Burgess Logistic Solutions

Burgess Logistic Solutions is an established logistics company based in Alfreton in Derbyshire.

The family run firm has grown rapidly in the last three years and now offers five main services to its customers. Its portfolio includes a one and two man home delivery network, road haulage, warehousing and distribution, an express courier and a range of other personalised client specific services.

The company employs up to 100 staff at any one time, including drivers, warehouse operators, administrative staff and senior management. This includes both permanent staff and casual employees.

The business is constantly moving forward and it is important that everything runs as smoothly as possible to continue that drive.

Elaine Nimmo is BLS’s bookkeeper and administrator. She introduced IRIS Payroll Business when she joined the company.

 She explained: “I had used two or three other products before I came to the company including IRIS. I liked it and chose it for here because it was cost effective and easy to use.

“ IRIS is very straight forward to pick up and although it took a little time at the start to transfer all the information over to the new system once I had done it I was ready to go. I had used a slightly different package before so there were a few little things that were different on the IRIS Business Payroll but I soon got to grips with them.  I was able to teach myself most of it and then if I needed to check anything I would just ring the support line.

“I like the system because it is very easy to use. The reports are great and they allow you to double check that the national insurance and everything is correct. It is very straightforward. It is very simple to make sure things balance. We have a lot of casual staff here so the payroll can change week to week but it is quick to put new data on and that is not a problem at all. It takes me around two and a half hours to run a payroll.

“I have only had to ring the support line around three times but when I have they have been friendly and helpful and sorted out what I have needed. I would recommend this product to others.”