Partner with us
Our approach to working in partnership with membership organisations is simple: we want to achieve the shared objective of happy, engaged members who really value their membership of your association.
Unlike mass-market providers, we build genuine, trusted relationships with our partnership clients, managed by our strong, experienced Partnerships Team. We will work with you to understand your long-term objectives and create compelling service propositions which add value and actively support your membership retention and recruitment initiatives.
Whatever your market sector and needs, we have the expertise, flexibility and experience to develop the right solution for your association and your members.
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What to look for in a legal services partner
- Add genuine value to your current membership offering
- Attract new members and retain existing members
- Generate revenue to fund further member services and additional benefits
"Our services can help your members reduce their costs, operate safely and remain legally compliant. They can also help your association grow its membership and create additional incomes streams."
Senior Partnerships Manager
"Think of us as a dedicated extension of your team that you can call upon at any time. Our unique combination of expert advice, unlimited support and fixed fees, all backed up by our independent Legal Expenses Insurance, gives you certainty of cost, peace of mind and more time to focus on what’s important.."
Head of Team, Partnerships
When did you last review your existing service?
If you already offer advice services to your members via another provider, it’s good governance to regularly review your existing provision to ensure that you’re offering value for money and a service that genuinely benefits your members. Our unrivalled expertise and flexible approach to partnerships will help you to seamlessly deliver what your members really want.
What we do
We have developed our comprehensive partnerships offering based on what we know to work. Our flexible range of services, outlined below, can be customised to perfectly cater to the needs of your members while also creating additional revenue steams if required.
Your relationship with Ellis Whittam will be managed by a named Partnerships Manager and through regular meetings you will be kept fully up to date on how the service is being delivered.
We will work with you to implement marketing campaigns, events and promotions if required, all as part of the Partnership. We respect the relationship between trade associations and their members and we handle your membership data responsibly at all times.
Advisory ServicesEllis Whittam can provide your members with access to expert, professional legal advice by a dedicated telephone number and email address.We can provide advice to your members in the critically important areas of:
- Employment Law &
- Health & Safety
- Commercial Law
- Tax & VAT
- Employee Counselling
- Legal Compliance
Conference and Events
We know how important events are for membership organisations. They are great opportunities to bring members together, to inform them of crucial developments and remind them of the value of their membership.
We will always do our best to support your conferences and events and, depending on availability, our legal advisers and consultants can be made available which can help increase turnout and enhance understanding of complex issues.
E-LearningTraining is a powerful tool in the avoidance, mitigation and defence of personal injury claims and if your members can demonstrate that they have provided relevant training they are better protected.We can provide a wide range of HR and Health & Safety e-Learning courses that are engaging, cost effective and will have a direct impact on your members.Our popular e-learning platform now provides over 60 courses including:
- Information Security
- Bribery Act
- Modern Slavery Act
- Slips, Trips & Falls
- Risk Assessments
- Fire Safety
- Food Hygiene
- Lone Working
- Manual Handling
An Ellis Whittam partnership is not just about telephone advice.
We will produce regular content for your newsletters, magazines, website and blogs which will be written specifically to address your members’ interests, keeping them up to date on current issues and changes in legislation.
Regular references to topical legal issues in your communications to your members also reminds members of the support they can access via their membership.
Legal Expenses Insurance
Our advisory services can be underpinned by Legal Expenses Insurance which means we can support your members all the way through to a full employment tribunal at no cost to them.
Working closely with our broking and underwriting partners, we are FCA regulated and specialise in delivering bespoke Legal Expenses Insurance for membership organisations.
We also provide Commercial Law and Tax advisory services through our partners.
All Ellis Whittam partners receive regular Management Information reports which illustrate the numbers of enquiries made, hours of advice provided and common issues being raised.
All of this information helps you know what challenges your members are dealing with and also demonstrates value for money from your advisory service provider.
Your members will have full access to our online document library which hosts a vast number of template letters, policies, contracts, handbooks and briefing notes all of which can be available to your members whenever they need it.
We can integrate our content within your own website through a dedicated portal ensuring that traffic is driven to your website, not ours, and the branding reflects your own, creating a seamless and more enjoyable customer journey.
When a member requires an enhanced the level of support with on site visits, general and fire risk assessments or bespoke contracts and correspondence then our upgraded service, known as One2One, may be more suitable.
We can offer a generous referral scheme for our Partner associations who chose to make their members aware of this option. The income from which can be utilised to provide further membership benefits or offset against the cost of the helpline service.
Getting members to attend training courses can be time consuming so we can also deliver webinars for your members which offer a convenient way for them to access online learning opportunities.
We can work with you to ensure they are focused on the right topics and they can be also be recorded so your members can watch them again at any time or even share them with other colleagues.
Proud to support over 35,000 UK employers
“I’ve taken Ellis Whittam 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.”
Debbie Jamieson, People Director
“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.”
Richard Berry, Group HR Director
Bluestone National Park Resort
“What we recognised in Ellis Whittam 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.”
Debbie Rainbow, Director of Human Resources and Health & Safety
“As the company started to get larger, we knew we had to protect our employees and our contractors both onsite and in the offices. Ellis Whittam is exactly what we needed to move the company forward.”
Joanne Beaver, Operations Director
“We have found Ellis Whittam to be responsive and aligned with our business in terms of our processes and expectations. Their pragmatic approach has proven to be a great fit – nobody wants to be fighting their adviser on basic employment decisions.”
Jonathan Green, COO
“Ellis Whittam supports our 280 staff members with Employment Law and Health & Safety and has provided quality management training too.”
Lisa Best, Head of Service Delivery
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