Elliott Brothers builds for the future with iTrent

People have been central to Elliott Brothers success and their investment underlines the commitment to placing people at the heart of their growth strategy and creating the best work experience possible.


The longest established independent builders merchant in the South of the UK, Elliott Brothers, is undertaking a digital transformation of its HR and payroll processes in partnership with industry experts MHR to support its future growth.

The family owned Hampshire-based business, established over 175 years ago, has invested in MHR’s leading cloud-based HR and payroll solution iTrent as part of a project to replace outdated manual systems with new digital processes, supported by a fully managed payroll service.

The new system, which goes live in February next year, will centralise the company’s core people processes in a single integrated system, enabling Elliotts to simplify the management of its 320 employees located across 13 branches, with all tasks administered from a single source.

Significant time and cost savings are expected to be achieved through a more streamlined payroll process, with employees able to submit their timesheets via a dedicated self-service portal to their managers. 

Elliotts will also adopt MHR’s HR chatbot, a virtual assistant which will empower employees to gain answers to common HR queries, make holiday requests, submit expenses, view payslips and update personal information from their smartphones.

Tom Elliott, managing director at Elliott Brothers says: “Throughout our 175 year history, our people have been central to our success. Our investment in iTrent underlines our commitment to placing our people at the heart of our growth strategy and creating the best work experience possible.

“Making processes easy for our teams is key for engagement, which is why we’re looking forward to using features like the HR chatbot and self-service portal. A new streamlined payroll service from MHR will also be very welcomed by our team.”

Anton Roe, CEO at MHR comments: “We are delighted to support a company with a rich family heritage as it looks to modernise its HR and payroll function to support its future growth strategy.

“iTrent will remove the costs and administration associated with maintaining multiple systems while delivering more streamlined processes through automation.

“We look forward to learning of the many efficiencies iTrent generates when the system goes live.”

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