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Paul Beard - Area Director South East With hundreds of thousands of businesses employing millions of people across the South East, the world of work can be both rewarding and challenging. From hiring and managing people, developing effective processes and structures to providing individuals with the skills to succeed, Acas South East provide a comprehensive range of services to support individuals and organisations. And when things go wrong, reaching a settlement through our conciliation services is quicker, cheaper and less stressful for all concerned than a tribunal case. We also offer mediation and arbitration to resolve disputes.

Paul Beard, Area Director, Acas South East

Individual/collective relations and dispute resolution across the South East

South East conciliators deal with thousands of Early Conciliation and Employment Tribunal claims from across the UK every year. Our conciliators discuss the issues with all parties in order to help them reach a better understanding of each other's position and underlying interests. Without taking sides the conciliator will encourage the parties to come to an agreement between themselves. Find out more about Early Conciliation and Employment Tribunals.

When there is a dispute between an employer and a group of employees (usually represented), our South East conciliators continue to help groups reach mutually acceptable settlements. Find out more about Collective disputes.

Experienced South East mediators have been called upon throughout the year. Many kinds of dispute can be mediated if those involved want to find a way forward and in about 80% of mediations undertaken by Acas, an agreement is reached. Find out more about Mediation.

Training and advisory services across the South East

Each year we equip thousands of delegates from across the South East with down to earth advice and practical solutions. From small businesses owners or managers without a dedicated HR department to the larger employer who would like to bring themselves up to date with the latest in employment law, best practice and management thinking.

Whether it is by attending an Acas South East training event or providing bespoke training courses which can be created specifically to meet your individual organisations needs and delivered in your workplace, Acas South East trainers are skilled in finding solutions to workplace issues. Please complete our Customer contact form to make an enquiry.

Keeping in touch with Acas South East

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You can also find Acas South East on Twitter where we provide the latest news, updates and information to support and promote employment relations, management and HR excellence.

And if you have a query or need advice, why not use our Customer contact form to get in touch.

Where to find the Acas South East regional office

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