Helping global businesses flourish is not just our passion – it’s part of our DNA.

We deliver financial services for global explores.

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  • Global payrolls

    1,000+
  • Countries

    90+
  • Global partners

    70+
  • Client retention

    99.98%

We care about how we do things and we always try to be:

Passionate

We enjoy our work and continually innovate to improve what we do and how we do it.

Knowledgeable

We are experts in our field, we share our knowledge with our colleagues to provide unrivalled expertise and experience to our clients.

Accountable

We take ownership and full responsibility for our actions. We work proactively to achieve our commitments.

Flexible

We recognise that one size does not fit all. We are committed to delivering the most effective bespoke global payroll solution for each client's unique business requirements.

Committed to service excellence

We are driven to provide award winning support. We see things from others point of view, respond quickly and take ownership of enquiries.

All of our activpayroll team members around the globe focus to ensure that our five values are at the core of everything we do, each and every day, regardless of the project aim, scope or location.

Alison Sellar CEO, activpayroll

Founded in 2001, we’re a mature but modern company. This is our story:

2019

Launch of Dubai office

2018

Launch of Cape Town office

Doubled Singapore and Edinburgh office space

Launch of Perth, Australia office

CEO Alison Sellar honoured with an OBE

2017

Launch of Florida office

activpayroll becomes the first PECI certified Workday partner globally

Launch of Frankfurt office

2016

activpayroll launches the #activAlison CSR campaign

activpayroll celebrates 15 years in business

2015

activpayroll launches Scotland's first in-house payroll academy in collaboration with the CIPP

2014

Launch of Paris and Ontario offices

Project Evolve, an initiative to ensure that high payroll standards and services are continually implemented, is launched

2013

Launch of Singapore office

2012

Launch of Washington office

CEO Alison Sellar becomes a GlobalScot Trade Mission ambassador

2011

CEO Alison Sellar launches innovative payroll giving scheme Pennies for Promise to celebrate activpayroll's tenth birthday

2010

activpayroll is recognised by Scottish Enterprise as fastest growing firm in Scotland

Company directors are appointed

2009

Launch of Edinburgh office

2007

Start of Workday partnership

2006

The activ8 suite of applications is developed and launched

2003

Formal launch of Global Mobility division

Formal launch of Global Payroll division

2001

activpayroll is founded by CEO Alison Sellar

We’re a widely recognised industry leader. But don’t take our word for it.

2019

Long Service Award

Justlogin Partner Awards

Influence of the Year

Ultimate Software Partner Network Award

Director of the Year

Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce

Export Business of the Year

Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce

Partner of the Year Award

Justlogin Partner Awards

Highly Commended Best AP Solution

Adam Smith Awards Asia
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