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Rutherford Webb today announced the appointment of Stephen Teal as Director of Operations. Mr Teal will join the executive team to help drive growth in chosen markets and will be responsible for finance, sales & marketing and support.

The majority of Mr Teal’s career has been spent at NatWest Bank where he worked in a variety of operational management and executive roles, in diverse business divisions. Most roles have involved groundbreaking development and reorganisation within a department or division with a clear focus on achieving results. Prior to establishing and leading the programme for Economic and Monetary Union preparations, he led a major reengineering of Foreign Trade and Payments within NatWest. His career with NatWest culminated in the position of Managing Director with full profit and loss responsibility for Global Trade and Banking Services which employed over 2000 people.

"My role at Rutherford Webb will be to develop strong growth and profitability for the business based on outstanding products and services." explained Mr Teal, "I enjoy teambuilding, helping people develop and seeing them develop themselves. There is a good team atmosphere at Rutherford Webb with a great deal of flexibility within the highly motivated staff, most of whom are multi-skilled."

John Rutherford, chief executive of Rutherford Webb commented, "Stephen has a diverse background with wide experience gained in a variety of business management roles at General Manager level. With his excellent skills on board I feel that Rutherford Webb is very well equipped to tackle the next step in our growth."

About Rutherford Webb

Rutherford Webb was founded in 1982 as a partnership and incorporated in 1989. The company is based in Surrey with clients based across the UK. Rutherford Webb is a payroll specialist company, developing, marketing and supporting complete payroll solutions.

Payrite is a fully functional modular payroll system. The core system covers all basic payroll aspects including automatic SSP, SMP, Court Orders etc. Additional modules cover BACSTEL payment, Expense and P11D management, Absence Control and Analysis, Pay Spine Operation, SAYE Management, Foreign Currency payment (including Euro with triangulation), Working Time Directive and Minimum Wage management. Rutherford Webb guarantees legislative compliance.

There are over 600 installations of Payrite, with high profile clients including, Hoverspeed, Legoland, Cannons Leisure, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and ITV Network. is a secure Internet based payroll service aimed at small companies launched by Rutherford in December 1999. The service removes the legislative burden from small businesses and is more cost effective than similar bureau based options.

Rutherford Webb won Payroll Software Provider of the Year for at the Pay Magazine Pay Awards 2000. The awards have become a well established and highly regarded event in the Payroll calendar over the past six years.

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