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Gateshead based Cintra HR & Payroll Services, led by Newcastle University Business School, Executive MBA graduate, Carsten Staehr (Cintra's CEO), have been awarded the highly prestigious IPP Payroll/HR Software Provider of the Year, adding to their huge success at The Culture for Success Awards earlier on in the year.

Judged by a panel of industry experts, Cintra fought off tough competition from several multi-national payroll providers to win the award, presented earlier this month at St. John’s Hotel in Solihull.

The HR and payroll software award recognises organisations, which have shown commitment to developing its software to improve services to their clients.

The judges commented: 'Cintra’s communications to their clients were excellent, and it was their outstanding testimonials that set them over and above the other nominations.'

Carsten Staehr commented: "We are absolutely delighted for everyone in the company to have picked up this award, which bears testimony to our commitment to provide user-friendly solutions, backed up by outstanding personal service to our clients. What makes it particularly nice to win the award this time, is that without strong endorsement from our entire client base, this would not have been possible. We are very lucky to have such strong partnerships and will continue to work hard to make them happy, provide value for money and excellent solutions to meet their requirement now and in the future”.

Cintra were also honoured as finalists in The IPP Payroll Service Provider of the Year.

Cintra provides HR and Payroll Software and outsourced payroll services to over 500 clients of all sizes and types, across a variety of UK public and private sector industries, over £1.6 billion worth of salaries per annum are paid out using a Cintra Payroll Solution. The products and services are unique as they are flexible and can be tailored to fit the needs of all customers. The software is HMRC accredited and the bureau department is fully BACS approved.


Carsten Staehr is an ambassador for Newcastle University Business School - read more about who and what our ambassadors are>

Carsten Staehr is chairman of the Newcastle University Business School - North East Alumni Branch - read more about what this is and book onto their next event>

published on: 25th October 2010