Access Group are finalists in two CIPP Annual Excellence Awards

Sep 30, 2020

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The Access Group has been shortlisted in two categories at the CIPP Annual Excellence Awards – the only payroll awards ceremony in the UK.

With extensive legislation impacting payroll and pensions in the UK, the awards are designed to acknowledge and reward those responsible for the strategic delivery of these services, accurately and compliantly.

The awards honour not just the payroll providers, but the professionals working in the industry that have made outstanding contributions and can demonstrate a continuing commitment to excellence.

The Access Group was announced as a finalist in the Payroll Service Provider of the Year category, and team leader Emma Saxton as a finalist in the Manager of the Year category.

Emma commented: “We have a strong and committed team and we’re extremely proud of our 100% pass rate in our last CIPP PAS Accreditation, evidencing the robust processes we have in place and the dedication that The Access Group has to putting employees first.

Our recent employee engagement from our regular employee surveys within Access Payroll reached a record 9.7 out of 10 and has been consistently above 9.5 for the last 12 months.”

Vicky Smith, Head of Access Payroll Services, added: “The Access Group has recently launched Access People, our new HR technology division which brings together under one umbrella all of our HR, payroll, learning & development and compliance solutions. Specific awards such as this acknowledge the important role that our payroll solutions provide in our combined tech offering for HR and payroll professionals and in rewarding the part that our employees play in the success of the business.”

“Emma is a great advocate for training and personal development – all team members are either CIPP qualified or training towards this. Emma has monthly meetings with each member to focus on their long-term ambitions and careers, focused on ensuring they reach their full potential. With the COVID-19 pandemic, Emma has managed changes to normal working life in the team whilst her team happiness remains a priority during the challenging times. Her efficient approach to change and her focus on employee wellbeing makes her a stand-out manager and definitely worthy of the award.”

The winners will be announced at the CIPP’s Annual Excellence Awards ceremony on Thursday 15 October.

Find out more about updates to the payroll industry and Access’ payroll offering by registering for our webinars “Payroll legislation – hot off the press” and “Flexible Pay for a Flexible Workforce”.

Register for the live sessions here by 1st October or watch on-demand afterwards using the same link.

Access offers a range of flexible payroll solutions, whether you’re looking for payroll software on a secure in-house payroll platform or exploring options to find a trusted and reliable outsourced payroll management provider, we have something that can support your team and your organisation.

About The Access Group

The Access Group has been recognised in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 in 2019 and is a leading provider of business software to mid-sized UK organisations. It helps more than 32,000 customers across commercial and not-for-profit sectors become more productive and efficient. Its innovative Access Workspace cloud platform transforms the way business software is used, giving every employee the freedom to do more. Established in 1991, The Access Group, with an enterprise valuation of over £1billion, employs more than 2,700 staff. For more information about The Access Group, visit:

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