Abian Associates

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Abian Associates

Provides international human resource expertise via both interim management and consultancy services.

Our focus is on business transformation, employee relations and HR management solutions

Our sector focus is all areas of manufacturing operations with the addition of after sales service, logistics and commercial activities

Who we are

Director Ian Abernethy has operated across a range of sectors, including steel production, chemical manufacturing and consumer goods, in HR, Manufacturing and Technical roles. Blue chip employers have included British Steel plc (Corus), FMC Corporation and Indesit Company SpA.

  • Fifteen years international HR Director level experience within consumer goods sector, working across all areas of Europe and beyond.
  • Multi industry and multi function experience provide a broad view of business issues.
  • A pragmatic approach cuts through HR fads & fashions to deliver real results.
  • Degree qualified with BSc Science with Industrial Studies
    Professionally qualified as a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.


We focus upon the key issues facing organisations in today's challenging business environment.

  • Merger, Acquisition and business integration
    One of the most positive aspects in any businesses development.

  • Organisational Change
    A constant for all modern businesses. Change of any kind present's risks but can deliver increased success and impact business performance.

  • People Management
    Management of people in any company is becoming ever more complex, a background of attracting, rewarding, developing and motivating people is key to delivering success.

  • Managing Relationships
    Developing individual and collective relationships within the constraints of the existing business environment.
    Improving working relationships and customer confidence.
  • HR due diligence
    Full employment and pensions service for business merger and aquisition.

  • Trade union negotiation & consultation
    At European, national and local level.

  • Compensation & benefit implementation
    Reward strategy and performance management.

  • Coaching & mentoring
    Supporting organisations, teams and individuals.

The benefits of working with Abian Associates

  • Proven success in delivering positive business results via the acquisition, integration and restructuring of a variety of industrial organisations.
  • International experience across all areas of Europe, including a range of developing markets.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a range of senior international management teams in order to deliver on key business objectives.
  • Flexible resource via either short or long term interim management and consultancy services.

How do we make it work?

  • Initial 3-4 day review focuses on your needs, business aspirations, challenges and opportunities.
  • Outline report summarising conclusions and recommended Action Plan.
  • Flexibility to work on a consultancy, project or interim basis to deliver the necessary actions and results.
  • Review process to embed improvements with company management teams.

Contact us

Ian Abernethy

Abian Associates Limited

Tel. +44 (0)7801 724620

Email: enquiries@abianassociates.com

Registered Office: 3 Castlegate, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6SF
Registered in England 7301944

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Protecting your data

We have created this privacy statement in order to clearly advise on the privacy of personal information provided by those visiting and interacting with this web site. We will always hold the privacy of your personal information in the highest regard. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.

We recognize the importance of protecting your privacy and our policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site. This privacy policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices and our customers' needs.

What Personal Information Do We Collect?

When you visit this web site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site. We treat these forms of information in the following ways: -
1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide:

Registration Information
When you register for any of our products, services or newsletters you will provide us information about yourself.
Credit Card Information
If you choose to avail of our services, you may need to give personal information and authorization to obtain information from various credit services. For example, you may need to provide the following information:
* Name
* Mailing address
* Email address
* Credit card number
* Name on credit card
* Credit card billing address
* Business and home phone number

Email Information

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.

2. Web Site Use Information

Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web site utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" (see section below, "What Are Cookies?") and web server log files to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site.

How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?

Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing the products and services you requested, to process your payment, , to monitor the use of the service, our marketing and promotional efforts and improve our content and service offerings, and customize our site's content, layout, services and for other lawful purposes. These uses improve our site and better tailor it to meet your needs.

Furthermore, such information may be shared with others on an aggregate basis. Personally identifiable information or business information will not be shared with parties except as required by law.

Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Website, new services, and special offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by emailing us at the link provided on the newsletter.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a Web site, that site's computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Browsers are usually set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you may alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function as effectively when viewed by the users. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or pass on computer viruses.

How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?

As you visit and browse our Web site, the site uses cookies to differentiate you from other users. In some cases, we also use cookies to prevent you from having to log in more than is necessary for security. Cookies, in conjunction with our Web server's log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Web site and which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback to constantly improve our Web site and better serve our clients. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not intentionally store any personal information that your browser provided to us in your cookies.

IP Addresses

IP addresses are used by your personal and business computers every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the Internet to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as traffic data so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you.

Sharing and Selling Information

We do not share, sell, lend or lease any of the information that uniquely identify a customer (such as email addresses or personal details) with anyone except to the extent it is necessary to process transactions or provide services that you have requested. You are our customer and we treat you with the respect that a valued customer demands.
How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?

You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by contacting us through our contact form.

What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?

We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights. We may also disclose account information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms of Service or to protect the safety of our users and the Public.

What About Other Web Sites Linked to Our Web Site?

We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web sites linked to or from our Web site or the information or content contained therein. Often links to other Web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Web site.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from our Website to another web site, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other web site, including web sites, which have a link on our Website, is subject to that Web site's own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding and ensure that you protect your own privacy.

Your Consent

By using our Web site you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at any time with or without notice as indicated below.

Our Commitment To Data Security:

Please note that your information will be stored and processed on computers in a secure data center. To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


Where you subscribe to communications we will put mechanisms in place to allow you to unsubscribe so that you will not receive future messages. After unsubscribing we will discontinue sending the particular messages as soon as technically feasible.

Acquisition or Changes in Ownership

In the event that the web site (or a substantial portion of its assets) is acquired, your information would be considered part of those assets, and may be part of those assets that are transferred.

Policy Modifications

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If/when changes are made to this privacy policy, we will state the changes on this page so be sure to check back periodically. However, please be assured that if the Privacy Policy changes in the future, we will not use the personal information you have submitted to us under this Privacy Policy in a manner that is materially inconsistent with this Privacy Policy, without your prior consent.