About us


Hargenant (Formerly I-Resource Payroll Services Ltd) was established in 2012 by Greg Barrow (Founder & Chairman) and James Caan (former investor on the BBC television program Dragons Den); two forward thinking entrepreneurs who had the foresight and determination to create an organisation which removed the day-to-day legislative burden of employing and paying contractors and freelancers

In April 2015 Greg took the opportunity to become the 100% shareholder/owner of the company, with James exiting the business.

Today, Hargenant is one of the UK’s leading PAYE Umbrella companies, who remain fully committed to searching out new ways of further improving standards within the industry and making the lives of our employees as stress free as possible, which is especially important in these difficult times.

Since its re-brand Hargenant has gone from strength to strength now employing 35 staff, a new Head Office in Warner Bros Studios Leavesden along side offices in London & Southampton to strategically support our employees and clients alike; we have supplied compliant, prudent and profitable employment management services to over 30,000 employees

To find out more contact our employee support team on 0207 422 5995

Meet the Team

Greg Barrow

Founder & Chairman


Greg is a Hertfordshire based businessman who has vast experience in setting up and growing companies within both Payroll & Accountancy sectors.

In his spare time, Greg enjoys playing Golf and is also kept busy by the Watford and South West Hertfordshire business club (led by Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke) where he holds the position of Vice President.

Tony Keel

Managing Director


Tony has worked as a Director in the recruitment industry for the last 20 years and is one of the most well-known and respected leaders in this field.

His experience spans numerous markets including Construction, Engineering, Property, Healthcare and Marketing, where he has lead businesses and their respective teams to considerable success.

Tony joined Hargenant in September 2016 as Managing Director with a clear brief; to develop the Hargenant brand, enhance the client portfolio through his extensive network in the market place and utilise his deep understanding of Accountancy Services and Payroll supply chain partnership in the industry.

Outside of work Tony enjoys spending time with his young family. Where time permits, he plays golf and is also an avid skier.

Shaaron Rimmer

Head of Operations


Shaaron started with Hargenant in Payroll, moved to her current role in her role as Finance Manager for the Hargenant Group.

Shaaron has over 6 years’ experience gained within the recruitment industry and has acquired finance experience in a number of companies across a wide number of industries.

She enjoys running, reading crime novels and going on holidays!

Employee Support Team


Meet the Employee Support Team, here to ensure that joining Hargenant is quick and easy, and are ready to help with all new enquiries.

You can email them direct: enquiries@hargenant.co.uk

Payroll Team


Meet the Payroll Team. Their main job is to make sure we run payrolls every working day – which means you get paid super-fast.

You can email them direct: payroll@hargenant.co.uk

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