De Kennemer Duincampings B.V., Willemieke de Waal, CEO

“Babs provides us with legal advice in drawing up and terminating both individual and collective employment contracts. She has also counselled us in the formation of the Works Council. Babs functions as a critical sparring partner. Whenever we need legal advice she is always available to solve things fast. She doesn’t have a nine-to-five mentality and is just one WhatsApp or telephone call away. The lines of communication are very short. We are not your standard run-of-the-mill company, as our corporate culture is really centred on the employee. Babs is able to understand that well. She is informal, intelligent, sensitive of her environment and has a good sense of humour. She’s a very pleasant person to work with. Lawyers often have a tendency to use pompous, official language, but Babs always makes a practical translation. When we were transitioning from staff representation to a Works Council, she drew up a document with legal provisions and wrote it in a way that all of our employees were able to understand. Babs is really interested in the person behind the company. She goes the extra mile and is a real winner. She is personally involved, has endurance in cases where it is required and is able to keep many balls in the air.”