We are a small, family-run business with a strong track record and a professional and friendly team to support you.  We are based in Manchester and have over fifteen years experience of Direct Payments and Personal Budget Support Services.  We don't believe in a one size fits all approach.  We will take the time to get to know you and understand your needs. 



We have been providing Direct Payment and Personal Budget services since 2005



We work directly with a number of Local Authorities and the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups to support the delivery of Direct Payments, Personal Budgets and Personal Health Budgets


You can be sure that you will always speak to the same member of staff and receive a high quality tailored service.  We want you to feel supported throughout the process


We care about providing a professional service at an affordable price.  We only ever charge for work undertaken



Company Principal

Cath has over 40 years experience in payroll, accounts and taxation.  Before going into private practice, Cath spent 10 years working for HMRC where she dealt with taxation for people in employment.  Cath then moved into private practice and worked for thirteen years as a Tax Manager before becoming the tax partner of Michael Russell and Company in 1999, and finally the Company Principal in 2005.  During this period Cath was responsible for the running of the tax department which included giving advice on all aspects of taxation as well as running payroll for many clients, ranging from sole traders and partnerships to limited companies with many employees and directors.  After becoming Principal, Cath decided to specialise in providing support services for recipients of Direct Payments and more recently, Personal Health Budgets.


Payroll and Commissioning Manager

Paula joined Michael Russell and Company in 2011 and manages the operational payroll function.  She runs the payroll and has a good working relationship with our clients.   She is a qualified Payroll Technician with the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) and is experienced in using QTAC payroll software.  Paula is also responsible for company marketing and managing business procurement.