After purchasing Henderson’s Fine Foods in 2006, Harald George identified a few key business systems within the operation that he wanted to change – high on the list was a new payroll programme that would support the structure of the company, and its future growth.

Established in 1990, Henderson’s Fine Foods specialise in the production and supply of bacon and ham which is free of chemicals, preservatives, artificial colour, and added water. Their set up is not complicated, however Harald did have some specific payroll requirements that meant that whichever option they chose, it needed to be fast, provide traceability, and cost effective.

After evaluating several options – and deciding on his level of involvement, Harald chose Crystal Payroll. Not only did Crystal Payroll ‘tick the boxes’ of having excellent reporting functionality, being cost effective, and fast – it also provided him with a choice in service options, which meant he could be as hands on as he wished.

With a small team of four a single factory, Harald decided to manage the processing himself with the Crystal Payroll ‘Agency’ package. Says Harald – “I wanted to manage the payroll processing myself – although I also recognised that it would be wise to work with people who had their finger on the ‘payroll pulse’ with legislation changes and so on. This way my payroll processing is now very cost effective, and I have the peace of mind that the job is getting done correctly – every time”.

Harald has been processing his payroll with Crystal Payroll since 2008.