Ellis Whittam

ACOSVO is delighted to announce a new, key strategic partner in the form of legal compliance experts Ellis Whittam.

Founded in 2004 with central Hubs in Chester and Glasgow, Ellis Whittam is one of the UK’s leading providers of high-quality, fixed-fee Employment Law and Health & Safety services.


Well established in the third sector, Ellis Whittam is proud to support over 3,500 SMEs, including 700+ voluntary organisations of all sizes and purposes, plus an additional 13,000 SMEs through its partnerships within UK membership organisations. The business also has a strong presence in Scotland, where it works with third sector employers and senior leaders to overcome their workforce challenges and operate safely and compliantly.


Speaking to its sector expertise, Ellis Whittam worked in close partnership with ACEVO, ACOSVO’s equivalent in England, for over a decade. As such, its team of professionally-qualified advisers and consultants are well-versed with the particular pressures facing charitable organisations and have first-hand experience of assisting organisations like yours.


This important relationship allows ACOSVO to provide its members with access to Employment Law/HR and Health & Safety support through the following benefits:

  • For times when members purely want to validate existing advice, Ellis Whittam provides members with two free calls to its Employment Law/HR and Health & Safety advice line. 
  • Access to a discount for members who take advantage of Ellis Whittam’s core service (see below) if more comprehensive support is required.
  • Free access to Ellis Whittam’s acclaimed Coronavirus Advice Hub. Whilst the content is invaluable to any organisation, many of the resources available are specifically tailored to the third sector.
  • Free access to a wide range of Employment Law/HR and Health & Safety webinars, the subjects of which will be informed by dialogue with ACOSVO.
  • Free consultation with our National Business Director for Scotland, Jonathan O’Byrne. Jonathan has represented and consulted on behalf of Ellis Whittam with a wide range of third sector senior leadership teams, boards of trustees and charities for over 10 years. 


For more information on the services provided by our new partners, please visit www.elliswhittam.com, email enquiries@elliswhittam.com or call 0345 226 8393.  To make contact with Jonathan email JonathanOByrne@elliswhittam.com highlighting you are an ACOSVO member/Chair Network Scotland participant.