Payroll dpt

We have a specialist payroll department ready to meet the needs of processing payroll for your business and ensure it meets with its filing requirements and auto-enrolment Pension requirements. Pictured above are the team, L to R Marc Ransom, Heidi Martin, Jo Gore and Teresa Hastings.

The task of payroll processing can often divert you from your core business activity. It is our job to help and take the worry and time out of this process for you.

By allowing us to look after your payroll activity, we will free up more time for your staff to attend to other business areas, therefore creating more opportunities and raising efficiency in the business.
Our payroll services are thorough and, of course, compliant with HM Revenue & Customs statutory requirements. With the implementation of GDPR, our processes have been reviewed to ensure best practice in this regard too. We can deal with every aspect of UK wages and salary requirements including:

  • Setting up a new payroll system
  • Day to day payroll processing
  • Dealing with PAYE and National Insurance deductions
  • Completing your end of year returns
  • Holiday pay
  • Statutory pay
  • Stakeholder pensions
  • Auto-Enrolment (including set-up and compliance confirmation)
  • Real Time Information

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Marc Ransom - Manager

Marc has been with the practice since 2001 and works with Jeff on the firm’s internal accounting requirements. Marc utilises his extensive experience of running payroll as manager of the practice's payroll section.

He also provides accounting supporting in Jeff’s accounting client base and is a member of the firm’s audit team.

Marc is another participant in local football and he likes to spend time with his son, Harley, making sure that the footballing skills are passed on to the next generation. Marc is the envy of his work colleagues with his unrivalled collection of brightly coloured pullovers.


Heidi Martin - Payroll Division

Heidi spent a number of years doing secretarial and reception duties but also undertook some payroll and internal accounting work as well.

When the practice decided to establish a dedicated payroll division, Heidi was the ideal candidate to specialize in this area.  The introduction of Real Time Information (RTI) and Auto-Enrolment has convinced many employers that a payroll bureau is the best approach.  Heidi enjoys the new challenges of her role in this increasingly important part of the practice's service delivery.

Heidi had previously worked for partners Paul and Jeff at their previous practice. She joined Ashdown Hurrey shortly after them following a brief but exciting period of working in Moscow when her husband’s job took them in that direction. Now with the time demands of her family, when not providing her children with a taxi service, she likes to go horse riding.

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Jo Gore - Payroll Division

Before joining Ashdown Hurrey, Jo was an executive assistant for a local entrepreneur who had a portfolio of businesses and properties.  Alongside the bookkeeping carried out for these activities, Jo also carried out the bookkeeping for an arable and livestock farm for several years.

Jo is currently studying AAT and juggles this with the care of two young children.  When she has the time, Jo enjoys outdoor activities and visiting family and friends.


Teresa Hastings - Payroll Division

Teresa is another staff member who started work unfeasibly young to enable her to clock up thirty-three years with Nationwide Building Society before another six years with a local Financial Adviser. Teresa then joined the payroll section and enjoys the new challenges the role presents and utilising her existing experience with Auto-Eenrolment pension schemes.

Teresa enjoys Formula One motor racing (watching not driving!) and admits a massive obsession with dogs. Due to the inconvenience of working, keeping dogs is not possible at the moment so she gets her pet fix by keeping three degus (apparently a small Chilean rodent, who knew?). Teresa enjoys watching films, with a preference for scary ones with blood, guts and entrails - clearly payroll is not quite exciting enough!

Contact us


Hastings Office
Tel: 01424 720222
Fax: 01424 720888

Bexhill-on-Sea Office
Tel: 01424 730300
Fax: 01424 730086

We offer free initial consultations - to arrange a meeting or to have a chat over the telephone, please contact us.



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