Payescape to create 20 Ballymoney jobs in £1m investment

  • Photo: John Borland, founder of Payescape with Des Gartland, North West regional Manager, Invest NI.

    Ballymoney-based payroll provider, Payescape is investing over £1m to build its new ‘Payescape House’ headquarters and is creating 20 jobs to grow its business. 

    The company uses cloud-based technology to provide customised online payroll and HR services to businesses across the UK and Ireland. Its clients include McDonald’s, Mexican restaurant Boojum and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

    Work has already commenced on the refurbishment of the former three-storey Dunnes Store property on Church Street in Ballymoney, which will produce an employment hub for up to potentially 150 people.

    Payescape currently employs 44 people at the Acorn Centre on the outskirts of Ballymoney. Its managing director, John Borland said that “the project will take an estimated 18 weeks and if all goes well [the company] will move in, in May this year.”

    Invest NI has offered the company £144,000 to support the creation of the 20 new jobs. The support also includes training to upskill existing staff and new team members. Job opportunities include roles in customer service, implementation and sales.

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    Borland continued: “Payroll is a key function for all businesses. By developing our customer service interface and processes we have created innovative payroll software for companies. Our technological approach aims to streamline processes for higher efficiency and accuracy.

    “We are focused on helping develop the local economy and rejuvenating Ballymoney town centre. It is very exciting for us to help create skilled job opportunities for local people. If Payescape can be the best on the internet for payroll, when someone in London decides to use Payescape rather then their local accountant, then Ballymoney benefits.”

    Des Gartland, Invest NI’s North West Regional Manager added: “Once in place, the 20 new jobs will help the company to achieve its growth plans, while also generating almost £450,000 of additional annual salaries for the NI economy.”

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