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Umbrella Brings the Outside In With New Break Area
marketing | 18 October 2019
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We’ve gone all green-fingered with our new break out area, creating the perfect garden space for staff to eat, meet and relax during breaks.

 

The weather isn’t always brilliant outside our Wilmslow offices, especially now that we are inching towards winter. But the new garden-themed breakout area turns every lunch time into a park-side picnic.

With large picnic tables, foliage walls, planters and reclaimed wood panelling, the garden paradise is the perfect place to sit down, collect your thoughts and take five. But our favourite feature is the three large brand-coloured umbrellas that unify everyone under the same canopy.

 

Umbrella.co.uk raises £530 for Willow Wood Hospice
marketing | 1 October 2019
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Umbrella’s charity of the month was Willow Wood Hospice. Based in Ashton under Lyne, they provide free specialist palliative care for patients with life limiting illnesses.

Umbrella staff held an office bake sale, mini golf and raffle which raised £280. We’d like to thank Centralus, our pension and employee rewards scheme provider, for their generous donation of £250. Also we are really extremely grateful for the amazing raffle donations from local businesses including Holt Business Supplies, Manchester City, The Body Shop, Morrisons, Chariot Office Supplies, Cloud Accountant and Gallagher Joinery.

If you would like to find out more about the incredible work that Willow Wood Hospice does  click here.

Photo: Andy Finikin from Centralus presenting a cheque to Allison Gallagher.

 

Tom Bescoby Wins June Umbrella.co.uk Employee of the Month
marketing | 17 July 2019
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The accolade of “Employee of the Month” was presented today to Tom Bescoby. Tom has been with Umbrella.co.uk for almost three years and is one of our hardest working Account Manager’s. Tom’s personable and friendly disposition ensures that he’s always engaging with our clients. Tom receives a glowing recommendation from many of our clients who benefit from his fast, efficient and reliable service.

Richard Perch, Account Director, who works alongside Tom said “Presenting this award to Tom was a real pleasure. He’s a real inspiration to the industry and we’re very proud of him. We hope he enjoys the Champagne with friends and family. Working alongside Tom I can testify as  to how passionate he is in trying to deliver the ultimate service to our clients”. 

How Brexit Will Affect Contractors
marketing | 12 February 2019
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Brexit day is fast approaching and there is little certainty over how the negotiations will turn out.

Whatever happens, Brexit is likely to impact contractors in the UK. There may be some benefits in the short and long term, but many contractors are also likely to face some restrictions on their work.

In this blog post, we investigate the most likely Brexit outcomes and how they will affect contractors in the UK.

Christmas Plans: Don’t Forget Your Self-Assessment
marketing | 6 December 2018
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As Christmas draws closer, many contractors will be finalising their plans for the festive season.

You know who is in charge of wrapping presents, what time you’re going to travel to the in-laws and who’s cooking the turkey. But you shouldn’t forget about the tax return deadline in amongst all the merriment.

After all, you only have until 31 January to complete and pay your Self-Assessment.

Congratulations to Hannah Kelman, Payroll, on winning Umbrella.co.uk October Employee of the Month. “Hannah’s enthusiasm and willingness to go the extra mile is valued by everyone in the business. As a key contributor to the payroll team and the wider business, the award is well deserved. Well done Hannah, enjoy the champagne!”
marketing | 2 October 2019
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Congratulations to Hannah Kelman, Payroll, on winning Umbrella.co.uk September Employee of the Month.

“Hannah’s enthusiasm and willingness to go the extra mile is valued by everyone in the business.  As a key contributor to the payroll team and the wider business, the award is well deserved. Well done Hannah, enjoy the champagne!” Jon Biddle, Director.

 

Allison Gallagher Umbrella.co.uk July Employee of the Month
marketing | 5 August 2019
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Congratulations to Allison Gallagher, Finance & HR Manager, on winning July Umbrella.co.uk Employee of the Month.

Allison has been invaluable and hard working member of the team for 9 years.

“Well done to a very deserving winner!" Simon Pearson, Finance Director.

Congratulations to Suzi Kinsella on winning May Employee of the Month
marketing | 3 June 2019
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Congratulations to Suzi Kinsella on winning May Umbrella.co.uk Employee of the Month.

"Well done to Suzi who is a much valued member of the Customer Services team both by her colleagues and our customers. Suzi sets a perfect example of excellent customer service for the rest of the team.

Everyone in the business knows they can leave anything in her very capable hands. Keep up the good work." Adam Connell, Customer Services Manager.

Umbrella.co.uk supporting East Cheshire Hospice
marketing | 8 February 2019
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Umbrella.co.uk are delighted to be able to present a cheque for £2912.80 to the East Cheshire Hospice ( www.eastcheshirehospice.org.uk) this week. 

The Hospice has long been a cause Umbrella.co.uk have liked to support and the funds raised from recent activities will we hope go in some small way to supporting the fantastic work they do. 

The cheque is shown being presented by Peter Langham, Director of Umbrella.co.uk to Kate Bowmar of East Cheshire Hospice.

 

 

 

 

 

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East Cheshire Hospice’s Winter Dreams Ball
marketing | 5 December 2018
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By way of reward for their Employee of the Month awards in 2018, 10 members of staff enjoyed the East Cheshire Hospice’s Winter Dreams Ball on 30th November.  Everyone had a fantastic time and enjoyed the top quality food and entertainment.

We were delighted to be able to acknowledge and reward the contributions of all of our Employees of the Month over the last year, as well as offer further support to the East Cheshire Hospice who we have fundraised for as our nominated charity in 2018.

 

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