Important message:

We are pleased to announce that 1st Contact Umbrella has merged with Thornberry. You will notice a few changes across our website in the next few weeks to reflect this. 

You can still expect the same exceptional service and personal attention we have always delivered. 



more money. more free time. less hassle. We're here to make your life that extra bit easier. If you're a freelancer, we can help you take home more pay. If you're an agency, we can take care of your admin and compliance.


Meet Payroll Fred: 




Calling all freelancers, supply teachers, temps and locums: Find out how you can take home more money.

Money-saving information for contractors


Are you a recruiter or agency payroll manager? We can save you time and money - let us be the umbrella company of choice for your contractors.

Information for recruitment agencies
Umbrella company calculator
Umbrella contractor calculator
Umbrella calculator take home pay
Umbrella paye calculator
Umbrella company calculator salary
Umbrella tax calculator