Client Testimonials

Please find a range of testimonials below:

"Tony adds a personal touch to his services that makes it seem like he genuinely cares about your business. He is very professional and goes out of the way to ensure you are happy with his services. I'm yet to find any other professional in this business that can impress me as much as Tony has and this is why I have no problem trusting my finances to him and his team. Thanks!"

Nkonye Oyewusi, Analyst/Developer at General Secretariat of the European Council

"I have used SJD accounting for a number of years to get contractors set up with Ltd companies and more recently have engaged the services of Tony from the International side of SJD due to the scope of my contractors work involving extended periods of time in the Nordic regions.

Throughout the process Tony has proven himself to be an out an out professional with an incredibly deep knowledge of the (incredibly complex) international accounting laws and jurisdictions that we have faced.

In addition Tony has come up with several innovative solutions to counter obstacles which we have faced during this period. 

Highly recommended for anyone working overseas or in the UK!!"

William Gilbert, Head of Transformation & Technology Programmes Practice

"We engaged with Tony for advice on providing a payroll solution to our clients in Germany. His knowledge on the subject was second to none and was a major deciding factor in using his services."

Craig Ridgway, Director at Maryport Technical Solutions Ltd

"Tony is available to Clients with not only detailed industry knowledge but a sunny and cheerful disposition (always!). Highly professional and always willing to offer support and advice in what can be a rather complex industry. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!"

Senior Recruiter at Vodafone UK (AMS)


"Tony provides an expert service which enables us to place contractors in diverse locations across the globe, safe in the knowledge their tax and status is no risk to us. Responsive, effective and good fun!"

Ben Harvey , Director at GSA Techsource



"I had the pleasure of working with Tony whilst he was at CPM and I was with Leap29. He was providing a payroll service for one of my candidates and he always ensured that my candidate received the highest level of service and dealt with any queries in a quick a professional manner. I would be happy to recommend to anyone thinking of using his services."

Richard McWillliams, Manager, Civil & Infrastructure, MENA region at EarthStream



"I first used Tony this year to provide contract management services for a contractor working at a client site in Germany. I was impressed by Tony's knowledge of relevant legal requirements and would happily recommend Tony to anyone seeking to use a compliant contract management company within Europe."

James Melody, Pharmaceutical Staffing expert



"Since working with Tony and his Team at CPM People I have always received the highest level of service and support. Tony has always provided the results we need in a timely and professional manner.

I will confidently recommend Tony and his team anytime and I can always rely on his Industry knowledge to be 100% reliable."

William Finden, Managing Director at Oaklands Global



"I am very pleased to recommend Tony for several reasons. Tony is an expert in his field of International labour & tax compliancy. When a major payroll company collapsed on our contractors recently Tony`s company stepped into action to support our contractors overseas. Tony was very creative in putting solutions together and helped to sort out our consultants. If you are an agent placing people in Europe and need compliance solutions Tony is most definatley the man to talk to. Tony is very easy to get on with and I highly recommend him and his company."

Robert (Bob) Harbon, Business Development Manager at Serco/CybX



"I came to know Tony by recommendation of a business partner of mine. I used his professional financial services when working for the Fortis Bank in Brussels. Tony is a guy that delivers on time and follows up on his promises. Something I am sad to say does not often happen these days.

I can highly recommend any body or company to at least have a talk with Tony when it comes to the subject financial services and payrolling."

Patrick Abas (BEc), PM/BA Unauthorised Trading at Credit Suisse



"Tony is obviously deeply knowledgeable about the contracting market, asks the right questions and delivered the right solution for me. Tony speaks with authority yet is highly personable. His turnaround time on queries and actions is superlative. As such I'd gladly recommend his and CPM's services to any freelancer."

Tim Plowden, Freelance Photographer



"Tony @ CPM can create profitable relationships with customers very easily. He really does know what the "win-win" approach means. Thanks to his deep knowledge of his professional field he always "knows what to do". I am looking forward to need his service many more times."

