The Team

Fred Dures LLB (Hons)

Founder and director at PayePass

Fred is a solicitor who, after many years in private practice, has predominantly spent the last five years advising the many and varied clients he has amassed over the years that operate in the temporary workforce and recruitment sectors.

After the many years of acting for his clients, Fred says “I really do struggle to think of any legal, compliance or business critical function that I have not had to get immersed in to either resolve problems or to implement strategies to avoid them. Many of my clients have had the same issues and requirements common to all businesses regardless of sector and operating model, but those in the temporary workforce and recruitment sectors have many that are peculiar to them”.

The PayePass payroll software concept was formed a couple of years ago due to Fred’s clients having all to regular and common operational issues with their software providers resulting in significant downtime and avoidable miscalculations, so “There was an obvious place in the market for a better offering and one that had some bells and whistles”.

In relation to the PayePass Verify Award he comments “Whilst the payroll software was in the early stages of development, clients operating as umbrella employers came under greater pressure to demonstrate that they were not involved in tax avoidance schemes and were correctly paying their contractors. So, the Verify Module was conceived and developed, which I believe will soon revolutionise the payroll compliance standards for umbrellas as the PayePass Verify audit will quickly identify any miscalculating and wrongdoing.”

Fred’s strong belief is that “Every party in the supply chain must be treated fairly and legally and HMRC must be paid what it is due to it. A PayePass Verify Award will guarantee that”.

Philippa Craig Bsc (Hons) Science & Accountancy, FCCA

Lead accountant

Throughout my 25 years of experience within finance and accounting I have been involved in most areas of financial management including acquisitions, disposals, audit (both internal and external), payroll compliance, system design and integration, cost control, financial and management accounting in numerous sectors ranging from practice, manufacturing, financial services to leisure and tourism.

My prior role as Group Financial Manager of the Malmaison hotel group exposed me to the complexities of the vast and complicated payroll structure of the group, so well equipping me for my PayePass role to assist in the development of its payroll software and analysis of the payroll functions of its clients that seek to achieve its Verify Award.

I bring a “can do “attitude to any project especially one that requires extreme financial detail. I have received more than few moans (I am being polite here!) over my eye for detail but, as an accountant, I actually take them as compliments.

When not number crunching I’ll be out walking the dog stopping off for a bite to eat and often a little more.

Jacob Marshall Bsc (Hons) Economics & Finance

Lead data & financial analyst

My passion for simplifying data and process is what turned me onto PayePass. I have been able to apply a plethora of skills achieved across many roles since graduating at Newcastle University.

Working for Bank of America I was able to hone in on my technical skills when it comes to problem solving. With Rathbones Investment Management as an Investment Risk Analyst, I was able to apply these skills and deepen my understanding of not only data analysis – but the ability to
decipher data and translate it into a simplistic form to drive not only business needs but also insight.

My true value lies in the intellectual rigor I bring into business and management processes. I am a numbers guy through and through, and my career is now focused on contextualizing and analyzing numbers.

My goal is to not only to  continuously engineer the client journey to be easier and more efficient.

Currently living in Liverpool, my passions include fire spinning and fitness. You may also find me trying to get my Rubik’s cube completion time down from my 47s PB.

Keith Griffiths BSc (Hons) Computer Science & Mathematics

Lead software engineer

I decided to join PayePass as the passion for it to become a true leader in the competitive payroll software space was inspiring.

To be given the freedom to develop a new platform from the ground up and to take it to levels that surpass any other offering was too good an opportunity to pass over.

Development has not been without its challenges, but I really do live for the challenges and the whole team works as one to achieve all goals and targets.

Previously I was a Lead Developer at Foehn. During my tenure at Foehn, I help the company develop and deliver its award-winning cloud phone system, Voxivo.

My goals are to always deliver customer focused software solutions that will help a business solve their current business needs while helping them expand in the future.

I’m an honour graduate of Kingston University, where I studied computer engineering and machine learning.

I current live in Liverpool when I’m not seeking adventure elsewhere. When I’m not working, I enjoy bowling and karate (not at the same time.)