National accountancy firm Danbro has appointed a new Director of Employment Services, as the business targets growth in the construction sector.
James Burrows, who is also a former client of Danbro, has joined the Lytham-based firm to help grow the part of the business, which offers Employment (Umbrella) services to contractors, outsourced payroll solutions to businesses, and a CIS (Construction Industry Scheme) offering to sub-contractors.
With a 10-year career in construction, James is well-placed to lead the division of Danbro that is targeting the construction industry.
He says: “I’ve been self-employed and I’ve worked in a variety of roles across the construction sector. I understand how the sector operates and I’ll be working with my team to develop a suite of solutions for contractors, subcontractors and recruitment agencies.”
Legislation governing self-employment and temporary workers has gone through significant change over the last few years and continues to do so. James says: “We have to adapt quickly and compliantly to continue to grow in a sustainable way.
“I believe that, when recruiting temporary workers and flexible labour, the end client still has a duty of care to ensure they are not only treated in the right way, but their pay is also correctly administered. This requires tighter controls around the supply chain, which is exactly where Danbro operates. We offer peace of mind for the end hirer as well as the recruitment agency.”
Originally from Derby, James studied Mathematics at Nottingham University and initially turned down a career in accounting so he could join construction giant Balfour Beatty. He spent eight years at the company setting up a training business, managing group-wide strategic projects, mobilising global initiatives and leading the rollout of a new operating model.
More recently he ran his own strategic consultancy business, predominantly targeting clients in the construction and engineering sector. During this time he turned to Danbro for expert advice and online management of his accounts.
He says: “Danbro is a great company. The cofounders have really strong ethical values, which are shared right the way through the organisation, and ultimately define what we do and how we do it. This is a great foundation in which we can build new service offerings and target new areas for growth.”
Damian Broughton, Executive Chairman at Danbro says: “James brings a wealth of experience and he has challenged us to deliver even more for our clients. We’re delighted to welcome him to the business and we are excited to work with James to grow the Employment Services Business.”
To learn more about Danbro’s Employment Services, visit www.danbro.co.uk/umbrella