Nick Butler

About Nick Butler


Nick is the Managing Director of our dedicated payroll bureau, JC Payroll Services Limited and a Partner of the firm, located in our Newbury office but providing payroll services across all offices and the wider geographical area.

Before joining James Cowper Kreston in 2001, Nick held management roles within several national and international organisations after qualifying through the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals in 1996.

The bureau has enjoyed significant growth over the past decade and now processes in excess of £450million BACS transactions and over 250,000 payslips per annum. Perfectly placed to offer businesses of all sizes the truly great payroll service they deserve.

Whilst Nick has the full range of UK domestic payroll experience that you would expect he has also developed the Expatriate (inbound and OutBound) offering at JC Payroll. This part of the operation now rivals the traditional home of expatriate processing, the big four accountants, in terms of payslips produced and assignees processed.

Recent years has seen Nick, together with other Kreston UK firms, set up and grow the Kreston Payroll Managers Group creating a national payroll forum within the Kreston network. Nick is the current chair of the group and seeks to promote payroll services wherever possible.


Nick’s work does not translate to any specific sector as payroll is an extremely broad discipline.

Current Strategic Projects:

The payroll world and employer’s obligations continue to grow, seemingly each year. Nick currently ensures that issues such as Real Time Information, Workplace Pensions (Auto Enrolment) and GDPR are at the forefront of best practice. As head of Payroll Services Nick is also responsible for developing the bureaus service offering to stay in touch with changing client needs.

Email: Nick Butler

Tel: +44 (0)1635 35255