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Forde May Consulting’s Modern Slavery Statement

Posted on: October 23rd, 2018 by Forde May No Comments


This statement sets out Forde May Consulting’s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year ending 31 March 2018.

As a leading executive search and consulting firm, the organisation recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking. The organisation is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensure that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

Organisational structure and supply chains

Forde May Consulting (FMC), established in 1996 is NI’s first privately owned executive search and selection consultancy. We manage a range of assignments to appoint CEOs, Directors, Boards, and Senior Managers across all sectors and functions.

The organisation currently operates in the following countries:

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Great Britain


Responsibility for the organisation’s anti-slavery initiatives is as follows:


FMC’s own business is the provision of professional advice, which is regarded as a low risk sector. To provide its services to clients, FMC has a stable, well-educated workforce, all of whom hold professional qualifications. FMC is also a member of professional bodies such as IoD, CBI and NI Chamber of Commerce. All employees are engaged on written terms which comply with UK law, have a right to terminate their contract of employment and are paid at least the National Living Wage as well as receiving other fixed and flexible benefits. FMC is satisfied that the risk of slavery or human trafficking occurring in its own business is extremely low.

Relevant policies

The organisation operates the following policies that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations.

Whistleblowing policy

The organisation encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of, the organisation. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking. The organisation’s whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation.

Employee code of conduct

The organisation’s code makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the organisation. The organisation strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when operating abroad and managing its supply chain.

FMC code of conduct

The organisation is committed to ensuring that its suppliers adhere to the highest standards of ethics. Suppliers are required to demonstrate that they provide safe working conditions where necessary, treat workers with dignity & respect, act ethically and within the law in their use of labour. The organisation works with suppliers to ensure that they meet the standards of the code and improve their worker’s working conditions. However, serious violations of the organisation’s supplier code of conduct will lead to the termination of the business relationship

FMC uses only specified, reputable sources to source labour and always verifies the practices of any new agency it is using before accepting workers from that agency.

Due diligence

The organisation undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. The organisation’s due diligence and reviews include:

The organisation’s modern slavery training covers:

Looking Ahead

Over the course of the next financial year we will continue to enhance our procedures to help us identify, prevent and mitigate any risks of modern slavery or human trafficking in relation to new and existing suppliers.

Non-Executive Director

Posted on: October 4th, 2018 by Forde May No Comments

Non-Executive Director

Progressive Building Society

Progressive Building Society is an integral part of the financial services sector in Northern Ireland. The Society seeks to recruit a new Non-Executive Director to complement the existing board.

The successful candidate must have previous board level experience and demonstrate a high level of personal and professional integrity and credibility.

Applications should be made through the submission of a CV and detailed supporting statement, quoting ref no 1688NED before the closing date of Monday 22nd October 2018.

Prior to submitting your CV we recommend that applicants familiarise themselves with the contents of the candidate information booklet, this will provide full details of the role, the person specification and the appointment process.  Copies of this booklet can be requested by contacting Forde May Consulting.  Please note that interviews with Forde May Consulting will take place w/c 29th October & w/c 5th November 2018.  Final interviews with Progressive Building Society will take place on the 26th November 2018.