UP and MPA join forces for Portal Offer

Posted on July 5, 2011 by


Copy of the MPA press release that went out today…

MPA announces free access to HR Portal for members

The MPA in association with The Urquhart Partnership, is delighted to offer the MPA members 12 months free access to their recently launched HR portal. 

The portal contains hundreds of downloadable and customisable HR documents worth over £1000.  MPA members will get 12 months free access in which to download and use as many of the documents as they like in their businesses.

Campbell Urquhart Managing Director of the Urquhart Partnership explained;

“It has hundreds of downloadable template documents that you can customise for your own use such as policies and procedures, standard letter templates and guidance notes. There are also lots of FAQ’s and an online forum to discuss HR related issues.”

In order for members to access the portal they need to visit www.hrsupportal.com/mpa and follow the simple on screen instructions.

Mr Urquhart went onto explain his support of the MPA;

“We have been very impressed by the “new look” MPA and were keen to work with the MPA team to see how we could add some additional value to the members.  We recently launched a brand new online HR portal and were delighted to be able to offer MPA members free access for 12 months.  We are hoping to be able to extend free access on a longer term basis but this really depends on the level of interest and uptake, so we encourage anyone with line management responsibility or who employs others to request a password for the portal to make full use of it.”

Cindy Simmons, managing director of the MPA, said: “We are very grateful to the Urquhart Partnership for making this vital service complimentary to our members as it adds even more weight behind our goal to nurture and develop the creative industries.  It enables smaller firms to gain valuable business support which is often unaffordable to them.”

In order for members to access the portal they need to visit www.hrsupportal.com/mpa

To join the MPA please go to the MPA website at www.mpa.org.uk

About the MPA

Established in 1920, the MPA is a not-for-profit membership organisation. With over ninety years experience in supporting the creative sectors, the MPA is not only one of the oldest organisations of its kind, it is now also the largest publicity association inEurope. Re-launched in September 2010 the MPA will create a rich, dynamic, stimulating community supporting individuals from the media, film, creative and digital industries and champion the world class calibre of work being generated within the north of theUK.


For those who haven’t yet joined membership of the MPA is the same as previous years, although corporate membership is no longer limited to only 10 staff members, numbers are unlimited. In addition, two new levels of membership have been introduced – freelancers can join for just £10, while the cost for companies with a head count under 10 is only £195. Visit mpa.org.uk to sign up.

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