About Us - The CIS Payroll Experts - EEBS

The Bespoke Payroll Solution for the Construction Industry

EEBS have been helping the Construction Industry for 20 years


The aim of the business then, and now is to help construction firms remain both compliant with their employment and tax responsibilities in relation to their use of self-employed sub-contractors, and to remain commercially competitive.  Since we went into business, we have constantly updated our business model, contracts and operating procedures in response to the ever-changing regulatory landscape.

We continue to invest significant time, money and expertise into our business to ensure that we can offer clients bespoke arrangements that give clients robust, HMRC compliant solutions which have never been challenged by the tax authorities, and includes a 100% guarantee to protect clients, and their businesses from the threats they face in order to maintain a compliant workforce and a competitive edge.

Our Guarantee

EEBS shoulder the full legal responsibility for the self-employed subcontractors we supply to you – providing you with complete peace of mind and allowing you the freedom to choose the workforce that you want. During 20 plus years of business, we have had over 40 clients inspected by HMRC whilst using our services. Not

once has our business model (and therefore our client) ever been challenged, proving to be 100% HMRC compliant.


If after a status investigation HMRC were to challenge our arrangements, or if a sub-contractor were to take you to an employment tribunal whilst being supplied by us, we will manage the entire process for you, with full legal support. If we were to lose the case (and to date we have never lost a case), we would pay all the associated costs. That is the EEBS 100% compliance guarantee for your construction business.

“We specialise in working with small to medium contractors to help them retain as much commercial flexibility as legislation allows, and avoid unnecessary costs.”

Our People

Nick Pilgrim


Nick Pilgrim and Mike Holmes set up EEBS in 2001, prior to this Nick spent 20 years working for Royal Mail across a range of corporate and executive roles. Originally trained as an Engineer, Nick possesses strong problem solving and leaderships skills. He’s highly disciplined with a no-nonsense, logical and practical approach to work.

Nick has developed an extensive knowledge of and expertise in the whole spectrum of Employment status law. He specialises in both tax and employment rights fields, representing clients at numerous employment tribunals, and providing extensive support where needed to clients involved with tax investigations.

Mike Homes team

Mike Homes


Unique at time of conception, the bespoke service provided by EBBS was the brainchild of our founder Mike Holmes. Having managed employment agencies and payrolls, at the highest level, for over 30 years Mike’s continued involvement in the business lends unparalleled legal, technical problem solving experience. Mike is a Fellow of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and an expert in Employment Law and International Tax.

Colette Rayner team

Colette Rayner


Colette heads the EEBS Sales and Marketing Team, she is a successful Business Development Manager with 20 years experience. Colette’s role is to work with each client to understand their individual needs and concerns, guide them through the setup process from start to finish, ensuring that all of their requirements are met and their questions are answered, and ultimately provide them with a seamless service and a simple solution. Contact Colette to find out how EEBS can help you and your business today.

Contact colette@eebs.co.uk

Toni Swanborough team

Toni Swanborough



Toni and her team are responsible for overseeing the smooth running of the EEBS bespoke payroll service, assisting each client with the week-to-week payroll process. The payroll team works with small, medium and large construction firms to remove the burden of complex payroll issues that surround the construction industry. Whatever the company size, EEBS is proud to provide the same superior service that is above and beyond our customers’ expectations.


With EEBS continuing to grow as a business, Toni also oversees the essential compliance work which is a crucial element of the service EEBS provides, insuring that each client adheres to strict compliance regulations.

Toni is the first point of contact for any payroll or compliant questions Accounts@eebs.co.uk or compliance@eebs.co.uk

Toni has a diploma in AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2 and Sage 50 Professional Qualification and is currently studying AAT Advanced Diplomate in Accounting (Level 3).

Iona Cowan team

Iona Cowan


Iona has joined the team to learn all aspects of EEBS payroll department, which includes payroll administration, compliance work and completing annual tax returns for sub-contractors.  Iona supports the EEBS team to ensure that all of our client’s needs are met at all times.

Iona will begin to study AAT and tax exams as she progresses within her role.

Contact Iona at accounts@eebs.co.uk

Sophia Letchfield team

Sophia Letchfield


Sophia joined the team in September 2019 fresh out of college after completing a Level 3 National Diploma in Business. Sophia is a valued member of the EEBS team, and her knowledge of accounts, payroll and compliance has rapidly grown in such short period of time. Since joining the team Sophia has successfully completed an advanced Customer Service Diploma and is currently studying AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting Level 2.

Contact Sophia at accounts@eebs.co.uk

James Last
“We are confident that we can rely on EEBS to keep us up to date with any changes and ensure we continue to comply.”

Christine Shearing, Kenwood Groundworks

James Last
"J&J Windows & Doors Limited have been using EEBS Limited to pay my colleagues and I for over 6 months and I can quite honestly say that the service EEBS provides is superb! It allows me to remain self-employed, they ensure that I'm verified with HMRC, that my CIS tax is calculated correctly and most importantly that my wages are always paid correctly and on time. I would without a doubt recommend EEBS to friends, family, and colleagues."

James Last, J&J Windows & Doors

James Last
“I can call on EEBS when required without the worrying of being tied into an agreement.”

Peter James, Pete’s Landscaping

James Last
"We have used EEBS for our wage processing for around 3 years now. We were unhappy with the previous company as they felt 'too big' and did not provide a personal service at all. I am extremely happy with EEBS and can honestly say all their staff are pleasant, conscientious and an absolute pleasure to deal with. I cannot recommend EEBS enough, they thoroughly earn their (reasonable) fees and enable us to focus on more commercial and day to day aspects of running our company."

Ally Din

James Last
"We have used EEBS for 7 years now and we cannot fault their service. They keep us up to date with new legislation and regularly carry out compliance reviews. Their staff are friendly and knowledgeable and the processing rates are fair."

Ceilidh Embling

James Last
"We have used EEBS for 4 months now and what a delightful team. Toni & Colette have been nothing but "BRILLIANT" They have bent over backwards to resolve queries and are always at the end of the telephone... Thank you EEBS for being FANTASTIC!"

Dee Nathwani

James Last
"Would highly recommend EEBS, we have used a few payroll companies in the past but by far these guys are the best. Always so helpful and very knowledgeable, such a great company to work with."

Madeleine Ball


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