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young veteran
13th June 2007, 12:01
Anyone ever used GO Umbrella?

I signed up in April deal of £10 a week, an havent used them yet, anyone ever used them ?

malvolio
13th June 2007, 12:24
Anyone ever used GO Umbrella?

I signed up in April deal of £10 a week, an havent used them yet, anyone ever used them ?

So you're spending £10 a week on a service you don't use and don't need.

Hmmm, good plan... :smile

young veteran
13th June 2007, 12:28
havent used it yet, and dont pay if u dont use it, but will be using them very soon, only signed up to get the £10 deal

Cooperinliverp00l
13th June 2007, 12:34
Anyone ever used GO Umbrella?

I signed up in April deal of £10 a week, an havent used them yet, anyone ever used them ?

£10 a week sounds dirt cheap and probably under cutting the well established umbrella companies. This must mean they are new to the game (i have never heard of them) so careful as there may be more of a risk invovled than going with your big name umbrella co's mentioned on this forum

Cowboy Bob
13th June 2007, 12:45
My advice would be to get a credit check done on them, given that no-one here seems to have heard of them. Also, look them up on the Companies House website to see when they incorporated and if they've ever filed their accounts late.

young veteran
13th June 2007, 12:49
cool thanks guys, will do, recommended umbrellas?

malvolio
13th June 2007, 12:58
My advice would be to get a credit check done on them, given that no-one here seems to have heard of them. Also, look them up on the Companies House website to see when they incorporated and if they've ever filed their accounts late.

Hmmm... no sign of them on Companies House under that name. No company number listed on their website either (is that legal??). There's a whole bunch of internet-based comapnies listed at that address...

I would be a litle bit wary myself before trusting them with my main income stream.

spiderlover
14th June 2007, 08:37
Avoid like the plague - given that even some of the big boys (Brooksons and Giant to name but two) are heamorraging contractors hand over fist at the moment, I wouldn't go near anyone who is trying to buy business with headlines such as cheapo fees.

They may get loads of contractors on board in the short term but what about service when their systems overload?

tobim
14th June 2007, 10:43
I know for a fact that they have been trading for a few years and the £10 per week is a promotional offer. I have no concerns about there credibility and have always been paid on time and always correctly.

oraclesmith
14th June 2007, 13:02
I know for a fact that they have been trading for a few years and the £10 per week is a promotional offer. I have no concerns about there credibility and have always been paid on time and always correctly.


You've given them a plug before in one of your other 2 posts.

So if you happen to know about them, then spill the beans on what exactly they are ?

I notice their domain name is maybe 18 months old, but what is the legal entity 'goumbrella' ?

It's certainly not a limited company and if it's a trading name for another firm or a sole trader then they should state this in their terms and conditions and contact details. I'm not impressed.

xmland
14th June 2007, 22:33
GoUmbrella have been around for a couple of years and I have been using them for around 3 months now.
They pay me more than the last umbrella I was with, charge me less for the pleasure and even have a holiday fund for me!!! Never had that at the last one.
Have had no problems whatsoever with them and even met one of the directors as I was working in the area at the time.
A pleasure to deal with and very fast to respond to any queries I may have for them.
I wish I'd know about them when I started contracting a couple of years ago and hadn't wasted my time with the old Umbrella I was with.
Brooksons were mentioned in this thread also....would not touch them with a barge pole, I applied to them before GoUmbrella and they messed me about for 6 weeks before I told them where to go!
GoUmbrella signed me within a day at a better rate than Brooksons and accepted my Invoices immediately.
I will continue to use them for as long as I am an IT Contractor and would highly recommend their services to anyone.

Gonzo
14th June 2007, 22:55
GoUmbrella have been around for a couple of years and I have been using them for around 3 months now.
They pay me more than the last umbrella I was with, charge me less for the pleasure and even have a holiday fund for me!!! Never had that at the last one.
Have had no problems whatsoever with them and even met one of the directors as I was working in the area at the time.
A pleasure to deal with and very fast to respond to any queries I may have for them.
I wish I'd know about them when I started contracting a couple of years ago and hadn't wasted my time with the old Umbrella I was with.
Brooksons were mentioned in this thread also....would not touch them with a barge pole, I applied to them before GoUmbrella and they messed me about for 6 weeks before I told them where to go!
GoUmbrella signed me within a day at a better rate than Brooksons and accepted my Invoices immediately.
I will continue to use them for as long as I am an IT Contractor and would highly recommend their services to anyone.
Call me cynical if you like, but do you work for Go Umbrella? :spam:

Personally, I wouldn't touch an umbrella company with a bargepole.

oraclesmith
14th June 2007, 23:13
...and even met one of the directors as I was working in the area at the time.

So if they have a Director, they must be a limited company, right ? But no mention of anything like Go Umbrella at Companies House. If I were dealing with them I'd like to know what kind of 'thing' they are.

