The passing of Queen Elizabeth II

News on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II has been a significant event and one that has left many feeling a great sense of sadness. 

Rowan Consulting has ceased content over the next 10 days as a mark of respect but we appreciate there may be some questions regarding managing the people aspects of the business, especially regarding the news of the pending bank holiday.

Bank holiday announcement
The UK is now in a period of National Mourning that lasts until the end of the day of the State Funeral on Monday, 19 September 2022. This day has been declared as a national bank holiday.

What does this mean to my business?

Employers should confirm with employees that Monday 19th September is a bank holiday and whether they are required to work. The Government has announced its intentions regarding the bank holiday and more information can be found here, we appreciate there are a few grey areas and no one business is the same, whilst we cannot interfere in existing contractual arrangements between employers and employees we are able to assist you in interpreting what this may mean to your current policies and practices. Should you need any support in the interpretation of the guidelines then please get in touch by emailing 

We will be closing our office on Monday 19th September, but will have the usual emergency line still working for urgent queries.


  • With over 20 years' experience in structuring and growing businesses and teams from inception, through periods of growth and change and finally structuring them ready for sale, Karen and her team have helped dozens of business owners and leaders manage growth and change within their business by concentrating on the human side of running and managing a business. An experienced Organisational Coach and HR Consultant, Karen has extensive experience in working with growth SMEs and a proven background in delivery and development of employees against business goals, her specialism is in working with small and medium size companies, delivering operational, people-based solutions that are commercially focused and enable growth of the business. Karen also works as a Non-Executive Director and Trustee and is a trained Predictive Index (PI) Analyst.

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