Kristian Frohlich, Associate Director at Lawrence Harvey Group


"I would like to thank you for the excellent service you provided during my time with SJD."

John Hilton - December 2015

Thank you very much, I wish both you and Tony a merry Christmas and thank you for your assistance over the last few months.

Mark Bowen - December 2015

Thanks Heather. Wish you and Tony Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thanks for your service. 

Senthill - December 2015

Was just going to say thank you very much for all your help this year, all the efforts you have made to answer our queries are really appreciated and Ann Marie and I always say that you are such a nice and very helpful person. So I just wanted to personally say thank you for your support.


I wish you all the best for the new year, and hope you really do enjoy your leave.

Therese Nzengo - Senior SAM Consultant - December 2015

Thanks for all your help and hope you have a lovely Christmas.

Mike Easton - December 2015

Dear Anthony,

Many thanks for your quick answer and precious advice.

Have a lovely weekend,


Nolwenn - January 2016

Dear Anthony

Good morning, thank you for the reply.  Thank you for all the help you and the team have provided me with, all the best and thanks again.

Kind regards 

Martin Yarwood

Martin Yarwood- February 2016




'Thank you Tony.

Always pleased with the work you do!'


Paul Regan - August 2016



Thank you for connecting with me. Heather's been helping with setting up a contact for a candidate I have in France.
Will keep you guys in mind for future domestic and international contracts. I'll be happy to recommend your services to my colleagues and clients.

Heather's been great and thorough. Hope we can set things up quickly and have our contractor with you soon.

Kaveh Kordestani  (isluk)

16th May 2017


I’d like to take the opportunity to thank you all for your support over the past couple of years since I moved over here, and for all your help with the additional forms in recent months.

Of course, if I ever pick up a consultancy contract here in the future I will be in touch as I'd hope to be able to work with you again.

Louis Powell April/May 2017




I would like to express my appreciation and many thanks to you ( Antony) and the team for your support. 


Rutger Van Ommen - Contracting in The Netherlands - July 2017




Hope to work with you again!

Marcin Swinoga - January 2018



Hi Anthony,

Many thanks for the kind words and encouragement.  Indeed, heartfelt thanks to you and all your team for the help and support you have offered over the years, it has been very much appreciated. 

A special thank you to Heather who was a delight to work with.  

I am sure we will work together again and I will continue to recommend International Umbrella to contractors looking for an umbrella solution.

Best wishes for the future,

Robin Hogger - 25th May 2018



Heather is providing a great service and is obviously very knowledgeable with what she does and the way she communicates. 

Paul Ashley - People Solved  

31st May 2018  



Good morning Heather,

Hope you are well?

I would like to say thank you very much for all you have done for me. 

As of today I will no longer be needing your services ( apart from last paycheck ) as I have been taken on full time by a company. 

I will be recommending you to anyone I meet in need of an umbrella company. 

Again thank you very much for everything.

Best regards,

James Kelly.

2nd July, 2018



I would like to thank you for your assistance and availability during my time with International Umbrella. Wishing you all nothing but the best. 

Abdoul Ndiaye

14th Dec 2018







"Having received expert advice from Tony relating to international contracting, I have unreserved recommendations for Tony's assistance and help to enable the most productive and efficient way of working."

Chris Stanley ,Project Manager at Vodafone UK. April 28, 2015

Our Services

  • PAYE locally – including Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Spain and other countries – please enquire.

  • Delivering tax efficient solutions across Europe and Internationally from the dedicated UK office.

  • Best practice – we work transparently with no unexpected fees, false promises or unrealistic return on income rates.

The Complete International Umbrella Service

Taking the decision to work abroad can be a difficult one. Often it involves working away from family and friends in an environment that presents new challenges. Having the support of a respected umbrella company to take care of all your in-country tax and social premium deductions will ease these additional demands.

International Umbrella has over 23 years’ experience of contractor accountancy and international compliance solutions.  We have the required skills, knowledge and  experience, to provide the contractor, recruitment agency and end client, the complete international compliance service.

Contracting Resources

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