Meet the team and see why we created our online employee leave planner.

Leave Management Software should make your life easier.

Leavewizard is a small business with mighty reach. Running since 2010, we now supply our leave management system to over 29 countries. Organically grown in Bournemouth, Leave Wizard is a UK based company, that is constantly evolving and innovating in the fight to be the best annual leave planner it can be for its clients.

Our Motivation to create LeaveWizard

We find it hard to believe that spreadsheets are still the number one tool used to manage staff annual leave and absence. Some businesses still use paper forms to request and approve leave!
It seems that the world around us has evolved dramatically, but leave management tools haven’t kept up with today’s needs.
So we decided to do developed an online employee leave planner that allows you to track and manage your employee's holiday and absence at the click of a button.

The problem with tracking annual leave on a Spreadsheet...

You cannot tell the state of play from a spreadsheet. Without a vast amount of formulae, its difficult to see if people always have the monday after a big football match off, or if someone always calls in sick every 3rd thursday.

• From an employees perspective, it can be difficult to know whether a request will be approved or not.
• Managers, is there always a worry that the spreadsheet is not up to date, and or that you might not know whose request came in first, if they approve on a 'first come, first serve' basis.
• From a HR perspective, a spreadsheet makes it difficult to track how many days holiday each individual employee has remaining, and encourage them to use it up.
• Is it business critical to have cover for particular people to have their roles 'covered' while they are off, like receptionists, or teachers?
• Or is it important that 2 people cannot be off at the same time?

There is a limit to what a spreadsheet can do when tracking employee/staff annual leave

Why should you trust us with your annual leave planner?

Across our team, we have many years experience in managing teams, in many different industries, so we have seen the challenges and pitfalls of managing staff leave and absence first hand.
Beyond the insufficiencies of paper forms and spreadsheets, we noticed other inefficiencies. We found that some large HR systems have clumsy and confusing user interfaces, systems offering little value over manual methods or tools that looked promising but were way too simplistic. Systems that showed a lack of understanding of the reality of leave management in modern businesses.
We believe that managing leave should be a task that takes moments, not minutes, which is exactly what a good online system should allow you to do. And so, we created Leavewizard.

How does our online leave management system solve this problem?


Our Vision:
An easy to use, yet comprehensive, customisable online leave planner, which will completely replace Excel trackers and paper forms.

Our Approach: To keep learning so that we build a product loved by our customers. And so far, we think our approach is working – check out our testimonials.

Our Ethos:
We grow our way. We haven’t ever brought in outside financing and we have no intention of doing so. This is important in providing the freedom to shape our company and its business practices.

We are very proud that we are a UK Company, trading from Bournemouth. We answer emails personally and we stand by our product and our brand. We are technical people, so always looking for ways to improve, developing new gizmos and playing with new gadgets, so we've recently developed an app to make managing annual leave on the go even easier!

So, who are the faces behind the planner?

We are passionate, authentic, and driven and we are truly interested in listening to what you have to say.
Each team member brings a different set of skills and expertise. We're constantly evolving so our entire team are specialists in their area.

​Plamen Balkanski

Operations lead, Founder

Plamen is the organiser, driving us all towards building software systems that make people’s lives better. Plamen oversees all aspects of LeaveWizard’s business processes.

​Richard Allen

Technology lead, Founder

Rich is the passionate one. An active community organiser with unreal knowledge and skills. With this passion Rich leads both the product development and IT teams at LeaveWizard.

​Atanas Himchev

Lead Developer, Partner

Nasko is the cool one, always coming up with the most pragmatic solutions without compromise , even in the most difficult situations.

​Todor Todorov

Marketing lead, Partner

Todor is the dreamer. He sees opportunity in everything and anything. Todor ensures that people looking for a leave management solution can find us fast.

Paul Hayward

SUPPORT ANALYST

Paul is our customer champion. Nice to everyone else and unbelievably persistent with all of us to try and get our customers to a happier place, sooner.