HR Essential for Business Owners in the spotlight at first Daisy Bank House Business Centre Seminar

 Employment lawyer Karen Coleman will launch a series of seminars and workshops at a Staffordshire Moorlands business centre.

The owners of Daisy Bank House Business Centre,  are planning monthly events at the complex on Leek Road, Cheadle.

Karen will present a half day workshop , an experienced lawyer working with the title HR Essentials for Business Owners. She said: “The workshop is designed for business owners who do not have the luxury of employing a dedicated HR manager. We will look at topics such as what to include in employment contracts and policies to best protect the business and easy steps to minimise sickness absence, using case studies to illustrate good and poor practice.

“As an experienced employment lawyer, I have worked with companies from start-ups to corporates and it is often  the smaller companies who are searching for advice. My seminar will give practical guidance on taking on your first employee, contracts of employment, managing absence and performance and the actions that may be needed if things aren’t going well, from disciplinary stages to exit strategies.

“I am extremely pleased to be asked to kick-start a series of business events at Daisy Bank House. It is a fabulous office space for growing companies and the training room is ideal for workshops such as mine.”

North Staffordshire-based Karen has years of experience in presenting seminars on employment law topics, both as an independent solicitor and for organisations such as the Finest professional services group and Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce.

She advises a national client base from large corporates to owner-managed businesses on all aspects of employment law, working under the banner of new model law firm, Excello Law.

DaisyBank House houses 14 fully serviced business units, along with a business hot desk hub that allows small businesses to access a serviced office without the need for a long-term lease on an ad-hoc basis.   Alongside the units, it has a large Board Room that can host up to 24 people and a smaller business meeting room for up to eight  people.

The paid for seminar programme is being hosted by Daisy Bank House but there is a discount available for Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce members. To book go online to


Notes to Editors:

Karen Coleman is a specialist employment lawyer based in Norton Green, Stoke-on-Trent. Karen qualified in 1999 and has advised companies from micro businesses to large corporates on the law.  Karen has particular experience of the employee considerations during major commercial transactions, including business sales and employee transfers from the public sector, as well as advising on sensitive exits of senior employees and directors.

Karen is supported by a team of Excello law colleagues in the area to offer a comprehensive, but highly flexible, legal service.