Monthly Archives: August 2017

#LLTTM – Max White – two year anniversary

Message from Simon Cowdrey, Chairman: “Tomorrow represents the 2nd anniversary since Max White, my Managing Director and friend passed away. Max and I worked together for nearly 17 years, during that time he was not only pivotal in establishing 1st Step but also instrumental in building the strong foundations to where the business is today….

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1st Step Bristol at the Car Wash for Live Life to the Max!

The Boys from Bristol have been out today visiting our clients, starting with Interserve’s Bristol office.  But they were not being salesy!  Oh no… Andy Brooks (Operations Director), Ralph Preston (Regional Director) and Matthew Williams (Branch Manager) all visited Interserve – dressed in their big baby nappies – and washed their cars in aid of Cancer…

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EAT rules that holiday pay should include entirely voluntary overtime


  In a landmark ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), employers have been told that they must now include entirely voluntary overtime in holiday pay.  In considering Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts and others EAT/0334/16 the EAT has essentially said that, whilst each case is determined on its own merits, if entirely voluntary overtime (i.e. overtime that…

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