About Us

Crystal Umbrella is the UK's No 1 PAYE Umbrella Company, as voted for by contractors themselves at freelancesupermarket.com.

Crystal Umbrella is an Employment Management Company set up for the sole purpose of employing temporary workers; Contractors, Freelancers, Locums, Temps and Interims, making their contracting life more rewarding, hassle free, profitable and most of all legally compliant.

Supplying contractor’s comprehensive assistance and support in the following areas:

  • 1st class customer support
  • Contractual compliance & administration
  • Professional insurance
  • Expense processing
  • Tax advice, planning and returns
  • Financial protection and investment advice
  • Health & well-being
  • NEW” Job Board


Since our formation Crystal Umbrella has gone from strength to strength. We now employ over 45 staff at our head office in the picturesque town of Hertford, working with some of the most respected agencies and clients in the UK; we have supplied prudent, profitable and practical 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.

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.


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