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WorkNest (formerly Ellis Whittam) is nestled in the picturesque village of Aldford, on the outskirts of historic Chester.

From more humble beginnings, we’ve made a home in Woodhouse – an impressive converted barn with a scenic backdrop that’s popular with colleagues and clients alike. It’s also a great location for our in-person events.

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WorkNest’s Chester office is home to approximately 25 local, qualified Employment Law Advisers. The team’s blend of regional knowledge, sector experience and unrivalled legal expertise makes them perfectly placed to serve the city’s diverse range of businesses, from schools and colleges to Chester race course. However, we also have experts located remotely throughout the UK, and both these and our Chester-based lawyers serve thousands of clients nationwide.

Our field-based Health & Safety Consultants also work with an assortment of Chester-based clients, though spend much of their time out on the road visiting them on site. Our Chester office is, however, home to our Helpdesk team, who provide an added layer of advice and support.


You can find us on Church Lane, Aldford, just 6.5 miles to the south of Chester on the east bank of the River Dee. The Aldford Brook joins the Dee just north of the village.

Aldford is an immaculately kept 19th century model estate village comprised of a church, village hall, post office and the remains of a Norman motte and bailey castle. Next door to our offices is a charming village pub and lots of scenic walking routes and riverside paths for our colleagues and visitors to enjoy.

Woodhouse is situated on the Grosvenor Estate and neighbours the country house of the Duke of Westminster, Eaton Hall, which is surrounded by formal gardens, parkland, farmland and woodland and steeped in several centuries of history.

Church Lane
Chester CH3 6JD

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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.

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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.