By Legal Futures Associate Bhayani Law
Award-winning Sheffield employment lawyer Jay Bhayani has been named a UK Top 10 HR adviser.
Solicitor Jay, MD of Bhayani Law and recently launched sister company Bhayani Recruitment, won the accolade from The Enterprise Nation, a campaigning voice and online community of 75,000 small businesses and advisers.
Its annual Top 50 Advisers Awards, hosted by founder Emma Jones CBE, saw 50 finalists vie for the best small business adviser title in 10 categories.
Judges said: “Jay enables her clients to find and keep the best staff for their business success, while also providing free HR training – educating on the employee lifecycle to ensure business owners take responsibility for compliance and contracts and policies.”
Jay has established an impressive reputation as one of the leading employment lawyers in the Yorkshire region and has won various accolades, including Yorkshire Lawyer’s employment lawyer of the year and ABDN Professional of the Year.
Bhayani Law recently won the British Chamber of Commerce’s UK Business Hero 2020 title for tirelessly working to give businesses essential advice through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The firm organised free webinars, workshops and newsletters to keep companies across the nation abreast of employment law implications for the furlough scheme and redundancies.
The firm acted ‘because it was the right thing to do’ and was nominated by Sheffield Chamber of Commerce.
“I am very proud to win the Enterprise Nation HR award, particularly as over 500 advisers entered and the final votes were cast by the public – people we work for. “It brings national recognition for my team,” said Jay, whose company is headquartered in Sheffield’s Shoreham Street and now has satellite offices in Leeds, Leicester and London.
“Since launching in 2005, Enterprise Nation has helped thousands of people start and grow businesses. I have found its support really valuable since becoming a member and have enjoyed staging seminars for its community.”
Jay has over 25 years of sector experience and is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at Sheffield Hallam University and a member of its management school advisory board.
Bhayani Recruitment was launched during the pandemic after recognising the need for a holistic approach to recruiting and retaining staff within one trusted brand.
It works hand-in-hand with the existing employment law firm to cover the whole employee lifecycle, from recruitment to termination, and is donating 10 per cent of yearly profits to its charity clients.