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London Black Women’s Project

Posted May, 2019

Baljit Banga

Director for London Black Women’s Project

London Black Women’s Project has worked with Joan Finch since 2016. She has invested her HR expertise and knowledge which has helped the organisation to strengthen our HR systems and processes and introduce significant positive change in the everyday management of staff. She has worked closely with us, understanding our needs and helping us to develop. We have experienced the positive impact of her work in quality assurance, capacity building and funding resulting in stability for the organisation in uncertain times.

We look forward to working with Joan in the next stage of HR development and highly recommend her consultancy to any organisation looking to strategically improve and develop their HR management systems.

Lincoln Area Regeneration Group

Posted February, 2019

Tess Dugmore

Lincoln Area Regeneration Group

As a small charity, HR can be a daunting task and so the support we have received from J Finch and Associates has been invaluable.

As a result, our policies, procedures and HR systems are finally fit for purpose and we can get on with what we’re good at – making a difference through our community work!

Kip McGrath Eductaion Centres

Posted May, 2016

Hannake Kluge

Kip McGrath

I recently asked Joan to refresh and update a Contract of Employment as well as Discipline and Grievance Policy for my business. It was such a pleasure to work with and alongside her. Joan is very patient and adapts according to her client's needs and timescale. Her sound knowledge of her field and excellent communication skills filled me with confidence throughout the process.

I will certainly not hesitate to work with her on future projects and can highly recommend her services to other small and medium sized businesses.

Kip McGrath Eductaion Centres

Posted April, 2016

Lisa Cannings

Director at Abbey Antiques and Furnishings Ltd

We have known Joan Finch since September 2014 and can fully recommend her services. Joan provides businesses of all sizes with professional, cost effective Human Resources and is 100% committed to your needs.

J Finch & Associates ensures you have the correct policies and procedures to deal with any matter in order to avoid costly employment tribunals as well as provide encouragement, support and HR advice when you need it. Through J Finch & Associates, The Abbey Group/Abbey Antiques have managed to resolve any concerns/issues related to staffing issues/legislations etc. through Joan giving us the correct advice, support and guidance needed.

On top of internal HR Matters she has dealt with our customers’ demands who in order to work with them we require a number of checks to be carried out with our staff such as Reference Checks, Credit Checks, DBS Checks, DVLA checks and so much more. Joan Finch has been professional and courteous at all times. We found her to be approachable and flexible to our requirements, as well as extremely knowledgeable.

The HR project was delivered on time and at reasonable cost and we will continue to work with J Finch & Associates to develop our HR plans. We would have no hesitation in recommending J Finch & Associates to any company looking to outsource their HR or deal with specific matters.

Blackstone Finanical Advice

Posted February, 2016

Vanessa Clemson (née Harris)

Financial Adviser at Blackstone Finanical Advice

Joan has been a fantastic help to our business and we are very lucky to have found her! We were very nervous about taking on our first employees, but Joan made the process very quick and easy. Joan came to see us at the office, went through the contract and made us think about the issues that we would never have thought about until it was too late.

Joan is a true professional, but friendly, down to earth and a fantastic source of knowledge to have on the end of the phone.

Forest Dental

Posted August, 2015

Sab Rana

Forest Dental

I have found Joan finch to be excellent and up to date in all employment aspects. She has recently helped me with updating staff contracts and I would recommend her unreservedly.

She is efficient and approachable and a real asset to a small business owner such as myself.

Essex Pet Care Centre

Posted April, 2015

Emma Ward

Founder of Essex Pet Care Ltd

I have had the pleasure to work with Joan and her associates on several projects over the years and I can highly recommend her work.

Joan is professional, approachable and able to explain the intricacies of employment law in a language easily understood by non-specialists such as myself. Her knowledge of employment law, contracts, employee engagements, dismissals and self-employment is superb.

Joan will go the extra mile regardless of whether the business is a multi-national or a small start up such as my own, Essex Pet Care. This is from Emma Ward Founder of Essex Pet Care Ltd.


Posted April, 2015

Nikki Robinson

Director of Holisiticare Ltd

Joan Finch updated my company's Contracts and Staff Handbook, and wrote Policies for us. I was extremely impressed with the way in which she understood the company ethos and processes and was able to put them across in our documents. She completed the work within a few days and always responded to email queries promptly.

I can highly recommend Joan's services and will be using her again in the future.

The Athena Network

Posted December, 2014

Stella Fehmi

Regional Director of The Athena Network - City & West Essex

I have the opportunity to meet many professionals and business owners including Joan Finch who is a member at the Loughton group in Essex.

Joan has the right balance of professionalism as well as being a very personable person who really does care about her client. Her attention to detail is second to none and as an expert in her field takes her business seriously. Her recent involvement with the Athena Network has been very enlightening and as a consequence; she has been very busy creating a number of documents including letters of engagement for the Athena team.

More importantly, Joan is always on hand to provide advice and solutions and is a valuable asset to any business. I would highly recommend J Finch & Associates Ltd Services for all employment and HR issues.

The Athena Network

Posted November, 2014

James Oliver

Managing Director at Code Security Systems Ltd

Here at Code Security Systems we have engaged J Finch & Associates services since December 2013. During this time we have reviewed and introduced new relevant user friendly and up to date employment documentation to the team and continue to use their services for on-going advice which we have found very informative practical and easy to follow.

Joan has made this difficult task very easy and is always on the end of the telephone for advice and would always recommend Joan and her company as first class.

Employ Ability

Posted October, 2014

Phil Edwards

Manager at Employ Ability

We asked Joan to come in and help the charity to produce a Staff Handbook and to review and/or re-draft a set of policies to bring us up to date with the various changes to the various laws we all operate under as both a service working with vulnerable people, and as an employer.

It was a pleasure to work with Joan who was very tolerant of the time it took to get with various updates and was always well informed and reliable. It's good to know she will be around in the event of any further procedural queries or to offer advice on any other in house issues.


Posted March, 2014


Discretion Needed

Working with Joan made an extremely challenging employment situation not only manageable but oddly enjoyable! She put the 'power' back in my hands by providing pragmatic and experienced advice at every step of my journey.

Joan is totally thorough and has fantastic attention to detail but adds an all important personal touch. I leant on her for advice at literally every juncture and thankfully can say I came out with a fab result, my head held high and I believe a renewed respect from my employer - couldn't ask for more. A heartfelt thank you to J.Finch & Associates. Would recommend them highly.

Orla Bance Business Solutions

Posted November, 2013

Orla Bance

Managing Director at OB Business Solutions Ltd

Joan is a highly professional person who had the know how to help with some employment contracts.

Her approach is thorough and knowledgeable without being overly laboured. I really enjoy working with Joan as she understands the importance of HR contracts and policies in a small business.

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