View Full Version : Finally made the jump

20th January 2012, 11:55
Hi everyone,
After thinking about contracting a few times but sticking with permie roles, I'm finally making the jump. Last permie role has been a bit of a disaster so redundancy looms and I'm sure even running my own ltd. will involve less redtape and BS than working for this particular consultancy.
I've decided to go straight for a ltd. as I'm in this for the long haul now and Mrs H. will be handling all the admin side of things. We're also planning a little SMB Microsoft consultancy on the side that she'll be running.
Not got any particular questions at the moment as I've been lurking and searching for a while. Not got a gig lined up yet but interviews next week and don't finish the permie role til next Friday.
I get the impression that things are quite now but should ramp up as we head towards April. I've not really specialised in one sector - done everything from banks to F1 to sneaky stuff - which I'm hoping will help me find the first contract.
I'm sure I'll be back with more questions soon.


20th January 2012, 12:25
The NLUKbot welcomes you.

Are you sure you are cut out for contracting? Have you tried searching?

20th January 2012, 13:57
Welcome and congratulations on making the move to contracting.

Running your own ltd is a steep, but short learning curve and if you get a good accountant then there's barely more than an hour a month to keep things running properly.

The Spartan
20th January 2012, 14:41
Congratulations I hope it all goes well for you

22nd February 2012, 12:53
Survived my first day without being marched off site. So far so good, although some might say a public sector gig is an easy start :)

18th March 2012, 19:54
done everything from banks to F1 to sneaky stuff
AndyGood stuff Andy - what's your favourite circuit - mines Monaco - how's Hamilton these days - haven't seen him down the Admiral Nelson for yonks