Giving Applaud the confidence to grow

20 October 2020 | Client news

Giving Applaud the confidence to grow

The co-founder of a leading digital HR scale-up says the legal services support provided by Harper James Solicitors has given his business the confidence it requires to grow. 

Ivan Harding turned to our team for advice on the terms and conditions related to the contract for a new online platform his HR company, Applaud, were in the process of creating. 

Experienced in supporting ambitious companies from start-up to scale-up, we were able to offer Applaud the guidance they needed, from our commercial technology solicitors Rob Cobley and Ed Kilner.

Commenting on the service we provided, Ivan said the flexibility of Harper James Solicitors’ business model, which means our clients can access industry-leading support as and when they need it, was a ‘perfect fit’ for his firm.

He said: ‘As an Enterprise client, the flexibility Harper James is able to offer us really suits our business. In this case, Ed and the team provided an excellent service and were always on hand to answer any questions or queries we had throughout the process. As a growing company, it is reassuring to know that we have a legal services provider we can rely on to deliver a consistently high level of service. This gives us confidence as a business as we look to grow and develop now and in the future.’

Ivan founded Applaud in 2008 along with Duncan Casemore, driven by a mission to create HR technology that focused completely on the employee. They aim to make digital HR simple for large businesses by bringing everything together in one place. Applaud’s clients include the National Trust, Scottish Power and Experian in the UK, and Estee Lauder, CBS and McKinsey and Company in the US. 

Ed Kilner, an IP commercial and technology associate solicitor, said: ‘The support Applaud needed was linked to a fundamental element of their business and is going to be integral to what they do. We reviewed and negotiated the contract for them with the supplier. We are delighted to have been able to work with Ivan, Duncan and the team at Applaud and look forward to continuing helping their thriving business to grow.’

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