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The business, which began with a £10 shop window advert in 1992 grew to become the UK’s largest specialist firm of contractor accountants and was the only UK top 25 accounting firm to be owned by an individual rather than a partnership. Simon sold the successful business three years ago for over £80million.

In the three years Simon has been away from the accountancy arena he’s been busy; investing in fledgling businesses including innovative blockchain and AI projects, mentoring the business entrepreneurs of tomorrow, establishing an airline, earning the nickname ‘Twitter Dragon’ with his £5 million investment pot on the social media platform oh and of course winning the legendary Le Mans 24 hour LMP2 race in 2014. Simon was also the star of a documentary ‘Journey to Le Mans’ depicting his meteoric rise to win the Le Mans championships.

So why come back to the contractor accountancy market now? Well as Simon says “I started my business back in 1992 and prided myself on first class service. As I see it now the market has changed, technology has improved which should benefit the contractors but the level of service has slipped. I’ve been away for three years and spent that time analysing the market, learning from my other business interests and can see I can give contractors far greater value and convenience”.

There was a time when a contractor made the decision to move to the world of contracting, opened a limited company and that was that. They worked like this throughout their contracts and their accountant stayed the same. Things have moved on and more and more contractors now need to change the way they work depending on their contract and the sector they work within. At some periods they are fine to work through their own limited company, however at other times they need to work via an umbrella Company. This is especially relevant with the Governments changes to IR35 legislation.

“Why should a contractor have the added hassle of searching for a new accountant when they need to change to an umbrella company?” says Simon. “With Dolan Accountancy a contractor joins us and they work through their own limited company but have the added flexibility of switching to our award winning umbrella company – Contractor Umbrella, should their circumstances need this. They won’t have to fill in new paperwork, speak to a new accountant or pay any more for the change to umbrella. We offer a seamless, high level of service regardless of being a limited or an umbrella contractor for the same monthly fee – no paperwork, no changes, no fees and no hassle”.

This new service from Dolan Accountancy is available for £105 plus VAT per month and includes the complete package for contractors;

  • Free Company Formation
  • Free use of Contractor Umbrella
  • Your own Dedicated Accountant
  • No Outsourcing to Teams
  • Unlimited Phone and Email Support
  • FreeAgent Bookkeeping Software
  • Free Business Banking
  • Unlimited IR35 Status Reviews
  • Free Registered Office
  • Free Directors’ Service Address
  • Preparation & Submission of Company Confirmation Statement for a fee levied by Companies House
  • One Director’s Personal Tax Return
  • PAYE and Payroll Services
  • Quarterly VAT Returns
  • Mid-year Financial Health Check
  • Discounted Business Insurance with Kingsbridge

Simon comments that as Dolan Accountancy has none of the old legacy issues to deal with, Dolan Accountancy has started afresh and built an entire professional accountancy firm around what a client needs and wants rather than having to use antiquated systems. This includes using the most up to date technology such as FreeAgent software (no more spreadsheets!) and the very latest banking interface which means no more form filling and waiting for an account.


Phone: 01442 795 100

Address: Unit 36, Silk Mill Business Park, Brook Street, Tring, HP23 5EF

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Why Thousands of Contractors Choose Dolan Accountancy

With over 25 years experience in contractor accountancy helping thousands of contractors, freelancers and the self employed, Dolan Accountancy has the specialist skills, reputation and credibility you can trust.

Working closely with our sister company, Contractor Umbrella, it means we can offer one low cost, fixed fee package at £105 + VAT. This gives you the flexibility of using both our Limited Company Accountancy Services and our award winning Umbrella Service, for one inclusive cost.

If you’d like to find out more about how Dolan Accountancy can help you and your business, please give us a call on 01442 795 100 or email or

We don’t believe in tiered packages or hidden extra fees, instead we aim to give you everything you need, including:

  • Free Company Formation – This is where it all begins. Once you have decided on an available name, we will form your company free of charge (if using our accountancy services) and it will be ready for you to use in as little as three hours
  • Free use of Contractor Umbrella – With IR35 Legislation changes we understand that sometimes you are required to contract via an umbrella company. We will keep your limited company ticking over, while you work margin free via our sister company, Contractor Umbrella
  • A Dedicated Accountant – Your accountant will be there for any company or personal tax advice that you require. We will never outsource work, even to internal teams
  • Free Access to FreeAgent – We offer all of our clients access to FreeAgent, free of charge
  • Free Business Banking – We have decided to waive our commission so our clients can use Tide free of charge for the first year
  • Unlimited IR35 Status Reviews – We will review all of your contracts for IR35 purposes and provide you with our professional opinion as to its status
  • Free Registered and Director’s Service Office Address – Sometimes you just don’t want your home address on display at Companies House. When you sign up to our accountancy services, we will offer the use of our address as an alternative
  • Your Business and Personal Taxation Needs – This includes Company Accounts, Director’s Personal Tax Return, VAT Returns, Payroll, Corporation Tax and Dividend advice, to name just a few

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