“The support we’ve received from FD People since we first appointed them has been fantastic. The Board of Directors have stated how much more commercial FD People’s approach is to any previous HR consultants we have worked with. We now get the advice we actually need rather than generic information or documentation. Our investment in FD People has been well worth it, and we’d recommend them to any other business.”

“Having had the pleasure to work with Ciara, I can attest to her enthusiasm, curiosity, and richness of knowledge. Ciara takes the time to find out how your business operates so that she can support you fully. Having Ciara and the experts at French Duncan that we can call upon gives us peace of mind.”

“The FD People H&S Service was invaluable in helping us achieve CHAS accreditation by providing health and safety documentation, including a new policy, risk assessments and method statements and assisting us with the application process.”

French Duncan’s HR and Payroll teams have been a great support to us here at CodeClan. As many technology businesses will attest to, scaling a company brings with it many challenges, and we at CodeClan are no different. With French Duncan’s support we are confident we have the systems and processes in place to ensure our staff grow and develop as our organisation scales. And of course a growing CodeClan will help bridge the skills gap, and assist Scotland in becoming a world-class digital nation.

We were initially reluctant about outsourcing our payroll but I can honestly say it’s one of the best things we have ever done! As a multi-departmental organisation we have really reaped the benefits of the management reports that the French Duncan Payroll team produce for us each month, enabling us to identify the most, and least, profitable areas at a glance. The support we receive is invaluable and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend French Duncan Payroll Services – they have certainly been more than just a payroll provider for us.

The level of support that we have received from French Duncan during the last year has been invaluable. In addition to our usual accounting services, and extra assistance with Covid grants, we have found the Payroll team to be an incredible help to us. In particular, Heather has always been on hand to answer any questions we have had concerning the furlough process and any other issues. It’s been a tough year for everyone and we have been so grateful to have a reliable source of up to date information and support throughout. Making sure our staff are paid on time, and accurately, has always been a priority for us and it’s one less thing to worry about with the French Duncan Payroll team at the helm.

I was never quite sold on the merits of HR until I started working with FD HR.   Lois McMurtrie converted my view around the value of the HR function – she has worked directly with me on a number of key HR projects which have fundamentally changed how we approach people management and which have positively impacted our business and critically our bottom line. 
Lois and the rest of the team at FD HR have expert HR knowledge, and a particularly pragmatic approach.   They are all very personable which makes building a strong relationship easy.  I would have no hesitation in recommending FD HR, and think their expertise would be beneficial to any business
.”

I couldn’t be happier with the results of our health and safety review.  Having worked with the FD People’s HR team before, we knew they were excellent to deal with. We were delighted when our experience with the H&S team was just as positive. The advice we got, while undoubtedly compliant, was sensible and practical. Most importantly, we felt they were there to help us and not scare us.   

The importance of health and wellbeing of our staff and customers is paramount and working with Lee Craig and her team provides significant peace of mind that we are doing the right thing. Based on our experience,  I would recommend FD People to any business looking for professional, sensible advice from people who are genuinely good to deal with!

We became clients of FD HR early in 2020 and our partnership could not have come at a better time. Their service and advice to our team at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic was invaluable, helping us to support our member clubs with the immediate challenges they and their staff faced. James, our point of contact, has run webinars for gymnastics clubs and supported many of them directly with their individual HR matters. His specialised knowledge is a vital benefit for Scottish Gymnastics clubs. We look forward to continuing to work with French Duncan and would be happy to recommend their services.”

Binn Group logo

“The support we’ve received from FD People since we first appointed them has been fantastic. The Board of Directors have stated how much more commercial FD People’s approach is to any previous HR consultants we have worked with. We now get the advice we actually need rather than generic information or documentation. Our investment in FD People has been well worth it, and we’d recommend them to any other business.”

YE Scotland logo

“Having had the pleasure to work with Ciara, I can attest to her enthusiasm, curiosity, and richness of knowledge. Ciara takes the time to find out how your business operates so that she can support you fully. Having Ciara and the experts at French Duncan that we can call upon gives us peace of mind.”

Scot Hoist logo
Cleaning

“The FD People H&S Service was invaluable in helping us achieve CHAS accreditation by providing health and safety documentation, including a new policy, risk assessments and method statements and assisting us with the application process.”

Code clan logo

French Duncan’s HR and Payroll teams have been a great support to us here at CodeClan. As many technology businesses will attest to, scaling a company brings with it many challenges, and we at CodeClan are no different. With French Duncan’s support we are confident we have the systems and processes in place to ensure our staff grow and develop as our organisation scales. And of course a growing CodeClan will help bridge the skills gap, and assist Scotland in becoming a world-class digital nation.

Hugh Stirling logo

We were initially reluctant about outsourcing our payroll but I can honestly say it’s one of the best things we have ever done! As a multi-departmental organisation we have really reaped the benefits of the management reports that the French Duncan Payroll team produce for us each month, enabling us to identify the most, and least, profitable areas at a glance. The support we receive is invaluable and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend French Duncan Payroll Services – they have certainly been more than just a payroll provider for us.

Lecropt Nursery logo

The level of support that we have received from French Duncan during the last year has been invaluable. In addition to our usual accounting services, and extra assistance with Covid grants, we have found the Payroll team to be an incredible help to us. In particular, Heather has always been on hand to answer any questions we have had concerning the furlough process and any other issues. It’s been a tough year for everyone and we have been so grateful to have a reliable source of up to date information and support throughout. Making sure our staff are paid on time, and accurately, has always been a priority for us and it’s one less thing to worry about with the French Duncan Payroll team at the helm.

Marine Products Scotland logo

I was never quite sold on the merits of HR until I started working with FD HR.   Lois McMurtrie converted my view around the value of the HR function – she has worked directly with me on a number of key HR projects which have fundamentally changed how we approach people management and which have positively impacted our business and critically our bottom line. 
Lois and the rest of the team at FD HR have expert HR knowledge, and a particularly pragmatic approach.   They are all very personable which makes building a strong relationship easy.  I would have no hesitation in recommending FD HR, and think their expertise would be beneficial to any business
.”

Carriages Kilmacolm logo

I couldn’t be happier with the results of our health and safety review.  Having worked with the FD People’s HR team before, we knew they were excellent to deal with. We were delighted when our experience with the H&S team was just as positive. The advice we got, while undoubtedly compliant, was sensible and practical. Most importantly, we felt they were there to help us and not scare us.   

The importance of health and wellbeing of our staff and customers is paramount and working with Lee Craig and her team provides significant peace of mind that we are doing the right thing. Based on our experience,  I would recommend FD People to any business looking for professional, sensible advice from people who are genuinely good to deal with!

Scottish Gymnastics logo

We became clients of FD HR early in 2020 and our partnership could not have come at a better time. Their service and advice to our team at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic was invaluable, helping us to support our member clubs with the immediate challenges they and their staff faced. James, our point of contact, has run webinars for gymnastics clubs and supported many of them directly with their individual HR matters. His specialised knowledge is a vital benefit for Scottish Gymnastics clubs. We look forward to continuing to work with French Duncan and would be happy to recommend their services.”

Free online health & safety 'Health Check'

We understand health & safety in the workplace can feel like a minefield. Navigating health & safety legislation at the best of times can leave organisations feeling at a loss as to where to start, and the coronavirus pandemic has only conflated this.

Our health & safety experts at FD People can provide a free interim review of your health & safety procedures to help you understand if your health & safety measures are compliant with legislation and best practice. Simply answer a few questions about the health & safety of your business and one of our advisors will be in touch with you with a follow-up report.