Having worked in the industry for over 15 years for large organisations, John identified a gap in the market to offer a service that was more personal and bespoke.
“We pride ourselves on delivering a first class service by building strong working relationships with our clients, taking the time to get to know each business and going above and beyond expectations.”
As well as being Managing Director, John is involved with day to day running of the business and is Elcons’ Senior Advocate representing the majority of clients at Tribunal, having an outstanding success rate.
Johanna McMillan-Peel Graduate CIPD
Director of Operations
Johanna is a qualified Human Resources practitioner and has over 19 years’ experience working within the Human Resources Management and Employment Law field.
As well her acumen as an experienced trainer in employment law and best practice management, Johanna also specialises in the legal documentation side. Johanna is responsible for creating bespoke contracts of employment, employee handbooks, service contracts and casual letters for seasonal workers, all tailored to the specific needs of clients.
“I work closely with businesses, helping and advising employers on their legal obligations to ensure they have the correct employment documents in place. My aim is to take away what can be a very time consuming task so companies run smoothly and effectively.”
Sarah Sutcliffe BA (Hons)
Business Development Consultant
Sarah’s role involves meeting businesses to introduce the services of Elcons and highlight the many ways in which we differ from our competitors.
“My aim is to gain a good understanding of each business’s needs and prepare a bespoke proposal tailored specifically for them. Our non- intrusive approach enables us to conduct informal and open discussions with businesses to gain a true and full understanding of what they require.”
Sarah has worked for Elcons for over 9 years and has experience establishing contracts with companies of all different sizes and industry sectors.
Business Development Consultant
Like Sarah, Julie’s role involves meeting businesses from all sectors to introduce the services of Elcons, and highlight the many ways in which we differ from our competitors in order to deliver the best service possible.
Having worked within the HR, Employment Law and the Health & Safety industry for over 16 years, Julie has vast experience in tailoring packages for the client to match their specific HR and Legal requirements and budget.
Julie’s has an honest and open approach, which matches the business ethics of Elcons, and always leaves every prospect feeling reassured that they are going to get the best return on their investment.
Lead Strategic Consultant
Debra joined Elcons as an Employment Law Advisor in May 2015 following over 7 years in an Employment Law/HR advisory capacity within a great variety of companies in the care, security, and manufacturing sector.
Prior to this she ran her own company for 11years. Debra has a wealth of experience in all areas of employment law and has assisted micro businesses up to blue chip companies with their HR issues. Her career has also involved personally managing employees, strategic change and research.
“As a robust and strategic advisor, I listen carefully to my Client’s needs to ensure I have all the facts before giving them all the options to reach an outcome which suits their company’s needs.”
Lead Consultant – Industrial and Unionised Environments
Dave is a time served engineer with over 25 years’ experience of supervising and decision making in small to medium engineering companies. For the past 16 years, he has been an Employment Law Consultant, the last 10 working as a Senior Employment Law Consultant.
“I listen intently to the client problem and then give sound, practical, pragmatic advice to resolve that particular issue. If there are options with my advice, I clearly state what the options are and ask the client what they wish to attain and which option they wish to use. My advice is aimed at trying to resolve issues in the shortest possible time to allow the client business to move forward.”
Lead HR and Organisation/Workforce Development Consultant
With 12 years HR industry experience prior to joining Elcons, Emma brings a wealth of strategic and operational HR insight to the team. Drawing on experiences in Social Housing, Care and Education sectors Emma has a strength for working to auditory body requirements and best practice models and is competent in assisting with TUPE, mergers and acquisitions, redundancies, restructures, disciplinary, grievance, absence management strategies, settlements, workforce development and capability matrices.
Besides operational and strategic HR roles Emma has taught the Certificate in HR Practice CIPD at a local college and studied for a L7 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring with Lancaster University. Prior to working in HR Emma studied and achieved a Geology degree and mastered advanced level hula hooping…
“In industry I engaged with solicitors for Employment Law advice but can see that an all in one package from our service would have been far more beneficial and cost effective”.
Lead Legal Consultant
As well as successfully completing the Legal Practice Course (LPC), Donna has also worked within the legal field. She has experience working within in-house legal departments for international companies, as well as for Solicitors and Employment Law Consultancies, and currently provides advice to a wide range of clients from SMEs to high profile international clients. Donna joined Elcons in 2010.
Donna also has vast experience in negotiating settlements, preliminary hearings and representation in Employment Tribunal.
“I feel it is important to look at the legal aspect of any client query but it is equally important to give tailored commercial advice depending on the needs of the client business”
Employment Law Advisor
Terrie joined Elcons in March 2017 and has over 16 years retail management experience, having honed her experience and skill set working for a large well-known organisation.
Her exceptional skills include Employee Relations – ensuring that all issues were dealt with efficiently, change management – supporting managers and staff through changing business needs, restructure including redundancies and identifying alternative roles and learning and development – by supporting managers to deliver constructive 121 meetings, appraisals and training to ensure employees develop and understand the company expectations.
“As a HR professional, I enjoy advising our clients and offering them sound solutions to any HR issues and to be here to support them at the end of a telephone or face to face if the situation warrants it”.
Employment Law Advisor
Coming from a FTSE 100 Multi National Company, Catherine is relatively new the HR community with 4 years’ experience working within a HR Role. Having achieved her CIPD Associate status and qualification in Personnel Development, Catherine continues to develop herself and is continuing to study to gain her Diploma CIPD in Personnel Management and Business Strategy.
“I have worked at Elcons since January 2017 and I love it! Some of you may know however, I’ve been here much longer. I first started working at Elcons 2 years ago on a voluntary basis in order to gain experience and achieve my qualifications alongside my role as HR Manager for a communications company.
“Getting HR matters right from the beginning is essential. My role is varied and demanding, every day is different. Elcons provide bespoke Employment Law packages to suit every company within every sector. I couldn’t think of a more knowledgeable, professional and friendly set of people I would want to work with. Make our team, your team”!