About Moorepay

The market leader making payroll and HR easy for UK businesses.

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A little about Moorepay

We’ve been helping businesses the length and breadth of the country pay their people since 1966. Since then we’ve changed a lot, both in how we look and what we do, and processed over 6 billion payrolls in the meantime. We’ve added new software and services (we’re now managing over 150,000 HR engagements a year) and constantly look to innovate our solutions for new and existing customers.

Today, we have more than 10,000 customers who rely on us to help them make their payroll & HR easy, and over 500 industry-qualified staff with over 7,000 years’ collective experience for them to call on. We’re also part of Zellis, a global leader in tackling the HR challenges of business and government in the 21st century.

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Notable moments in the Moorepay story


ISO 27001 certification renewal

Moorepay's ISO 27001 certificate has been reissued, meaning that we continue to achieve the international standard of security that ensures personal data is protected.

nextgen payslip breakdown on laptop screen

Zellis launch

NGA UK & Ireland is renamed as Zellis, marking an exciting new phase of growth for Moorepay's parent company.

Moorepay and Zellis history

Northern Powerhouse partner

Moorepay opens an office in Swinton and becomes an official Northern Powerhouse Partner, committing to a £100m investment into Greater Manchester.

Moorepay employee taking a break

Bain Capital acquisition

Bain Capital Private Equity acquires the NGA UK & Ireland and Moorepay businesses.

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Farnborough office

Moorepay opens another new office - in Farnborough, Hampshire, at The Cody Technology Park.

Moorepay event

First assured

Moorepay becomes the first payroll company to be awarded the CIPP’s Payroll Assurance Scheme.

new job retention scheme

Cloud launch

Launches Moorepayhr, a cloud-based Payroll & HR Software solution, using the acclaimed Preceda technology from another part of Northgate IS.

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People services

Moorepay acquires First Business Support Ltd, bolstering payroll with new HR & Employment Law services.

House of Lords Urges the Government to Rethink Off-Payroll Working / IR35 Reforms

Northgate purchase

Northgate Information Solutions (Northgate IS) acquire Rebus for £150 Million.

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Rebus buyout

Rebus acquire Moorepay for £44 Million and the business becomes the preferred payroll supplier of Natwest Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland.

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Mills merge

Merges with Mills Associates, another payroll bureau with a strong presence across the whole United Kingdom.

Employees Can't Work From Home

Corporate kudos

Joins AIM stock market and named ‘Company of the Year’.

COVID-19 School Closures

Payroll player

Takes over other payroll processing bureaus including ACT, Barclays Bank Payroll Services, CMS Bristol and Paymaster.

Payroll Manager on Faster Payments

Acquisitive instinct

Takes over rival CCS (including Matalan as a customer).

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A big deal

Wins its largest ever payroll deal with Bupa Hospitals.

government furlough gender pay reporting

Electronic payroll

Focuses primarily on payroll processing with the advent of business PCs.

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Moving on

Relocates to Kingston and acquires DJ Computer Services.

CJRS and redundancy

Year of winners

Moorepay forms under the name DOUGLAS MOORE LTD on the 10th November 1966 and sets up in Surbiton, South-West London.

Our company mission

Get paid right, every time

With a 99.8% accuracy rate, you’re safe in the knowledge that your people are getting paid right, on time, every time.

Get more for your money

We have a large team of industry specialists who are on call to help you every day, and at no extra cost.

Locked-down data

Your data is stored securely in UK centres. So your employees’ information is safe, supporting your business continuity plan.

Easy-to-use software

No expensive software is needed – your online payroll software is available any time, on any device, with no time-consuming installations.

Business insights

Get live business updates and increase success with integrated HR. Gain a detailed insight into your most valuable asset; your people.

Keep your records clean

Employees, managers and admins can see and edit any information you want them to, giving you a sole database for personnel records.

