activpayroll celebrates workforce increase with new office launch in Scotland's capital

activpayroll, the global payroll and tax compliance specialist headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland has grown its Edinburgh presence after opening a new office and announcing it has trebled its workforce in the capital.

activpayroll’s Edinburgh operation started in 2009 with a small office, but due to growing customer demand, this has resulted in the firm already moving premises twice. The new office is located in London House on East London Street within the East End of the New Town area of central Edinburgh. This is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site in an attractive location with a variety of commercial, business and residential uses. Along with the ever-increasing customer base, activpayroll’s employee headcount has trebled and the company is continuing to recruit for additional posts.

The new office offers bigger and improved facilities to allow activpayroll to continually expand, host workshops with customers and offer training space for the in-house CIPP payroll academy. The academy was the first ever in-house payroll training programme in Scotland, launched by activpayroll in 2015 in collaboration with the CIPP (The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals) to train employees from all backgrounds, giving them the knowledge and qualifications to pursue a fulfilling career in payroll services.

Graham McKechnie, Global Tax Director of activpayroll, said: “We are thrilled to have moved to our new premises in London House. This is a great location and offers a comfortable environment for our team members. The city’s excellent transport links make it easier for our international customers to come visit us and the office will be pivotal to continue to support our customers in the North of England and the Central Belt. Edinburgh has such a diverse market, constantly offering exciting opportunities and the universities situated in and around the city enable us to attract and hire fresh talent. We are now looking forward to settling in our new premises and building our reputation here even further.”

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