Swindon’s Optimum expands payroll services

By Anita Jaynes on 23 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 the team based at Windmill Hill in Swindon, to take over running the payroll for many of the firm’s extensive client base.

Optimum already offered payroll alongside its accountancy and legal services, but Lisa’s arrival heralds the creation of a separate department, as there are plans to recruit further payroll professionals to meet increasing demand.

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 it was created in 2017, by combining – for the first time in the Swindon area – accountancy and legal services under one roof. Its 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 the company’s 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, based at Windmill Hill Business Park, visit: www.optps.co.uk email info@optps.co.uk or call 01793 538 198.

Pictured above: Lisa Hilton, Optimum’s new payroll manager