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Meet the Team

Simon Web
Managing Director

Simon Dolan

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.

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Group Commercial Director

Jaime Thorpe

With over 20 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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Group Operations Director

Lauren Monks

With more than 15 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.
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Head of Compliance

Zeeshan Anwar

Having over 12 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.
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Group Commercial Manager

Sophie Lewis

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.

The Expert Contractor Support Team

We also have a dedicated Expert Contractor Support Team 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 Contractor Support 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 Contractor Umbrella?

Contractor Umbrella 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.

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

Benefits of working through Contractor Umbrella;

  • 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 Contractor Umbrella.
  • Same day payments – We offer same day payments as standard providing funds are received into our account by 9am, for no additional fee.
  • Our Service Guarantee – 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 Contractor Umbrella when umbrella employment better suits or your assignment sits inside IR35.
  • Employee Benefits at Contractor Umbrella 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.
  • Expert Contractor Support Team – Every employee of Contractor Umbrella has access to our expert Contractor Support Team who are available to deal with any queries that you may have. You can get in touch with the Contractor Support Team, through the online chat, by email or by telephone.
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