Alison Sellar is the CEO of activpayroll, a leading global professional service organisation she founded in 2001. Since establishing the business over fourteen years ago, Alison has grown her company from a local firm specialising in payroll for oil and gas companies, to an award winning global company servicing everyone from small non-profit organisation, to some of the world’s leading brands.
Prior to launching activpayroll, Alison worked in her parents’ accountancy firm, Grampian Business Bureau (GBB), as a book-keeper. In 1999, Alison became a partner in the business, expanding the payroll department she was running. Alison recognised a distinct gap in the market for fully integrated payroll services, resulting in Grampian Business Bureau being sold to activpayroll in 2003, with Alison becoming her father’s boss. She became Managing Director and her father was appointed Finance Director.