Professional services pioneer expands payroll

by Iain Mason

Published on 25th April 2018

Pioneering professional services company Optimum has further extended its offering to businesses by taking on a dedicated payroll manager.

Lisa Hilton, who has 25 years’ experience, joins our team based at Windmill Hill in Swindon, to take over running the payroll for many of our extensive client base.

We already offered payroll alongside our accountancy and legal services, but Lisa’s arrival heralds the creation of a separate department, as we have plans to recruit further payroll professionals to meet increasing demand.

About Lisa

Lisa began her career in manufacturing, working initially in accounts and then moving into payroll. Her experience covers payroll for industry – including outsourced facilities company Mitie – and in accountancy practice; before joining Optimum, Lisa was with Dennis and Turnbull.

She said: “I love working in payroll. It’s so important to ensure people are paid on time and correctly, so there is a lot of job satisfaction attached to the role. I am very much looking forward to working with Optimum’s clients.”

Optimum broke the mould when we were founded in 2017, by combining – for the first time in the Swindon area – accountancy and legal services under one roof. Our accountancy team’s services include accounting, tax, payroll and bookkeeping while the legal team specialise in property law, wills and probate.

Richard Mathews, CEO of Optimum Professional Services, said Lisa’s appointment, and that of tax supervisor Mandy Gibson, who joined the team in December to strengthen the tax offering, showed our commitment to supporting businesses across Swindon and the South West.

“When we founded Optimum, we set out to create a professional services firm which offers services across the board,” he said. “It means our clients get a more comprehensive, seamless service, all under one roof. The team here have all been working in their specialists areas for many years, so not only are our clients getting an efficient service, they are getting specialists.

“With Lisa on board, we are now in a position to grow the payroll team, and we have plans to take on more colleagues to reach a wider audience of businesses, individuals and their families.”

For more information about Optimum Professional Services, please get in touch.

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