Software update a ‘worthwhile investment’ for Wilson Vale

Wilson Vale has retained over £1.7m worth of business in recent months

In order to prepare for future growth, independent food service contract caterer Wilson Vale has invested in MHR’s cloud-based iTrent system.

The Leicestershire-based company specialises in high-quality catering, mainly within business and industry, independent schools and the conference venue sector, and was in need of modernising its HR and payroll processes.

With 750 staff working across its broad portfolio, the system will support the management of its employees through the streamlining and acceleration of many core administrative tasks, including payroll. Enhanced reporting capabilities will provide critical business insight across the organisation as it continues its expansion.

Melissa Wallbank, General Finance Manager at Wilson Vale, said: “Our business is all about fresh food, created and served by happy, motivated people so anything we can do to support their work is a worthwhile investment. We recognise the need for more efficient software for our HR team and a more robust package for payroll. It is critical that our infrastructure is in tune with our ethos of looking after people and giving them the best possible support behind the scenes.

“Investing in iTrent will accommodate our ever-changing needs and help to future-proof our business by implementing best practice processes to support our teams as we continue on our steady growth path.”

MHR UK & Ireland is a specialist provider of HR, payroll and analytics software and services.

Anton Roe, CEO at MHR, commented: “We are delighted to have a new partner in Wilson Vale as it looks to bring its HR and payroll processes right up to date.

“iTrent provides the perfect platform to support Wilson Vale’s continued growth, enabling them to benefit from more efficient processes, improved reporting capabilities and new levels of engagement through self-service, all of which will benefit their growing client base.”

Wilson Vale recently revealed that it has retained over £1.7m worth of business with a number of key clients over the last three months, with turnover expected to reach £33m this year as the caterer continues to grow steadily.