Author Archive: Paul Gray

Paul has a background in business development, marketing, public relations and consulting, in addition to event management. After starting work in advertising in 1989, Paul moved into PR where he specialised in B2B communications for business services providers such as leading consultants KPMG and Cap Gemini. He also worked representing trade associations, accounting and law firms and software providers. Having moved into events during the 1990's, Paul set up Symposium Events in 2003 to focus on conference production and the provision of information to the HR sector. In his personal life, Paul is a practitioner of Japanese fencing (Kendo). He has also been active in politics, standing for Parliament in 1997 as the Conservative candidate for Preston in Lancashire.

HR in Business Acquisitions

The course will cover: the initial due diligence needed by the acquiring business; what the legal implications are for staff; whether the TUPE regulations will apply and if so how to consult with staff; how to manage the transfer of staff to a new employer; and how to harmonise terms and conditions of employment.