The Business Harbour

A human journey since 1999


Launch of the fiduciary and the payroll administration activities


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


The 100 employees target is reached.
SLC becomes
The Business Harbour


Launch of transition and learning & development services


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 on salary administration and HR needs, she then created the salary hosting company in 2009 and brought to companies and consultant an elegant solution combining the best of both worlds in a ‘in-between’ position.

Authorization to practice

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


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
– Swiss Mobility Circle
– Association Femme PME Suisse
– Swiss Board Forum
– Cercle Suisse des Administratrices
– Alumni IMD

Why us?

In a nutshell…

We are a team of human resources experts serving companies and consultants. Our expertise covers a whole range, from payrolling through managerial training, with career transition as a link.

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.

Our training offering focuses on the skills required to navigate a highly digitalised, volatile and uncertain world. All services are available and adapted either to client companies or to consultants.