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Following the government’s announcement regarding the easing of Covid-19 restrictions Gullands have decided to continue with the precautions already in place. Therefore social distancing, temperature screening and hand sanitising measures will remain in place for the time being and we would respectfully ask all visitors to continue to wear a face covering unless exempt. Some of our employees will continue to work from home but face to face meetings can be arranged. As always if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 we would ask you not to come in and to follow government isolation guidelines. Attendance at our Gravesend office can take place by prior appointment only.  All our staff remain fully contactable by email and telephone.  We are grateful for your patience during these difficult times and remain committed to the safety and wellbeing of our clients and staff alike.

  • Friday 17th February 2023

    Employee awarded compensation for boss’ ‘bad joke’

    A talented employee who had worked at BT Openreach for several years has been awarded over £20,000 compensation following a deeply insensitive ‘joke’ made by her boss along with other racially motivated comments. Ms Alexandre who is originally from the US, said she was left ...

  • Friday 17th February 2023

    Buying a business in administration What are the pros and cons?

    High profile examples of businesses being bought from administration have been in the press recently and Tesco’s purchase of the stationary retailer Paperchase is just one. But what are the pros and cons of buying a business from administration? A business in administration is, most often, ...

  • Friday 17th February 2023

    Fire and rehire Could a new Code protect workers?

    Last spring there was an uproar nationally when P&O ferries made mass redundancies and then hired new workers on less favourable terms. This is not an isolated example. In December 2022, the shopworkers union Usdaw was given the go ahead by the Supreme Court to challenge Tesco on its ...

  • Friday 17th February 2023

    Quick reference section

    Statutory minimum notice periods: An employer must give at least: • One week’s notice to an employee who has been employed for one month or more, but less than two years. • One week’s notice for each complete year of service for those employed for more ...

  • Wednesday 25th January 2023

    Welcome to InBrief Winter 2023

    Here at Gullands we pride ourselves on playing a supportive role within the local community and especially with those initiatives which celebrate our town centres and businesses. Late last year we decided to give something back to high street businesses here in Maidstone who have no doubt ...

  • Wednesday 25th January 2023

    National Fruit Show attended by HRH The Countess of Wessex

    Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex attended the opening morning of the 89th National Fruit Show at the Kent County Showground on 2 November 2022. The Countess toured the show, met industry leaders, and observed The National Fruit Show education team during a demonstration careers ...

  • Wednesday 25th January 2023

    Viticulture and Winery Show 2022

    We attended the Viticulture and Winery Show at the Kent County Showground on the 23rd November and it was a very busy event, with all types of suppliers to the sector well represented. For English wine lovers, the 2022 vintage is much anticipated due to the exceptionally hot summer and clearly ...

  • Wednesday 25th January 2023

    Gullands High Street Heroes Awards 2022

    When we first discussed the idea of the ways we could help support local businesses in Maidstone town centre in the run up to Christmas, we concluded that celebrating excellent customer service was important. We wanted to find examples of the type of service that you only get when dealing ...

  • Wednesday 25th January 2023

    Cyber Security? It’s essential

    We’ve teamed up with our friends at Select Technology to look at the issue of Cyber Security for businesses. Cyber security is essential for business and it’s much more than protecting your business from threats and security breaches. Increasingly, being compliant with recognised ...

  • Wednesday 25th January 2023

    Shaun The Sheep comes to Maidstone

    Following the success of the Heart of Kent Hospice’s Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade there is a new art trail to look forward to in 2024 featuring Shaun the Sheep. We are thrilled to be taking part and will sponsor one of the 50 large and individually decorated Shaun sculptures ...

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