The Business Harbour

human journey since 1999

Launch of the fiduciary and payroll administration activities

Payrolling/salary hosting becomes the main activity under the Swiss Labour Contractors (SLC) brand

The 100 -employee target is reached.
SLC becomes
The Business Harbour

Handing over the keys to new management


Our salary hosting company, The Business Harbour Sàrl, was born of the experience of our Director, Gina Empson. Since 1999, she was running her own accounting firm with a growing salary administration department. Listening to her customers needs, she understood the flexibility that the market place was asking. With her deep knowledge of salary administration and HR needs, she then created the salary hosting company in 2009 and brought to companies and consultants an elegant solution combining the best of both worlds in a ‘go-between’ position.

Since 2022, Gina has passed on the keys of The Business Harbour to new owners Michael and Wanda Bender who continue the mission with renewed fervour.

Authorisation to practice

We have the Geneva Cantonal Employment Office and State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) authorisations to practice salary hosting. These authorisations are a necessary mark of quality, compliance and expertise.


We are a member of:

– Fédération des Entreprises Romandes (FER)
– Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services (CCIG)
– The British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce (BSCC)
– The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
– Association Femmes PME Suisse romande
– Swiss Board Forum
– Cercle Suisse des Administratrices
– Alumni IMD

Why us?

We understand you: we come from the business world

We find the right solution adapted to your unique circumstances

We develop tailor-made solutions for your specific need

We’ve been there passionately for already more than 10 years

We are experts in multi-mandate and international contracts

We speak many languages and mostly … your language!

We also have the fiduciary skills to provide you the best guidance

We offer you the quality and strength of our network

We “walk the talk” with you for the future of work

In a nutshell…

We are a team of human resources experts serving companies and consultants. 

As far as payrolling is concerned, we have special skills in managing complex cases and multiple mandates

The career transition support is based on decades of business experience facilitating the taking on of new responsibilities as well as the transition from the corporate world to consulting. We have innovative monitoring tools with high added value.