“We required a system that could support numerous payroll runs and types, as well as integrating other HR functions such as statutory reporting relating to benefits and appropriate expenses.”

Matthew Leeke, Company Secretary, Leekes Retail and Leisure Group


Leekes Group, a family run business established in 1897, is one of Wales’ leading independent retailers, serving both domestic and international customers. As well as operating a chain of department stores the company has a leisure division comprised of a four-star hotel, golf and spa resort.

A long standing customer of Frontier Software, the Leekes Group has evolved the chris system in line with operational needs and business growth. Moving from an outdated system that could not cope with company expansion, the Leekes team wanted a system to support numerous payrolls as well as integrating other HR functions.

The number one benefit of the Frontier Software solution was their integrated HR & payroll platform providing a multifunctional, highly flexible HR system with efficient and reliable payroll management. A key benefit for chris users is the advanced reporting capability, which enables the team to report on all payroll information and audit user activity. Furthermore, the ability to compile employee related statistics ensures the company can perform effective succession planning and prepare for vacancies.

With so many features available within the system, the Leekes team recommends that new users take full advantage of the support available from Frontier Software to explore the system’s full potential.



Industry sector: Retail
Customer since: 1994
Headcount: 1000 employees
Delivery method: On-premise
Solution: Payroll, HR, P11D
Country: United Kingdom


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