About Hessel


The rise in global mobility created a need for the management and reconciliation of financial data associated with domestic and international assignments. The Hessel Group was formed to meet this growing market.

Meet The Team
  • David Rowson

    David Rowson

    Client services director

    David introduced Hessel to the UK in 1994. Since then he has consistently been at the forefront of developing innovative data collection and international payment solutions to meet the needs of all involved in the global relocation industry. This has given him an unrivalled knowledge of both the big picture issues and the intricate detail essential for effective and compliant financial management. He owns 50% of the company, and is a daily, hands-on presence.

  • Geoff Davidson

    Geoff Davidson

    Technical director

    Along with his business partner David, Geoff set up Hessel to solve the problems multinational companies experience tracking, paying and reporting the chaotic money flow created by international assignments.

    Geoff’s responsibility is to maintain the integrity of the data flow required to deliver accurate, accountable and timely relocation expense management. This includes staying ahead of the technology curve.

  • James Bodkin

    James Bodkin


    James oversees our highly trained team of data managers who are responsible tracking and monitoring of the huge data flow we handle every day on your behalf. From collection through to analysis, James and the team make sure we get your money right.

    James has worked his way through the Hessel ranks, which has given him an in depth and grass roots working knowledge of all our processes.

  • We have been partners with Hessel since 2013 and have valued their expertise on how to resolve the growing challenge of management and reconciliation of financial data associated with domestic and international assignments. As a business partner, we are able to support their mission with our extensive international network and can help manage cross-border payments to streamline companies’ Global Mobility Programs. Our unique association has strengthened our commitment to support the Global Mobility sector and our joint clients.

    • Karen Penney
    • Vice President, UK Payments Products, Western Union Business Solutions
  • William Hill have worked in partnership with Hessel over the past 8 years and throughout that time they have supplied us with timely, informative and accurate data and have always advised us of any issues that they have felt may have an impact on the company.

    • Keith Bladd
    • Payroll William Hill
  • We have worked with Hessel for over 8 years now and have always found them to be a highly professional and efficient organisation. They are always offering suggestions to improve our processes and provide innovative ideas to support technology improvements. I would highly recommend the company.

    • Liz Simmons
    • Global Assignment ACS & Motorola
  • We have been working with Hessel for 11 years and during this time have relied on their expertise with year-end tax reporting and have been impressed with their speedy and professional responses to relocation queries that occur. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services.

    • Roy Platten
    • Benefits and Policy Manager, Volkswagen Group
  • Hessel have been invaluable in their support of Diageo and our business strategy. From both a financial and relationship management perspective, I have found the team at Hessel to be professional, reliable, friendly and most importantly experts and proactive in their approach to our relocation expense management.

    • Gregg Dardagan
    • Diageo Vendor Manager UK & ROI
  • We have worked with Hessel for at least the last 15 years and they have been consistently supportive and a valuable source of tax tracking information. Always professional, polite and after all these years still providing ‘end of the telephone’ knowledge when required…

    • Elaine Crowe
    • Rank Group
  • MyReloGenie as a new company have had the good fortune to work collaboratively with Hessel for key clients. Their support, product knowledge and customer focus is superb underpinned by a refreshing ”can do” approach to all scenarios. It has been great to work with them.

    • Lorraine Chandler
    • MyReloGenie
  • Hessel are key to ensuring our relocation tax reporting remains compliant. Their pro-active “can-do” attitude is invaluable and they are a pleasure to work with.

    • Christopher Bostock
    • Employment Taxes Manager, Unilever
  • We’ve worked closely with Hessel for many years – their expense management has never let us down, supporting the exacting and personal relocation service we offer our clients – it’s the kind of responsive and shared trust business relationship that makes all our lives easier.

    • George Holmes
    • Clearview
  • Hessel are an outstanding strategic partner for K2 and our partnership enables us to deliver and end-to-end solution to our clients. Our relationship is forged on trust and mutual cooperation but it is their expertise and professionalism that stands out. Hessel have consistently delivered expense management solutions to us and are consistently proactive and innovative, K2 would have no hesitation in recommending them.

    • Richard Rutledge
    • K2
  • Hessel has greatly simplified our expat expenses processes and helped us overcome what was once a daunting year-end reporting task into a quick and easy experience. We consistently receive positive feedback from our employees about the ease of submitting assignment expenses through the Hessel system. Everyone on the team is very responsive and professional and you can trust them to make any payments needed anywhere in the world on time.

    • Stephanie Perks
    • Serco
  • I have known Hessel and had the pleasure of working with them, in partnership, for many clients over the past twelve years.  Hessel are a solutions driven company and clear leaders in their field.  I can list several tenders where we wouldn’t have been awarded the business without the cooperation and input of Hessel.  I anticipate many more opportunities to partner with this progressive market leader.

    • Simon Price
    • 4 Corners Relocation
  • We have used the Hessel Group for tracking and paying our employees’ relocation expenses since 1997.  I have always found them to be very professional, helpful and friendly and an invaluable source of advice when needed.  Ad hoc queries are responded to promptly, and annual reports provided without being asked.  I would recommend the Hessel Group to anyone who wants to ensure that their relocation spend is accurately tracked and reported.

    • Caroline Bradley
    • Baxter Healthcare Ltd

We are always on the lookout for great people…

…So if you are good with numbers and proficient in Excel and are looking for a rewarding career, send your CV to info@hessel.co.uk.