The Productivity Bureau offers business and productivity coaching sessions which includes:

  • A tailored pre-session questionnaire
  • A 1 hour session to assess your working methods, get deeper insight into your productivity needs and provide you with advice and recommendations on time management strategies and approaches you can take.
  • An actionable plan and resource list, provided as part of the write up after each session
  • An open ended, email-based discussion on the topics raised if needed before the follow-up call or next session
  • A final follow up call

As part of the service you’ll be required to read and understand the following terms:

AGREEMENT

  • The Contractor will begin work once the Client has accepted the Booking and payment of the deposit has appeared in the Contractors account.
  • Authority: The person named in the Booking will be the primary contact for the Client and has the authority to agree payments.
  • The Primary providers of services will be identified in the Booking.
  • The Contractor’s services are provided on a “business to business” basis.

TERM OF AGREEMENT

  • In the event that either Party wishes to terminate this Agreement prior to the completion of the Services, that Party will be required to provide 1 week written notice to the other Party.  A pro-rata fee will be payable in accordance with preparation and delivery work undertaken to date.

PERFORMANCE

  • The Parties agree to do everything necessary to ensure that the terms of this Agreement take effect.
  • The Contractor’s ability to meet timetables and complete the work depends on the Client giving access on time to all the information and resources required to complete the work.

PAYMENT TERMS

  • A Deposit of £150 (the “Deposit”) will be payable by the client on booking the coaching session
  • For the remaining amount, the Client will be invoiced after the work is complete, payment is due within 30 days of receipt.
  • Payments to be made by Transfer or PayPal
  • Cheques should be made payable to The Productivity Bureau.  A 3% surcharge will be levied for payments made by cheque. It will be assumed that payments will be made electronically unless informed otherwise.
  • The Contractor shall be entitled to charge interest on late payments at 8% above the Bank of England base rate.  This will be calculated on a monthly basis on the balance of any overdue payment due to it from the other party (before and after any judgement).  Subsequent payments will be applied to interest and finance charges first, and then applied to fees/costs outstanding.  
  • The Contractor will be responsible for all income tax liabilities and National Insurance or similar contributions relating to the Compensation and the Contractor will indemnify the Client in respect of any such payments required to be made by the Client.
  • The Contractor will be solely responsible for the payment of all remuneration and benefits due to employees of the Contractor, including any National Insurance, income tax and any other form of taxation or social security costs.

REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES

  • The Contractor will not be reimbursed for any expenses incurred in connection with providing the Services of this Agreement.

CONFIDENTIALITY

  • Confidential information (the “Confidential Information”) refers to any data relating to the Client whether business or personal, which would reasonably be considered to be private or proprietary to the Client and that is not generally known and where the release of that Confidential Information could reasonably be expected to cause harm to the Client.
  • The Contractor will only use or disclose Confidential Information provided by the Client in order to perform the services set out in the Booking, or if required to disclose it by a court order or under a statutory obligation.
  • The obligations of confidentiality will apply during the term of this Agreement and will survive indefinitely upon termination of this Agreement.
  • All written and oral information and material disclosed or provided by the Client to the Contractor under this Agreement is Confidential Information regardless of whether it was provided before or after the date of this Agreement or how it was provided to the Contractor.
  • The Contractor and the Client will need to agree a safe and secure system for sending and returning of any confidential documents and information including that relating to any identifiable individual. 

Restriction and limitation 

  • Force majeure: The Contractor will not be liable for failure to provide services where it is not reasonably practicable to do so due to circumstances beyond their control.
  • Limitation of Liability: The Contractor’s fee rates are determined on the basis of limits of liability
  • There shall be no personal liability of any of the Contractor’s principals, directors, partners, employees, agents or sub-contractors arising in any way out of the performance or non-performance of services or relating to the supply of products.
  • The Contractor shall have no liability for any indirect or consequential losses or expenses suffered by the Client, however caused including but not limited to loss of anticipated profits, goodwill, reputation, business receipts or contracts, or losses or expenses resulting from third party claims.
  • The Contractor’s aggregate financial liability to the Client shall in no circumstances exceed the fees paid for the services which gives rise to the liability.
  • Nothing in these Terms shall be interpreted as excluding or restricting any legal liability on the Contractor or others where liability cannot legally be excluded or restricted.

OWNERSHIP OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • All intellectual property and related material (the “Intellectual Property”) that is developed or produced under this Agreement, will be the property of the Contractor.  The Client is granted a non-exclusive limited-use licence of this Intellectual Property. 
  • Title, copyright, intellectual property rights and distribution rights of the Intellectual Property remain exclusively with the Contractor.

RETURN OF PROPERTY

  • Upon the expiry or termination of this Agreement, the Contractor will return to the Client any property, documentation, records or Confidential Information which is the property of the Client.

CAPACITY/INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

  • In providing the Services under this Agreement it is expressly agreed that the Contractor is acting as an independent contractor and not as an employee.  The Contractor and the Client acknowledge that this Agreement does not create a partnership or joint venture between them, and is exclusively a contract for service.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • Health and Safety: When working at their own premises, the Contractor is responsible for their own health and safety.
  • Working at the Client’s premises: The Contractor may from time to time work at the Client’s premises and be covered by the Client’s Health and Safety policy.

MICELLANEOUS

  • No waiver: If the Contractor or the Client delay or fail to enforce any term of a Booking or this Agreement on any occasion, that will not affect or limit the Contractor’s ability to enforce that term on any other occasion or at any time.
  • Law and jurisdiction: All Agreements are governed by English law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.