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The market-leading contractor support specialist

Parasol was set up by former contractor, Rob Crossland, who built the business around his in-depth understanding of the contracting lifestyle. In 2000, he set out with the goal of helping freelancers and contractors make the most of their money whilst minimising the hassle involved with self-employment. Fifteen years and 90,000 happy contractors later, we still operate under the same guiding principles. Our dedication to always doing what’s right, not what’s easy, is something we’re proud of and something that sets us apart from the other contractor support providers out there.

Whether you want to join our umbrella solution, establish your own limited company with ClearSky, or just need some guidance on which option would be most suitable for you, give our team a call on 0800 458 0818 now or arrange a callback for a time that suits you.

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Why you can trust us


Having been established by a contractor, we have a unique insight into the way contractors work and what they need from us. With hundreds of expert head office staff, we are obsessive about excellent support and focused on ensuring you always get paid on time and in full. And with over 15 years in the industry, we know legislation and compliance issues inside out.

But you don’t have to take our word for it. We partner with over 2,500 recruitment agencies, including leading companies like Hays, Capita Venn and Reed, all of whom trust us implicitly with the contractors they refer to us. We also have a long list of accolades and awards, including ISO9001, Sunday Times Fast Track 250 and 100, and Best Companies Awards.

It’s quick and easy to join Parasol. Just contact our best advice team or call 0800 458 0818.