Back arrowButton/calendaricon/lockicon/sponsor
Open search
Close search
Call us on0808 168 5874

Not yet a member? Join now

Members’ benefits include:

  • Access to strategic insights, expert analysis, practical advice and inspiration.
  • Exclusive invitations to member-only networking events

Amar Tembe

Regional Head of HR & Legal - North

[email protected], 01709 782 946

Joanne Halliday

Senior Adviser 

[email protected], 0191 497 3276

Joanne has been at Make UK for over 16 years, providing HR/Legal advice and solutions for a range of issues including employee relations, employment law, diversity, practice and procedures. She has extensive experience in both HR and Training and has held a number of Senior Management roles within the manufacturing industry.

Jonathan Young

Senior Adviser 

[email protected], 0114 268 0671

Jonathan has worked in HR for 28 years. He has a Post-Graduate Diploma in HR, is MCIPD qualified and studying for a Masters Degree in Employment Law. He provides advice on employment law matters as well as working as part of the consultancy team delivering training and working on projects.

Roger Grove

Senior Adviser

[email protected], 01709 782 949

Roger has been a qualified solicitor for over 30 years and became partner in a private law firm in 1995, carrying out a mixture of commercial contract litigation and employment law work. Roger acquired higher courts rights of audience and qualified as a civil and commercial mediator in 2004, before joining Make UK in 2011.


Philip Warnes

Senior Adviser

LLB (Hons), Solicitor

[email protected], 7584393707

Phil has 13 years’ experience of Employment Law.  He provides advice, support and guidance on all aspects of the law, and representation at Tribunal.  He has a particular interest in discrimination issues, and has considerable expertise in Equal Pay cases


Lisa Vaughan

Senior Adviser

LLB (Hons), Solicitor

[email protected], 0191 497 3262

Lisa has been at Make UK for 11 years as a Barrister. She has extensive experience in Employment Law and provides a range of services to Make UK members including HR/Legal advice on all aspects of Employment Law and support with Settlement Agreements and Employment Tribunals.


Simon Rochester

Senior Adviser

BA (Hons), Solicitor

[email protected], 0191 497 3264

Simon has worked for Make UK as a Solicitor for the past 12 years. He is highly experienced in Employment Law and provides the full range of membership HR and Legal Services to clients from advice to representation at Employment Tribunal. He also delivers training on legal topics. 

Andrew Abernethy

Lead Lawyer

[email protected], 0161 777 2544

Andy is a qualified solicitor and deals with all aspects of employment law. Andy has extensive experience of advocating in Employment Tribunals nationwide. He delivers training on all aspects of employment law. He is a qualified mediator and has assisted in workplace disputes.

Andrew Galvin

Senior Adviser


[email protected], 0161 777 2503

Andrew has been with Make UK for over 15yrs.  Andrew advises on both contentious and non-contentious areas of employment law and appears as an advocate at Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeals Tribunal. Andrew covers all aspects of employment law.

Guy Holden

Senior Adviser

BA (Hons), MA (Law & Employee Relations), Chartered MCIPD

[email protected], 0161 777 2523

Guy has over 15 years HR management experience gained within both highly unionised manufacturing environments and the professional services sector.  He handles a range of HR related queries.

James Heath

Senior Adviser


[email protected], 0161 777 2556

James is highly experienced offering practical and pragmatic solutions. His expertise covers all aspects of employment law across a diverse range of industry sectors.  James appears in Tribunal all over the UK and undertakes training on all aspects of employment law.

Stephen Rickaby

Senior Adviser

[email protected], 0191 497 3249

Stephen has worked for Make UK for the past 12 years. He has an extensive knowledge in a wide range of industries. Highly experienced in employee relations and working in trade union environments. Responsible for advising companies on all aspects of the employment relationship and delivering training courses and consultancy projects.



Helen Taylor

Senior Adviser

1st Class BA (Hons), Human Resource Management, Chartered CIPD, Diploma Employment Law

[email protected], 0191 497 3257

Helen has worked in the HR and Employment Law environment for over 20 years and is responsible for helping organisations develop pragmatic, business focused solutions to people management issues through the whole employment lifecycle. Prior to joining Make UK Helen had a successful career in several large multi-site, unionised organisations.