Perth and Kinross Business & Enterprise Month Business Showcase – Craigard HR
Owned by: Morven Fairweather
Telephone: 01764 437004
Craigard HR and Payroll has only been operating less than a year but has already made a huge impact in supporting other local businesses.
Started by Morven Fairweather in March 2016 and based in Auchterarder, Craigard HR and Payroll prides itself on their transparent, affordable services. They also cover pension Auto-Enrolment, which is of course currently a huge consideration for businesses of any size, as well as offering Director only (one person) payroll, which many payroll companies do not offer.
For Morven, her route into HR was a very natural one:
“I stumbled into HR 15 years ago when working for a charity, and before I knew it I had sat my professional qualifications and was leading up the HR Function. I love interacting with people and I’m passionate about helping businesses. If they start out right with the proper advice they can become a great employer!”
“I love the look of relief on my clients faces when they realise that an HR problem is not as bad as they thought and is not going to cost them am arm and a leg to solve.”
Morven also recalls that her biggest hurdle in getting started was having the courage to make the leap in the first place, and was grateful for the support she received from Business Gateway:
“Business Gateway provided one-to-one guidance in what support is out there and helped me with ideas on how to market the business.
I have had great one-to-one support from Sarah McAninch. I have also been signposted into networking and other events. I am sure Business Gateway will continue to provide support.”
Morven also notes her plans for the near future for Craigard HR and Payroll:
“At the moment I want to grow the businesses steadily and surely over the next year.
I was delighted to have achieved adding 20 payroll clients in only 6 months, which is quite an achievement!”