Recruiting for the First Time!

Host: BIPC

Location: Online

Cost: Free


Wednesday, 14th September 2022 at 11:00am - 12:30pm

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Join AustinMoore & Partners and HRGuide for insights into what start-ups and small businesses can do to prepare for growth, assess their options and understand processes when considering taking on the first employee.

  • Employees and consultants- the pros and cons
  • What to think about when taking on your first employee
  • Recruitment and selection considerations
  • Employee share incentives
  • Employment laws to be aware of
  • HR for a Start Up
  • Contracts, HR paperwork, legal checks and more


Our Speakers

Laura de Banke, Corporate Partner, Austin Moore

Laura joined Austin Moore & Partners in 2014 and had progressed to Partnership by 2020. Recognised by the Legal 500 as a Rising Star, Laura advises on all aspects of corporate work including share sales and purchases, private equity transactions, reorganisations, shareholders agreements and employee share schemes.

Natalie Thomson, Employment Partner, Austin Moore

Natalie heads up the Employment Team and has been advising companies and senior executives for over 15 years. She is known for her commercial approach to employment issues and has an excellent reputation for her strong negotiation skills. She regularly appears in the Employment Tribunal and has expertise in all types of tribunal cases. Natalie is a problem solver when it comes to complex HR and employment issues. She works with clients to help them to achieve their goals and offers solutions to assist clients to save money and allow their businesses to operate more effectively.

Brian, Founder of The HR Guide

Brian is a Nottingham-based business owner running an HR consultancy company that helps SME businesses from any industry with their needs. HR Guide is a company which looks at tangible solutions in the style that suits the customer, this include developing HR systems which reflect customer’s culture and supporting businesses to achieve compliance through digital training.


Booking details

This is session will take place online over Zoom. You will receive a reminder and a meeting link in advance the week before. Please cancel your space as soon as possible if you are unable to attend by emailing

This session will be recorded. It is free to join and open to all.

By booking a space for this webinar on Eventbrite your details will be shared with our partners and speakers for coordination purposes.

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