ORANGE GENIE GROUP ACCREDITATIONS AND AWARDS...

OrangeGenieGroupiconpng-1There's nothing like being recognised for doing a good job.
Here at Orange Genie Group we strive for excellence in everything we do; as an employer, as a service provider and as a partner. That's why we're so proud of the recognitions we have achieved. 

Investors in People

Investors in people Using the Investors in People framework has helped us embed excellence, recognise achievement and continually value our people.

Investing in our people sits at the heart of what we do and who we are. We recognise that highly motivated, engaged and knowledegable staff are the most important asset for Orange Genie.   

We have a strong focus on continuous improvement which is a daily focus and encompasses development of processes, new ideas and nurturing our people encouraging learning and individual development opportunities. The results are wonderful; we have great support from people who display pride in the business and genuine commitment to helping achieve our continued success. 

Involving our people in the development of business plans has helped to clarify company goals and get individuals to really see where their own objectives fit into making things happen.

Since working with IIP we have trained and developed managers and staff in a variety of soft skills and competencies, put a spot light on continuous improvement in all areas of the business and won more and more business through recommendations. Our managers have taken a Chartered Management Institute leadership course and others have qualified in accountancy, project management and payroll.

We have developed competency based recruitment working closely with people new candidates will work with to develop effective induction plans so staff are proficient in their roles as quickly as possible.

Learning is encouraged and we have provide a dedicated Learning and Development facility where people are encouraged to take time out to study or research away from the general office bustle and buzz. We encourage and fund work related study and reward for success. In return we have loyalty and pride in our staff and in the way they take responsibility for getting things done well.

ISO 9001:2008 Quality management

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The ISO 9001:2008 standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the involvement of top management, the process approach and continual improvement.

It is the only internationally recognised standard that guides organisations to improved performance. We use a UKAS accredited company, BM Trada, to carry out an annual independent audit to ensure we comply with the standard.   

Adopting this culture has enabled us to provide a consistently high quality of service, an unrelenting commitment to continuous improvement driven by a genuine focus on customer feedback.

There are eight quality management principles defined that underpin the sustained success of an organisation:

  1. Customer focus
  2. Leadership
  3. Involvement of people
  4. Process approach
  5. System approach to management
  6. Continual improvement
  7. Factual approach to decision making
  8. Mutually beneficial supplier relationships.

OHSAS 18001:2007

In August 2010 Orange Genie were delighted to have their health and safety management systems certified to OHSAS18001:2007 to UKAS accredited standards. Orange Genie places priority on its responsibilities to ensure all staff, including those on assignments, has training and is made aware of any risks and hazards they may face.

OHSAS 18001 has been developed to be compatible with ISO 9001 in order to facilitate the integration of quality and occupational health and safety management systems. As an organisation we are concerned with achieving and demonstrating sound occupational health and safety performance by controlling our OH&S risks, consistent with our policies and objectives. 

The advantages of an effective OHSAS management system are:

  1. Provides a structured approach for managing OH&S
  2. Establishes and maintains a commitment to OH&S
  3. Demonstrates strong commitment to safety excellence
  4. Organisational structures in place with clear roles and responsibilities
  5. Existence of a continuous improvement culture
  6. Strong levels of trust and communication
  7. Reduction in incident levels with increased measures of performance
  8. Contributes to business performance by reducing cost and liabilities

FCSA Membership 

FCSA

FCSA, the Freelancer and Contractor Services Association is an independent, not-for-profit industry association which has been founded to set the standard for companies providing services to the freelancer and professional contractor workforce giving this vital community a voice. 

Each member company provide payroll, accountancy, administrative and employment solutions to the freelancer and professional contractor workforce contributing to the competitiveness of UK plc. Through a combined effort, we have initiated and industry leading code of conduct to drive best practice. FCSA members each undergo an annual independent review from one of the 'big four' accountancy practices, with review documentation being voluntarily submitted to HMRC.

This sets the standard for professional compliance and confirming that we work legally and ethically at all times.  
Our continuing membership gives us credibility and strength, ensuring our opinions are both heard and respected within the industry and by the Government and regulators.

To learn more about who FCSA are and what is means to be a member or associate of FCSA, click HERE >>

Bauer & Cottrell

Bauer & Cottrell are a leading IR35 specialist, headed by Kate Cottrell. The firm enjoys an excellent reputation for IR35 Compliance and their reviews areBauer and Cottrell JUNE 2019 founded on principles of honesty and integrity, values they share with Orange Genie Group.

We strongly believe that contractors need to review their IR35 status on an assignment by assignment basis. This review needs to be comprehensive and focused not so much on an “IR35 friendly contract” but on the working practices and the reality of the relationship between contractor and end client. 

Bauer & Cottrell’s experience and involvement with the IR35 forum supports this approach and as such we believe our association provides our contractors with access to the most current and accurate thinking in terms of IR35 and status reviews. 

Bauer & Cottrell’s services range from the review or re-drafting of contracts through to a full defence service in the event of an HMRC investigation. They have never lost a case!

 

The REC

We're pleased to be an official business partner of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation who are the professional body for the UK recruitment industry, representing 85% of the UK recruitment market. REC-logo_square

Orange Genie provide specialist accountancy, umbrella employment and self-employed/CIS solutions for UK contractors, as well as offering expert compliance advice and training to their agency partners. They are the only contractor support company to be accredited by both FCSA and Professional Passport and they have a well-deserved reputation for excellent service and compliance expertise.

As part of their partnership with the REC, Orange Genie Compliance are offering their compliance service free to REC members for the first year. This includes an assessment of their compliance and training needs, training for all their staff and ongoing support and advice.

 

FREE AGENT

Freeagent is our preferred accounting software for our small business, freelance and contractor clients. It’s completely web-based so there’s nothing to download onto your computer and you can access it anywhere from any device. 
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Your data is safely backed-up and FreeAgent uses the same level of encryption to talk to your computer as banks use, they even store your data in a former nuclear bunker.

FreeAgent supports your bookkeeping and accounting:
 

  • Create professional looking estimates and invoices, send then chase payment automatically
  • Easy reconciliation of your bank transactions with automated bank feeds into your FreeAgent account
  • Effortless expenses management
  • Run monthly payroll and file RTI directly to HMRC
  • Manage projects, track time and generate timesheet reports
  • Submit your VAT return directly to HMRC through FreeAgent

 

RI Supplier Awards

RI Supplier awards

Recruitment International provide insight and collaboration for the recruitment industry through their websites, specialist industry research and reports, conferences and forums and recruitment industry awards. Orange Genie were awarded Best Payroll Service at the 2017 awards. This award is voted for by recruitment agencies to acknowledge outstanding service in the previous year.

 

 

CMME

CMME

CMME work with major UK lenders to help the contractor community to obtain the best value mortgages.

 

Kingsbridge

Kingsbridge

Kingsbridge are a specialist contractor insurance provider who offer clear, comprehensive cover for you and your limited company. They also offer a 10% discount to clients of Orange Genie Accountancy.

 

 

CONTRACTOR WEALTH

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Our partners Contractor Wealth are an established wealth planning practice who provide specialist financial advice to professional contractors and freelancers.