About Us

Our Team

Payroll People Solutions are a team of well qualified and experienced HR, Payroll, Pension and Health & Safety advisors and administrators, situated within a business centre located in West Bromwich, West Midlands.

The PPS team currently has over 60 full-time and part-time staff delivering HR, Payroll, Pension and Health & Safety services to a broad array of clients, as well as providing services direct to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council.

Management Structure

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Dean Middleton PA(Dip)Mgt – HR Transactional Services Manager

Dean, a highly qualified payroll professional, has spent his whole career working within the HR and Payroll industry, the last 25 years of which have been within Sandwell MBC. As the head of department, Dean holds responsibility for all PPS client service delivery. Very experienced in the implementation and development of HR/Payroll Systems, Dean has previously performed the lead officer role for multiple key Sandwell MBC projects including the implementation of Oracle HRMS, the Sandwell MBC single status framework and several business transformation programs. Winner of the National Payroll Professional of the Year award in 2014, and receipient of awards in regard of Innovation and Excellent Service Delivery.

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Dawn Addis – Recruitment and HR Administration Manager

Dawn is both CIPD qualified and has a CIPP qualification in Payroll Practice. Having worked within the Sandwell Schools HR Administration team for over 15 years, Dawn has gained valuable experience at all operational levels, and now has the responsibility for management of the function. She has gained a wide range of knowledge and experience in many areas, including recruitment & selection, employment clearance checks, contracts of employment and Local Government/Teachers conditions of service.  Most recently Dawn has also taken over responsibility for the management of the PPS Templink temporary worker recruitment agency and our Umbrella DBS service.

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Peter Parkes – Payroll Manager

Pete is a CIPP qualified Payroll professional with over 30 years Payroll knowledge and experience in the Public Sector, including Local Government, Teachers and NHS conditions of service.

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Darron Evans – HR Consultancy Manager 

Darron is an associate member of the CIPD and has over 25 years service working in various HR consultancy roles. He is highly experienced in all Human Resources issues and is committed to delivering the right outcomes for our clients.

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Tina Williams – Business Support Manager

Tina manages a dedicated team tasked with the reconciliation of all payrolls processed by PPS on behalf of our clients. The team operates independently from the Payroll teams, thus ensuring that the appropriate division of duties protocol is maintained. Other key responsibilities include the administration of all BAC`s payments, both in regard of employee pay and in relation to the remittance of monies to 3rd party organisations, and the collation and distribution of all payroll related outputs to clients.

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David Ralley – Pensions Manager

David has over 25 years experience in the administration of Local Government and Teacher’s Pension Schemes. In addition, he also provides administration in relation to the NHS Pension Scheme and National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) Schemes. Very knowledgeable in regard of all Pension Scheme regulations and equally comfortable in dealing direct with individual employees or in addressing an organisational audience. Recent winner of an award in recognition of the delivery of excellent customer service.

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Sean Harrington – HR Systems and Development Manager

Sean is a CIPP qualified payroll professional with over 30 years experience working for Sandwell MBC in variety of Payroll and HR roles. Very experienced in the maintenance and development of HR systems, his key responsibilities include the processing and production of all client payrolls and ensuring that the PPS system remains fully compliant with current legislation. Sean is also responsible for the provision of  second line support to Oracle HRMS users, and the provision of management information in a variety of formats. Winner of an Innovation award for the implementation of Oracle Self Service.

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Vicky Summers – Customer Services Officer

Vicky has worked within Sandwell MBC Adult Education for 12 years offering a frontline service directly to the public. As Operations Manager, she has led and managed a variety of situations, projects, staff development and dealt with all the day to day running of the service. She has gained a variety of necessary skills to offer a quality customer service function and deal, support and guide people where needed.   Vicky prides herself on being able to offer a high level professional customer service function and will do all possible to ensure that any issues, problems or barriers are overcome.

Terry Hassall (CMIOSH) – Health & Safety Manager

Terry is a very experienced Health & Safety professional who has performed a variety of Health & Safety roles within local government going back to 2002. During this time, Terry has spent six years providing Health and Safety advice, support and guidance specifically to schools.

As a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, Terry is passionate about his role and all matters concerning Health & Safety.

Taking a pragmatic approach, Terry and his team can be relied upon to give clients qualified and competent advice in regard of all Health & Safety matters, aiming to lessen the burden placed on the client, and managing any related risk.

Terry supports a culture of knowledge sharing and learning, both within his team and with the clients he provides Health & Safety services to; and so, a range of Health & Safety training courses will be offered to clients with a view to raising Health & Safety standards within all client organisations.