Pure and Birkett Long Employment Seminar attracts 50 HR professionals

Over 50 employers and HR professionals attended an Employment Law seminar held in Essex by Pure and Birkett Long, designed to provide practical workshops and employment law updates for local businesses.

Now a regular fixture in the Essex business calendar, the latest seminar was held at the Holiday Inn in Brentwood on Tuesday 14 November with the main topic of discussion focussing on the forthcoming introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The event was facilitated by Ben Farrow, Associate Director at professional recruitment specialists Pure, alongside Martin Hopkins, employment law partner at law firm Birkett Long.

Ben Farrow, Associate Director at Pure’s Chelmsford office said: “These seminars have been designed to provide practical workshops and updates on the current challenges faced by HR professionals. With less than a year until GDPR comes into effect it felt timely to use our latest event as an opportunity to discuss the key themes and implications for HR professionals. Our aim was to provide a simplified yet comprehensive update on how organisations will need to collect and process data about employees and job candidates to remain compliant with these new regulations. It also provided an excellent opportunity for HR professionals to come together and discuss challenges and best practices around GDPR with peers from a wide range of different organisations of different sizes and industry sectors.”

All those who attended also qualified for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) hours if they were working towards a professional management qualification.

For more information on future Employment Law Seminars to be held in the region contact Ben Farrow on

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Ben Farrow

Ben has over 18 years’ experience of working within specialist recruitment. He joined Pure in 2011 and has been key in the growth and development of the business across the Essex area. Ben leads on senior HR recruitment, utilising his strong networks and relationships across the region. He is a key part of the leadership team at Pure, overseeing our business operations across Essex and Suffolk, taking the lead on HR, L&D, quality, compliance, IT and infrastructure functions.

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