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Hiring Your First Employee FREE Presentation – Thursday 5th May

Hiring your first employee is a significant landmark in the growth of your business.

It allows your business to break through the capacity ceiling of a one-man-band. However, it is not without challenges and complications. This presentation, run alongside Hooke & Co. and Crown HR, is designed to help you navigate through the HR and Legal aspects of taking an employee on, as well as understanding the financial implications. There will also be a demonstration of online HR software, breatheHR, which is designed to make the HR process in your business easier to manage.

Francis Hooke – Hooke & Co. Hooke & Co 1

  • Deciding on the right time to expand capacity
  • Exploring the options for business growth
  • Understanding your resource needs

Paul Handforth – Crown HR Crown HR

  • The pro’s and con’s of employing people
  • How to select the best candidate
  • Avoiding issues with discrimination
  • How to check your employee can legally work in the UK
  • Probation periods
  • Auto enrolment (new pension legislation)

Duncan Bruce – Ad Valorem AV logo_sml

breatheHR software demonstration  

  • Manages Holiday Leave
  • Manages Sick Leave
  • Holds important HR Documentation
  • Tracks performance
  • Logs Time
  • Manages Expenses


Item Duration Start Finish
Coffee, Nibbles & Networking 30 mins 5.00pm 5.30pm
Hiring for Growth 30 mins 5.30pm 6.00pm
HR/Legal Considerations 30 mins 6.00pm 6.30pm
breatheHR Demo 10 mins 6.30pm 6.40pm
Optional Networking 20 mins 6.40pm 7.00pm


Ad Valorem’s Offices – 2 & 3 Bassett Court, Broad Street, Newport Pagnel, MK16 0JN


If you are interested in coming along to find out all you need to know about taking on an employee, please contact George on the details below, to book your place.

Ad Valorem Accountancy Services

01908 219100

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