Key people in Moorepay

We're a team of 500+, with an assured senior group leading across all business disciplines

michelle hobson

Michelle Hobson

Michelle Hobson

HR Technology & Service Director

Michelle is responsible for running all HR services activity within Moorepay. This comprises of our Health & Safety, HR & Employment Law, Tribunal & Consultancy and our Indemnity Insurance product and software.

Joining Moorepay in 2017 as HR Business Partner, Michelle’s wealth of experience quickly saw her promoted into her role as current Director on the senior leadership team in 2018. Michelle is CIPD-qualified with 18+ years of both operational and strategic HR experience and has an acute understanding of the challenges HR professionals face. She brings this experience and understanding to our HR services offerings to ensure we deliver real added value to our customers.

During COVID-19, the HR services team have had to rapidly scale up leading crisis situations with ever-changing legislation to be able to support our customers when they needed it most. This has included updating the HR Hub, which has a wealth of instantly accessible guidance for our clients.

Outside of work, Michelle loves holidaying and spending time with friends and family around organising the social lives of her two daughters.

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Anthony Vollmer

Anthony Vollmer

Managing Director

Anthony joined Moorepay as MD in February 2019 and is responsible for the overall strategy, customer satisfaction and financial performance of the business plus the wellbeing of all of our Moorepay colleagues. He firmly believes in the adage that if you look after your customers and colleagues, then the business results will come.

Anthony has over 10 years’ experience of leading large companies. Before joining Moorepay he led two of the most successful ‘challenger brands’ in the telecoms industry. As CEO of Plusnet, he led the relaunch of the business as ‘good honest broadband from Yorkshire’, a strategy which was grounded in providing value for money without compromising on service. As CEO of Tesco Mobile, he led it to become the UK’s 5th largest mobile provider through marrying unique propositions with great service. Tesco Mobile consistently topped Ofcom’s rankings for service provision and grew rapidly during his tenure.

Anthony has a real passion for building and growing businesses through believing in your colleagues and helping them to do their best for your customers.

When he’s not working hard leading Moorepay, you can find him swimming outdoors in the river near his home or getting some quiet time in the garden.

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Gary Boyes

Gary Boyes

Chief Sales Officer

Gary is our Chief Sales Officer and is responsible for our Customer Success, Key Accounts and New Business Development Teams as well as the relationship management of our new and existing partners. His career as a sales leader spans 25 years, with 15 years in the technology, payroll and HR sectors.

Originally joining the business in 2007, Gary was instrumental in launching our flagship payroll & HR solution in 2012, Moorepayhr. He left the business in 2015 but was pleased to return to the Moorepay family in 2018.

Since then, Gary has transformed the sales operation establishing a high-performing team who are passionate about truly understanding the businesses requirements for companies looking to outsources their payroll and HR  functions.

When Gary’s not leading a highly skilled sales function, he’s enjoying long walks with his Cockapoo, Cookie, or is busy being a father to teenage twins and  9-month old, baby Zachary.

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hannah dyer

Hannah Dyer

Hannah Dyer

HR Business Partner

Hannah joined Moorepay in October 2020 as our HR Business Partner. She’s keen to use her passion and desire to champion the human side of business as she continues to lead Moorepay’s HR department.

Hannah is a people person who combines a good understanding of the business with strong relational skills to create and build trust across the organisation. Her mission at Moorepay is to break down the traditional barriers in HR and give managing people a human touch.

Before joining Moorepay, she spent many years in the telecoms industry at BT where she gained accreditations in coaching as well as joining key HR networks that encourage future leaders in HR to foster everyday inclusion and accelerate employee engagement and performance.

Outside of work, Hannah’s loves spending time with her Boston Terrier Gus, who snores like a trouper. She also enjoys long country walks with her fiancé and Gus followed by a nice meal in a good pub and mealtimes with her family.

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Ant Brassington

Ant Brassington

Product Director

Ant is responsible for the product life-cycle within Moorepay for all products, covering product roadmaps, future product strategy, research and development, engineering, functional design, market analysis, requirements gathering and release management.

