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Welcome to Crystal Umbrella

Crystal Umbrella was established by our current owners; two forward thinking entrepreneurs who had the foresight and determination to create an organisation, which removed the day to day legislative nightmare of employing and paying contractors and freelancers.

Today, Crystal are the UK's No 1 PAYE umbrella company, as voted for by contractors themselves at freelancesupermarket.com. Remaining committed to searching out new ways of further improving standards within the industry and making the lives of our employee contractors as stress free as possible, which is especially important in these difficult times.

Crystal Umbrella was incorporated in 2008 to take over the pioneering and industry leading work initiated by our predecessor No Longer Limited (incorporated in 2001). This strategic expansion and re-brand was designed to give our contractor workforce a clearer understanding of what the company does and to reinforce our commitment to making everything we do ‘crystal clear’.

Since its formation Crystal Umbrella has gone from strength to strength. Now employing over 45 staff at our head office in the picturesque town of Hertford and working with some of the most respected agencies and clients in the UK, we have supplied compliant, prudent and profitable employment management services to some 15,000 contractor employees.

It goes without saying that we wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for the fantastic relationships we’ve developed with recruitment agencies, recruiters and of course, our hard-working and loyal contractor employees. The primary aim of our award winning service is not only to provide you with unparalleled levels of support, but also to make the administration of your contracts as hassle-free and transparent as possible.

You’ll find more information on the nitty gritty of how we operate and how you can benefit from using our services by following the links below. We are confident you’ll soon see what makes us a preferred choice for over 1,500 recruiters and clients across the UK.


Highly respected within the industry, Crystal are proud to be a founder member of the Association of Employment Management Companies (AEMC), which was set up to provide a unified voice and introduce a comprehensive set of standards within the Umbrella Industry.


To find out more

Simply give our experienced New Business Team a call today on 0800 848 8888, chat to us online or feel free to submit your query using our quick online form

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