No-ones successfully answered my question yet - not even these 1 and 2 post spambots.

young veteran
14th June 2007, 23:38
interesting stuff, but i think i wont be using go umbrella in the future, or any umbrella for that fact.

hours of reading on this forum still to come.....

Gonzo
14th June 2007, 23:50
interesting stuff, but i think i wont be using go umbrella in the future, or any umbrella for that fact.

hours of reading on this forum still to come.....
Honestly, unless you are thinking of contracting for less than a year, then a Ltd Co is the only sensible way of doing it, :D

young veteran
15th June 2007, 00:08
advice taken, just so much to take in as i want to get everything done properly, tryin not to miss anything out

Gonzo
15th June 2007, 00:21
advice taken, just so much to take in as i want to get everything done properly, tryin not to miss anything out
Speak to one of the companies that specialise with IT contractors such as SJD or Nixon Williams.

You will ask them a lot of what you think are dumb questions in the first few months but they willl expect that. Once your first year is past, you will need no more support.

young veteran
15th June 2007, 00:28
after doing my homework i think its SJD that im going for, then picking company name and buyin the domain name etc, if im going to own a ltd co, then id like to do things properly throughout.

hence why im probably up at 1.30am readin this bloody board! :nerd

Though on that note you are all extremely helpfull, and at times bloody hilarious!

Cheers

Gonzo
15th June 2007, 00:35
after doing my homework i think its SJD that im going for, then picking company name and buyin the domain name etc, if im going to own a ltd co, then id like to do things properly throughout.

hence why im probably up at 1.30am readin this bloody board! :nerd

Though on that note you are all extremely helpfull, and at times bloody hilarious!

Cheers
That is exactly what I did. Apparantly NW are cheaper, but I have never used them so i cannot do a thorough comparison.

bangface
15th June 2007, 09:14
You've given them a plug before in one of your other 2 posts.

So if you happen to know about them, then spill the beans on what exactly they are ?

I notice their domain name is maybe 18 months old, but what is the legal entity 'goumbrella' ?

It's certainly not a limited company and if it's a trading name for another firm or a sole trader then they should state this in their terms and conditions and contact details. I'm not impressed.

??? Their limited company details are displayed on their website, or at least I could see them...

Since malvolio mentioned it, I don't recall seeing company numbers on most websites and I have never displayed my limited company number on my own website as I didn't think it was a legal requirement? Can anyone confirm if this is right or not?

mjshrimpton
15th June 2007, 09:27
??? Their limited company details are displayed on their website, or at least I could see them...

Since malvolio mentioned it, I don't recall seeing company numbers on most websites and I have never displayed my limited company number on my own website as I didn't think it was a legal requirement? Can anyone confirm if this is right or not?

http://www.stonesquare.com/23/05/2007/are-your-website-and-email-footers-legal-or-could-you-be-fined/

Yes it is and was well publicised in advance.

bangface
15th June 2007, 09:31
http://www.stonesquare.com/23/05/2007/are-your-website-and-email-footers-legal-or-could-you-be-fined/

Yes it is and was well publicised in advance.

Thanks mjshrimpton, I better brush up on the html later tonight then!! :bang:

oraclesmith
15th June 2007, 12:21
I found them; not Go Umbrella but Go Management Limited.

GO MANAGEMENT LIMITED
THE MERIDIAN, 4 COPTHALL HOUSE
STATION SQUARE
COVENTRY
WEST MIDLANDS CV1 2FL
Company No. 05567454

Status: Active
Date of Incorporation: 19/09/2005
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Company Type: Private Limited Company
Nature of Business (SIC(03)):
7414 - Business & management consultancy
Accounting Reference Date: 31/01
Last Accounts Made Up To: (NO ACCOUNTS FILED)

malvolio
15th June 2007, 12:52
I found them; not Go Umbrella but Go Management Limited.

GO MANAGEMENT LIMITED
THE MERIDIAN, 4 COPTHALL HOUSE
STATION SQUARE
COVENTRY
WEST MIDLANDS CV1 2FL
Company No. 05567454

Status: Active
Date of Incorporation: 19/09/2005
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Company Type: Private Limited Company
Nature of Business (SIC(03)):
7414 - Business & management consultancy
Accounting Reference Date: 31/01
Last Accounts Made Up To: (NO ACCOUNTS FILED)

Active since 2005, no accounts filed to date. Gets better and better, doesn't it...?

oraclesmith
15th June 2007, 13:20
Active since 2005, no accounts filed to date. Gets better and better, doesn't it...?

The 31st Jan date implies they didn't start trading until 1/2/2006. They probably applied to move the accounting ref date to reflect an actual trading year. So this means they have just finished the first years trading and are due to file their first accounts in the autumn of this year.

Metromaniac
15th June 2007, 15:57
Hmmm... no sign of them on Companies House under that name. No company number listed on their website either (is that legal??). There's a whole bunch of internet-based comapnies listed at that address...

