About Us

About us

The best CIS and umbrella services delivered with pride

Why Choose Crest Plus?

Crest Plus was established in 1999 as one of the first companies to offer contracting services and outsourced payment management solutions for contractors in the UK.

No-one Knows CIS Quite Like Us

We are one of the few companies to have paid contractors under the Construction Industry Scheme legislation since its establishment in 1999. This means our experience within the construction sector is unrivalled and we have finely-tuned processes to ensure construction contractors are set up and ready to work compliantly as quickly as possible.


Market-Leading Umbrella Company

We have grown into one of the industry’s leading Umbrella companies, with a firm reputation for compliance and customer care. We seek to offer a tailored service for each Umbrella contractor so that both contractors and recruiters can work safely in the knowledge that they’re compliant with legislation at all times. Registration is quick and simple.


Our Values

Our values guide everything we do.

Above & Beyond

We do what it takes to deliver consistently excellent results and exceed expectations.  Every individual is accountable and empowered to do the right thing.

Curious & Capable

We are innovative and committed to always doing things better.  Our capability offers unrivalled value an opportunity, enabling our customers and colleagues to thrive.

Collaborative & Kind

We embrace collaboration and seek ways to elevate those around us. We operate in trusted partnerships, adapting proactively and flexibly to our customers’ needs.

Say & Do

We make life simpler and more rewarding, embracing every day as a chance to make a difference & improve the lives of those we work with, and those we work for.

Proud to support hundreds of agency partners

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We put you first

When you choose Crest Plus, you’re deciding to work with a company that truly puts you first.  In addition to on-time payments and compliant services, we bring a more personal touch to everything we do. We have a friendly, expert team with a can-do attitude.

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Our compliance promise

When you work with us you can have peace of mind to know that compliance is always our top priority.  We set the bar high for ourselves. Plus we’re FCSA accredited for both CIS and umbrella, with annual independent audits covering every aspect of our service.

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We give you more

Our services include everything you need and more.  All workers are covered by the best insurance in the industry and everyone has access to Crest Plus Advantage, our fantastic perks & rewards scheme.

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A great partnership

Because we’re specialists in construction, rail and engineering, we have a depth of knowledge and experience which makes all the difference.  We partner with your agency for the long-term, helping you work efficiently and compliantly with your umbrella & CIS workers.

Our people are the difference

Investors in People (January 2023) said:

  • An engaged workforce who are positive about their work.
  • There is a vision supported with a clear set of values.
  • People confirm that the values reflect the culture
  • People’s performance and the systems are in place meaning that people know what is expected of them.
  • Staff agree that they feel empowered in their role and valued and appreciated for the work they do.
  • The way people are led, managed and developed is supported by good systems and processes.
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Meet Our Leadership Team

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Valerie Lawton ACMA MAAT

Joint MD

Val joined the Crest Plus team in March 2018 and is our lead on finance, compliance and regulatory issues. She is a Chartered Accountant and has significant expertise in contractor payments having worked in the recruitment industry for some 28 years.

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Paul McDonnell

Joint MD

Paul joined Crest Plus at the end of 2006.  After becoming Head of Sales he was appointed Director in 2012.  Paul and his team seek to create long-lasting partnerships with recruitment agencies across the UK, listening and responding to their needs in an ever-changing legislative landscape.

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Paul Flannery

Head of Group Operations

Paul joined Crest Plus in 2007 and leads our operations for both Crest Plus and JSA Group. Compliance is very much at the top of his agenda, alongside helping all contractors to get the most from their working life.

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Marko Carter

Head of IT

Marko joined Crest Plus in 2006 and leads our IT team, ensuring clients and staff have access to the information they need, when they need it.  His ethos is to put the customer at the heart of IT strategy, helping us to serve customers better and more efficiently through the use of technology.

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Sam Mead

Head of Payments

Sam joined Crest Plus in 2005 and manages our highly skilled payments, finance and HR teams.  Her priority is to enable us to provide excellent customer service alongside support functions that help to maintain the business values.

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John Griffith

Operations Manager

John joined us at the start of 2012 having previously worked at the Bank of America as a Credit & Risk Underwriter.  During his time at Crest Plus, John has managed our onboarding, admin and customer service areas.

Ready to work with us?

Get in touch with us today on 01244 684700.