Payroll Services for businesses, organisations and accountants

We provide a fully managed, totally UK staffed, payroll outsourcing service for businesses, organisations or accountants who wish to release scarce resources for more profitable work. Unlike some offshore outsourcing alternatives, your clients contact us direct with their payroll input and queries, freeing up your time and resources completely. In effect, Payroll Services become your dedicated payroll team handling all aspects of your clients’ payrolls for you.

Outsourcing to Payroll Services frees you entirely from the burden and pressure of processing payroll so that you can focus upon more valuable and profitable activities for you and your clients. We can also help you with all your auto enrolment needs, taking care of the entire process for you with the minimum of hassle.

Through our parent company BookCheck we can also give you access to a market leading bookkeeping with management information service. Not only does this do away with all of the problems associated with in-house bookkeeping but it gives you vital information that can help drive your business forward.

 

Payroll & Pensions legislation

As payroll & pensions legislation is becoming more complex especially with auto enrollment and the Government’s approach more financially punitive your clients will turn increasingly to you, their accountant, to help them cope. By delegating this highly sensitive and time-critical work to us, you will be able to offer payroll to a wider range of existing clients as well as offering payroll as part of a strategy designed to help you win new business. And all without the need to worry about increased staffing costs, and costly investment in the supporting infrastructure.

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Meet the team

We have expanded to 60 staff and now have local resource in Bristol, Bath, Cardiff, Cheltenham, London, Manchester, Oxford, Reading, Stroud and Swindon plus national clients using our 13 year established online Cloud based service.

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Managing Director

Anthony Pilkington

Anthony is the owner of Payroll Services Ltd which provides a payroll with pension auto enrolment service. Anthony is an MCC cricket umpire and is a keen horse rider.

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Marketing

Caroline Wilson

Caroline works in our head office where she is in charge of marketing and general administration. She enjoys walks in the countryside with her dogs and spending time with her children.

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Office Manager

Zara Rayson

Zara's responsibilities include client and staff relations, resource management and everything else involved in the running of a busy Head Office. She also chairs the Company's monthly senior management meetings. Having ridden and worked with horses in her younger years (Zara is a fully qualified riding instructor) her hobbies now include carriage driving as a backstepper, fence judging for British Eventing and has recently purchased a very fast sports car!

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Payroll Manager

Sue Parkhouse

Sue joined BookCheck in 2010 and has almost 20 years payroll experience. She has worked with all types of businesses and is now the Payroll Manager, heading up the team of 10 payroll officers. She started payroll whilst working at a firm of accountants, having previously worked as a bookkeeper. Sue gained qualifications in payroll with the International Association of Bookkeepers and was pleased to be awarded the top student in the country.

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Team Leader

Chris Ruscoe

Chris is a payroll professional with 20 years' experience from small through to large corporate businesses. He holds the CIPP Management Diploma, graduating in 2001, a BA Honours Degree in HR, and has recently attained the Certificate in Practice Auto Enrolment with the Pensions Management Institute. As well as administering his own portfolio of clients, as a Team Leader Chris supports and guides our payroll officers using Star Payroll Professional – the market leading software. His clients vary enormously in scope and variety. His role is to ensure that we perform to the highest standards and provide the very best service for each individual client, whatever their needs.

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Team Leader

Jen Mockridge

Jen has been with BookCheck since 2016. She’s been managing payrolls for over 10 years, ranging from a single employee up to 10,000. She is one of our two Team Leaders and manages six payroll officers. Jen has gained several payroll qualifications, most recently the Post Graduate Certificate in Business and Reward Management. She values the importance of ongoing professional development to ensure her clients receive the best possible service.

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Team Leader

Linda Catanzaro

Linda has been with the company for 18 years. She handles payrolls in both Sage and Star. She is also a book-keeping Team Leader and has specialist knowledge of setting up nominal links between payroll and the accounting system.

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Louise Andrews

Louise has been with BookCheck since 2016 and is thoroughly enjoying her work, however challenging. Her main role has been to process payrolls for accountancy practices for a wide variety of clients all over the UK, as far away as Aberdeen. She researches new technology for the Payroll Team and continually asks ‘how can we work better’. Louise is our specialist with CIS - Construction Industry Scheme. Prior to BookCheck she worked for several other bureaux and has handled payrolls for 25 years. Louise is CIPP qualified - The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals and she also has a qualification in Human Resources and Book-keeping

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Pauline Remorino

Pauline started with BookCheck in 2007 as a book-keeper and then added payroll work. At the time she was living in Cheltenham, she is now in Chichester and was able to continue to work in exactly the same way with payrolls as everything is online. All her working life has been in the financial sector, handling a wide range of activities, from working in a bank when she left school, to a variety of companies where she handled payroll. She has worked for a national firm of accountants as the payroll administrator.

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Sam Beer

Sam’s financial career started in 2003 as a Credit Controller and she quickly progressed into bookkeeping & payroll. She completed her AAT NVQ Level 2 & 3 and then became a member of the ICB, gaining a payroll diploma. Sam joined BookCheck in 2007 with a mixture of book-keeping and payroll clients. After a break to focus on her family she re-joined BookCheck in 2016. Sam has used her skills and expertise to help manage and develop a very large and complicated payroll client to run more efficiently.

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Katie Dillon

Katie chose to work in payroll as she has a love of numbers and problem solving. She completed an ICB Diploma in payroll management using Sage payroll. She has used a number of payroll systems including Sage, Star, IRIS, and Xero to name a few. She loves the challenges the role provides and takes great pleasure in solving queries. She likes to build a good working relationship with her clients, so they feel they can ask for help with any query, no matter how small.

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Christine Beard

Christine has over 40 years payroll experience, starting with written Kalamazoo, then Sage and latterly STAR. She has experience in running a payroll for 450 employees (weekly and monthly). In common with all our payroll officers she is very experienced at handling pension auto enrolment. She worked on Charity payrolls for over 10 years before joining the BookCheck team in 2014.

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Lorien Houlton

Lorien is a Bristol based Payroll Officer, I.P.P. qualified and with 20 years of varied payroll experience. Her other qualifications include Retirement Provision Certificate (RPC) from P.M.I., I.A.B. Diploma in payroll administration at South Bristol College (NVQ 2 equivalent in accounting using SAGE) and Sage Line 50 Bookkeeping Qualifications.

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Kate Culley

Kate has worked for BookCheck for 10 years as BookCheck’s own bookkeeper. She has also taken on 12 payrolls in the last 18 months and in June 2017 gained a distinction in her level 2 and 3 Award in Payroll Management and Systems qualifications.

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