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Ceridian’s new UK location

Fergus Ewing, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism (left), Stuart Harvey, CEO, Ceridian Corporation (right)
Fergus Ewing, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism (left), Stuart Harvey, CEO, Ceridian Corporation (right), officially opening Sonas.

On 21 June 2011, nearly 500 Ceridian colleagues, together with customer representatives from across the globe, joined Fergus Ewing, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism at the Scottish Government, as he officially opened Ceridian’s new UK flagship location near Glasgow.

The brand new, purpose-built HR Shared Service Centre in Braehead, named Sonas, is the largest facility of its type anywhere within the UK, with room to accommodate 600 Ceridian staff.

Our new UK flagship location near Glasgow is a showcase for our entire payroll and HR outsourced services, which are all now under one roof. This allows our colleagues to work in a more customer-centric way. Doug Sawers, Managing Director, Ceridian UK

At Sonas, Ceridian offers its full range of national and international payroll services plus HR outsourcing to a growing customer base. This involves technological development; payroll processing; HR administration; HR consultancy services; employee benefits; workforce management; employee assistance programme support; absence, expense and finance management; and multilingual international services.

From Sonas alone, Ceridian services over 1.5 million employees in the UK every month.

Fergus Ewing, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, said:

…it’s extremely pleasing to open the offices of an international company like Ceridian at Braehead…the decision to expand the Scottish operation, which is now its largest centre of excellence in the UK, is testament to the quality and skills of the local workforce and the reputation and strength of staff.Fergus Ewing, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism

The building represents a total investment of over £16m, which was supported by a substantial contribution from the Scottish Government through Scottish Enterprise.

  • 1st July 2011
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