Nockolds HR Supports The Chesterford Group’s Acquisition of Four Pret A Manger Stores

Kimberley Wallace (Nockolds HR) was instructed by The Chesterford Group to provide professional HR support, after the Group was successfully awarded one of the first Franchise Launch Partnerships in the UK with Pret A Manger UK Ltd. The Group acquired four existing Pret A Manger stores across Essex, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Kimberley Wallace and Helen Burrowes from the Nockolds HR team worked closely with the Group’s Senior Management Team throughout the transaction. Work included due diligence on employee liability information, reviewing contracts and policies, assisting in respect of the effects of TUPE and proposed measures, attending consultation meetings with affected employees and drafting of formal documentation.

James Lipscombe, CEO of The Chesterford Group commented “Kim and Helen offered us excellent professional advice and we were extremely happy with the level of service we received. They were clearly experienced, hardworking HR professionals who gave us invaluable advice and council throughout the project we worked on together that ensured we transferred over 80 happy Pret employees into the Chesterford Group family.”