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Umbrella Brings the Outside In With New Break Area

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 staff support Food Friend Wilmslow

The staff at Umbrella.co.uk have collected and delivered much needed items to our local food bank, Food Friend, based at St Bartholomews in Wilmslow.

Food Friend is run and organised by St Bartholomew's Church and provides short term assistance and support to individuals and families in Wilmslow. Illness, disability, family breakdown or the loss of a job could happen to any of us.


Alison Waterhouse Wins Umbrella.co.uk Employee of the Month

“Alison Waterhouse joined umbrella.co.uk in February this year as a Key Account Manager. She has shown that she is very self-motivated and has quickly developed a fantastic ability to develop business.

In September we saw the end of the quarter and I am pleased to say she excelled by smashing her target.

Well done on a great quarter and winning September Employee of the Month!” Dexter Dyer, Sales Director.

marketing | 5 August 2015
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A leading provider of accountancy and support services to professional contractors, freelancers and small/medium sized businesses has invested in new premises after outgrowing its former base. 

A recent Business Report has highlighted how Wilmslow is a town in boom. At PayMatters we would like to think we have contributed in some way to this.

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.

Umbrella.co.uk supporting East Cheshire Hospice

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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We're recruiting across the board here at Umbrella Accountants and consequently I'm getting to read a lot of CV's. Some of them are clearly refined by efficient recruiters and then there are others telling me about how they spent 2 weeks on a paper round in 1983 as part of their 20 year career in accounting.

One thing that does appear on both direct CV's and those from a recruiter are those boilerplate phrases that are repeated so often they mean absolutely nothing. You know, just like the most standard one that appears in almost every CV and is in the title of this post. Others you may see far too often are "I am conscientious, hardworking and trustworthy", the amazing revelation that someone "Works well under pressure" or posesses that most rarest of skills - "can communicate at all levels".

Following a request from Mploy Solutions, Umbrella Accountants LLP have arranged to take on work placement a number of students from Kings School, Macclesfield  and Tytherington High School, Macclesfield for their work placement experience.