On a Roll – Garbutt + Elliott appoint new senior managers to the Payroll Team


I’m pleased to announce that Garbutt + Elliott, based in York and in Leeds has strengthened its payroll team with two senior appointments. Myself as director and head of payroll, and Julie Gunnell, payroll manager, in order to help grow and develop the firm’s service and offering.

With 18 years of experience in audit and compliance, my role will focus around strategy, team growth and development, and procedures covering implementation, monitoring and delivering improvements.

Supporting me will be Julie Gunnell, a full member of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals and former Lord Mayor of York, with over 15 years of experience in the sector. Julie has provided payroll services to a broad range of clients including several charities and third sector organisations, and has a keen understanding of payroll legislation.

“The team at Garbutt + Elliott has a wide reaching knowledge and with our experience, I’m confident and excited about the further growth of the department and development of the company’s offering.

“Many organisations are outsourcing payroll for a number of reasons. Some outsource to free up time within the business, some for confidentiality reasons and others simply want the reassurance that their payroll is always processed to the highest standard, and is compliant with government legislation. With our friendly, personal approach backed by professionalism and genuine depth in knowledge, my aim is to be the go-to people to meet all your payroll needs.

“Our goal through the tailored approach offered by Garbutt + Elliott is to simplify processes, provide peace of mind and take away at least one of the stresses of running a business”.

Garbutt + Elliott’s payroll team currently looks after over 250 payrolls and 5,000 employees in a huge range of industries and sectors.

Julie commented: “I’m delighted to be joining Sarah as payroll manager as it’s an interesting time for the industry, and Garbutt + Elliott’s position within it. Unlike traditional payroll bureaux’s we provide a dedicated payroll executive to all our payroll clients. For us it’s all about building relationships and having a friendly, familiar professional constantly on hand to support our clients.”

Sarah and Julie will also work closely with Garbutt + Elliott’s wealth management team offering an enhanced service that few other firms of its size can match. This unified approach gives clients access to additional expertise, such as pension advice, which is especially important during the auto-enrolment process.

The auto enrolment service helps organisations stay compliant with legislation and Garbutt + Elliott has a wealth of experience in dealing with a wide range of pension providers, whilst quickly and efficiently responding to enquiries when they arise.

For more information please contact Sarah