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Current Certification Expires

January 31, 2025

Services Provided

CIS/Self-Employed | LtdCo Accountancy | Umbrella

FCSA Certificated Companies

Company Reg Number

Assessed For

Umbrella, CIS
Ltd Co

ADVANCE provides FCSA accredited umbrella, limited company and self-employment / CIS solutions to the UK’s contractors and recruiters.

In addition, ADVANCE are SafeRec certified where all payments are audited in real-time, with all workers receiving a weekly audit report, and each agency receiving a monthly supply chain report.  ADVANCE ensure real-time compliance which provides peace of mind throughout the whole supply chain.

Known for its compliant and ethical approach, ADVANCE provides world-class service and works in partnership with recruitment businesses and their candidates, adding value throughout the contracting supply chain.  

ADVANCE is based in Chester but operates throughout the UK, supporting contractors and recruiters in a wide range of industry sectors including engineering, construction, IT, technology, medical, healthcare, technical, manufacturing and life sciences.

ADVANCE prides itself on going the extra mile to support contractors and recruiters, offering flexible margins, bespoke solutions and unique processes designed to meet an agency’s specific requirements.

ADVANCE’s Managing Director, Anna Sills, is passionate about delivering world-class service. She has been instrumental in the success of ADVANCE since she joined the company in 2014 and has made an outstanding contribution in developing the strong cultures, both inside the business and externally with clients too.

Anna leads the delivery of ADVANCE’s ambitious growth plans, supporting agencies & clients through an ever changing & challenging environment. Anna is at the forefront of relationships whilst adding value throughout the supply chain, ensuring world class service at the core of the everything we do.

ADVANCE’s Chairman, Shaun Critchley, is a qualified solicitor who, through his niche recruitment law practice, has advised many of the UK’s leading recruitment businesses on changes in legislation and compliance. ADVANCE is therefore able to offer unparalleled in-house expertise on everything from IR35 and employment status to ‘Supervision, Direction or Control’ (SDC) and CIS to key pieces of legislation such as the Criminal Finances Act.  

Here are some key points about ADVANCE’s market-leading contracting solutions:

  • Umbrella – contractors who choose Umbrella employment with ADVANCE have access to all employment benefits, including statutory payments, holidays, and enrolment into a workplace pension.
  • Limited company – contractors who choose ADVANCE’s very competitively priced platinum accountancy package get up to  £20m business insurance cover included – potentially saving them hundreds of pounds a year – plus free company incorporation and a free annual self-assessment tax return.
  • Self-employment / CIS – genuinely independent contractors who are free from ‘Supervision, Direction or Control’ (SDC) can subcontract through ADVANCE, while recruitment businesses benefit from a bespoke solution designed to minimise their exposure to risk.


ADVANCE continuously invests in its infrastructure and people to ensure every part of the contracting journey for both candidate & recruiter is efficient, simple, and reliable.

Whether you’re a contractor looking for support or a recruitment professional who wants the very best for your candidates, ADVANCE has the solution.

Trust the experts. Trust ADVANCE.