Workr Group: Supporting flexible workers across assignments

Ian Standish-Leigh first used Workr Umbrella a few years ago, before moving onto another one of our services – Freelance Workr – when he set up his own limited company. Having just been offered a role under umbrella payment terms – and inside IR35 – Ian is now seeking the support of Workr Umbrella once more.

Here, we explore how Workr Group has been able to support Ian with a range of different services throughout his career…


Ian Standish-Leigh- Freelance Business Analyst

From umbrella…

As a contract business analyst in the public sector, Ian was on the lookout for an organisation that would be effective, supportive and offer good value. Dissatisfied with the percentage that some umbrella companies expected (as high as 50% in some instances), Ian continued his online research until he came across Workr Umbrella

Simple, straightforward and efficient. That’s how Ian has described the process from start to finish. Contractors using Workr Umbrella simply upload their hours onto a portal at the end of the week and the payment is authorised for the next week. 

Having been so pleased with the service that Workr had provided, when Ian made the next step in his career, he decided to take Workr with him. 

To freelance…

After setting up his own limited company, Ian found that external accountants weren’t providing the service that he expected. That’s when he decided to get back in touch with a company that he knew could do the job. 

As well as using Freelance Workr for accounting purposes, Ian cites their compliance as a huge benefit stating that for many in the public sector, adequate assessments aren’t a thing. And it’s  not just that. Ian says the ease of which he was able to contact Workr also further enhanced our service offering.

“I can’t fault the service. If I end up working as a contractor again, I will choose Workr – 100%. I’ve been so pleased with the service that Workr has provided that I’ve even referred a family member. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Nina and the team to anyone looking for either umbrella or freelance support.” Ian Standish-Leigh, Freelance Business Analyst.

Nina Lasota-Long, Practice Manager at Freelance Workr.

And back again?

Ian has recently been offered a new contract that falls inside IR35 and is looking to move back to Workr Umbrella. 

“We are delighted to be able to support our clients throughout their careers. We provide consistent service levels across our brands that are interchangeable meaning our clients can switch between them depending on their circumstances. Ian is a great success story of our flexible approach and how we partner with our clients – putting them first to help them achieve success!” Nina Lasota-Long, Practice Manager at Freelance Workr.

Whatever career path you’re taking, Workr Group are here to help with a suite of products that will propel you forward. Plus, if you’re currently working through a limited company and are unsure about the IR35 changes coming into effect in April 2021, we have a dedicated team to support with this. For more information drop us a message at