Back in 1990 I took the big step to become self employed. Since then I have tackled all manner of computer programming assignments from databases to point of sale (POS) systems and sales order processing to stock control. Working from an office in my house allows me to keep my costs low and hence allows me to provide my service to you at a reasonable price.
If you are looking for someone offering a personal service at a reasonable price and who always answers the phone, then I could be what you are looking for. If you are looking for someone who charges the earth and is impossible to contact after his cheque has cleared, then perhaps someone operating out of expensive offices in Manchester would be better.