Long service send off

Published by Chay Took on 29 March 2019

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We will today (Friday 29 March 2019) say thank you and farewell to Stephanie Bennett, a payroll client manager, who is retiring from our Worthing office and payroll team after an incredible 44 years with the business.

Stephanie, from Littlehampton, joined Spofforths (as it was then) in 1975 in its Littlehampton office and was responsible for setting up payroll services for the firm. The team which she started has now grown to 11 and is based in Worthing with about 700 payrolls, as well as another team in Kent.

Much has changed in the world of business, accounting and payroll services since Stephanie joined and this continues with additional payslip information requirements, as well as the new Making Tax Digital for VAT, which come into force from Monday 1 April.

Stephanie comments: “When I first started we had 6 clients and everything was handwritten. I was 23 with one son. Two more sons and six grand-daughters later I am still here. It has been a fantastic career”.

Stephanie was joined by past and current colleagues at a farewell lunch today. Chay Took, Partner comments: “We would like to say an enormous thank you to Stephanie for all of her hard work and dedication to the business over the last 44 years. So much has changed over that time. She joined the businesses in the same year that technology giant Microsoft was started, Margaret Thatcher was elected as the first woman to lead the Conservative party, inflation in the UK reached a high of 24.2% and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody was released. Payroll is an incredibly important service to our clients and Stephanie’s contribution is very much appreciated by us all”

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