Ant has 20+ years’ experience in the tech sector and has worked previously for Hilton, Micros Fidelio and Microsoft in technical, operational and commercial roles. For the last 15 years Ant has put all his passion, expertise and experience into the challenge of ensuring customers adopt and achieve the best value from their HR and Payroll technologies. Qualified and a member of professional bodies such as BCS, ITIL, Prince2, CIPD and CIPP, he drives a balance of leading edge innovation and industry relevance to the Moorepay product set.

Outside of work Ant’s passion is yacht and dinghy sailing both inland and offshore. In his words: “there’s no better way to relax and wind down than being on the water with your family with no sight of land.”

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Paul Holmes

Paul Holmes

IT Director

Paul joined Moorepay in May 2017 as our IT Director.  He is responsible for our IT infrastructure and most recently lead the IT Transformation programme as part of the technical separation following the sale of NGA UK & Moorepay back in October 2018.

He loves the variety and challenges that Moorepay and this programme has given him.  In addition to IT Paul also leads our project delivery team who are focused on transforming business processes and technology within Moorepay.

Coming from a project management background, Paul has that exceptional ability to be able to communicate clearly at different levels. This helps him translate a complex IT infrastructure to the wider business in a way that non-techies understand to get projects completed.

When he’s not fixing the world one IT system at a time, you can find Paul coaching his son’s rugby league team or volunteering with his daughter’s charity, ‘HopeBags’, which she set up to help homeless people by providing them with essential supplies.  He has also been known to plan and fire spectacular firework displays!

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sarah woodward

Sarah Woodward

Sarah Woodward

Finance Director

Sarah joined Moorepay just before we went into lockdown and looks forward to meeting her colleagues in real life when we return to our offices.

She’s been in finance since she left school, having always been good with numbers.  Her love for maths and spreadsheets meant there was no other job she wanted to do!

For the last 10 years, Sarah has been in the construction industry building her knowledge and leading teams to understand finance using problem-solving for businesses. She understands how businesses operate outside of finance and uses that knowledge to create strong strategies that support how a business is run. This is something she has already made a huge impact on at Moorepay since joining just a few months ago.

When she’s not working, she enjoys long walks with her rescue dog, Roxie. Sarah also loves to socialise and can be found in her kitchen cooking up a feast for her friends and family. She’s also a massive Harry Potter fan and spends many holidays in Florida indulging in her guilty pleasure.

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Dave Morris

Dave Morris

Interim Director of Payroll Operations

Dave joined Moorepay in November 2021 and is responsible for the implementation and support of Moorepay’s product portfolio, including running our customer payrolls. He has over 15 years’ experience in B2B Service Delivery.

Before joining Moorepay, Dave built and then operated a significant proportion of the UK’s new Smart Metering infrastructure.

Outside of work Dave has a keen interest in a wide variety of sports including rugby, football, cricket, tennis and golf – although he’s now much more of a spectator than participant!

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Daniel Cookson

Daniel Cookson

Daniel Cookson

Marketing Director

Dan is responsible for running the Marketing teams within Moorepay. This comprises of our Marketing, Customer Onboarding and CRM Teams.

Dan brings over 15 years’ of marketing experience including his time at Moorepay. Joining the business in 2015 as a Product Marketing Manager, Dan was promoted to lead the team in 2018 with the appointment to Head of Product Marketing. In 2020 he was promoted again into the role of Marketing Director.

During his time at Moorepay, Dan has played a pivotal part in shaping the companies product proposition and go-to-market. Using his previous experience within the SAAS industry, Dan successfully leads the marketing department to bring many new solutions offered by Moorepay to market.

His clear and in-depth understanding of our value proposition within the marketing and commercial service offerings ensures that Moorepay delivers real added value to our prospects and customers.

Outside of work, Dan is an avid Manchester United fan and enjoys running, cycling and holidaying with his wife and young daughter in Florida.

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