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activpayroll Expands Global Reach with South Africa Office Opening

Posted: 25th September 2018

The new opening marks the firm’s first office in Africa and an invaluable addition to the activpayroll EMEA regional support. activpayroll has acquired many African customers since its launch in 2001, however having a formal presence in the  region will enable the firm to expand its reach across the continent, strengthening relationships with current customers and prospects.

The decision to expand into this part of the EMEA region demonstrates activpayroll’s continued commitment to investing in key locations across the globe and better enabling the team to assist global customers with 24/7 access and support.

Alison Sellar, CEO of activpayroll, said: “I’m thrilled to be opening our regional headquarter office for the Africa region. Africa is becoming a viable place for investment and it is important we put down roots in order to compete in this emerging economy. We thought South Africa was an ideal location for an office as it represents a gateway to Africa, with excellent access to neighbouring markets including Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe.”

Jason Chidgey, Regional Director –Africa, added: “I am really looking forward to this new venture as it is the right time for activpayroll to establish a footprint in Africa. To be given the opportunity to head up the firm’s first office in my home country is really exciting, a lot of hard work has gone into this and I am confident that we have a professional team ready to manage payrolls in multiple African countries. We look forward to achieving customer goals, providing service excellence, and building on existing and new relationships.”


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