Marshall-James is led by Andy Cook, an experienced IR/ER practitioner who has worked with domestic and multi-national employers across the world. Andy has assembled a team of like-minded, experienced, credible people to work with him at Marshall-James.

Their experience and wisdom in things like disputes, collective bargaining, employee communication and achieving change are market leading. Which is why, for many organisations, Marshall-James are the go to people for advice, guidance, training and recruitment in all things Employee and Industrial Relations.


Enabling Change

Achieving change in any workplace can be tough. Particularly in those where agreements, working practices and terms and conditions need modernising but are rigorously defended.

Our goal is always to achieve change through agreement. However, sometimes change has to be imposed. Our highly experienced team take a practical approach: we don’t come armed with “consultancy models.” Instead, we achieve change through engagement, communication and consultation.

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Executive Recruitment

Our permanent and interim recruitment practice matches people with the right skills, competence and experience to your senior HR and specialist employee relations, industrial relations and internal communications vacancies. We also supply project managers for change and transformation programmes.

Thanks to our extensive network and experience in the field, we know the skills you need and the people who can provide them. Unlike many of our competitors, we don’t hand over an unfiltered list of people. Whether you need a professional for a permanent role or an interim position, we use our insight and knowledge to deliver only the candidates that match your exact requirements.

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Employee Relations Training

We believe strongly in knowledge transfer. We have a number of one-day workshops available for managers which build knowledge, confidence and competence in subjects relating to unions, industrial relations, employee relations and negotiations. We also offer a joint workshop for managers and union representatives along with a workshop for non-unionised employee representatives.

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