Posted on 24/03/2020 in Club News


Scottish Gymnastics and Scottish Athletics have joined with French Duncan HR Services to provide HR advice and guidance to our member clubs.   
As part of this partnership, our members will benefit from a resource and document portal, information hub and a telephone helpline service.  
French Duncan HR Services is part of French Duncan LLP who are chartered accountants and business advisors based in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling.   French Duncan HR provide outsourced HR advice and guidance to organisations who do not have in house HR support.   
This partnership was due to begin on May 1 but given the current climate, we have accelerated the start of this to today (24 March). As you will appreciate, we are living in fast moving times and not all resources are available today, but most importantly the phone helpline is.    
Scottish Gymnastics Chief Executive Doc McKelvey said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to accelerate the launch of this partnership with French Duncan and our neighbours at Scottish Athletics to provide further support to our member clubs in what is a very testing time. 
“This HR partnership completes an area of essential business advice we make available to our clubs alongside the legal and accounting support our partners Morton Fraser and BDO already provide, and we hope you will take advantage of their expertise, particularly at this time.”   
Lousie McCosh, Director & Head of HR at French Duncan, said: “The impact of coronavirus on the world is beyond unprecedented in terms of the health and societal impact, alongside the stark employment challenges many companies face as a result.   
“At French Duncan HR Services, we understand coronavirus will have a significant impact on both gymnastics and athletics, and sport in general.  To that end, we are p leased to have entered a partnership with Scottish Gymnastics and Scottish Athletics to support member clubs in navigating the difficult landscape of employment and the coronavirus.    
“We would encourage member clubs to lean on myself and the HR team at French Duncan HR for support during this difficult time, and we have attached details of the service and how to make contact with us.   
“We look forward to speaking with and supporting you in the coming weeks and months.” 
To get in touch with French Duncan, please call Ciara McEleney, HR Coordinator on 07718 489818. 
You will be asked for your name, membership number and club. Ciara will provide you with resources available in dealing with the impact of coronavirus on employment in your club and can set up a call with either Louise McCosh or Lois McMurtrie if required.   
As and when further resources are available, we will of course update you.  French Duncan has already provided some useful links and updates on their website: 

We will continue to post member club briefings directly to you as well as post on our website:  


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