EW Journeys – Empire Cinemas Limited

Who are Empire Cinemas?

Empire Cinemas Limited operates 17 cinemas throughout the UK. Its flagship cinema is located in London’s Leicester Square, where world film premières are regularly hosted.

Established in 2005 by Irish entrepreneur Thomas Anderson, the company is headed by C.E.O. Justin Ribbons and now employs over 600 full and part time staff.


After reviewing its previous employment law support provision, the team at Empire Cinemas found that they were paying for expensive and sometimes unnecessary services which did not represent value for money.

They selected Ellis Whittam’s fixed fee Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety service because it was not only financially competitive but it also provided a wealth of online resources.


Empire Cinema’s HR Manager, Kiren Samani, comments: “Ellis Whittam’s advisers act as an extension to our HR department. They completely understand our objectives, policies and business operations and the fixed fee service means we can access a wealth of advice as often as we need to without fear of incurring additional costs. They really support our team and it is reassuring to know we can pick the phone up at any time for pragmatic, coherent advice.”


Kiren continues: “The stability of Ellis Whittam’s support team has allowed us to develop a strong relationship with our nominated advisers and we find that continuity very reassuring. The advice we receive from the professional yet approachable team is vital to the HR management of the company. The advice is always tailored to take into consideration our specific business needs.”

“We have been pleased with our choice in partnering with Ellis Whittam and have subsequently signed up their employment law and health and safety services for three of our sister companies.”
Kiren Samani
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