Meet the team

Meet the Team

John Peel LLB (Hons)
Managing Director & Senior Advocate

Having worked in the industry for over 25 years, John has identified a gap in the market to offer a service that is 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
HR & Operations Director

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.”

Yasmin Eusuf-Redman
Sales & Marketing Manager

Yasmin has worked within the HR, Employment Law and Health & Safety sector for almost two decades at middle management level.  She has a wealth of experience in sales and marketing and has successfully managed large telesales and client retention operations for large national and multi-national external consultancy support providers.

Her role involves motivating the sales team and ensures that all our prospective client’s expectations are met prior to the meeting with our Business Development Consultant.

Yasmin’s approach with her staff is honest and ensures that they are aware that her door is always open.

Julie Hinchliffe
Business Development Consultant

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 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.

Emma Baker
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”.

Callum Peel

Callum joined Elcons as an Advocate in June 2019. His role involves preparing and handling Employment Tribunal cases from start to finish, negotiating settlements and representing clients at preliminary and final hearings.

“My approach is to look at each aspect of a claim and advise my client on the prospects of successfully defending it and work closely with them to create a pragmatic, practical course of action. I will always keep in mind my client’s best interests and go above and beyond to achieve the best outcome.”

Donna Rhys-Vivian
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”

Terrie Sykes
Employment Law Consultant

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 one to one 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”.

Catherine Marshall
Employment Law Consultant

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 started working at Elcons 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”!

Natasha Fitzpatrick
Employment Law Consultant

Natasha joined Elcons in March 2019 as an Employment Law Consultant. Natasha came with a wealth of experience having worked for nearly 10 years in the NHS. She then made a career move into the world of food retail. During her time in retail, Natasha held a management position and improved her knowledge of HR, Employee Relations and People Management as she worked hands on to ensure that people were trained, motivated and engaged in order to meet the business objective, that being the customer is king! She later decided she needed to further her career where her current skills would match the Elcons ethos and wanted to work with a Company who places their employees and clients at the heart of everything that they do.

Natasha’s CIPD qualification, her passion in Employment Law and her experience make Natasha an excellent addition to the team!

“I get great job satisfaction working here at Elcons. I get to spend my days problem solving and helping our clients. I love to learn, and in this profession the learning never ends. No day is ever the same. I look forward to a long and successful future with Elcons.”

Emma Ross
Employment Law Consultant

Emma joined the Elcons team in June 2022 as an Employment Law Consultant. Emma came with 7 years of HR experience, predominantly from within the Financial Services industry. Starting out as an HR Administrator, she gained her CIPD qualification and was soon promoted to HR Advisor, helping to support over 350 members of staff. She then progressed into a Business Partner role, partnered with 30 Managers across the business. She supported them with all aspects of employee relations, and they knew they only had to pick up the phone and she would give them the support they needed.

With experience in all aspects of HR, from recruitment and training to absence management and capability issues, Emma was keen to find a new role where she could continue to build on her knowledge and experience. Emma wanted to gain experience across lots of different industry sectors and knows Elcons is the perfect Company to do this.

‘I couldn’t wish for a better company to work for or a team to work alongside. The knowledge that the other Advisors have is second to none and I absolutely love that Elcons is a family run business who shares the same values and ethics as I do’

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