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Supporting HR projects, organisation design and interim managers

Findel is a long-standing client of Watershed.  Its largest subsidiary, Studio Retail Limited, is a multi-channel retailer that offers home shopping services through a combination of direct catalogue marketing and online shopping.  It sells clothing, greeting cards, gifts, home and garden items through its Studio and Ace catalogues and websites, and offers regulated credit products direct to customers.  It employs approximately 1,300 people across a number of sites in the UK and overseas.

Watershed provides Studio Retail with advice on day-to-day employment matters including requests for flexible working, grievance proceedings, tribunal claims and management of agency workers in the company's warehouses.

We have also supported a number of stand-alone HR assignments including acquisitions, disposals, restructuring, organisation design and interim managers.

Phil Maudsley, Group Chief Executive, says

"We have worked with Watershed for many years but right from day one there was a real in-house feel to the relationship, in that they know our business and the issues we face.  We like working with one consistent supplier and have stuck with Watershed even though we regularly review our options.  We find Watershed much better than expensive city lawyers"

Employment law and HR update

Our annual update events were held in Manchester and London at the start of June and once again were a great success.  Thank you to all those who attended.

There are those that are so scrupulously afraid of doing wrong that they seldom venture to do anything.


Contact Watershed

Telephone: +44 161 703 5611


Ryecroft, Aviary Road, Worsley, Manchester M28 2WF

Can we help?

If you want to find out more about our services, events or our employment law and HR expertise contact us  on +44 161 703 5611 and one of our dedicated advisers would be more than happy to help.