About Us

We are a mother and daughter run company with over 25 years’ experience in payroll between us, ranging from small limited companies to much larger businesses with high turnovers, and everything in between.

We take pride in the great relationships we have with our clients and like to feel we are an extension of your business. As we would like to get to know you and your company, it is only fair you should know all about us too.

Meet The Team

Karen Cooper – Managing Director

Back in 1999 I started a part time temporary position in the head office for Reed Employment, entering the timesheets for the weekly temporary staff. I quickly found I enjoyed learning from the payroll department and soon became a permanent employee. I worked in a large team running all aspects of the 20,0000+ weekly payroll and very much enjoyed my 13 years there! When I moved from London to West Sussex I decided the daily commute wasn’t for me, so I joined a Chartered Accountants as their payroll manager. This was a great opportunity to learn more about the variety of payrolls, as it was very different to running one in house. When my daughter and I decided we would like to start our own payroll bureau, this accountancy practice were very supportive and became our first client which enabled me to keep the close working relationship I had with them.

Fay Cooper – Managing Director

I started my payroll career working for a Chartered Accountants. This role enabled me to gain a wide range of skills, running payrolls with 1 director only, to much larger businesses with more bespoke procedures and needs. From here I progressed to a large payroll bureau where I held my own portfolio of clients. Working for a larger company was a great experience for me and my career, I enjoyed having a very personal relationship with all my clients, and in turn this helped me to understand that payroll needs could vary greatly between different types of businesses. I thoroughly enjoyed all my previous roles in payroll and this was my main contributing factor for starting the business. Going to work everyday is not a chore, it is a pleasure to work with all of our clients. Outside of working I am currently studying for my CIPP foundation degree. This is a 3 year course that will develop my skills in payroll further.

Kimberley Sawyer – Payroll Manager

Prior to working for Cooper Weston Payroll Services, Kim was an assistant management accountant at a utility company. Having her accountancy qualification has really helped her understand payroll needs and how they vary from business to business. She has taken an active role as a Payroll Manager and has built up strong relationships with our clients. She is an asset to our business and we feel she will help this company thrive.

“Since starting at Cooper Weston Payroll Services I have thoroughly enjoyed the role and the friendly atmosphere of this family run company. I look forward to furthering my payroll knowledge and working alongside the directors.” – Kimberley Sawyer

Alex Cooper – Payroll Administrator

Prior to working for Cooper Weston Payroll Services, Alex was a full-time mum to her 3 gorgeous children. Alex is currently studying for her diploma in payroll. Whilst studying for this she has found that putting her learning into practice during her working day has enabled her to understand the importance of paying employees on time and accurately. Alex is already getting stuck into helping our clients on a day to day basis and we are very much looking forward to her working with the company as it grows.

“I am really excited to be the new member of the Cooper Weston Payroll Services team.  I’m very much enjoying studying for my diploma and I’m thrilled to be gaining experience and expanding my payroll knowledge in such a friendly and welcoming company. I look forward to working with all of our clients.” – Alex Cooper

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