Our Management Team
Here at Simplify we aim to be different! Our approach is to provide an easy to use, compliant PAYE Umbrella solution with a straight-forward weekly or monthly charge, but most importantly to provide a service that is simple to use, with a team that are nice to do business with.
- Some Umbrella Companies overcomplicate the process of getting paid this way so that they justify charging a high margin. Whilst others take a percentage of what you earn, meaning when you work harder they make more for doing the same amount of work to process your payment. Some even have a low price, but then charge you for processing your expenses! Others tell you their net rate so that it sounds lower, or add charges for insurance that were not properly explained.
We are different! Our margin of £22.50 per week (gross) or £80 per month (gross) includes insurance, expenses processing and everything. We have no hidden charges, no set up or exit costs, no minimum contract period and you only pay us when you are working (no payments between contracts).
- We always provide simple, honest, expert advice. If you’re going to use an Umbrella Company it’s really important you understand what we do because it is your hard earned cash that we are dealing with. When you use Simplify you will always speak to friendly, professional people, who not only know their stuff, but can also explain things in a way that non HMRC experts understand!
- Simplify use Faster Payments to ensure that your money is paid into your bank on the same day that we receive it from your agency.
- We are always honest with contractors about whether we believe a PAYE Umbrella solution is right for them. The honest truth is that Umbrella Companies aren’t right for every contractor. For example, if you have no expenses to offset and the agency has the option for you to be PAYE, then that may be better for you, as the main financial benefit to using an Umbrella Company is in offsetting expenses. We can take you through a take home pay illustration and help you to work out what is best for your circumstances.
- Compliance is something that we take really seriously at Simplify and we make sure that we are always up to date with the latest legislation changes so you can be sure that what you take home is rightfully yours, and there won’t be any nasty surprises in the future. We are audited and approved by Professional Passport.
Don’t just take our word for it that we are different – have a look at what our contractors say about us, and then give us a call on 01332 595959 and put our simple, honest advice to the test.
I am very happy with Simplify’s service and would like to say a big thank you to Beth and the team.
I chose to use Simplify as my umbrella company as a result of reading online reviews. I found my named contact at Simplify to be extremely helpful, very approachable and, as the company name suggests, she simplified the whole financial process of claiming my agency pay.
Simplify made my first experience of contracting extremely straightforward. The staff could not have been more helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend them to someone just starting out as a contractor.
The staff are friendly and informative and the website tools are straightforward and easy to use.
The service is great, keep it up!
Excellent service. Always available on the phone or email to answer any queries. So hassle free it made my life easier.
I would like to take this opportunity to say, you have been the best umbrella company I have worked with; co-operative, efficient, friendly and informative. You certainly live up to your name and have simplified business!
Your professionalism is very much appreciated.
I want to say firstly how much I have enjoyed being with you and your services have been top rate and I will personally have no hesitation in recommending your services to others in the future.
Thanks again for you professional and smooth services and keep up the good work!
I have always found you a pleasure to deal with, always helpful and efficient. Thanks for everything.
Just a quick message to say thank you to …the team for such a hassle free excellent service getting me set up for my first week with you. Best umbrella experience I have ever had any will definitely be staying with you in the future!
Thanks for the brilliant support Simplify Business have offered me over the last couple of years. I am leaving you as I am taking up a permanent contract and so will be contracted directly to the company. I have been more than satisfied with Simplify Business and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone in need of an umbrella company. You have one very happy customer!
…thanks to you and the team for the slick, professional and quick service you’ve offered me – everyone has always been so helpful and supportive – it’s been a pleasure doing business with you.
I would just like to say you guys are great and I would highly recommend you.
Any time I’ve had a question or issue with expenses sheet everyone is so fast to respond and really helpful. The same of the phones – whenever I’ve had to call there’s always a cheerful, friendly and helpful voice at the other end.
Is nice to know so thought I’d say!
I wanted a simple, straightforward umbrella company who would pay me on time and take care of all administration, and had a reasonable fee. Simplify ticks all these boxes.
I’ve found that every time I’ve called whoever has answered has done so very quickly and has always been very helpful.
As someone new to contracting I had some (probably stupid) questions when I started out but everything was explained clearly to me and no-one laughed at me (which was a nice change to my every day life…!).
I also think the weekly fee is quite reasonable, I was worried when I started looking for umbrella companies that it might be considerably more.
It’s been a pleasure using your services and I will be always happy to recommend you to anyone in need of an Umbrella Company.
Thank you very much for your services this past year, you have been really a really great company to work with and I appreciate everything you have done for me.
I will most certainly be recommending Simplify, I have received a fantastic service from your team!
