The world of manufacturing is constantly evolving. This is what makes the sector so exciting – but also challenging.

We support more manufacturing clients than any other sector, guaranteeing our advice is underpinned by a wealth of experience. Our solutions-focused, fixed-fee service is perfectly positioned to help manufacturers manage a diverse workforce, keep employees safe, and ensure they are abiding by all relevant legislation.

Employment Law & HR Support

We have vast experience in helping manufacturers overcome some common workforce challenges. Our dedicated advisers provide practical support on a whole range of employee relations matters, including:

  • Performance;
  • Grievance;
  • Disciplinary;
  • Sickness absence;
  • Overtime and holiday pay;
  • Bullying, harassment and discrimination;
  • Young workers and apprentices’ rights;
  • Redundancy;
  • Recruitment and retention;
  • Union negotiations; and
  • Employment Tribunals.


We take care of time-consuming worker issues and regular changes in the law so that you can focus on running your business. Plus, to protect you from the growing number of Employment Tribunal claims, our advice is backed up by independent Legal Expenses Insurance for extra peace of mind.

Health & Safety Support

The manufacturing sector directly employs approximately 8.5% of the UK workforce but accounts for 16% of all reported injuries to employees. We help manufacturers take proactive steps to mitigate the risks associated with:

  • Operating machinery;
  • Working at height;
  • Storing and handling hazardous chemicals;
  • Electrical equipment;
  • Fire and explosion risk;
  • Manual handling;
  • Slips, trips and falls;
  • Vehicle movement;
  • Dust exposure; 
  • Stress; and
  • Occupational health.


With health and safety being a high priority for manufacturers, we will work closely with you to implement an effective safety management system. In the event of the HSE visiting your premises, this will allow you to demonstrate that you have taken proactive steps to mitigate your risk.

Call us now on: 0345 226 8393

Head of Team Manufacturing

Angela Carter

 In the dynamic world of manufacturing, the stability of your team is vital, which is why hundreds of employers lean on Ellis Whittam to help relieve their workforce pressures.

Director of Health & Safety Services

Nick Wilson

Health and safety should be a priority for any business but ensuring compliance can often feel like a daunting task. We’re here to help you turn complex regulations into sensible, proportionate controls.

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