London Vet Show 2015 Report
Thank you to everyone that visited our stand at London Vet Show 2015, we were tucked away a little bit so well done for finding us. We had great fun raising the profile of our specialist veterinary payroll services, met a lot of new people and handed out a lot of chocolate coins and post-it notes!
We are still working through all the details that we received, and from the competition we ran it is becoming very apparent that the vast majority of employees value accurate payroll solutions.
Congratulations to our competition winner – Geraldine of Fairfield Veterinary Centre, Hinckley.
She and the vets practice were delighted when the large hamper of chocolate was delivered. Thank you to everyone that entered, we will get an acknowledgement out to you.
We knew before the show that our approach would benefit many vets practices, and although this was confirmed in the conversation we had, often there was a fear of change. Our specialist veterinary payroll solution was well received, and a great many people approached with questions we were able to quickly answer.
We also noticed that people were surprised by what our standard outsourced payroll service actually consisted of, and were not aware that such a service existed. They were also pleased that we had an insight to veterinary practice and did not need every small detail spelt out, and could make suggestions with how things could be better organised to save time within the veterinary practice.
We were surprised, and disappointed, with some practices tolerance for poor performance, as there were some shocking anecdotes. There were issues both with in house payroll and outsourced payroll services. Although we should view this as a great opportunity, it is always a shame when there have been unnecessary issues.
One recurring theme was auto-enrolment pensions, both with veterinary practices already staged and those staging in the next year. This really should not be a major cause for concern, the process is not as painful as vets envisage and does not need to cost the earth. We can support much of the administrative burden, with no intervention from the veterinary practice, and at no extra cost. The pension pain is controllable!