Supporting your business wherever you want it to go

ICE provides international compliance solutions, advice and support to companies recruiting, managing or using flexible workforce both locally and abroad.

We have over 15 years’ experience in international compliance, assisting companies to understand laws and regulations, creating, implementing and managing compliance solutions. We will work with you to assess and mitigate risks so you can protect your business, workforce, projects and clients.

ICE will help you navigate the challenges of operating in different countries, making sure you remain aware of and comply with legal requirements. ICE can support you whether you have been dealing with temporary and contract labour in a territory for years or you are looking to expand your programme into new parts of the world.


Country Report

If you are uncertain of where to start when going into a new country, ICE can provide you with a detailed report explaining aspects of doing business in that territory that are relevant to you and your business model. Our standard report structure can be adapted to suit your needs and cover the areas that will enable you to structure your operations correctly.

Contingent Workforce Management

When managing a contingent workforce there are many aspects that have to be considered to ensure compliance. ICE will make you aware of the specific requirements of the countries you are working in and provide the support you need to guarantee you, your workers and your customers remain compliant throughout the duration of your programme.

Due Diligence

When operating in a new country it can be daunting choosing suppliers if you don’t understand the local requirements and what you should be looking for. ICE has extensive experience in carrying out due diligence and assessing companies around the world, allowing our clients to identify bona fide potential suppliers and partners.

Country Solutions

Development of new solutions or review and update of existing ones that currently fail the compliance test.

Audit Services

Compliance check of existing partners and suppliers and the solutions they provide you with; evaluation of your programme to verify your flexible workforce is engaged correctly (whether directly or via third parties).

Help Desk Function

Ongoing compliance advice and support for companies with or without an existing compliance department.


International compliance training sessions can be organised for introduction of compliance matters to new staff members, specific country solutions, compliance refresher courses; legislative and regulatory changes in the territories where you operate.

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ICE is a company specialised in providing compliance consultancy to the staffing industry. Established in 2014 by Helga Venturini Townend, ICE was born out of a desire to assist customers achieve true compliance, with a belief that it is possible to succeed when playing by the rules and without having to compromise and cut corners.

Helga started working with compliance back in 2000 while living in Italy. Having worked for management companies, a recruitment agency and an MSP provider, Helga has a wealth of experience dealing with international programmes, a deep understanding of the intricacies of global expansions as well as the roles of the many players in the staffing supply chain.

Being able to compete in a global market means remaining abreast with laws and requirements is essential and this is a primary objective of ICE. We work tirelessly in order to help clients to keep their data and solutions up to date.

We also started releasing bi-monthly newsletters back in April 2015, providing customers with snippets on regulatory and legislative changes around the world. With integrity and transparency, ICE aspires to become a point of reference for compliance matters across the staffing industry and beyond.

ICE combines its knowledge of the industry with a hunger for excellence and a deep understanding of individual country requirements, which result in an outstanding level of service provision to its clients. Having worked with a great network of partners and professionals around the world over the years, ICE has the ability to also point clients in the right direction when local support is needed in a given territory.

For more details of what ICE can do, check our Services page or download our company brochure.



Gary Cornick | Executive Vice

President - Synergy Services

“Working with the ICE team under the leadership of Helga Venturini Townend has been a tremendous experience. ICE has proven to be an incredible strategic partner helping us navigate the significant complexities of global compliance for contract labour.” Read more

Rose Cortopassi | Retired SVP

Corporate Strategy - Synergy Services

“Helga Venturini Townend is a consummate professional and expert in her field. Ethics, integrity, and honesty are words that epitomize Helga and International Compliance Experts, the company she owns and operates.” Read more

Chris Hughes | Director, Global

Services - PRO Unlimited

“PRO Unlimited have engaged ICE as an external consultant to provide guidance on compliance matters and project work relating to global MSP. No matter what the issue is the advice given cuts to the heart of what we need to know and be aware of. Helga and ICE are a resource which has become highly valued within our organisation.” Read more

Melanie Barnett | Global Operations


“Whenever I needed their support ICE was always very accommodating and delivered beyond my expectations. They are a very reliable company, passionate about compliance and constantly striving for the best for their clients.”



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