Call an advisor: 03330 00 00 39
Call an advisor: 03330 00 00 39
Loading Events
Monday 25th February

Managing Employment Risks (Barnsley)

Date: Monday 25 February 2019
Time: 09:30am -12:30pm
Venue: Barnsley Digital Media Centre, S70 2JW

The Masterclass will supply delegates with knowledge and awareness of some of the risks associated with employing a workforce, and ways of mitigating those risks. It will also address people aspects of business continuity, for example if a business partner is unable to work for a prolonged period, as well as providing a round-up of topical HR and employment law developments.

This Masterclass will cover:

  • Issues to consider when employing staff
    – contracts of employment
    – what should be included and why
    – why they need to be updated
  • Restrictive covenants
    – what you can and can’t protect
    – are they valid?
    – what if someone breaches them?
  • Business continuity
    – key person insurance
    – death/incapacity of a business partner and having something in place
  • General HR/Employment Law update

What are the benefits to my business?

  • Increased awareness of common risks when employing people, and how to mitigate them
  • Important features of effective employment contracts
  • Better understanding of restrictive covenants and their appropriate use
  • Ideas around protecting a business should key personnel be unable to work for a considerable period of time
  • Up to date knowledge of HR and employment law developments

Who is the Masterclass for?

This Masterclass is for all growing SMEs within the Sheffield City Region, as long as the eligibility criteria is met.

This Masterclass would ideally suit Business Owners, Managing Directors, Operations Directors/Managers, Operations Managers, Finance Directors, Office Managers and HR Managers.

Who is leading it?

Liam Kenealy – Head of Employment, Spencers Solicitors

Liam is an experienced employment lawyer who advises both individuals and businesses across a wide range of employment and HR issues. He is a skilled negotiator and an advocate of best practice in all areas of employment and has a superb reputation for his representation of clients at Tribunal.
In addition to Employment Law, Liam has developed a niche specialism in representing medical professionals in professional disciplinary proceedings involving the Nursing & Midwifery Council & General Medical Council.


Q/ How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

A/ Email

Q/ What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

A/ Paid parking is available at the venue. The venue is across the street from Barnsley train and bus station.

Q/ I would like to bring a colleague, is this ok?

A/ No, only one attendee per company is permitted.

Q/ Will refreshments be provided?

A/ Hot and cold drinks will be provided


Only one registration per business via Eventbrite will be confirmed. If additional people from your business would like to attend, they can be added to a waiting list by emailing with the business name, name of additional attendee and contact telephone number. If this Masterclass isn’t fully subscribed upon the closure of registrations, we will contact you to offer the additional place. The waiting list will be prioritised on a first come first served basis. Businesses that register more than one attendee via Eventbrite will be contacted and asked to nominate one person to attend.

This Masterclass is open to small and medium-sized enterprises based in the Sheffield City Region. If you are unsure whether you fall into this region you can use the postcode checker.

A part of your business must be based in one of the following districts: Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Doncaster, North East Derbyshire. Rotherham or Sheffield.

Find out if your business meets the definition for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME).

Please note that if your firm that is part of a larger Group you may need to include staff headcount, turnover, balance sheet data for the Group too, to ascertain whether it is eligible.

We are pleased to be able to provide this masterclass free of charge due to funding from the European Regional Development Fund. There are a number of eligibility criteria for attendees which we will check using the online registration questions and in a phone call to every attendee prior to the event.

More Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project Masterclasses.

Contact us for more information.

This event will be delivered by the ‘Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project’ that is part-funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The project, for high-growth businesses in the Sheffield City Region, aims to increase their competitiveness and so help them grow and prosper.