We deliver global payroll services for global explorers.

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  • Global customers

  • Countries

  • World regions

  • Client retention


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


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


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


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


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:


Launch of Cape Town office

CEO Alison Sellar honoured with an OBE 

Launch of Perth, Australia office

Doubled Singapore and Edinburgh office space


Launch of Frankfurt office

activpayroll becomes the first PECI certified Workday partner globally

Launch of Florida office


activpayroll celebrates 15 years in business 

activpayroll launches the #activAlison CSR campaign


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


Launch of Paris and Ontario offices

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


Launch of Singapore office


CEO Alison Sellar becomes a GlobalScot Trade Mission ambassador

Launch of Washington office


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


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

Company directors are appointed


Launch of Edinburgh office


Start of Workday partnership


The activ8 suite of applications is developed and launched


Formal launch of Global Mobility division

Formal launch of Global Payroll division


activpayroll is founded by CEO Alison Sellar

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


International Payroll Award

The Rewards

Reward 300

Reward Strategy

Highly Commended Global Transformation Project

The Global Payroll Awards

Highly Commended International Payroll Service Provider of the Year

The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals

Highly Commended Going Global

The Northern Star Business Awards

Best Payroll Outsourcing Partner - Bronze Award

HR Vendors of the Year Awards - APAC
Still curious? View our award page