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2014: What an Incredible Year!

Liberty Bishop Contractor Services - latest blog - 2104 has ben quite a year!

As we sit in the office of Liberty Bishop Towers surveying the buzz of the office, it’s hard to believe that people are already talking about Christmas and asking what we’re doing for our party. How did November sneak up so quickly? It seems that there is still so much to achieve before the year is out, but with the 2014 we’ve had so far we might just be being greedy! As we grow the Liberty Bishop and Advanced Personnel brands, we grow our reputation as the go-to umbrella company for contractors and the recruitment industry, and this year we are incredibly proud that our hard work and solid reputation have been recognised by the payroll industry and by national organisations promoting regional commerce. We’ve had a great year for award nominations and we thought we’d share the warm glow they’ve given us with you…

In Spring of this year we received the amazing news that we had been nominated for the prestigious Payroll World Awards, celebrating best practice within the payroll and umbrella services industry. The Payroll World Awards is organised and hosted by the well-respected Payroll World (, the news and information source for the Payroll and HR industries. They honour excellence within the payroll industry and the categories included Best Umbrella Service Provider and the pride of Payroll Award.

Our nomination as finalists was a huge compliment to the entire Liberty Bishop team, however, we weren’t crowned winners. But we did have an incredible time, talked a little shop with the delegates from our competitors, and came away basking in the light of recognition of the great service we deliver. Next year we’re aiming for the big win!

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) represents and campaigns on behalf of their members ( at a national- and European-level, ensuring the rights of small businesses are recognised, fought for, and enforced. The work the FSB undertakes is incredible and Marc Scott, our illustrious Sales Director, was nominated for the FSB Young Business Person of the Year. The honour of the nomination was reward enough and fantastic acknowledgement of the hard work Marc injects into Liberty Bishop and his commitment to excellence in service delivery. Although Marc was pipped to first place, the kudos of Marc’s nomination was reward enough.

After two nominations and no top prize, the team at Liberty Bishop had their fingers crossed for the Grant Thornton Top 100 Companies in Bedfordshire business review. Our umbrella company, Advanced Personnel, was under evaluation for the top performing companies in the county. By studying company accounts and annual performance, and by speaking with consultants, industry professionals, and clients, assessed against the current Bedfordshire marketplace, Grant Thornton are able to provide an in-depth review of the health of the county’s businesses, highlighting earnings growth, improved employment opportunities, and other factors. After some tense months of waiting, in the summer we were proud to announce that we have been included in the Grant Thornton 2014 Top 100 Hundred Companies in Bedfordshire! With great leadership, an amazing team, and pin-sharp focus, Liberty Bishop and Advanced Personnel are incredibly pleased with our Top 100 company status and we aim to meet the standards next year too.

2014 has been an amazing year for award nominations for Liberty Bishop and Advanced Personnel and this recognition speaks volumes for the work that every member of our team undertakes every day for our contractor and recruitment communities. We’re really proud of our team and we would like to congratulate and thank every member of the Liberty Bishop and Advanced Personnel staff for their commitment, enthusiasm, and diligence. We can’t wait to build on our success throughout 2015!


Photography courtesy and copyright of Brad.K

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