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Saving your time

Saving your time
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Siobhan Stirling - Sharp Minds Communications by Siobhan Stirling - Sharp Minds Communications
Owner/Director - Sharp Minds Communications Ltd

13 Jul 2017

Do you ever find it frustrating having to trawl through all the paperwork sort out your payroll?  CapitalSpace customer Time Terminals, located in the Capital Business Centre in Croydon, can take the stress out of that process. They provide high-tech employee clocking systems that stop your paperwork from piling up.

Creating stress-free solutions

Founder, Michael Gemmel Smith, set up Time Terminals to help businesses cut costs and improve efficiency: ‘My experience is in the IT industry, having worked as a system administrator and freelance programmer. Inspiration came from developing in-house human capital management, also known as time and attendance systems. I observed organisations large and small moving away from the traditional clocking in and out machines to integrated biometric and key-fob solutions.’

This is where Michael saw a gap in the market: ‘The problem was, it was difficult to find a supplier with high standards of support. New systems cut the cost of consumables and make processing payroll far more efficient, along with reducing the impact on the environment compared with paper-based systems.

The move to CapitalSpace

Having previously worked with a company based at Capital Business Centre, Michael saw the benefits of returning to CapitalSpace offices with his new business: ‘We viewed many business centres around the Croydon area within our budget and struggled to find one that matched the high standards we had become accustomed too.’

The return to Croydon impressed Michael: ‘After four years, it was a pleasure to see that the buildings and surrounding areas have been looked after very well and appear not to have suffered from the detrimental effects of time in any way. The centre’s staff have gone above and beyond to accommodate us and have been very helpful answering any questions we’ve had. We are very happy to be here.’

Looking forward in time

Time Terminals is growing and Michael is determined to take it to the top: ‘The plan is to build Time Terminals into a business at the forefront of our industry. We are attracting new businesses of all sizes and types on a daily basis and already have the framework in place to accommodate them. The next step is launching our new products, which include software, cloud and hardware solutions.’

CapitalSpace has a part in this growth: ‘We will be able to grow very easily at Capital Business Centre as we progress to start manufacturing our own biometric data collection terminals and require more space for stock, components and the expansion of our workforce.

‘Our success will be measured by the wellbeing and progression of our employees and customers. My staff are already very happy to be working in such a nice environment. Our industry is changing rapidly and I am confident we have the skillset, knowledge and experience to push forward to reach our goals.’

An unforeseen benefit in moving into CapitalSpace business accommodation has been the relationships between customers: ‘After moving to CapitalSpace Business Centre, we very quickly had interest from other businesses on site regarding what we offer and many were happy to introduce themselves in turn, making us feel very welcome.

So, if you’re looking to create a more efficient way of managing your payrolls, look to Time Terminals. They’re on a mission to be leaders of their industry and CapitalSpace is along for the ride.

To find out how Capital Space business premises could benefit your growing business,  call 0800 107 3667