust HR practices and deliver up-to-the-minute employment law advice as a trusted, outsourced HR and Employment Law partner.

Training and developing managers at the world’s number one sports surface manufacturer, STRI Group, is also on our list of highlights, and we regularly work with sport and leisure industry heavyweights to develop and deliver bespoke management training programmes that develop staff and impact the bottom line.


We work with and support many organisations within the Healthcare sector from GP’s, to opticians and dentists. The challenges that such providers face are unique and often pressured. Customers demand high levels of service, often around the clock, so staff must be well trained, supported and engaged in order for such businesses to compete.

We understand the pressure businesses within the healthcare sector can face including demanding patients and customers, which can increase pressure on staff. We’ve supported many Practice Managers with issues such as calculation and granting of annual leave, work place stress and performance management of underperforming members of the team.

In addition to HR support, our Health and Safety team are adept at proving tailored and specific support to this sector including appropriate documentation around lone working, PPE and responding to violence and aggression.


Our work in the care sector ensures we understand the challenges faced by businesses operating in this area. Regulation and compliance are key throughout the business in an area heavily regulated by the CQC.

We advise and support many businesses within this sector on issues including right to search, work place stress and drafting of appropriate documentation for permanent and agency staff.

Our Health and Safety team have supported managers within care settings with PUWER/LOLER, PPE and handling aggressive and challenging behaviour in what can sometimes be an emotional environment.


The hospitality sector provides unique challenges in respect of HR and Health and Safety. Attracting new customers and making a profit should be your focus, not wrestling with HR, Employment Law and Health and Safety issues.

The Howarths team has years of experience working with many different hospitality businesses including restaurants, cafes, bars and venues.

Supporting specifically on issues such as right to search, absenteeism, issuing correct HR documentation and drug and alcohol policies, in addition to manual handling, Coshh and first aid.

Our team will ensure you are compliant with the law so you can concentrate on what you do best; serving your customers.


We know how challenging the retail sector is for many business owners operating in a very competitive sector. Now more than ever staff are critical in ensuring the business not only survives but thrives.

The Howarths team has years of experience working with many different hospitality businesses including restaurants, cafes, bars and venues.

Supporting specifically on issues such as right to search, absenteeism, issuing correct HR documentation and drug and alcohol policies, in addition to manual handling, Coshh and first aid.

Our team will ensure you are compliant with the law so you can concentrate on what you do best; serving your customers.

Transport & Distribution

With extensive experience delivering HR, employment law and health & safety advice to the transport and distribution sector, Howarths is well-placed to take the wheel as your expert advisor.

We’re proud of our long-standing business relationships, and many of our transport and distribution clients have worked with Howarths since the beginning.

From keeping clients up-to-date with the most recent employment law changes, to providing recruitment support and drafting contracts of employment, our experience in the sector means we’re trusted by some of the best.

We’ve supported with many issues within this sector including lone working, issues around driving bans and drug and alcohol use and testing. In addition, manual handling and drivers handbooks.

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