Modern Slavery Statement

 Mclean & Appleton (Holdings) Ltd (t/a Hatfields)

Modern Slavery Statement for the financial year ending 31st January 2020


This statement has been published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and provides the measures that the group has taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking from occurring in its business and supply chains.

McLean & Appleton (Holdings) Ltd and its subsidiaries is a privately owned, automotive group. The Group represents 2 of the world’s major manufacturers, employing over 450 people, operating from 10 franchised locations across the North of England and Shropshire.

The group has adequate policies and procedures in place to ensure modern slavery and human rights abuses do not occur within the business. All employees are provided with full access of our policies via our online HR portal.

The structure of the group with centralised functions enables the business to exercise strict control over the areas of concern detailed in the Modern Slavery Act 2015:

  • Centralised HR ensures compliance to all recruitment policies and procedures
  • Centralised Payroll ensures all legislated pay scale regulations are complied with
  • Centralised Health & Safety ensures all employees work in a safe environment.

Due to the breadth of its businesses and supply chains we are not able to check every business relationship. However, due to the franchise nature of our business, the vast majority of our supply chain relationships are with a couple of large multinational vehicle manufacturers. These manufacturers are themselves required to publish statements setting out the steps that they have taken with regards to slavery and human trafficking. We have reviewed those statements and will continually to do so periodically.

We are committed to preventing any modern slavery or human rights abuses in our business and supply chain. Any alleged breaches of which we are made aware will be assessed and remedial action will be taken and tailored to suit the circumstances. If we are not satisfied with the steps being taken towards full compliance, we will temporarily suspend or cease business with that supplier (to the extent permitted under contract or by law).

We will continually identify and manage any potential risks associated with modern slavery and ensure our strategy is responsive to any changing risks.

Gareth Williams

Managing Director

Mclean & Appleton (Holdings) Ltd