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Monday, 01 June 2009 08:09

Paul Chappell

Paul is Dataplan's Head Of Legislation and Compliance. As a former Inspector of Taxes and Employer Compliance Manager at HMRC, Paul has a wealth of experience on both sides of the fence. There are no surprises to Paul in the world of tax! Paul is responsible for keeping staff and clients up to date with current legislation and ensuring clients stay on the straight & narrow.

Payroll Superpower - The Dark Side Destroyer

Paul uses his abiities to circumvent the vagaries of HMRC, to assist clients in saving money and ensuring they comply with ll HMRC requirements.


Tuesday, 15 May 2018 15:39

Lesley Wilson

Lesley is an HR specialist with an MSc in Human Resource Management. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Lesley has been with the company for over 20 years and has had the pleasure of recruiting many of Dataplan's excellent staff.

Payroll Superpower - Superskills Senses - Lesley has the enviable skill of being able to sense and track superhuman skills allowing Dataplan to source only the most accomplished heroes.

Friday, 20 February 2009 15:47

Richard Rowell

Richard is the Managing director of Dataplan Payroll Limited and is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.

Richard has been providing strategic direction for Dataplan for over 10 years now. He chairs a national working party targeted at assisting accounting firms who provide payroll services for their clients.

Richard is also responsible for the ideas and development of Dataplan's innovative technology solutions such as Paysafe

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Payroll superpower - Cloning power (not cleaning power) With so much great stuff going on at Dataplan we need to be in two places at once to tell everyone about it.

Friday, 20 February 2009 15:37

Stewart Waddell

Stewart is the heart of operations at Dataplan Payroll and joined us in 1996. Since then he has moved up the ranks to becoming manager in early 2006 and was invited to join the board of Directors in 2012.

Stewart is responsible for overseeing the day to day running of the business, making sure all operates smoothly and all 1400+ customers are paid.

He is also full of ideas for development of Dataplan's innovative technology solution ePaysafe alongside internal systems such as DMS, our superb payroll software, ePayslips and our new HR offering "VERA".

If you're considering a switch to us, then Stewart's the guy you may meet or speak with, he will talk to you about the process of switching to Dataplan and what is involved in a transfer, costs and most important making sure you get what you need!

In his spare time he enjoys going to the gym, watching films, enjoys gadgets, mountain biking, tropical fish, Dr Who and cooking!

Payroll Superpower - Laser death ray vision. A force to be reckoned with Stewart uses his superpowers to “Clean up the payroll industry one dodgy provider at a time”

Thursday, 07 March 2013 14:52

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Dataplan Payroll Limited uses and protects any information that you give Dataplan Payroll Limited when you use this website.

Dataplan Payroll Limited is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Dataplan Payroll Limited may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1st October 2009.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys
  • payroll related data for your organisation

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional email about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. 
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Dataplan Payroll Limited, 1 Prince Albert Gardens, Grimsby DN31 3AG.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Wednesday, 06 March 2013 16:35

Budget March 2012

You can download a detailed budget review produced by Forrester Boyd Chartered Accountants here

Wednesday, 06 March 2013 14:19

Payroll Awards

At Dataplan we have spent many years developing our payroll offerings.

  • Investing in people and training.
  • Investing in technology with ePaysafe,  ePayslips and our online HR system VERA.
  • Gathering feedback from our customers
  • Developing sector specific services such as Dataplan Charity

Having changed Dataplan from just another payroll bureau into a national payroll service provider, our payroll heroes have also been fortunate to receive recognition from our peers in business and from the payroll profession as a whole.

We are very proud of these accolades but are even more proud of the high levels of personal service and innovation they represent.

Our recent awards include:

  • CIPP National Payroll and Pensions Excellence Awards
  • 2013 - Winner Payroll Service Provider of the Year
  • 2010 - Highly Commended Payroll Service Provider of the Year
  • 2009 - Winner Payroll Innovations for Paysafe
  • 2009 - Shortlisted Payroll Outsourcer of the Year
  • 2008 - Winner Payroll Outsourcer of the Year

Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards

  • 2014 - Runner up - Business Growth Award
  • 2009 - Winner - Small Business of the Year
  • 2007 - Runner up - Technology in Business Award


  • 2012 - Payroll Quality Partnership (PQP)
  • 2012 - ISO9001
  • 2013 - ISO9001 Surveillance
  • 2014 - Payroll Assurance Scheme Accreditation (PAS)
  • 2014 - CIPP PAS accredited - Payroll Assurance Scheme
  • 2015 - Payroll Quality Partnership (PQP) Re-accrediation
  • 2015 - ISO9001 Recertification
  • 2016 - Payroll Assurance Scheme re-accreditation (PAS)
  • 2016 - Payroll Quality Partnership (PQP) re-accreditation
  • 2016 - ISO9001 - Surveillance
  • 2017 - ISO9001 - Surveillance
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 14:19

Customer Care Programme

The Client Charter is only one part of our client care programme.

7pointcustomercharterWe believe that in choosing a payroll provider you are not merely selecting a supplier, but rather a business partner that can work with you as your business changes.

To help with such a partnership / relationship we include in our client care programme the following –

  • A dedicated transfer team - whose job it is to take you through the payroll transfer process, step by step ensuring a smooth transfer all the way
  • Liaison with existing providers – if switching from another payroll provider we can deal with a contact at your current provider on your behalf if you wish.
  • A “settling in” questionnaire - after going live we will ask you for your feedback on how you think the setup went, we will also take the opportunity to go over any questions you may have
  • Named contacts – once in place you will be given a named payroll contact or team so you can always talk to someone who knows and understands your payroll, we provide direct email addresses and telephone numbers to speak to the person who looks after your account
  • Surveys – we will send you an annual customer satisfaction survey for you to tell us what you think of the service since becoming a customer
  • Regular updates – not only will your team be available at the end of the phone, we will also proactively call and meet to review the process and any developments or requirements you may have
  • Manager contact - Now that you are up and running one of our managers will contact you for a friendly chat to see how things are going

We believe that every customer should experience this level of care when transferring their payroll to a payroll company, if you would like to experience our service feel free to contact us.

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