Rob Crossland founded Parasol in April 2000 after a career in the IT industry working for a range of software companies, latterly working as a freelance Project Manager.
Under his leadership, Parasol has remained staunchly loyal to the principles of innovation, service delivery and value for money on which he based the company.
As a contractor himself, Rob spotted a gap in the market for a service to help freelancers and contractors maximise their income and minimise the hassle of being self-employed. He went on to develop Parasol into one of the fastest growing companies in the UK before leading an MBO in November 2006.
A pioneer for best practice and innovation in employment, Rob has steered Parasol to become one of the most respected and secure professional employers in the UK, providing support services to thousands of contractors and works with hundreds of recruitment agencies large and small.
Rob is also vice chairman of Super League rugby league club, Hull Kingston Rovers, and is also a keen Manchester City supporter, neither of which should be held against him!