Welcome to MHR

MHR was founded in 1984, during the mainframe computer era and the beginning of the technology takeover. Our aim? To constantly innovate our HR and payroll solutions to keep ahead of the ever-evolving world of work.

We're a privately owned family business with no external investment. This allows us to trust our instincts and research, and to design, build and service all our own products. By rising to these challenges, we drive our continued growth. Already our services have moved from Graphical User Interface (GUI) to browser, to cloud over the last 30 years and we know we’ll be ready for future breakthroughs to help our customers succeed.

Just like a family, we look after our organisation: we invest in our people, our products and our sites – always growing, always looking forward. With our fast-paced thinking and ability to spot opportunities, we are prepared for the next challenge.

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Admiral Group 

Find out why Admiral Group trust our cloud and bureau services for 5,500 staff across multiple payrolls 

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We're always looking for great talent to join our homegrown engineering, commercial and operational teams

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Inward focus for external success

At MHR we support the quality of our services and products through external verification giving you confidence in our solutions. Our payroll services have Quality Partnership accreditation from the HMRC and BACS. Plus, partnerships with Microsoft, SAP and IBM create trust in our expertise. We invest in state-of-the-art data centres and intrusion prevention technologies to protect you and your data.

We continually invest up to 20% of our revenue into our own research and development to ensure our solutions can keep moving forward. We believe in evolving our own products and services rather than developing other peoples.

Success driven through independence

MHR is in the top 1% of family businesses in the UK and our success has been driven by our independence. All our products, services and security are developed in-house in our own engineering hub. We don’t outsource or accept external investment. In fact, MHR was listed in the top 1.8% of most stable and financially secure companies across Europe by Dunn & Bradstreet, thanks to our inward approach to investment, enabling us to thrive, and we’ll work hard to continue this trend for years to come.

We let our customers do the talking

Across the fields of talent management, HR and payroll, over 1,000 companies from SMEs to large multi-national corporates rely on MHR to help them drive performance. Customers include:

Admiral, TK Maxx, Cath Kidston, Betty’s and Taylors, Sytner Group, Signet Group, Regatta, Nandos, Laing O’Rourke, Wessex Water, University of Reading, Caterpillar UK, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, The Salvation Army, British Transport Police and more.

We combine the stability, expertise and proven methodologies of a long established provider, with the dynamic forward-thinking vision of an agile growing business, to provide a winning partnership for our customers and employees. And each month we pay over 2.2 million workers in the UK, with 99.978% payroll accuracy, higher than the industry average of 97-98%.

We’ve been able to maintain a 99.8% customer retention rate, with some of our customers, like Ashford Borough Council, still with us since 1984!