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Danbro Umbrella Agency Hub

Partner with Danbro Umbrella, the UK’s Premier Provider of Umbrella Employment Solutions.

Danbro umbrella agency hub

Your Gateway to Umbrella Service Excellence

For more than two decades we’ve been providing expert umbrella and payroll solutions to freelancers, contractors, consultants and self-employed workers across the UK. We’re here to support your clients’ contracting career; reduce your administrative burden; give you confidence in your referrals; and, most importantly, make sure both recruiters and clients get paid in full and on time, every time.

For 25 years we’ve been trusted by thousands of agencies from across the UK, offering unrivalled expertise to over 100,000 contractors. Our longevity, experience, and reputation for quality means you and your clients will always be in reliable hands.

As a Danbro Umbrella employee, your clients will receive instant discounts at over 120 top brands, courtesy of Danbro Rewards. Whether it’s a thrilling adventure day with the family, a romantic meal for two, or a guilt-free shopping spree, Danbro Rewards offers an array of discounts to enhance your clients’ lifestyle.

We love the jobs you hate. Honest. So let us take on your employment liabilities and reduce your administrative burden, while you focus on what you do best. We’ll also handle your ID and Right to Work checks for you, streamlining your processes and saving you time, money and resource.

We’re a social bunch here at Danbro Umbrella! So, why not get rewarded for your hard work and join us for some extraordinary experiences and hospitality events, as a token of our appreciation. You can also benefit from our services, yourself, with mortgage brokerage, pension and investment advice, and wealth management.

Our responsive, experienced account managers – and contractor specialists – are always on hand to support you and your clients and address any concerns or requirements quickly and efficiently. Danbro Umbrella is a hassle-free solution for both you and your clients.

We offer a competitive margin to contractors. So, your clients will receive better value for money, and your job becomes much easier. Our commercial terms follow the same pattern of fairness and flexibility, meaning more opportunities for your agency.

In an industry where compliance is critical, we’re committed to upholding the highest standards of reliability and integrity. Our established and highly accredited services (FCSA, IIP Gold, and ISO) will ensure that you and your clients are safeguarded against legal and financial risks.

As your clients’ Umbrella Company, we’ll take on their employment responsibilities directly, leaving you free to place more candidates. We’ll also cover their holiday pay, pension auto enrolments, and statutory payments too, ensuring no pesky unexpected costs for you.

We’re a key part of the award-winning Danbro Group. Founded in 1999 by Helen & Damian Broughton, Danbro provides specialist accounting, financial, payroll and, of course, umbrella solutions to thousands nationwide. And, in 2016, both our founders were honoured with MBEs for the service they’ve given to our industry and community.

We’re rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot. Our score of 4.8 ranks amongst the highest in the country for providers of accounting and umbrella employment. Our ranking is based on over 500 reviews from our clients and contractors, with almost nine out of ten giving us five stars.

Providing an Umbrella For…

Meet the Team

Daryl

Chief Commercial Officer

About Daryl

Daryl is the Danbro Group’s Chief Commercial Officer. He joined us after an extensive career in business, having led – and/or held high profile positions at – BT, More2, dabs.com and, most recently, Blackpool & the Fylde College, where he was Vice Principal for Engagement. Daryl is a keen cricket fan and Manchester United supporter. Away from work, he enjoys spending time with his with his wife and family, including his two little grandchildren.

Daryl’s Favourite:

City: Toronto
Film: The Thomas Crown Affair
Food: Seafood
Song: Feeling Good, Nina Simone
Sport: Cricket

Fun Fact:

Daryl once lived in three different counties… without moving house!

Dan

Head of Umbrella Services

About Dan

Dan is Head of Danbro Umbrella. After securing a degree in Business & Management from Durham University, Dan went into IT analysis, with roles at both the Danbro Group and Unilever. He’s a keen walker and spends as much time as possible in the Lake District either hiking, swimming or paddleboarding. He’s also a big rugby union fan and enjoys playing board games with his friends and family.

Dan’s Favourite:

City: Cusco, Peru
Film: The Lord of the Rings Franchise
Food: Steak & Chips
Song: Heat Waves, Glass Animals
Sport: Rugby Union

Fun Fact:

After graduating from Uni, Dan took a gap year, spending time travelling around Fiji & New Zealand.

Molly

Internal Sales Manager

About Molly

Molly is the Danbro Group’s Internal Sales Manager, responsible for both our Business Development and Customer Registrations teams. She has well over a decade of sales experience, over half of which has been spent in the Umbrella industry. Away from work, if she’s not spending time with her son, you’ll likely find her on a beach, on a plane, or planning her next getaway with a travel agent!

