Belfast payroll specialist Equiniti HR Solutions acquired by Civica

  • Global public services firm Civica has announced that it's acquired the Belfast-based HR and payroll business HR Solutions from Equiniti Group plc.

    HR Solutions has been a major player in the payroll processing business over the past several years, processing over £4bn of payments in 2019 and isssuing almost three million payslips from its Belfast location. The business was formerly owned by Equiniti Group plc, but has now been acquired by Civica.

    Civica has been investing heavily in Northern Ireland recently, working with the local public sector to rapidly roll out digital projects. It worked with the Department of Health to quickly roll out a Covid-19 information app back in March, and has also helped to digitally transform the NI Appeals service and more.

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    Following the acquisition, Civica plans to use HR Solutions to enhance its existing integrated HR, payroll, and time management tech. The acquision will help Civica access new core markets such as the health sector, as HR Solutions is currently one of three major payroll providers for the NHS. Other major public sector clients include the Met Office and Scottish Parliament.

    Mark Owens, Managing Director, Civica Northern Ireland said: "We’re pleased to welcome Equiniti HR Solutions to the Civica Group. The acquisition shows our commitment to continued investment in Northern Ireland and strengthens our capability to help customers ensure efficient and high-quality payroll activities. We look forward to supporting our customers across Northern Ireland’s public services in delivering their people strategies using our innovative cloud software and solutions."

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    Guy Wakeley, Equiniti Group plc Chief Executive, said "HR Solutions is joining a business which provides payroll software and services to 500 organisations around the UK, and will provide an opportunity for the business to scale and grow. We wish our colleagues the best of luck for the future."

    Source: Written based on press release


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