HRSP has evolved. We are now WorkNest.
Having been acquired by Marlowe plc in March 2021, we have joined forces with Ellis Whittam, Law At Work and other leading businesses to create a powerhouse of workforce and workplace support services.
While our name has changed, the bespoke HR support we provide to organisations in the voluntary and community sector will continue. Our values remain core: delighting clients as a trusted partner and skilled sector specialists; developing strong partnerships, enabling us to really understand and resolve client needs; and working as a team to deliver success. This is HRSP and this is WorkNest – it’s in our DNA.
However, as WorkNest, we are excited to offer even more services, even greater expertise and even more powerful technology than ever before. And it’s all here to protect your organisation, nurture it and help it soar.
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Support for charities
WorkNest enables charities to fulfil governance requirements, develop their people strategy, act as a model of good employee relations, and maintain their reputation as a responsible employer.
The HRSP story
Maria and Jerry founded the HR Services Partnership (HRSP) in January 2003, from their spare room, sharing one PC and their newborn son.
Maria’s experience of working in the third sector identified the need for smaller charities to access quality, bespoke and affordable advice – a strong ethos that guides the company’s direction to this day.
From an initial two clients, word spread amongst the network of charity CEOs and Trustees, resulting in the first consultant being recruited in 2004. HRSP’s reputation for quality and affordability combined with what was then a unique ‘no-tie-in’ contract landed well in the sector.
In 2006, the business moved from its home base into its first office and gained IIP status as more staff joined. Sector recognition by the National Council of Voluntary Organisation came in 2008 when HRSP became the first HR consultancy trusted supplier.
Expansion within the charity sector was followed by expansion within local councils, as HRSP became the recommended supplier for HR support to local councils across England, through the local council’s County Associations.
Behind a strong referral network of clients sat an amazing team whose values and ethos reinforced the company’s reputation for solving whatever problem clients presented.
Some 18 years later, the newborn is off to University and it’s also time for HRSP to fly the nest. HRSP has now joined forces with Law At Work, Ellis Whittam and other leading businesses who share the same values and vision and is excited to offer clients a wider range of services as WorkNest.
99.2% Client happiness rating
97% Client retention rating
Who we work with
Proud to support over 40,000 UK employers
Our clients range from small businesses with fewer than 50 staff at a single location, through to large household names employing thousands of people at multiple sites across the UK. Whatever your size or sector, we have solutions to suit your needs.
Executive Director, Privacy International
WorkNest supports our 280 staff members with Employment Law and Health & Safety and has provided quality management training too.”
Head of Service Delivery, Catalyst Choice
We get a great deal of comfort and satisfaction knowing that we have support as and when we need it, in a decisive and responsive way.”
Group HR Director, Culina Group
We moved our legal support to WorkNest (formerly Law at Work) having previously used a time and line law firm. It was important, though, that an all-inclusive fee structure did not come at the expense of quality. Thankfully we’ve been delighted with the service we’ve received from WorkNest.”
What we recognised in WorkNest is the background that they have. They are able to supply knowledge and experience in a number of disciplines, which enables us to develop our business in a way that’s safe, to do it on time and with a quality to it.”
Director of Human Resources and Health & Safety,
Bluestone National Park Resort
Chief Executive, The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT)
As the company started to get larger, we knew we had to protect our employees and our contractors both onsite and in the offices. WorkNest is exactly what we needed to move the company forward.”
Operations Director, Beaverfit
Pineapple have worked with the team at WorkNest (formerly Law at Work) since 2003, and we have built a trusted partnership together. We particularly like WorkNest’s concise and practical advice concerning employment law/HR issues and also appreciate their totally supportive approach in all areas of health and safety.”
Pineapple Dance Studios
I’ve taken WorkNest into every organisation that I’ve worked with. I’ve introduced them to many teams and many colleagues and referred them with absolute pleasure because I genuinely trust in the service that we get.”
People Director, The Works
Meet the team
Our people are the most important part of our service.
From our highly-qualified advisory teams that deliver dedicated support to our clients, to our back-office teams that ensure a smooth service, we’re exceptionally proud of the team we have.
A secure and trusted partner
We understand that you’re trusting us with important and sometimes sensitive information. Your data privacy and software security is hugely important to us.
- TLS data encryption and web firewalls
- ISO 27001 certified protection
- Advanced software security
Partner with us
Unlike mass-market providers, we build genuine, trusted relationships with our membership organisation and trade association clients, managed by our strong, experienced Partnerships Team.
- Work in partnership to understand your long-term objectives
- Create compelling services propositions with add value to your members
- Proactively support your membership retention and recruitment initiatives
Careers at WorkNest
WorkNest aims to be a great place to work. If you share our values of Brilliant Service, Optimism, Integrity and One Team – and want to work for a fast-growing, Legal 500 accredited company – we’d love you to join our team.
- Generous benefits package
- Flexible working potential
- Investors in People Silver