EMBA graduate sees Cintra HR & Payroll Services Ltd chosen as UK strategic partner for Payroll Services Alliance


The Payroll Services Alliance welcomes UK market leader Cintra in its network of European payroll services providers, which now covers 27 European countries.

The Payroll Services Alliance generates 5.7 million payslips each month, for over 63,000 customers throughout Europe. In all regions local expertise and best-of-breed solutions are combined with European multinational expertise, services and solutions. This makes of the Payroll Services Alliance a solid European provider.

“Core to Cintra HR & Payroll Services is to create a company that is the best in our industry judged by our customers. This is the backbone of everything we do as a company”, explains Carsten Staehr, CEO of Cintra and former EMBA student at Newcastle University Business School.

 “Becoming a member of the Payroll Services Alliance fits our strategy extremely well. Our existing customers require payroll services in continental Europe. Now we can service them via a formal network of leading payroll companies across Europe.”

The accession of Cintra to the Payroll Services Alliance is a major step in the evolution of the payroll landscape in Europe. “6 strategic partners combine their expertise and provide payroll services and solutions in 27 European countries”, states Steven Van Hoorebeke, CEO of SD Worx International. “Each partner is a leading provider in his region, while all partners together constitute a solid block of European payroll expertise and solutions. We are confident to state that the Payroll Services Alliance is one of the few providers with such a strong offering in Europe.”

Cintra has been serving clients from its north east base for over 30 years and has developed award winning payroll solutions but this strategic partnership will take its competitive advantage to the next level. To be able to offer a seamless European service is increasingly important, as Cintra already services the UK operations of international organisations such as Mitsubishi, Foot Locker, Saxo Bank, Hiscox Syndicates, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Momentum Pictures.

Cintra staff celebrated the news in true Cintra fashion, entering into the spirit of things with a giant cake and Belgian waffles for all! In keeping with the overseas theme, proceeds from the sweet treats once again benefit Cintra’s charity of choice COCO.

Facts and Figures

• The Payroll Services Alliance is European by nature and heart;
• Members are leading payroll service companies in their home markets;
• The Payroll Services Alliance is the second biggest vendor in Europe;
• The Payroll Services Alliance stands for:
o Over 450 M€ combined revenues
o 4.200 employees
o over 51.000 customers
o over 5,5 million payslips each month;
• Coverage:
o Aditro: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Sweden (HQ)
o Elanor: via own branches: Bulgaria, Czech Republic (HQ), Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine
o SD Worx: via own branches: Belgium (HQ), France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands; via additional local partners: Austria, Ireland, Italy, Turkey and the United Kingdom
o Seresco: Portugal, Spain (HQ)
o Trianon: Switzerland (HQ)
o Cintra HR & Payroll Services: UK (HQ), Republic of Ireland.


Tuesday 29 May 2012

Aditro is a leading Nordic provider of solutions for human resources and financial management. The company improves its customers’ competitiveness by providing IT solutions and services, consulting, and outsourcing services. Aditro places great emphasis on its values: a forward looking approach, strong dedication and a human touch. Aditro, which has been operating for over 45 years, helps 12,000 customers in both the private and public sectors. The company employs over 1,500 experts in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Estonia – with a turnover of SEK 1.6 billion (MEUR 160/2010). www.aditro.com

Elanor is a payroll provider in Central and Eastern Europe with headquarters in Prague. Elanor has subsidiaries in 9 states in Central and Eastern Europe and has specialised in payroll and HR software and payroll outsourcing since 1991. Elanor has more than 250 employees. Over the years, we have gained a lot of experience in the field of human resources, outsourcing and corresponding business processes in commercial and public sector in the whole CEE. Regarding this experience, we are fully able to deal with complicated payroll issues in changing economic environment. www.elanor.eu
SD Worx offers full service in the Payroll, HR and Tax & Legal areas in 27 European countries. Almost 2,000 employees serve more than 45,000 clients in the private and public sector, from SMEs to very large organisations. SD Worx calculates 1,300,000 salaries every month and has, among other facilities, its own offices in Antwerp (HQ), Berlin, Breda, Bruges, Brussels, Frankfurt, Ghent, Hasselt, Liege, Luxembourg, Namur, Paris and Strasbourg. SD Worx is a joint founder of the Payroll Services Alliance, which is responsible for 5,500,000 salary calculations. www.sdworx.com/connect
Cintra HR & Payroll Services Ltd offers bespoke, fully integrated Payroll and HR solutions which can be tailored to each individual client’s needs.  Established for over 30 years, Cintra employs 55 people at its headquarters in Newcastle upon Tyne and services in excess of 500 customers, including international clients such as Foot Locker, Hiscox, Mitsubishi, Saxo Bank and Momentum Pictures.  150,000 people are paid every month using a Cintra solution.  www.cintra.co.uk

published on: 29th May 2012