Get to know the team

Connect with Simon:

Simon Dolan

Group Managing Director

Simon Dolan started Contractor Umbrella 1999, to fulfil the umbrella needs of his first major business SJD Accountancy, which was the only accounting firm in the UK top 100 owned by an individual rather than a partnership. SJD Accountancy was acquired in 2014 along with accounting practice Nixon Williams by Sovereign Capital for over £100m.

In 2017 Simon set up Dolan Accountancy, with the vision of clients being able to seamlessly switch from umbrella to limited and he continues to work closely with the team to achieve this vision.

Connect with Jaime:

Jaime Thorpe

Group 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.

Connect with Lauren:

Lauren Monks

Group Operations Director

With more than 12 years’ experience within the accountancy and contracting industry, Lauren understands a contractors needs. Responsible for the successful operational management of Contractor Umbrella and making the business more effective whilst improving the service to Contractors.

Connect with Sophie:

Sophie Lewis

Group Sales Manager

Working in the contractor and accountancy industry since 2011, Sophie adds a wealth of knowledge to the Contractor Umbrella team. Sophie is able to advise contractors on the benefits of operating via both umbrella and limited, as well as offering advice on legislation. Sophie also looks after maintaining and building relationships with recruitment agencies.

Connect with Zeeshan:

Zeeshan Anwar LLB LLM PGDip

Group Compliance Manager

Having over 10 years’ of experience in legal and compliance, much of it within the contractor industry, Zeeshan brings valuable knowledge to the business in its efforts to stay compliant with the rules at all times. Whether it be AWR, the Intermediaries legislation or anything else compliance related, Zeeshan is on hand to help us navigate the minefield of legislation and red tape.

Connect with Jessica:

Jessica Vella-Bone

Group Digital Marketing Manager

With over 8 years’ of experience in the accounting and contracting industry, Jessica adds a wealth of experience to Contractor Umbrella and the Dolan Contractor Group. Jessica is responsible for the online marketing of our 3 websites, ensuring traffic grows and information is updated on the websites to keep our contractors up to date with any legislation changes.

The Contract Manager Team

We also have a team of dedicated Contract Managers 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 Contract Manager 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.

dav1