We will keep your organisation at the heart of what we do by investing our time and energy into understanding your culture, priorities and objectives.
We will bring a "can-do attitude" by combining an innovative approach with energy and focus to generate exceptional outcomes for you.
We will work with absolute professionalism to the highest standards possible, whilst being empathetic, compassionate and easy to engage with.
Our services are delivered through these five specialist areas.
Often sensitive, the types of investigations we specialise in include disciplinaries, grievances, bullying and harassment and whistleblowing.
We are members of the ABI and certificated with the British Standard for Investigation Services BS:102000.
We are experts in assessing and understanding workplace cultures and implementing positive change.
Our Culture Reviews begin with an in-depth evaluation of the situation, usually by interviews, listening groups and surveys, which we use to advise areas of concern and appropriate remedial action.
Our approach is underpinned by the belief that compassion and inclusivity are vital to a positive organisational culture.
Our Change team have a unique blend of employment law expertise, people management experience and project management skills.
We adopt a holistic approach to change projects, applying a combination of commercial rigour and compassion to deliver successful outcomes on time and on budget whilst minimising the impact on people.
Our team of trained mediators and resolution experts have a track record of resolving the most complex and entrenched disputes between individuals and within teams.
We identify barriers to constructive working relationships, and implement actions or interventions that restore harmony and productivity.
Our team can assist you in meeting your CQC obligations, whether this is obtaining registration, preparing for "well-led" inspections, or dealing with enforcement notices.
We can also review and advise on your safeguarding frameworks and policies, assist with any safeguarding investigations, and lead high level training that may be required.
I commissioned an independent investigation into a sensitive and contentious issue. ibex gale’s approach was professional, swift, pragmatic and exceptionally detailed. I highly recommend their services and their approach.
I appointed ibex gale to manage a large redundancy project involving over 200 staff. They were both professional and compassionate with our staff, many of whom have worked for us for decades. We continue to work with the team at ibex gale and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
Carly provided high quality, experienced HR support to the process. Her approach is analytical, nuanced and appropriately sensitive whilst being focused and thorough. I would definitely recommend her for a highly sensitive and complicated piece of work like this.
ibex gale's rates were very competitive and they demonstrated significant experience in conducting such investigations...Their work was so impressive that the Trust commissioned them for an additional extremely sensitive investigation...
At SCC we have used ibex gale a number of times for complex investigations. We found that their investigators are diligent, helpful, approachable and have a wealth of experience behind them. The process of using ibex gale is straight forward and has saved our organisation considerable expense in terms of time and resources to investigate complex cases.
Suzanne very quickly recognised and accessed both my strengths and concerns. Her skillful coaching and probing questioning techniques supported me in focusing on my goals and building my confidence to overcome perceived barriers and achieve personal success.
“David undertook the investigation in a most professional and thorough manner. His approach and style reassured management and staff over key issues of confidentiality and objectivity, with his experience and expertise providing a supportive environment for staff at a particularly difficult time.”
David co-founded ibex gale with Poppy Jenkins in 2013.
As former employment lawyer, accredited mediator and member of the Association of British Investigators with over 20 years’ experience in employment law and employee relations, he is a recognised specialist in complex workplace investigations and conflict resolution.
David established the strategic purpose of ibex gale as a company that enhances people’s lives through the creation of exceptional workplaces and his focus now is on guiding ibex gale to live up to its brand promises by combining professional rigour with compassion, being fully invested in our clients and enabling positive change and progress.
Danielle is an experienced and accredited workplace mediator with a background in neighbourhood mediation. Danielle is also a qualified trainer and coach.
Danielle has applied her mediation skills at a youth homelessness charity where she established a consultancy based service for organisations across the UK offering advice, training and networking.
Danielle has worked with individuals and organisations to establish best practice in mediation and has worked across commercial, public and charity sectors.
Darren is an experienced employment lawyer with a particular expertise in public sector employment. In recent years he has also acted as a consultant for the Government of Jersey helping them to develop their framework of employment law and introducing new laws on discrimination and family-related leave.
Darren writes extensively on employment law issues and has previously worked for IDS and LexisNexis. He is also a consultant editor for XpertHR, the leading online platform providing employment law information to the HR profession.
Daniel has over 20 years’s experience as an HR professional. He has a masters in HR Management and is CIPD qualified.
He is an experienced workplace investigator, specialising in high level and complex workplace investigations. His particular skills are in employee relations, grievance and disciplinaries, as well as advising on restructures and redundancy processes.
Daniel has worked for organisations in healthcare, the emergency services, charity and the private sector.
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