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Karen has worked in the HR, finance, pensions and payroll industry for all most her life, focussing on the payroll and pensions industry for the last 20 years. She sits on a number of government consultation forums representing employer and client views.
She is qualified to Masters level and lecture for the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) in partnership with Derby University for the Masters programme. In addition she is also a qualified tutor for the CIPP teaching their Foundation Degree in Payroll Management.
Whether a business is a customer now or not, she values them. Karen insists that no-one is treated as a number, only as a person. Customer service is at the forefront of everything she does.
She uses the knowledge she has to help employers keep their employees happy, by providing an excellent payroll service.
Armstrong Watson have provided our payroll services for a number of years. The team there are excellent; the whole process is user friendly, extremely efficient and very cost effective – everything I need. Any questions I’ve asked have been answered straight away (even daft ones) and they are terrific at dealing with last minute amendments!
I would thoroughly recommend the payroll team at AW to businesses of all shapes and sizes and look forward to continuing to work with them.
Scott Garson, Practice Manager, Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors
Armstrong Watson have looked after our payroll for a few years now and have been an absolute pleasure to work with. The service is prompt and efficient, there's always someone available to answer any questions and it's great to know that they're looking after everything. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
Aimee Scaife, Aftersales Manager, David Hayton
We at Gates Power Transmission Ltd have used Armstrong Watson to run our two payrolls for the last 14 years.
Armstrong Watson provides personal service and value for money.
We hope to continue our working relationship for many years to come.
Sheila McVinnie, Human Resources Officer, Gates Power Transmission Ltd
Armstrong Watson has provided payroll services to South Lakes Housing for over six years. There are approximately 140 people on our payroll.
All our staff are monthly paid, the payroll is always processed in line with the agreed timescales. Any queries are dealt with promptly and efficiently. Armstrong Watson have been very happy to tailor payroll reports to our specific requirements and they provide a comprehensive suite of reports.
We are very satisfied that Armstrong Watson provide an excellent service at a competitive price and I am happy to recommend their services.
Sue Boulton, Business Support Manager, South Lakes Housing
My experience of the Payroll team is that they are professional, efficient and friendly.
David Gummers, Managing Director, F Dickinson Footwear
There are many TV and radio advertisements advising employers of their pension obligations to employees. Regulations came into force from July 2012 with the first pension, automatic enrolment obligations commencing for the largest employers, from October 2012.
Once again the Government is looking to meddle with SSP. It isn’t enough that small employers can no longer recover any monies towards paying employees SSP they now want to “flex” it. Under current rules, SSP is paid as long as certain criteria is met for 28 weeks, but only whilst an employee is
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published a report on some schools and the Teachers’ Pension Scheme submissions of the End of Year Certificates. The report shares how TPR engaged with employers to understand why they hadn’t complied with their obligations. Unfortunately the Administrator, even
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