In others' words
I knew about Parasol because my wife had previously worked as a contractor, so from the very beginning, I knew I was in safe hands. Parasol's helpful and knowledgeable team helped me get started and as a first time contractor, this was very important to me.
The online portal is really easy to use and makes submitting timesheets and expenses a breeze. I know that if I ever have a problem, Parasol is just a phone call away - even at the weekend, so I can contact them at a time that suits me.
If you’re new to contracting and want a dedicated and professional team by your side, I recommend Parasol.
I have been a contract writer and content editor since early 2014, and have used Parasol from the start. I can't fault the company's service, and even when an error has previously been made by a third party, Parasol has sorted it.
As well as the customer service staff being helpful and incredibly speedy at responding, the online payment portal is a joy to use. I wouldn't say many could go far wrong in choosing Parasol as their umbrella agency.
I have been with Parasol since 2005 and after speaking with Parasol’s friendly and knowledgeable team, I felt confident they would be the right choice.
If I have any problems or queries, I know that a quick phone call is all I need to help solve any issue. When I hear “I’ll ring you back” it doesn’t fill me with dread!
More recently, Parasol suggested moving my contracting activities to a limited company under their sister company, ClearSky Accounting. The moving process does require a few steps, but Clearsky made the transition as smooth as possible. The on-boarding team were really helpful and I was allocated a personal accountant who now looks after me. I’ve not been operating like this for long, but the early signs look good and I hope this relationship will be as long and successful as I had with Parasol.