We are delighted to announce that Daniel Moss has won the Practice Excellence Awards for the many new initiatives he helped implement at Umbrella Accountants.

Up against some stiff competition, Daniel won the award as a result of his constant commitment to innovation and his work on our online Self-Assessment Tax Return completion pack.

The Practice Excellence Awards judges agreed with our submission that Daniel is “a model technology-led accountant, making sure he ensures compliance while embracing new ideas and technology”

Adam Connell, Umbrella.co.uk Employee of the month September 2016

Congratulations to Adam Connell, Customer Services, on being awarded ‘September Employee of the Month’.

Adam consistently goes the extra mile displaying enthusiasm and professionalism in a high work volume environment. 

KA-POW! Superhero Charity Ball

The 2016 Umbrella.co.uk ‘Employees of the Month’ were rewarded with a ticket to the When You Wish Upon a Star charity ball last Saturday night.

A spectacular welcome by storm troopers and Darth Vader was followed by a champagne reception, superhero glitter booth, dinner and entertainment.

Batman, Cat Woman, Spider-Man and Wonder Woman all partied with Umbrella.co.uk staff along with a host of Corrie and Emmerdale stars until the early hours.  

Some of the Umbrella.co.uk ladies were left a little hot under the collar by Spiderman’s superhero outfit and Louise took a shine to Batman! Matt and Steve were caught on video perfectly executing the Spice girls A-Z Rap and Annie bagged the most celebrity selfies.

Make life easier and save time - bulk explain transactions in FreeAgent
Editor | 27 September 2016
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If you have more than one unexplained transaction related to the same category on your FreeAgent portal, you can explain these in one go by clicking on the ‘more options’ tab and tick the relevant transactions.  For instance if you have bought a number of train tickets you can quickly allocate all of those transactions to travel costs in a few clicks.

Editor | 20 September 2016

We would like to offer our congratulations to Steve Nihill who has won our Employee of the Month award for August.

Incurring the same expense each week?

You can save time by setting up recurring expenses each month/week

You can add the expense, category, date, description etc. If the expense is recurring, you will then chose from the drop down menu how often you wish for it to be logged (every week, two weeks etc).

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Editor | 6 October 2016

On the FreeAgent overview page, you can see a ‘Tax TimeLine’ tab on the bottom right which will provide you with an estimate of what your current Tax liabilities are...

Email invoices directly from FreeAgent
Editor | 30 September 2016
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Add your Agency’s email address in the contact tab to email invoices directly.

Once you have created your invoice, you can then email this directly from FreeAgent by a click of a button. You will also have peace of mind your client has received this as you will receive a delivered status.

Nicholas Holmes, CEO of Umbrella.co.uk, has been elected to the Board of the FCSA
Editor | 26 September 2016
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Umbrella.co.uk are delighted to announce that Nicholas Holmes, CEO of Umbrella.co.uk, has been elected to the Board of the FCSA (Freelancer & Contractor Services Association).

Umbrella.co.uk is a member of the FCSA which is now the largest trade body for compliance in our sector, and has very stringent criteria for membership.

Editor | 5 August 2016

Sheraz Sheikh of our accountancy team surprised everybody with this delicious Marble cake. We never knew our accountancy department would be such keen bakers!