The perfect solution for both contractors and recruiters

We love working with recruiters as we understand the contracting market and we’ve learnt from some of the leading recruitment agencies what they need to make money – which in short is to concentrate on finding the talent, whilst we care about the administration and compliance – we minimise risk for you and look after the finances for your placed candidates – keeping everyone happy.

We’ve been working with contractors for over 30 years

This means we’ve developed both expertise and efficiency for managing all things contracting. We’re currently partnered with many of the UK’s largest recruitment companies, who trust us implicitly to look after their contractors. Our easy to use and efficient online systems mean we can set up contractors within minutes, and our expertise in legislation means that they always stay fully informed and 100% compliant.

Services for Recruiters

You get dedicated account managers who are always at hand to help with any queries.

Why work with us?

  • Over 30 years’ experience in the temporary labour market
  • Managed payments and accounts for thousands of contractors
  • Trusted by leading recruitment agencies across the UK
  • Experienced team of legal & compliance experts, keeps you up-to-date with legislation and compliance
  • Extremely competitive weekly margins for contractors
  • Easy to use portal for contractors to use

We pride ourselves on providing excellent support, so it’s important that we’re constantly improving. We value feedback highly, so whether it’s from you or your contractors, we’ll be delighted to hear how our services can be enhanced.

Dealing with contractor queries, so you don’t have to

The Sapphire contracting support team is helpful and efficient at managing contractor queries. We’ve successfully grown our team and continue to do so, our onboarding process helps ensure contractors ask us first and not you, and you can always direct queries our way – saving you time to concentrate on placing candidates and earning commission, assured your people are in good hands.

Thinking of working with us? Refer your contractors today


As a start-up business, it was essential for us to partner with like-minded companies who would help and support us in the early stages. This is why we chose Sapphire. With an excellent track record in customer service and ensuring workers are paid on time, Sapphire helped us build our own reputation as the company to go to for staff in the Education sector.

We’ve been working with Sapphire for the past two years and we would highly recommend them as an Umbrella partner. The team at Sapphire are always prepared to go above and beyond to support our business and our workers’ needs by offering quick registrations, advance payments, legislation updates, professional advice and excellent customer service support.

Excellent service provided. Easy to contact and helpful staff. All transactions processed swiftly and kept updated throughout.

We’ve been working with Sapphire since 2018 and the level of service has always been exceptional. Customer service is the main reason we continue to work with them; they look after our contractors just as diligently as they do us…which is rare. No other umbrellas have understood that my highest priority is service to the contractor, which ensures a happy contractor, which is good for business!

Sapphire has been so professional and helpful. I’ve been with an umbrella service before and it was a nightmare. The team are always available when I need advice, answering all my questions knowledgeably and quickly. I’ve been very impressed with the excellent service.

We have been with Sapphire for just over 12 months, using their services to look after payroll administration for most of our workforce.

We very quickly built up trust in the Sapphire team to register our workers for various payroll models, ensuring every worker is given advance pay slips of their pay before the wages are cleared in their accounts.

The service provided by the team goes beyond our high expectancy levels and is reinforced by each worker continually selecting Sapphire as their payroll provider of choice, once they have been introduced to Sapphire.

Great for contracting. No issues, easy to talk to and always get my text to let me know I’m getting paid, can’t complain!