The Bespoke Payroll Solution for the Construction Industry

EEBS have been helping the Construction Industry for over 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 sub-contractors 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 50 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 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.

“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

EEBS team Nick

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

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

Colette Rayner


As Director of Development Colette leads the EEBS Team and is responsible for overseeing the companies performance and continued development.   Colette has worked for EEBS for 8 years, and has nearly 30 years experience in communications and business, previously working with media companies, as well as the NHS, and the Department of Health.

In an era where regulatory landscapes are constantly evolving, Colette works alongside Nick Pilgrim, MD of EEBS to guide clients through the complexities of compliance. Whether you’re navigating CIS HMRC regulations or industry specific Employment and Tax law our comprehensive compliance solutions are tailored to meet the unique needs of your construction business.

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.

Toni Swanborough

Toni Swanborough


Toni has worked for EEBS for over 6 years and is an indispensable asset to our organisation, exemplifying unwavering dedication, meticulous attention to detail, and a profound understanding of the company’s financial management, client management, payroll service, tax return service and overall compliance.  Toni’s skill set significantly contributes to the seamless functioning of EEBS as whole.

Toni oversees the Accounting, Payroll, Tax and Compliance arms of the business.

You can contact Toni on the email addresses below: or

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).


Mike Homes

Holly Haneman


Holly is an integral part to the EEBS Team, and is our dynamic Payroll Manager within the Accounts Team.

Holly understands that payroll isn’t just about numbers; it’s about people, and spearheads a client focus approach, ensuring that our clients experience smooth and transparent payroll interactions.

Holly ensures that EEBS payroll processes adhere to the CIS and HMRC legislation, minimizing compliance headaches.

Holly enjoys workinng closely with clients to process their payroll efficiently and accurately, Holly is extremely personable and is demon at resolving any issues that can arise from time to time.

Holly is a talented individual, and in her spare time runs a custom shoe business, she creates and paints stunning bespoke designs onto footwear with a factory finish. You can check out her fabulous designs here.. Hhcustomshoes

Holly is also keen musician and is an accomplished pianist and guitarist. When Holly has any downtime she very much enjoys socialising with friends & family, and making the most of opportunities to travel.

Contact Holly at or

 WhatsApp: 07719 065177


Mike Homes

Rachel Omand


We are thrilled to announce the return of Rachel to the EEBS Family.  Rachel worked with us several years ago before leaving to have her second child.  

Rachel has many strings to her bow, as well as working with us Rachel is busy sharing responsibilty of MD with her husband Aaron of their own business Draft Dispense Ltd.  Draft Dispense works with Craft Beer Breweries to take care of all things dispense, from fully cellar installations to support and maintenance.   

Rachel previously worked as a UK Service Controller for an international vending company, over seeing the customer service and field teams.  

All of Rachel’s work and life experience makes her the perfect fit for the EEBS team.  As with all of the EEBS team Rachel will be customer focused, ensuring that our clients received the highest quality service, ensuring 100% HMRC compliance.

Rachel enjoys a busy family life and spending quality time with her nearest and dearest is a priority. 


Contact Rachel at

WhatsApp: 07719 065177

Mike Homes

Coming Soon


We are thrilled to announce that we will soon be introducing new team members to the EEBS family. Their profiles will be available here very shortly, allowing you to get acquainted with these valued additions. Stay tuned for updates!

“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


“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


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

Peter James, Pete’s Landscaping


“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

“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

“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

“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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01245 493832

07719 065177

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