About Us

Run by a team of experienced accountants and industry professionals, First Umbrella is the employer of choice for contractors and a dependable supply chain partner to the recruitment industry.

With uncompromising compliance standards, strong financial stability, and multiple sector expertise, we offer an ideal solution for contractors, recruitment firms and end hirers. Our key sectors include Finance, Administrative, Engineering, Technical, Construction, IT, Education, Health Care and the Creative industries.

With a specialist compliance team, we also provide contractors and recruiters with the best advice on the tax laws and legislations affecting them, including the onshore/offshore intermediaries, AWR, Auto-enrolment, amongst others, to ensure all parties in the supply chain are operating efficiently, legally and without risk.

What makes us different?

All First Umbrella employees are employed on full, overarching contracts of employment. We never pay below National Minimum Wage and we guarantee at least 336 hours of work in any one year. All First Umbrella employees receive at least 28 days of paid holiday and we make all the correct deductions and payment of PAYE tax and national insurance to HMRC.

We offer contractors a market-leading employment package, including:

Competitive margin
Excellent take-home pay
Unrivalled support and guidance
Comprehensive insurance cover
Employee perks and excellent benefits
Your own dedicated expert support manager
Help with securing a new assignment
Cutting-edge technology, your own online cloud employee portal
Online access to everything you need, 24/7

For more information on how we can support you, get in touch with us today on 0207 148 1583, or email enquiries@firstumbrella.com


I'm an accountant myself but I must say I couldn't have done without the support of First Umbrella. – Mugu S.

What I love is that they took the time to meet me in person. I certainly feel I can trust them. – Nadia D.

First Umbrella have provided me with excellent support every step of the way. They genuinely care. – Bhargavi P.

The team are knowledgeable and their customer service is outstanding! – Chieme M.

I've worked with many accountants over the years. None have come close to First Umbrella. – Daniel J.

They genuinely care about my business and personal finances. – Jennifer W.

First Umbrella have provided me with an outstanding level of expertise. I highly recommend them! – Linda P.

I love having 24/7 visibility of my business finances. The 'live' business bank feed is an excellent feature. – Guido M.

What I love is that they took the time to meet me in person and explain everything clearly. – Olufunmilayo A.


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