Champion Contractors, a specialist provider of payroll and accountancy support services to flexible workers, has opened a new office in Falkirk, Scotland.

The new base led by director, Jim McMeekin, comprises a team of five professional staff and will enable Champion Contractors to deliver better customer service that adds real value to its growing portfolio of contractors.

The company, which supports umbrella workers and limited company contractors, continues to operate from its Manchester base and head office, which links seamlessly to the Champion Group’s network of accounting and business advisory experts situated throughout the North West of England.

In addition to the new roles already created, Champion Contractors plans to recruit further in Falkirk this year, as the company looks to capitalise on the demand for flexible workers and the growing number of people choosing this career route.

Jim explains: “I’ve lived in Scotland all my life and regularly travelled back and forth to our Manchester base. Opening an office right here in Falkirk made perfect business sense to create a cohesive team ethos and vision for delivering excellent service to our contractors and our entire team has been handpicked on their ability to go the extra mile”.

“Being part of the larger Group, which comprises a further four offices across the North West of England, gives Champion Contractors a competitive advantage over our mass market competitors by offering bespoke solutions to a range of contractor issues, including employment law, insurance and wealth management”

“We can afford to spend more time looking after our contractors to meet their needs, whilst also providing a solid administrative service to our agency partners. We look for recruitment agencies that have an ethos and values that mirror our own and as the market continues to evolve and with new IR35 legislation expected to come into forc e later this year, we expect to see agencies demanding more professional partners that offer a wider range of general start-up advice and ongoing business support services.”

Jim continues to be supported by senior Champion staff including, Martin Frain, Richard Allen, Chris Bloor and Charlotte Smith.