Position: HR Business Support Manager, HR, Blackburn
Phone: 01254 505834
Joanne is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development), has over 20 years experience of working in HR in different sectors and for the past 15 years has been supporting Forbes 320 staff over 9 offices.
Joanne also provides HR Business Support to clients, who may not have their own HR practitioner and can offer practical advice on internal processes, procedures and systems. Joanne can carry out investigations, grievances, disciplinary or appeals.
Joanne also provides training to business owner / managers on HR Essentials as part of the Lancashire LEAP Boost Programme and provides HR coaching to owners developing their business and looking to recruit for the first time. On the Boost Growth Mentoring Programme, Joanne provides mentoring to established businesses, helping them in developing policies, processes, procedures and systems to support owner / managers in looking after and managing their staff from a HR perspective.
Joanne chairs the Lancashire HR Employers' Forum, provides HR input to other Forums, is an Ambassador for the National Apprenticeship Service and a member of the Lancashire Skills Board.
20 Feb 2019
Employment & HR
Ms De Groen had been employed as a teacher by Gan Menachem, an ultra-orthodox Jewish Nursery, since July 2012…
Emma led us through a complex Employment Tribunal case which we would not have successfully succeeded without her and the team at Forbes support, they made us feel at ease throughout the process
Alexander Dennis Limited
We wouldn't work with any other firm when it comes to employment and HR topics.
UK HR Business Partner
Voith Paper Ltd
The service offering at Forbes is of outstanding quality and value and has consistently exceeded our expectations.
Head of HR
Head of department Jonathan Holden leads a team of 'highly competent individuals' covering the full range of employment matters.
2018-19 edition Legal 500
Forbes Solicitors provides 'swift, efficient and pragmatic advice to its clients'.
2018-19 edition Legal 500
We find that the Forbes team take a pragmatic and supportive approach and enjoy working with their team.
Kepak Convenience Foods
We approached Forbes Solicitors on a recommendation because as a small independent organisation we needed clear guidance and backing on HR matters.
Piccadilly Garden & Support Service
The Forbes team were fantastic, the work and effort they put in was impressive and I was made to feel at ease throughout the proceedings. I can not thank the Forbes team enough
Without doubt Jonathan Holden is like a security blanket. He understands that schools need to act in the best interest of school as a whole
Brenda P Allen
I will keep promoting you and your services because I'm fully committed to the quality of your work and the impact that it has in school.
Ashton Community Science College
Amy Stokes was more than helpful throughout the whole process - Thank you Amy.
Forbes are proactive in relation to changes in legislation and keep me informed via regular seminars, updates and bulletins.
Business Support Manager
Birchall Catering Supplies Ltd
I have always found everyone at Forbes to be approachable, helpful and professional, and would have no hesitation in recommending them to any other business
E A Foulds Limited
May I say how much the employment team at Forbes have helped Samlesbury Hall with staff issues over the past ten years.
...we have found Forbes to be an excellent team of people to work with, fully understanding our needs and goals.
Apeks Marine Equipment Ltd.