Editor | 2 March 2016
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Congratulations to apprentice Nicola Worthington who is working towards her AAT Level 3 accountancy qualification at Macclesfield College and spend four days per week getting practical experience at Umbrella.co.uk

Umbrella Accountants has recruited four young apprentices from local colleges to help the company capitalise on growth and boost the digital arm of its business.

Benjamin Smallman, 16; Sheraz Sheikh, 18; Liam Parker, 19; and Nicola Worthington, 23; have all joined Umbrella in training roles over the last couple of months.

In addition to their college accountancy course, which they attend one day per week, the group gains practical experience of everyday working life at Umbrella Accountants. 

We'll be doing our bit in a Christmas knit for Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day!

On Friday 18th December, we'll be wearing our Christmas jumpers with pride, and making our woollies worthy by donating to the cause to help families in difficulty.

We love Christmas and can't wait for the 18th, so we're warming up and going all out with festive knits every Friday throughout December!

Some happy reminders from last year!

Editor | 6 November 2015
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It's week 1 and some of the baby faced Umbrella bros are finding hair growth more challenging than others! The bros 'salute their most folically challenged friend Dan'.

"A 3 week head start and a touch of my Mum's mascara have got me in line with everyone else" Dan Bird. We've given him a helping hand in this week's photo.

Umbrella.co.uk staff got into the ‘spirit’ of Halloween today fundraising in aid of East Cheshire Hospice. Staff dressed up in their scariest costumes, sold spooky themed cakes, played Tombs of Doom and held a fancy dress and creepiest desk design competition.

Neil Armitage, Operations Director, said: “We are very proud of the commitment to fundraising shown by our employees. Their enthusiasm, creativity and generosity never fails to amaze me. There’s always something fun going on at umbrella.co.uk”.

Congratulations to Hannah Langton, Senior Account Manager, for winning January Employee of the month. During our new portal roll out Hannah provided a top notch service to our customers, working long hours and managing to keep smiling!

Editor | 13 January 2016
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This is your resource from which you can see everything relating to your account with Umbrella, your payments and your timesheets and expenses. 

New features include a new mobile-friendly platform, a new and improved look and navigation. Plus, you will have the ability to upload images of your receipts to submit with your timesheet.  In short, everything you will need to submit your hours and expenses from your desktop or whilst you are on the move via tablet or phone 24/7.

Editor | 11 November 2015
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Each year at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, many British people observe a Two Minute Silence. Armistice Day on 11 November marks the end of the First World War and is a day to remember and honour those who have paid the price for our freedom. Today remembers not only those who fought not only in World Wars, but the more than 12,000 British Servicemen and women killed or injured since 1945.

Those Umbrella.co.uk staff that wish to,  will be observing the Two Minute Silence at 11am today. We hope that our customers and suppliers will understand that we will not be making or answering calls whilst we pay our respects.

Umbrella.co.uk's spooky fun raised over £300.00 for East Cheshire Hospice. Staff made such a tremendous effort dressing up and baking cakes, the Directors have generously doubled the fundraising total!

East Cheshire Hospice  is a haven of care and calm for people facing challenges at the end of their lives who live in the communities of Buxton, Congleton, High Legh, High Peak, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Poynton, Wilmslow and the villages and hamlets in between. 

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