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The Payroll Services Summit 2019

Thursday 17th October, London

The challenges faced by payroll teams in a bureau are completely different to those faced by in-house payroll teams. This event, designed specifically for firms running a payroll service, will feature insights from key speakers with a background in the industry.

Why attend?

You'll have the opportunity to hear from some of the leading UK payroll professionals working in payroll services, and understand how they have overcome their own challenges in order to achieve their personal or professional objectives. 

You'll also have the chance to network with other industry professionals and the speakers over post-event drinks. 

Who should attend?

Partners of accounting firms who have responsibility for the outsourced payroll service in their company, and senior Heads of Payroll or Payroll Managers working in a payroll bureau environment. 

Agenda and Speakers

The following speakers have been confirmed for the event. Further speakers and the host will be confirmed over the coming weeks. 

3.30pm: Arrival and refreshments
4.00pm: Introduction from Host - Georgie Frost

Georgie Frost is an award-winning TV and radio broadcaster, podcast host, sport and finance journalist for the BBC, Sky and the MailOnline.  

4.15pm: Speaker presentations

"Technology in payroll services: reducing risk and harnessing innovation"
Maria Mason MCIPPdip, Director of Employer Services, BDO UK

"Don’t be afraid of realising your potential" 
Karen fell into payroll by accident, but she says you know the saying “everything has a silver lining” and this is true of she say of her career.  In this session Karen will share her challenges and successes throughout her career.  Karen always looks to inspire and motivate people to reach their goals, whether 15 year old school students, or fellow professionals.  If you have a challenge within your workplace, after Karen’s short introduction why not ask the question via the panel?
Karen Thomson MSc ChFCIPPdip FHEA, Partner, Head of Payroll and Employee Services, Armstrong Watson LLP

"Training and team development, including taking on school leavers"
Lou Gray ChMCIPP, Payroll Manager Transitions Operations and Delivery, PwC

4.40pm: Panel discussion: hot topics in payroll services, followed by an open Q&A
5.45pm: Drinks and networking

Timings are indicative and subject to change. 


2 More London Riverside, London SE1 2JP

A short walk from London Bridge and Fenchurch Street stations as well as the Jubilee, Northern, Circle and District Lines and DLR links, 2 More London offers fantastic riverside views across Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, and The City. Stay for networking drinks and watch the sun set over London. 

Speaker Spotlight

Maria Mason MCIPPdip is the Director of Employer Services at BDO UK. Maria has over 26 years’ experience delivering flexible Payroll and HR solutions and services to a wide number of sectors. Maria will be discussing how BDO UK have utilised technology to improve efficiencies and provide clients with a high quality and accurate service.

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