Outset Group (‘Outset’) is a professional services group delivering HR, legal and health & safety advice to UK SMEs. It focusses on supporting clients through often complex and heavily regulated issues, providing peace of mind, and ultimately allowing them to spend time on their own core activities. By providing these services on fixed fee and transparent pricing terms, the founder, Jonathan Gauton, has been able to build a differentiated legal firm that puts its clients’ needs at the forefront of all it does.

Outset provides the full suite of HR services, covering the whole employment lifecycle which is delivered by a team of experienced employment lawyers and CIPD qualified HR professionals. It works closely with clients on long-term retainer agreements, often becoming an extension of their own internal HR function. It has also recently developed a technology-enabled platform, Primed, to make the delivery of its advice even more seamless, providing unlimited advice for a fixed fee. Outset’s approach combines consistent quality, excellent communications, and leading-edge technology to ensure the best possible outcome at an affordable cost.

To further allow businesses to focus on their core activities, Outset provides a wide range of health and safety services; all of the audits, inspections and checks necessary to ensure its clients are compliant in every way. It’s dedicated H&S team is an approved trainer for a wide range of key H&S organisations (IOSH, CEIH, IFE, NEBOSH, etc.). Outset also has the full suite of corporate and commercial law expertise to help navigate clients through often complex and business-critical periods. Whether it’s a business sale/purchase, property matters, contract or IP query or otherwise; Outset combines consistent quality, excellent communications and leading-edge technology to ensure the best possible outcome at an affordable cost.

Outset has experienced significant growth, both from its well-established retained clients and from new clients looking to benefit from outsourcing elements of their HR, H&S and legal requirements. Under the guidance of the current management team, investment in its people and acquiring further expertise and services, our acquisition in Outset is the first step in creating a business that helps SMEs navigate their way through complexity and legislation, and support businesses with all things people related – recruiting them, keeping them safe, happy, effective, and engaged.