The Co-operative Bank and Access People named Payroll Project of the Year at 2021 CIPP Awards

The Co-operative Bank and Access People have been awarded Payroll Project of the Year at the CIPP Annual Excellence Awards 2021. The long-running, prestigious awards seek to recognise the crucial role that payroll and pensions play in the UK economy.

The Co-operative Bank and Access People joined forces in 2020, when the bank selected Access People to provide its PeopleXD payroll services and integrated PeopleXD HCM system for its 3,200 employees. The project aimed to achieve a minimum 40% reduction in total cost of ownership and smoother payroll systems. This target was not only met, but well exceeded – with £1 million per annum savings in systems and services costs achieved.

Charles Butterworth, managing director, Access People said, "We’re honoured to have collaborated on this project with The Co-operative Bank, and delighted that their hard work was recognised. This achievement shows the enormous impact that our streamlined and personalised product offerings can have on the lives of our customers, by allowing them to be more productive and empowering them to reach their objectives."

The Payroll Project of the Year award is the second honour that Access People has received in one month, after being recognised as a ‘Core Leader’ in the Fosway 9-Grid™ for Cloud HR in early October.