Opera North appoints Howarths for employment law support

Gavin Howarth

Leeds based national opera company and leading arts organisation, Opera North, has appointed HR and employment law specialist, Howarths, to deliver ongoing employment law consultancy to support its business growth.

The partnership will see Howarths work alongside Opera North’s human resources team to support with employment law advice and guidance, contracts of employment and staff handbooks.

Kirsty Bullen, finance director at Opera North, said: “Our award-winning work tours to theatre stages and concert halls throughout the North and beyond, including to London and major international festivals, and we curate an eclectic artistic programme of gigs, concerts, spoken word and film in the Howard Assembly Room. Our aim is to make bold, innovative, ambitious work and share it in new ways.

“As we continue to grow as an organisation, working with Howarths will ensure our experienced HR team can access specialist employment law support when it is needed.”

Gavin Howarth, managing director at Howarths, said: “Opera North is a well-known and highly regarded arts organisation that is defining what it means to be an opera company in the 21st century.

“Howarths is delighted to be working alongside the team to provide employment law support as the brand continues to grow.”

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