Molly’s Favourite:

City: NYC
Film: Pulp Fiction
Food: Sausage & Mash (and Gravy, obviously)
Song: Anything by Whitney!
Sport: Ice Skating

Fun Fact:

Before moving to England at the age of five, Molly lived in three (!!) separate European countries: France, Italy and Germany. Must be where she gets her travel bug from?

Lori

Field Sales Manager

About Lori

Lori is the Danbro Group’s Field Sales Manager, overseeing the company’s nationwide sales team. She’s been with the Danbro Group since 2016 and in the industry since 2010. Lori is based in London and spends much of her time out on the road visiting our agency partners. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling and yoga, and has a particular fondness for coffee!

Lori’s Favourite:

City: New York
Film: Pretty Woman
Food: Japanese
Song: Pompeii, Bastille
Sport: None!!

Fun Fact:

Lori once went on an expedition trekking in Nepal and reached 6,000 metres elevation!

James

Regional Account Manager

About James

James is our Regional Account Manager for the North of England. He’s been with the Danbro Group since 2020 and has worked in the contractor payroll industry for over a decade. He has a background in retail banking and, away from work, he spends his time either in the gym or with his friends and family.

James’s Favourite:

City: Rome
Film: Man on Fire
Food: Pizza
Song: Sky Full of Stars, Coldplay
Sport: Football

Fun Fact:

James served as a special constable for three years with Greater Manchester Police.

Sharon

Customer Experience Manager

About Sharon

Sharon is the Danbro Group’s Customer Experience Manager. She has been with us for over 15 years and has held various positions within Danbro Umbrella during that time. Sharon and her team are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of service for all our customers and are always on hand to deal with any issues or concerns you or your clients may have.

Sharon’s Favourite:

City: Amsterdam
Film: The Lost Boys
Food: Chinese (Anything with Noodles!)
Song: Buffalo Stance, Nenah Cherry
Sport: F1

Fun Fact:

Sharon and her daughter share the exact same birthday!

Matthew

Agency Support Consultant

About Matthew

Matthew is our Agency Support Consultant, providing specialist support to our agency partners. Before joining Danbro Umbrella in early 2022, he worked in a variety of customer-focused roles in sales and retail and has also held management positions in the care sector too. Away from work, you’ll find him at the gym, up a mountain, in the countryside, or spending time with his friends and family.

Matthew’s Favourite:

City: Plymouth
Film: Airplane
Food: Cheeseburgers
Song: Zombie, The Cranberries
Sport: None of it is enjoyable to watch!

Fun Fact:

Matthew once completed a marathon AND a half marathon in the same weekend!

Esta

Payroll Manager

About Esta

Esta has been with Danbro Umbrella since 2009! She joined the team as a Customer Service Representative before becoming Payroll Manager a few years later. She’s overseen the company’s payroll department for well over a decade and, during that time, her team have made sure that hundreds of thousands of contractors have been paid quickly and efficiently. Away from work, Esta has a son, and in her spare time, she likes to crochet and enjoys going camping.

Esta’s Favourite:

City: Toronto
Film: South Pacific
Food: Ham & Pineapple Pizza
Song: We’re Not Gonna Take It, Twisted Sister
Sport: Football

Fun Fact:

Esta LOVES dressing up in fancy dress for no reason whatsoever… just because she can!

Be a Compliance Champion

With the demands on supply chain providers increasing, the burden of regulatory, financial, and administrative management that recruiters like you shoulder is only getting heavier.

This often leads to a compromise in standards. And matters are made worse by umbrella providers who lack the capability to ensure supply chain compliance, adding significant legal and financial risks to your list of considerations when choosing where to place a candidate.

This can result in something of a race to the bottom as standards are lowered by certain bad actors in order to increase their chances of securing business. And, in a sector which sadly has a history of non-compliance, the industry’s reputation gets a kicking as a result. So much so that HMRC are continuously, and quite understandably, cracking down on such malpractice.

Danbro umbrella keeps the cogs turning

Peace of Mind with Danbro Umbrella

As a recruitment agency operating within this sector, you can’t afford to take any risks when it comes to compliance – and nor can your clients. So, it’s important to take the right precautions in order to safeguard the interests of both parties. Chief amongst such measures is making sure you only partner with reputable, accredited, legitimate, and established umbrella partners. Even when it comes to your agency’s PSL, it’s always important to verify an umbrella company’s accreditations for quality assurance and peace of mind.

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Why Choose Danbro Umbrella?

Daniel Broughton, Head of Umbrella Services

Your Danbro Group

Thanks to the Danbro Group’s substantial service offering, you can switch between departments as per your circumstances. It’s seamless.

Whether you have a client who needs help getting a CIS refund, or a client who’s considering switching from umbrella company employment to forming their own limited company, or even if you need a mortgage or financial advice yourself, we’re on hand to help.

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