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Inside IR35 Consulting

The Past and Present

Laurel Icon Ltd is a company nearly 20 years in business (Feb 2001 – 2021). We offer Programme and project management consultancy across many sectors and business types, large and small. We have provided, and continue to provide, services from (but not limited to), the provision of desktop IT equipment and advice on best practice office set up for small businesses, to consulting and delivering national and global programmes for large private and public sector companies.

The Future

With IR35 around the corner, we want to remove the uncertainty of inside vs outside by providing short term PAYE contractors direct to the end client, and at the same time, reduce cost.
A well practiced Portfolio Project Manager (PPM) can manage multiple projects across multiple clients – Why pay for a full time resource when your project requires part-time management to deliver in the same timeframe? TCQ – Time/Cost/Quality is at the heart of every project and in the mind of our PPMs.

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IT Solutions

In early 2019, I was asked to help a start-up company on setting up a collaborative infrastructure for a number of people inside and outside of the company. The CEO was a bit stuck as to what tools would best suit their needs as there were so many on the market, and he had been given numerous recommendations from friends and colleagues. After a few discussions, it became apparent to me that the right fit for them was the Microsoft Office tool set that is now being widely used by businesses and public alike in light of the Stay@Home directive.

Having set the staff up with new laptops and their software, it was then clear to me that some training in the applications’ use was very much required. My next task was to find a suitable company, locally based, who would do some on-site classroom based training in Microsoft Teams. TrainingU fit the bill and within a couple of weeks were onsite giving some much needed tuition. The friendly manner in which the training was given was excellent and removed the nervousness around learning technology from a group of people not used to collaborating in this way.

All in all, the company got what they needed and I’m currently still managing the systems and giving advice and support when it’s needed.

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Websites

LiL-consulting has helped give a web presence to two small businesses.

www.DavidChappellMusic.com

www.castleviewcottages.co.uk

This was done by providing the owners with a website and access to do their own thing, with just a little guidance along the way. Sometimes, simpler is better.