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World-class service

We understand that making the leap into contracting and self-employment can be daunting. Our team of advisors will support you every step of the way, delivering exceptional support.

Compliant & ethical

We are the only provider to have passed Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) audits for limited company, umbrella company and self-employment solutions.

Flexible approach

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf solutions. Whether you’re an established contractor or a recruiter, or just starting out, we will devise a tailored package that’s right for you.

Become your own boss

Set up a limited company

As specialist contractor accountants, we can help with all aspects of limited company formation and contractor tax.

Become an employee

Join our umbrella company

Our umbrella company solution is compliant and ethical. We offer quick and easy setup and excellent ongoing support.

Become self-employed

Make the leap

Our self-employment model allows genuinely independent freelancers to trade in a safe and compliant manner.

Contractors and freelancers supported
Consecutive years of growth since we launched
Recruitment firm clients

We’re here to help. Let us take the stress away.

ADVANCE is a leading provider of support solutions to contractors and freelancers, the recruiters who find them work and the businesses that benefit from their skills and expertise. Working with us will give you peace of mind that you’re in safe hands. We’re experts at adapting to changes in legislation and staying one step ahead of our competitors. The support we offer is unrivalled and our values and philosophy put you at the centre of everything we do.


You might be new to the world of contracting and freelancing and in need of some advice, or a seasoned independent professional on the lookout for a better service. Either way, we can help and support you throughout your contracting and freelancing career. Set up a limited company, join our umbrella company or become self-employed.


We will take care of your contractor and freelancer candidates, getting them ‘assignment-ready’ in an efficient, friendly and professional manner and offering excellent ongoing support. We also offer a range of value-added services designed to make your recruitment business more efficient and profitable, and can advise on changes in legislation.

Go limited today

Limited company accountancy for contractors and freelancers

If you’re looking for a specialist contractor accountant who really understands you and your business, then look no further. With ADVANCE you’ll receive expert advice from your own dedicated personal accountant who specialises in the contractor and freelancer market.

Recruiters - we're ready for April 2016. Are you?

It’s no secret that significant legislative changes are on the way in the recruitment and contractor services industry. Forward-thinking recruitment businesses want to be confident that their supply chain partners have compliant and commercially viable services and solutions in place that are fit for April 2016 and beyond. Here at ADVANCE we’re leading the way in embracing new legislation.

...of our recruitment agency partners rate our service as excellent or good

...would recommend us to their peers

Onshore reporting solutions

We can ease the administrative burden that reporting requirements have placed on your recruitment firm, giving you access to our contractor data in a submission-ready format.

Umbrella: the next generation

The future of the traditional umbrella company model is bright. In addition, we offer a range of bespoke employed solutions for contractors, freelancers and temporary workers.

Self-employment without risks

Endorsed by a Big Four accountancy firm, our unique solution enables you to identify genuinely self-employed contractors and freelancers – thereby minimising your exposure to risk.

What our recruiter clients say...
ADVANCE always go above and beyond our expectations. Their service is the best I've come across during my 15 years in recruitment.
I've always had a great service from ADVANCE. I recommend ADVANCE to all of my candidates first over other umbrella companies.
Nothing is too much trouble for ADVANCE - I feel they always go the extra mile to ensure first-class service is always delivered.
ADVANCE's compliance and legal knowledge is excellent and our contractors only have good things to say about them.
Friendly and efficient service – when a problem does arise it is dealt with quickly and professionally.
You're great at what you do. Your staff are helpful and friendly.