Dedicated Legal Advisers

Your named adviser will get to know your business and can offer expert advice on a full range of employee relation issues – from the most simple to the most complex. They can also draft and review contracts, handbooks and policies.

Qualified Health & Safety Consultants

All our consultants have Grad IOSH membership or higher. They can conduct on-site general risk assessments, be your dedicated point of contact for all health and safety issues and act as one of your legally-required competent persons.

Online HR and Health & Safety Portals

With access to EW’s HR Software, Health & Safety Software and Knowledge Hub, you can access expert-created documents, dynamically manage and monitor tasks, and demonstrate compliance all in one place. Simple!

At Ellis Whittam, we understand the pressure on football clubs when it comes to demonstrating compliance. Without proper procedures in place, you risk falling short during the audit process, which can put the future of your club in jeopardy.

Our unique approach for football organisations has been developed by an experienced Health & Safety Consultant with a strong background in the sport, having worked internally for a well-known premier league club as their competent person.

With our support, you can build a strong defence and reduce unnecessary stoppage time.

Download our Health & Safety for
Football Clubs Annual Audits Guide

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Keep a Clean Sheet with our Expert
Health & Safety Support

Ellis Whittam is proud to support professional football clubs, academies and community trusts across the UK with all aspects of health and safety compliance. Our dedicated Health & Safety Consultants work with organisations of all sizes to prepare them for the audit process and enable them to reach an exceptional standard. 

The key elements of our service include:

  • Creating a bespoke Health & Safety Policy and Statement that exactly mirrors the requirements of the audit to ensure you’re fully compliant and pass without any issues.
  • Preparing and conducting risk assessments to identify and remedy any areas of non-compliance and support you in working towards health and safety standards such as ISO 18001.
  • Providing specific advice and documentation on areas such as Fire Risk Assessments, pitch resurfacing works and any linked hospitality and leisure facilities.
  • Offering practical advice on reducing, preparing for and dealing with civil claims.
  •  Reviewing your emergency procedures and working with you to develop a clear Emergency Action Plan to minimise risk when an incident occurs.

With Ellis Whittam as part of your winning formation, you can protect your organisation against significant financial and reputational risk and ensure that nothing holds you back from progressing as a club.


Our client satisfaction rate is 97%

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