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If you are based in Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire, Greater Manchester or the High Peak then we can advise, train and work with you to help you solve your workplace problems and maintain productive workplace relationships.

Most people know Acas as experts in resolving conflict at work but we do much more, have a browse through our pages and get in touch for further information and assistance.

Samantha Clark, North West Area Director (Liverpool) and Fiona Williams, North West Area Director (Manchester).

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Upcoming Network Forums

A half day Acas NW networking event £60 including lunch. 

Our regular network event will focus on the responsibilities of businesses, both large and small, around Gender Pay Reporting, the Apprenticeship Levy and Modern Slavery.  

An employment case law update will be given by a local solicitor.

Lowther Castle, Penrith, 5 October

Village Leisure Hotel, Warrington, 10 October

Leyland Hotel, Leyland, 19 October

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, 4 November

The Place Hotel, Manchester, 11 November

Training for your managers, supervisors and HR teams

Acas North West run a wide ranging training programme throughout the year and there are also experienced members of our team working in the North West who can help on a more one-to-one basis. Use Acas North West as your "critical friend", a valuable service.

If you would like to talk to an Acas advisor about your training needs please call our Customer Service Team on 0300 123 1150 or go to the Acas North West training page and complete our Customer contact form. Our advisory service is free and we are happy to chat about your specific requirements or just Sign up for Acas news and notifications to see what is happening in your area.

Some of our most popular events now.

We are also able to deliver training at your workplace. Please get in touch via our Customer contact form to let us know how we can help.

Some feedback on our training...

"I attended the Appraisal & Performance Management training recently and found it really helpful and informative. All attendees understood and participated fully. The person delivering the training obviously has a lot of knowledge and experience - Excellent."

Manager, Community Association, North West

Keep in touch

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. You can view recent issues of our newsletters toward the bottom of this page.

To find out more about our training and business services call our customer services team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our Customer contact form.

Acas is active on social media as well, you can follow us on our Twitter channel.

Find out details of the support Acas offers to organisations large and small on our Case studies page.

Or view further details of Acas Business solutions.

We would really appreciate your feedback on the information we have provided on this page, and of course if there's anything else you would like to see featured we would really like to know. Please email us at to let us have your feedback.

Northwest Employment Relations Forum

Every year, Acas North West runs a series of popular, informative and well attended Employment Relations Forums across the region that, in addition to providing legal updates and discussion around relevant ER topics, also provides the opportunity to network with other HR professionals.

Whether you employ five or 5000 these conferences provide valuable information on managing employment relations in time of continual change. For more information call 0300 123 1150.

Legislative Changes

Acas North West produces a quarterly "Newsbrief" advising our local contacts about recent legislative changes and giving a forward look at events specific to our Region. Download the pdf  Acas NW newsbrief Sept 16 [269kb] issue.

Sign up for the Acas North West newsletter

Where to find the Acas North West (Manchester) regional office

Where to find the Acas North West (Liverpool) regional office

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