04 Jun 2021

Codel Software celebrates 15 years in business




Codel Software, a highly respected UK software developer and leading provider of cloud-based HR solutions based in Bridgend, South Wales celebrates its 15th anniversary this week, growing from a small family run business established in 2006 with under 10 clients to working with over 400 UK and global clients today.

The company has grown from 3 employees in 2006 to 16 – including five new recruits hired in the past six months to manage a growth in demand from clients during the pandemic.

Co-founders Adrian Lewis and Richard Hocking have taken the company on an ambitious journey of growth, initially working with clients on software development and support, but later Activ People HR which includes a suite of HR solutions including Activ Absence, Activ Appraisals, Activ Handbook, Activ Training, Activ Timesheets and Activ Documents.

Codel Software’s web-based HR solutions can be accessed by staff no matter where they are located. They were built to meet the needs of a diverse and flexible workforce – and have become even more relevant during the pandemic.

Adrian Lewis said, “When we first started, the cloud was still in its infancy but working in the IT sector we saw where the market was heading, and developed HR solutions add real value to businesses and streamline many HR processes. We now have thousands of users and are expanding steadily.”

“From small beginnings, we have grown and have major plans over the next five years to expand the business. We recently partnered with a firm in Canada to expand the business in North America, which is a great opportunity for us.”

“Since the pandemic, we’ve seen an increase in companies wanting our affordable, cloud-based HR solutions to complement their HR function and existing customers renewing their contracts or signing up for three-year contracts.”

“Also, the pandemic has changed the way people are working and many companies won’t be doing the regular nine to five anymore. We expect a hybrid way of working will become the norm and our HR solutions can help companies manage things like staff absence and holidays electronically, which can become challenging with staff working in different places.

“There is a lot of positivity around now restrictions are easing, and we are really excited for what the next 15 years holds for our business.”

For more information on Codel Software visit www.codelsoftware.com


For more information on Activ People HR visit www.activpeoplehr.co.uk.