I would be a litle bit wary myself before trusting them with my main income stream.

I can't find any limited company details on Giant's website, should I be wary?

oraclesmith
15th June 2007, 16:01
Yeah, but not because of this !!!

Metromaniac
15th June 2007, 16:38
Yeah, but not because of this !!!

Because??

The AntiChrist
15th June 2007, 21:24
Because??

Because....

http://forums.contractoruk.com/thread1255-giant.html

:devil

fzbucks
16th June 2007, 06:30
© Copyright 2005-2007 Go Management Ltd - RSS Feed Privacy Policy - Terms and Conditions

Lookes like the spambots who only joined the forum to defend goumbrella have reported back totheir overlords

Go on admit it, GoUmbrella is one of your plan B's init?

fzbucks
16th June 2007, 06:34
You rest assured knowing that goumbrella are taking care of all the administrative anxieties, responsibilities and hassles associated with running a limited company

I must admit all these administrative anxieties, responsibilities and hassles associated with running a limited company do get me down sometimes and cause me many a sleepless night

oraclesmith
16th June 2007, 21:47
I must admit all these administrative anxieties, responsibilities and hassles associated with running a limited company do get me down sometimes and cause me many a sleepless night

I don't get this. It doesn't run a limited company solution for customers, it's an umbrella.

If you're a client, it doesn't take care of the hassles of running a limited company for you because you haven't got a limited company !!!!

Diver
16th June 2007, 22:39
I just tried clicking on their website www.goumbrella.co.uk/contact.php
No joy, tried links to it, also no joy,

"now you lot have dun it again", scared them orf you ave :throw:

oraclesmith
16th June 2007, 23:05
I just tried clicking on their website www.goumbrella.co.uk/contact.php
No joy, tried links to it, also no joy,

"now you lot have dun it again", scared them orf you ave :throw:


Wrong link, it's :

http://www.goumbrella.co.uk/contact_us/get_in_touch.php

It works OK. They've probably updated the structure and google hasn't caught up yet.

Diver
16th June 2007, 23:19
Wrong link, it's :

http://www.goumbrella.co.uk/contact_us/get_in_touch.php

It works OK. They've probably updated the structure and google hasn't caught up yet.
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xmland
22nd June 2007, 07:44
Call me cynical if you like, but do you work for Go Umbrella? :spam:

Personally, I wouldn't touch an umbrella company with a bargepole.

No I don't work for GoUmbrella as you suggest as they probably wouldn't pay me enough!

As I stated I use them as an umbrella which suits me fine.

I am currently working a project overseas with a new contractor who has set up a limited company, he has been trading for 3 months and not been paid a bean as yet and is outstanding over £20K now.

I on the other hand am paid weekly through Goumbrella and have been since start of contract, now maybe I'm cynical but what good would £20K of pay and expenses be to me if it was still outstanding?

I am not trying to defend them as you suggest nor am I trying to plug them, the post was has anyone ever used them and I gave the answer yes. Thought that was what forums were for and was trying to be as helpful as I could.

All I will say on limited companies vs Umbrella is do what ever suits the individual. If I choose to go limited in the future then I will, it's a choice each of us is free to make. For now though GoUmbrella suit me fine.

TheFaQQer
22nd June 2007, 09:33
I am currently working a project overseas with a new contractor who has set up a limited company, he has been trading for 3 months and not been paid a bean as yet and is outstanding over £20K now.

I on the other hand am paid weekly through Goumbrella and have been since start of contract, now maybe I'm cynical but what good would £20K of pay and expenses be to me if it was still outstanding?

I think you'll find that this is the exception rather than the norm!!

If he's invoiced for £20K and hasn't been paid it for some reason, then he should stop working and not return until it's paid. He should also be taking legal action, charging penalties and interest on the outstanding amount, etc.

Unless, of course, he's not actually owed the money, or hasn't invoiced correctly, then it's no different from you not doing the same with GoUmbrella - if you don't get the invoices in, then you don't get paid.

abu1
10th July 2012, 11:20
I am using them currently whilst doing this contract i found them on the umbrella comparison site and took it from there. they had offer free for first 3 months i used orangegenie and libertybishop previosuly.

They have so far paid me on time seems ok.

and no i do not work for them

LisaContractorUmbrella
10th July 2012, 14:27
I am using them currently whilst doing this contract i found them on the umbrella comparison site and took it from there. they had offer free for first 3 months i used orangegenie and libertybishop previosuly.

They have so far paid me on time seems ok.

and no i do not work for them

And yet you still resurrected a 5 year old thread?

abu1
12th July 2012, 10:39
And yet you still resurrected a 5 year old thread?

yep cos i done search for that umbrella company..y are people on this forum so suspicious strange indeed .

LisaContractorUmbrella
12th July 2012, 10:44
yep cos i done search for that umbrella company..y are people on this forum so suspicious strange indeed .

Cynicism comes with experience unfortunately :ohwell