Greenshoots: East Lothian-based ‘mumpreneurs’ launch Family Payroll Ltd



Two Scottish ‘mumpreneurs’ have launched a new venture, Family Payroll Ltd, a personalised and affordable service supporting families who employ anyone in their home.

Pamela Cormack and Karen Grieve

Pamela Cormack and business partner Karen Grieve are the brains behind Family Payroll Ltd. Ms Cormack, who is also the founder of Lothian Childcare Solutions, an agency recruiting and providing childcare to families in their homes and workers to nurseries, identified the need for the latest venture as a result of building trusted relationships with families through her primary business.

Appreciating how time is precious for many families with a hectic lifestyle, Ms Cormack realized she could help by providing a dedicated and bespoke payroll service for anyone employing staff for any type of paid role within the home.

The East Lothian-based Family Payroll offers a full suite of services including registering individuals as employers with HMRC, registering as an employer with a pension provider, payroll processing, employee contracts and access to discounted employer liability insurance.

Pamela Cormack said: “It is a time-consuming process and can be a little daunting for someone who is not used to dealing with payroll”, says Pamela.

“We’re aiming to offer a friendly, approachable alternative that will make life a little easier for time-pressured families. Hopefully, we can help them improve their work-life balance by removing the burden of the administration that goes with being an employer and giving them just one less thing to worry about.”

Ms Cormack, a single mum to her nine-year-old son, has more than 20 years’ experience in the care sector. Before starting Lothian Childcare Solutions in 2018, she worked in nurseries, as a deputy project leader in a children and families project and then as an inspector with the Care Commission (now Care Inspectorate) inspecting early years services across Scotland.

Karen Grieve, mother of two grown up sons, was previously a payroll administrator. With over 15 years’ experience in HR Administration, Finance and Operations, she recently gained an accountancy qualification and is committed to furthering her studies.

She added: “We’ve both been juggling family and our careers over the years, so we know the value of finding something that can make life just that little bit easier. Our aim is not only a successful business but one that also makes a difference to family life.”



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