Simplify have been absolutely brilliant during my time as a contractor. The customer service I received was excellent and extremely helpful when I needed assistance. I would definitely recommend you as an umbrella company for anyone looking at contracting.
I would just like to say thank you very much for your services over the contracts I have used you for, you have always shown yourselves, to be prompt, reliable, professional, helpful and excellent value for money.
I have recommended your services to a number of the colleagues I am currently working with who are currently paying more and not receiving same day payments, not surprisingly some of them are stuck in fear of change scenario, but you may get some interest in the future.
I began using Simplify in April 2013 after my new position required me to work as a contractor, something I hadn’t done before.
From the outset Simplify were professional, courteous and fantastically quick on answering any queries I had. The setting up of my contract with them was simple and easy to understand, easily taking away any concerns I had about working this way. Timesheets and Expenses sheets were emailed to me making this a simple process to getting paid without any of the headaches associated with being a contractor.
All members of staff I have had the pleasure of speaking to have made this a painless journey and I would have no hesitation in recommending Simplify to anyone I meet. So much so that the faith I have in Simplify allows me to look at employment options I had previously dismissed.
I am pleased I chose Simplify – They are efficient, friendly, personable and clearly value their clients.
You guys are awesome, I always get prompt replies. I’m really happy with quality of service you guys are providing
Great service overall and would recommend to anyone I know.
I have nothing to complain about, my phone calls are always answered politely… If I know of anyone who needs to change I would recommend Simplify.
Very happy with the whole service that Simplify provide and would recommend them highly to any contractor. Always polite and able to answer anything that is queried. Very happy.
There have been no problems whatsoever and my payslips arrive on Fridays without fail. Thank you.
Extremely easy to register. Payment and payment notice is always done on time. Makes things Simple!!
Personnel are easy to converse with and resolve problems or give advice to satisfy most problems. A pleasure to do business with.
Has been very simple, easy and straightforward working with Simplify.
Simplify does what it says. Thank you.
So pleased I went with Simplify; I really feel well-represented and cared for. Every process has been so straightforward.
Quite simply the best Umbrella agency I have used to date.
I have been completely satisfied with the service which you have supplied and if I ever go back with an agency I will use your company again.
Simplify was a recommendation to me by another contractor. I have found the service excellent and friendly, including giving advice about contracting issues. I would recommend Simplify to others.
I was very pleased with everything about Simplify. Their staff were extremely helpful, gave explanations and advice, were always in touch and accurate with all payment details, I would not hesitate in returning in future. Thank you very much.
I have had no problem with Simplify Business Ltd. They are prompt with information via SMS, E-mail and post, quick to advise on queries and pay on time. What more do you require?
Excellent service, cannot fault in any way, excellent payment etc.
If I was still contracting I would stay with Simplify as I have been very happy with all the help you have given me over the past 2 years.
I have been a contractor working through Simplify Business for 5 months and I am very happy with the service that they provide. The application process was very simple and straight forward. I am fully supported by my Account Manager who explained all elements of working for an umbrella company. Payments have always been accurate and on time and I feel confident in recommending Simplify Business to any contractors.
Sean Wilkinson, LERL Assurance Engineer
…I always found you very helpful, explaining things very well to someone who had no idea firms such as yours existed. Thank you.
Ian Bull, Vehicle Builder
I would like to point out that Simplify can help contractors greatly with their income and if any problems are encountered then a call to their office will rectify matters in a very short time.
I have been extremely happy with all of the services Simplify Business Ltd offers. I am kept well up to date with any changes, and the amount the company does to ensure accurate payment is received is exemplary. All in all an excellent service I would recommend to anyone.
Since I have been using Simplify I have never had a problem with my money going in on time. That to me is simply the best thing for a Contractor. To be paid on time all the time. Whenever I phone the staff are courteous and friendly and always willing to help.
This is just a short note to say how pleased I am with all your work. I am getting up to date text messages of any information that affects me. Have had no problems with our working relationship. Keep up the good work.
Becoming a contractor can be confusing but the team at Simplify Business made the whole process easy. They take away any worries about tax and NI by answering any queries you might have in an easy to understand way. Any problems with payment are dealt with pro-actively and Simplify go the extra mile to ensure you get paid on time. All in all Simplify Business provide a professional and friendly service & I have no hesitation in recommending them to other contractors.”
I cannot fault this company at all, I can only speak highly of them in all aspects of the service they provide. I have been with them since May 2010 and had constant support and no issues with payment. They have made the system clear where other umbrella PAYE solutions i have felt lost trying to keep up.
Simplify business provided an excellent service to me in; negotiating contract details, rapid payment and a fast and accurate response to any queries I put to them. Conversations are always pleasant and efficient and my overriding impression is a competently run company whose staff are on the ball and who care about their employees. I’m very pleased to be with them.