The Forum of Private Business has been giving support, advice, and protection to business owners of small, medium, and large organisations for over 40 years and we now represent thousands of private and family-owned companies. Since the introduction of our first published edition "Employment Manual" back in 1999, business regulations, legislation, and the way business is conducted, has changed dramatically.

For many years the Forum has produced two main guides, the Health and Safety Guide and Employment Guide, updated yearly with the help of our legal partner rradar and is supported with our member helpline. The Forum is proud of the guides and we continue to add further essential guides to the collection.  We believe that the guides are important for any business owner to refer to, giving up to date, jargon-free referencing.


Health and safety legislation applies to all businesses, no matter what size or sector you are in. It is important to ensure legal compliance but health and safety legislation also allows organisations to become more effective in undertaking their business by avoiding accidents and instances of ill-health and all of the costs associated with those absences.

As an employer, you are responsible for managing health and safety in your business and you need to ensure you are providing a safe working environment for employees, contractors, visitors and anyone else who might be affected by your operations.  All businesses need to be demonstrating an effective health and safety management system.

The Health and Safety Guide is a vital business resource to give you the peace of mind that you are fully up to speed when it comes to managing your legal health and safety duties. The simple guidance in checklist format will help you identify where you are already legally compliant and point to any action you need to take.

The Forum Health and Safety Guide is available in hard copy to members as part of a Forum Membership*.





This Forum Employment Guide is designed to help you deal with employment law. It gives you practical information on handling issues from recruitment to retirement.

Working closely with our legal representative, rradar, we update the guide every year to make sure you are always kept informed of new and upcoming legislation.

Our annual Employment Guide is a vital part of the information, support and advice we provide to our members. It helps make complying with regulation easier and gives you the complete confidence that your business is always up to date, compliant and protected.

The Employment Guide is available exclusively to our members and has become a recognised HR resource that business owners cannot be without.






*Forum Guides are an additional charge subject to Forum Membership subscription criteria, some of our guides are included free as part of the package.  In order to download templates, you will need to be a member of the Forum of Private Business.  To join us or if you have any further queries please contact our membership advisors on 01565 626001 or email. Full T&C's apply which can be found here.
** Annual membership covers all directors/principles; there are no hidden costs or fees.
***  Content is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. It is recommended that specific professional advice is sought before acting on any of the information given.