terms and conditions


1) Introduction

These terms and conditions govern your use of our website; by using our website, you accept these terms and conditions in full, if you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, do not use our website.

2) Intellectual property rights

Unless otherwise stated we or our censors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the licence below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

3) Licence to use website

You may view, download for tad-ring purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions below,

  • You must not:
  • (a) republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
  • (b) sell, rent or otherwise sub-license material on the website;
  • (c) reproduce duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on our website for a commercial purpose;
  • (d) edit or otherwise modify any material on the website;
  • (d) redistribute material from this website, except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution

4) Limitation of liability

The information on this website is provided free-of-charge, and you acknowledge that it would be unreasonable to hold us liable in respect of this website and the information on this websites.

Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up-to-date,

To the maximum, extent permitted by applicable law we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions (including, without limitation the conditions Implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill).

Our liability is limited and excluded to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, we will not be liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage arising under these terms and conditions or in connector, with our website, whether arsing in tort, contract, or otherwise, Without limiting the generality of the foregoing exclusion, we will not be liable for any loss of profit, contracts, business) goodwill, data, income, revenue or anticipated savings arising under terms and conditions or in connection with our website, whether director indirect, and whether arising in tort, contract, or otherwise

However, nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or limit our liability for fraud, for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

5) Variation

We may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

6) Entire Agreement

These terms and conditions, together with our privacy policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

7) Laws and jurisdiction

This notice will be governed by and construed ii, accordance with English law and any disputes relating to this notice shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

8) Our contact details

The full name of our company is GEM PARTNERSHIP LIMITED

We are registered in England & Wales under registration number 06931626.

Our registered address is:

GEM Partnership Limited

Fernwood House

Fernwood Road


Tyne & Wear


You can contact us by email to info@gempartnership.com

Modern Slavery Statement

This statement is made as part of GEM Partnership Limited commitment to eliminating the exploitation of people under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act).  This statement summarises how GEM operates, the policies and processes in place to minimise the possibility of any problems, any risks we have identified and how we monitor them, and how we train our staff.

This statement is published in accordance with section 54 of the Act, and relates to GEM’s financial year 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022 and was approved by the board of directors on Thursday 25th March 2021.

Maria Miller

1. Our Business

1.1 GEM Partnership Limited is a limited company operating in the recruitment and training sector.  We supply temporary workers in the Industrial, Commercial, Contact Centre, Driving, IT and Engineering sectors.

1.2 GEM Training operates company operating in the training sector. We deliver Apprenticeship training to Levy clients; Pre-Employment training funded via Adult Education Budget and Commercial training.

1.3 GEM is an independent business.

2. Who we work with

2.1 All of the hirers that we work with, and all of the work-seekers we provide, are known to and identified by our staff. Some of these work-seekers operate through their own limited companies.

3. Other relationships

3.1 As part of our business, we also work with the following organisations:

3.1.1 North East Chamber of Commerce
3.1.2 Association of Labour Providers
3.1.3 Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (current licence holder)
3.1.4 The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (www.rec.uk.com)
3.1.5 Institute of Directors
3.1.6 Matrix
3.1.7 Highfield Awarding Body
3.1.8 Pearson Awarding Body
3.1.9 EAL Awarding Body
3.1.10 Education Skills Funding Agency
3.1.11 European Social Funding

4. Our Policies

GEM’s modern slavery policy is available at: https://www.gempartnership.com/terms_conditions/

4.1 GEM has the following policies which incorporate ethical standards for our staff and our suppliers;

4.1.1 Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Policy,
4.1.2 Child Labour and Remediation Policy
4.1.3 Ethical Trading Policy
4.1.4 Bribery & Corruption Policy
4.1.5 Whistleblowing Policy
4.1.6 Human Rights Statement
4.1.7 Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy

5. Policy development and review

5.1 GEM’s policies are established by our directors based on advice from HR professionals, industry best practice and legal advice. We review our policies on a regular basis or as needed to adapt to changes.

6. Our Processes for Managing Risk

6.1 In order to assess the risk of modern slavery, we use the following processes with our suppliers:

6.1.1 We reserve the right to conduct spot-checks of the businesses who supply us, in order to investigate any complaints.
6.1.2 We collaborate with our suppliers in order to improve standards and transparency across our supply chain and obtain information on their own risk review and due diligence practices.
6.1.3 We also work with the following organisations in order to identify areas of risk and review effective good practice: North East Chamber of Commerce Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (current licence holder). Association of Labour Providers. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (www.rec.uk.com). Institute of Directors. Matrix Highfield Awarding Body Pearson Awarding Body EAL Awarding Body Education Skills Funding Agency European Social Funding

6.2 Additionally, we have taken the following steps to minimise the possibility of any problems:

6.2.1 Our staff are encouraged to bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.

6.2.2 After due consideration, we have not identified any significant risks of modern slavery, forced labour, or human trafficking in our supply chain.  However, we continue to be alert to the potential for problems.

7. Our Performance

7.1 As part of monitoring the performance of GEM, we review our Modern Slavery policy and statement annually and highlight any potential risks to establish appropriate actions and performance indicators to eliminate such risk, these would be agreed by the Board of Directors.

8. Our Training

8.1 All of our staff receive training and support that is appropriate to their role.  In particular:

8.1.1 Our HR personnel undertake courses that include guidance around modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as other wider human rights issues.

8.1.2 All of our staff receive awareness-raising information around issues involving modern slavery and human trafficking, so that they can identify and bring any concerns they have to the attention of management. As part of this, our staff are encouraged to discuss any concerns that they have.

8.2 Training is reviewed and refreshed annually.