RECESSIONS HAVE THEIR UPSIDES
RECESSIONS HAVE THEIR UPSIDES
BACKOFFICE EXPANDS FASTER THAN EVER BEFORE IN 2010
THE NECESSITY TO PRESERVE PROFIT MARGINS FOR CLIENTS AND IMPROVE EMPLOYEE AND CONTRACTOR BENEFITS HAS LED TO EXCITING GROWTH FOR BACKOFFICE
RECESSION BUILDS GROWTH FOR THOSE ABLE TO SIEZE THE OPPORTUNITY
In tough economic climates businesses thrive on increased temporary and contractor activity. Those companies that cannot afford to or do not wish to increase head count are quite happy to proceed with a flexible workforce. Seeking out payroll companies that are robust, financially stable with excellent IT systems, a sensible range of compliant products or services, flexibility, consistent payroll accuracy and good competitive pricing has become increasingly difficult. However, Backoffices careful stand is attracting new custom in large volumes with the resulting benefits.
Its bespoke systems, tight processes and procedures have allowed Backoffice to benefit from an impressive period of growth (up 100% on 2009 results, which was up 100% on 2008) during 2010. Backoffice, who now process many 1000s of payments every week for many 100's of clients and sees further growth in 2011 as it aims to expand its product range and brand awareness over the next 12 months breaking the 100 million barrier.
NEW, NEW, NEW, NEW...IS BETTER
As a result and to reinforce its future growth plans, Backoffice announces four new changes: a move to a new 10,000 sq ft Head Office at Church Court in the St Pauls conservation area of Birmingham, a new Head of Marketing, a new Head of IT and a new website and customer area.
Since 2002 Backoffice has had five new homes, each larger than the last, each wholly owned and able to accommodate actual growth in the business. This next move, in December 2010, will accommodate up to 100 staff members in an office with state of the art conference and training facilities. Clients will be welcome to visit this new facility and experience for themselves the investment made to continue to supply an immediate response to any payroll, administration or client requirement.
Backoffice has also recruited to its senior management team Graham Holdsworth as its new Head of Marketing. He has over 25 years of b2b and b2c marketing and has worked for several major financial services brands, including Bradford & Bingley, LloydsTSB and Lex Vehicle Leasing.
Holdsworth has a clear objective to grow the brand, sales volumes and overall profitability and has already changed the brand identity, positioning and new business processes with Backoffice recently re-launching its website and secure customer area in order to clearly position the benefits of using Backoffice and to reinforce what customers really value most in a financial payroll and corporate business relationship trust and service.
We aim to build upon these truths during 2011 and really show what this brand proposition means as a differentiator for our business through all our product, service and communications delivery Holdsworth said.
Roger Mason, Chairman of Backoffice stated, Grahams addition to our senior management shows our commitment to sustained quality growth through recruiting quality staff with the necessary experience in order to develop our long term business plans and potential. This same commitment also applies to our new Head of IT.
Mark Farmiloe, our new Head of IT, has worked with Backoffice independently for many years has now agreed to join the company as our full time as Head of IT. He is perhaps one of the most knowledgeable and qualified IT and payroll specialists in the country being a qualified Chartered Accountant, with a degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, he also has over 18 years programming experience on Microsoft and Sage software platforms.