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Bill Gregory

Specialist HR / IR / TUPE consultant

Can work in or around London, Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby

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  • Suggested rate £750 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location and workplace preferences

London, England, United Kingdom
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around London and 50km
  • Around Birmingham and 50km
  • Around Leicester and 50km
  • Around Nottingham and 50km
  • Around Derby and 50km


Project length
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
Business sector
  • Automobile
  • Banking & Insurance
  • Biotech
  • Chemical
  • Civil Engineering
+13 autres
Company size
Would prefer:
  • 50 - 249 people
  • 250 - 999 people
  • 1000 - 4999 people
  • ≥ 5000 people
Would prefer to avoid:
  • 1 person
  • 2-10 people
  • 11 - 49 people


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  • English

    Native or bilingual


Skills (10)

Bill in a few words

Highly experienced, skilled, legally qualified, independent interim / consultant.
Specialist in HR / TUPE / Due Diligence, Industrial Relations & Employment Law – individual and collective
Reorganisations / changes to terms and conditions. Change and transition projects delivered.
Excellent record of individually tailored, strategic and tactical, successful outcomes to clients facing compelling events in public and private sectors: Multi - Nationals, FTSE 100, SME’s, Finance / Banking / Insurance, FMCG, Logistics, Transport & Distribution, Rail (Bids and Operations) Airports, Power, Utilities, Construction, IT, Retail, Media, Health Private and NHS, Local Govt, Automotive. Delivered TUPE of 50,000 staff from NHS.


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Provision of HR and Transition consultancy.

Leading Rail Transport Consultancy

Interim Human Resources Consultant (P/T)  - As a freelancer

June 2021 - March 2022 (9 months)

Provision of HR strategy / practical application of labour law esp TUPE to support transfers of staff and other HR / people activities in creation of Great British Rail.

Bio Capital

Specialist HR Consultant (P/T)  - As a freelancer

London, UK

July 2021 - September 2021 (2 months)

Engaged (CEO and FD previous clients) to deliver major HR project including review and rewrite of terms, conditions, policies and procedures


Specialist HR and Employment Law Consultant (P/T)  - As a freelancer

January 2021 - July 2021 (6 months)

Engaged to provide specialist HR / Industrial Relations expertise to world's largest automotive safety supplier with sales to all major car manufacturers. Commuincations, legal expertise, consultancy and leadership re pan - European project, esp UK aspects Household name transport and distribution corporation of national importance Employee and Industrial Relations Consultant September 2020 - November 2020 (3 months)

Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd

Interim Employee Relations Consultant  - As a freelancer

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May 2020 - August 2020 (3 months)

Interim HR, Transition Employee Relations Specialist May 2020 - August 2020 (4 months) United Kingdom Delivered specialist solutions to Aston Martin including planning and project management of reorganisation and organisation design; individual and collective consultation. Local government client Interim Employee Relations Consultant April 2020 - May 2020 (2 months) London, England Metropolitan Area Industrial relations / employment law consultancy and interim management. Legal and specialist industrial relations advice and guidance.


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June 2018 - December 2018 (6 months)

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Manchester, UK

October 2017 - April 2018 (6 months)

Reviewed current people-based projects and recommended go/no-go. Analysed as-is, devised modern, flexible terms, conditions and working practices and submited detailed plan on how to achieve covering all aspects of current and heritage industrial and employee relations inc TUPE issues.


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London, UK

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London, UK

November 2016 - September 2017 (10 months)

Successfully delivered project (analysis, scope, implementation) including all aspects of individual and collective industrial and employee relations (including negotiations with Prospect, GMB and Unison) to enable implementation of a major project and the groundwork to enable a follow-on.


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Interim HR / ER specialist for HS2 in the area where employment law overlaps with employee relations. Worked on all aspects of ER including HS2 move to Birmingham, and especially Partnership with trades unions and drawing up clauses that will govern the relationship between HS2 and its suppliers and ensure a legacy beyond the railway itself (specifically regarding the workforce)
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Abellio Group

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Kier group

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Home Retail Group PLC

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Appointed by Home Retail Group HRD (a former client) to deliver all people aspects of a major project in the Distribution Directorate to make substantial changes in terms, conditions and working arrangements for over 1000 staff.

Yodel / Home Delivery Network

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HR elements of rail bids

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April 2012 - February 2013 (10 months)

moving Chiltern into Arriva. Special responsibility to deliver strike free Olympics - dealing with Unions: RMT, ASLEF, TSSA and UNITE. OD work redesigning Directorates, inc redundancies, redeployment and recruitment. Special responsibility for Internal Communications and staff engagement.


Interim HR Director -Stansted Airport  - As a freelancer

August 2011 - April 2012 (8 months)

Stansted Airport BAA Stansted, responsible for all aspects of HR for 1450 staff, relationship with unions, Head of Workstream for preparing for sale of Stansted Airport.

Jardine Lloyd Thompson

Interim HR Transition Specialist  - As a freelancer

January 2010 - May 2010 (4 months)

Interim HR Specialist / Consultant September 2010 - June 2011 (10 months) HR / ER workstream leader, provided HR leadership in major re-organisation / outsourcing of FSCS, including recruitment to Board level, comms / consultation, org re-design, Managed Redundancies and Compromise Agreements. Org Design: directorate and department shape, new role descriptions. All Comms. Recruitment of senior appointments inc Director of HR / OD, Head of IT and other posts. Jardine Lloyd Thompson Interim HR Transition Specialist January 2010 - May 2010 (5 months) Appointed following JLT's acquisition of HSBC's actuarial business to deal with people and organisational issues. Incorporation of acquired business – supported directors and managers in organisation design. Terms and conditions harmonised business – wide, for 450 staff. Restructuring programme carried out, 100 + redundancies, no grievances or tribunals. Designed process for redundancies inc pooling arrangements and managed Compromise Agreements.

NHS Professionals

Interim Transition Director  - As a freelancer

February 2009 - December 2009 (10 months)

Appointed to transfer 50,000 staff from NHS to a limited company – the UK's largest TUPE. Ran Project Office and led HR workstream. Managed interaction with Unison, RCN and GMB. Accountable for all transfer issues including pensions, organisational design and resource planning: Led negotiations / information and consultation process with unions inc Unison, RCN. Pensions: sourced pension plan for new entrants, managed Closed Direction (inc liaison with HM Treasury) for transferring staff. Led UK wide internal comms process.

Unisys - Unisys

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April 2008 - February 2009 (10 months)

HR leadership from Bid Support to Contract, in major outsourcing deals and leading subsequent transition / change programmes, dealing with all employment law and employee relations issues, including: De Beers. Kent County Council.

Unisys - Unisys

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December 2006 - October 2007 (10 months)

Appointed to provide specialist HR / legal / TUPE leadership in an ambitious programme. HR leadership from Bid Support to Contract, in flagship outsourcing deals including: Linklaters. Business Objects. Ryder plc. Elekta.

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First Rail

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Unisys - Unisys

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