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About Us

Payroll & HR, built to make a big difference to your business.

SD Worx are international Payroll & HR experts with 70 years’ experience and over 65,000 customers in more than 90 countries. Customers that include some of the world’s leading brands.

Innovation-led, SD Worx offers products and services that support the entire employee life cycle, including Payroll, HR, Workforce Management and Analytics.

Today, we are the longest serving payroll provider in the UK and one of the largest in Europe.

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Partners we work with

Global Payroll Association

Global Payroll Association

SD Worx have been in partnership with the Global Payroll Association since 2015. GPA is a one-stop-shop for global and in-country payroll professionals. Together, we provide everything from interactive training courses to comprehensive directories and in-depth country resources.

Adare Human Resource Management

Established in 2003, Adare Human Resource Management is one of the leading human resource consultancies in Ireland. Specialising in Employment Law, Industrial Relations and best practice Human Resource Management, the consultancy offers a valuable resource to any business that acts as an Employer - even those who have their own internal HR function.

World First

Together, we provide accurate, simple & cost effective international payment solutions to multi-national organisations. By seamlessly integrating international payments with the payroll process, customers benefit from peace of mind, reduced cost & control.

Salary Finance

Together we help employees pay off debts quicker & boost savings. Salary Finance helps employees consolidate existing debt into a single low-cost loan, at one-third the average bank rate, by collecting repayments directly from SD Worx payroll.

Pension Playpen

We have partnered with Pension Playpen who research the market for workplace pensions and consider complex requirements of each individual provider.


SD Worx have been in partnership with MobileXpense since 2003. Together we provide a flexible, global expenses application which enables tight control & management of corporate expense policies & travel management.

Payroll Services Alliance

SD Worx started the Payroll Services Alliance in 2010, the first pan-European payroll solution to offer a consistent cross-border service.

Corporate Research Forum

We partner with the Corporate Research Forum, a leading independent think-tank that shares innovative and relevant insight into the latest HR practices.

Activ8 Intelligence

We work with activ8 to provide the Analytics tools needed to maximise the value of HR and business data, by transforming people-related data into actionable intelligence.

Punter Southall

We have been working with Punter Southall to educate and advise our customers on the regulatory change and stay at the forefront of auto-enrolment developments.

Ellis Whittam

Ellis Whittam provide high quality, fixed fee, Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety support services to UK employers.

Scottish Enterprise

Our purpose-built facility, SONAS, was co-funded with Scottish Enterprise, creating new jobs at one of the largest HR and Payroll service centres in the UK.

Payback Foundation

In 1997 we created our own registered charity, The Payback Foundation, to help disadvantaged children. Since its creation, we€ve raised over €600,000 supporting over 750 families.

Awards & accreditations

We’re proud to be recognised within our industry.

Highly commended as Payroll Provider of the Year 2018

Highly commended as Payroll Provider of the Year at the CIPP Annual Excellence Awards 2018

ISO 27001 Certification Europe

Awarded the ISO 27001 Information Security Management Certification for the design, development, and provision of HR and Payroll Software and Services in all operational activities across the UK, Ireland and Mauritius.

Payroll Provider of the Year 2016

Awarded at the Payroll World Awards 2016

Best Employer in Payroll Award 2016

Awarded at the Payroll World Awards 2016

Payroll & Reward Professional of the Year

Awarded to Loraine Scrimshire at the CIPP Annual Excellence Awards 2016

Caring Employer Award 2016

Awarded at the CIPP Annual Excellence Awards 2016

Product of the Year Award 2015

SD Worx won Product of the Year Award 2015 by Pay & Benefits Awards

Mauritius Business Excellence Award

SD Worx Mauritius Business Excellence Award for the Large Enterprise category, 2014

Payroll World Awards 2014

Winner of the Technology Development Award for our mobile app

CIPP Awards 2014

Highly Commended for Service Provider of the Year and shortlisted for Payroll software product, Project of the Year and Manager of the Year.

Managing Change 2014 Award Winner - Personnel Today

Our customer, M&S named as a winner of the 2014 Personnel Today Awards for Managing Change, a change supported by SD Worx.

Whitbread Partner Award 2014

SD Worx were presented this award for being an innovative and open partner to Whitbread.

Experts recognised in Payroll Top 50

Simon Parsons and Ian Walters of SD Worx were named in the Payroll World Top 50 in 2014.

Pay & Benefits Awards 2014 Winner

Product of the Year for our HR software and Newcomer of the Year to David Munn, Operations Team Manager.

BACS Approved Bureau

SD Worx is approved by BACS as a Bureau operating to the highest standards.