“EMA conducted an organisational review of our salaries in October 2018 for us and we were very happy with the quality and outputs from this piece of work. The analysis undertaken was very useful and informative this affected circa 600 colleagues. Since this piece of work we now use EMA on a regular basis to undertake all are salary market review benchmarking when job descriptions change and have incorporated this into our remuneration policy. I would have no hesitation in recommending EMA to undertake work in this area. I am also happy to talk our approach through in more detail and how we worked on this project with EMA.”


Emma Macnish

Head of HR & Communications

“St Basils, works with young people, aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We provide a range of prevention, early intervention, accommodation and support services in the West Midlands. Our young people are supported by more than 250 staff who are dedicated employees who also at times face their own challenges. As an organisation we believe it is essential to support the development and health and wellbeing of our staff.
Ian Robertson was recommended to me when I was looking to work with someone on a new reward strategy. We tendered the work to two other organisations too, and asked them to come and present a proposal to the Senior Leadership Team at St Basils. The decision was made to work with Ian and EMA as we felt that straight away he understood our business, and was realistic in his proposals.

The Senior Leadership team has started working on a new reward strategy, with Ian fully involved along the way. He presented solutions within a very short period of meeting with us, which take the nature of our business and the affordability into consideration. We are now at the stage, where we are fairly certain of how we want to proceed, and again will be utilising Ian’s skills to help us introduce our new model.
I would recommend Ian Robertson from EMA for all the reasons above, and will continue to work with him on future people strategies.”


Judy Large

Head of Workforce Planning and Talent Development

“We invited EMA to undertake a pay review of The Barnet Group (TBG). It is important to the Group that levels of pay are appropriate, balancing risk and reward and are in line with business objectives; and to ensure that pay and conditions are consistent within the overall context of TBG’s remuneration strategy.
I consider EMA to be an excellent company to work with, being professional in their approach, flexible and producing clear well-researched reports for our Executive management team consider.
Ian fully understood our business and the challenges that we faced offering breadth of knowledge and expertise and always delivering quality reports, within our tight deadlines.
We would have no hesitation in using EMA again.”


Tony Spaul

Head of HR

“We have used EMA to carry out staff terms and conditions reviews since 2006. I have found them a good company to work with, being professional in their approach and producing for me clear well-researched reports for the Board to consider. As a smaller association we have been pleased with both their value for money and the quality of their advice.”


Nigel Wood

Former Chief Executive

“I have worked with EMA on a number of projects over several years. I have always found them to be professional in their approach, taking the time to understand what is required from the client and then delivering high quality outputs both on time and on budget.”


John Welch

Chief Executive

“We work regularly with EMA for insight into the housing sector’s pay and benefits landscape. The information we receive is useful for our business planning purposes and we are reassured that we have expert insight and knowledge to feed into our decision making.”


Tracy Evans

Former Head of HR & Communications

“EMA produced accurate and informative benchmarking information, tailored to our needs, within very tight time scales, we will use them again.” 


Ian Warren

Director of People

“Wythenshawe Community Housing Group has worked with EMA since it established, the working relationship is a constructive and effective one. The team at EMA understand our needs as a client and provide an excellent value for money service, we have worked with them over a number of different projects from recruitment, job evaluation, benchmarking and broader reviews. They have always worked to our timeline and within agreed budgets, we remain extremely satisfied with the work and the constructive relationship, I am happy to recommend their services to other RP’s.”


Nigel Wilson

Former Group Chief Executive

“Cord really appreciates the support that EMA has given over the past year.  It is very encouraging having the support of an organisation like EMA to bring another perspective and their wealth of experience into our sector.  This has had a particular impact on our review of rewards and benefits.

Working with EMA has had a positive impact on our staff and our methods of working.  We are sure that both organisations are benefiting from this relationship and long may it last.”


“I am delighted with the recent work undertaken by EMA for Gentoo on pay benchmarking, having worked with Anne and her team over the last 10 years or more, I respect the value they place on honest client relations and ensuring work is delivered on time and to a realistic budget. EMA provides a range of services that in my experience are good value for money and are completely focused on meeting the customer’s needs.

I have no hesitation in recommending their services and know they have been a great support to me over the years” 


Nigel Wilson

Group Chief Executive