I approached Armstrong Watson as I was experiencing a number of issues with my payroll provider. Armstrong Watson helped us find a payroll solution including auto-enrolment that worked for Oilgear. Once the decision was made to move to Armstrong Watson, the team were in constant contact to ensure a simple and stress free transition. I found the experience of the transition relatively straight-forward and the parallel payment run was completed efficiently. The first live payment run went without a hitch and we were provided with the custom reports that we required in the format that we requested them. I would recommend Armstrong Watson to any business requiring an external payroll provider; the team work confidently and provide accurate and timely responses. 

Jodie Baker, Finance Manager, Oilgear Towler Ltd

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

I have done the payroll at Dumfries & Galloway College for 11 years now, all of them through Armstrong Watson.  We have a payroll of approximately 270 staff and use the front end service through the bureau.

We continue to work with Armstrong Watson as the service we receive is always of a high standard and there is always support available.  The front end service allows us the flexibility to process our own payroll data without having to worry about producing payslip or HMRC reporting at year end.

Above all, the entire service is such great value for money which is hard to beat these days!

Helen Cronie, HR Officer, Dumfries & Galloway College

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

Armstrong Watson has been our payroll provider since April 2002. Over the past 10 years we have developed a strong working relationship built on mutual respect and trust. I have always found them to be very efficient, approachable and excellent value for money.

Mabyn Goodfellow, School Business Manager, Inglewood Junior School

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