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A boutique HR Consultancy is celebrating 10 years as a member of Northamptonshire Chamber

Posted: 19/04/21 by Acanthus Management Limited

Acanthus Management Limited is led by Maggie Halsall and provides local and national clients with practical and commercially focused, outsourced HR services.

Maggie’s association with the Chamber began a decade ago when she was a member of the University of Northampton’s Enterprise Club - an alumni association offering support to entrepreneurs. It offered her a year’s free membership and she has never looked back.

As well as remaining with the Chamber for 10 years, she became one of its Non-Executive Board Directors in 2014 and joined its sister Chamber in Milton Keynes when NCC took it over around 7 years ago.

Maggie said: “I joined the Chamber to mix with, and learn from, other people in business.

“I’ve gone on to sit on the Chamber’s Board because I wanted to understand how the Chamber’s ‘back office function’ worked, put something back into the business community and stand alongside those who supported me when I started Acanthus in 2009”, she also later joined its Finance Sub-Group and Remuneration Committee.

“As a member of the Chamber and as a Board NED I’ve worked to steer the Chamber in a direction that is relevant for all members, no matter how well-established or how large or small their business.”

Maggie continues to use the Chamber as a learning resource and for networking, keeping in regular contact with clients and contacts, especially during the pandemic.

She added: “Being a Chamber member makes me aware of a number of potential opportunities. It allows me to appreciate what’s happening in people’s businesses and to hear about trends or people management issues first-hand, so that I may be able to offer help. As a result, I’ve built long-lasting relationships with an eclectic mix of people who are as passionate as I am about developing a local business community, in what is a rural setting.”

To find out more about Acanthus Management Limited call 07799 251852 or via e-mail - maggie@acanthus-management.co.uk

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