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Lucy SmithLucy Smith
Managing Director
Lucy took over the reigns of MD in March 2016, having worked for 4 years as Sales & Marketing Director building a strong, trusted brand and increase loyalty for the business. Lucy worked closely with Lisa Keeble (former MD) for the past 4 years to absorb her experience in the financial services sector and is aiming to push the business forward operating as the most transparent umbrella company in the UK without losing any integrity or service levels that the business has become famous for.

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Jaime ThorpeJaime Thorpe
Sales Director
With over 14 years of experience in the accounting and contracting industry, Jaime adds a wealth of experience to the Contractor Umbrella Team. As a part qualified accountant and an experienced sales person, Jaime is able to advise on the benefits of operating via both umbrella and Ltd company, whilst maintaining and building relationships with both our existing agency base and helping to build new relationships across the industry.

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Dave JohnsonDave Johnson
Operations & Compliance Manager
Dave joined the team two years ago and recently took over the role of Operations Manager and subsequently Compliance Manager. His knowledge of the umbrella industry, along with his legal background and keen eye for numbers, is a key asset in driving the business forward. Dave’s approachable nature ensures he maintains the trust of both our contractors and permanent staff.

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Sophie LewisSophie Lewis
Sales Manager
With over 5 years of experience in the accounting and contracting industry, Sophie adds a wealth of experience to the Contractor Umbrella Team. As an experienced sales person, Sophie is able to advise on the benefits of operating via both umbrella and Ltd company, whilst maintaining and building relationships with both our existing agency base and helping to build new relationships across the industry.

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Sophie LewisJo Finch
Payroll Manager
With over 4 years of experience in the accounting and contracting industry, Jo brings a wealth of payroll experience to the Contractor Umbrella Team. Prior to working for CU, Jo spent 5 years managing the payroll function and taking care of the management accounts for a leading chain of care homes in the UK.

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The Employee Liaison Team

We also have a team of dedicated Employee Liaison Officers who deal with agencies and contractors on a daily basis. All of our team have extensive training on all aspects of payroll, including credit control, and payment processing. The programme also ensures that members of the Employee Liaison team have an in-depth understanding of the regulations surrounding umbrella companies and HMRC legislation, this way we can guarantee you and your contractors the service you deserve.

Why Choose ContractorUmbrella?

ContractorUmbrella is the hassle-free, straight talking umbrella company that provides umbrella employment for UK based contractors and freelancers. Independently voted as the best umbrella company by the readers of Contractor UK.

As one of the most trusted umbrella companies in the UK, we guarantee our employees peace of mind, absolute compliance and complete security. We are one of the longest standing and most respected umbrella companies in the UK.

Benefits of working through ContractorUmbrella;

  • Fast and easy registration-  be ready to work in 24 hours, simply register online and we’ll take care of the rest.
  • Calculate your take home pay- use our online calculator to find out how much you could be taking home through ContractorUmbrella.
  • Same day payments- we offer same day payments as standard, for no additional fee.
  • Our Commitment Charter- is our guarantee that you will be looked after at every step of the way.
  • Flexible Limited Company accountancy- when you sign up to our sister company Dolan Accountancy, you can transfer to ContractorUmbrella when umbrella employment better suits or your assignment sits inside IR35.
  • Employee Benefits- at ContractorUmbrella there are many benefits available to you as our employee including Childcare Vouchers, our Employee Rewards Scheme, Group Pension Scheme, Foreign Currency Exchange, Contractor Accommodation, Contractor Mortgages and much more.
  • Personal Employee Liaison Officer- we believe in the personal touch, so you will have your very own dedicated Employee Liaison Officer during your employment with us. Read some of the glowing testimonials we've received about our lovely staff and the outstanding commitment they give to all our employees and clients.

If you’d like to find out more, call us on 01206 591 000 or request a call back by completing our online form.