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Louise Lenton Acas East Midlands works with employers of all sizes across the region, from Derbyshire across to the Lincolnshire coast, and Chesterfield down to Northampton.

Our aim is to resolve disputes and improve organisation performance by providing practical expert advice and training.  Our advisors will discuss issues with you over the phone or come to visit you. Please get in touch.

Louise Lenton, East Midlands Area Director

What's happening?

The Annual Acas East Midlands Spring Conference is coming!

Join Acas and leading experts from industry at a special day of HR masterclasses to help you with organisational challenges, to improve your skills, and to network with other professionals and share information.

In our usual style, our annual conference will offer a mixture of speakers and topics ensuring something for everyone to take away and action upon their return to the workplace.

Acas chair, Sir Brendan Barber will open the event and offer his view on the current employment relations landscape

Masterclass 1: Gender Pay Reporting - What you need to know; Malcolm Boswell, Acas Area Director

Masterclass 2: Modern slavery in modern supply chains reality or rhetoric; Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA)

Masterclass 3: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); Claire Tonks, Partner, Flint Bishop LLP

Recent Developments on the Law and Practice on TUPE; Dr John McMullen, Director of Employment Law at Wrigleys Solicitors LLP

Employment Law Update - Andrew Macmillan, Partner, Gately PLC

Join us at our Spring Conference on 7 March 2018 | Nottingham 
Don't miss out - book your place here

I'm an Employer...Get me out of here - Mock Employment Tribunal

We work in conjunction with local solicitors and Acas employees to give the audience the opportunity to watch an unfair dismissal Employment Tribunal scenario take place and to see how decisions are made.  It includes many opportunities to interact and ask questions.

Join us at our next event

28 March 2018 | Acas East Midlands (Nottingham City Centre)
Please call us on 0300 123 1150 or email for more information or to book your place.

Equality and Diversity Forum

Acas East Midlands chairs and co-ordinates an Equality & Diversity Forum. Membership comprises of E&D Managers and professionals from business across the East Midlands. The forum discusses and showcases relevant topics promoting equalities and better employer relations.

Acas East Midlands Employment Relations Forum

Hear from a range of experts, share good practice and concerns about current issues, and help to influence relevant policy developments.

The Steering Group is made up of area representatives of the CBI, the TUC, the Engineering Employers Federation, CIPD and Nottingham Business School as well as Acas and HR professionals from the private and public sectors.

Annual membership is £75 (no VAT is payable). For details of how to join the Forum please contact Anne Brennan by email on

Further information is available from the pdf icon EMERF - Acas East Midlands Employment Relations Forum flyer [45kb]

Our Other Services:


We run authoritative training courses for small business and larger organisations - browse Acas East Midlands training.

Want training more aligned to your needs? For more specific requirements we can customise training sessions to run in-house. We also work closely with organisations to assess their current situation and give recommendations on improvements that will increase efficiency.


You can discuss any workplace issues with an adviser who can give advice and guidance over the phone or visit you at your workplace.

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Our monthly newsletter will provide you with regular updates on changes to employment law, local events, and top tips based on new guidance we release.

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