The impact of auto enrolment on businesses locally and nationally has led to a significant expansion in the size of Lang Bennetts' payroll department which is based in Falmouth.

The team has almost doubled in size from five to eight members since Christmas and staff are now managing more than 500 payroll accounts for companies as far afield as Durham, London and the South East - as well as those based in Cornwall.

“Having to enrol eligible employees on to pension schemes has made the payroll process much more complex and that’s why so many more employers are choosing to outsource,” said Lang Bennetts' payroll manager Debbie Lawson. “Our open-door policy, flexible approach and personal service make us a popular choice. Our aim is to go above and beyond what our clients expect and to always be there for them when they need us.”

When Debbie joined Lang Bennetts in 2012, she was the only person in the firm doing payroll. “It’s great to see how the department has developed and I can honestly say that I really love my job,” she said. “No day is the same and we all get on very well together. It’s a great place to work.”