15th May 2018
More than 520 franchisees, partners and staff helped make this year’s TaxAssist Accountants’ Conference its most successful to date.
Hosted at Celtic Manor, near Newport in Wales, the day started with a busy exhibition, at which franchisees were able to browse the 62 exhibitor stands and meet service providers and staff from TaxAssist’s Support Centre.
After lunch, TaxAssist’s Directors presented their vision for the organisation’s future direction, focusing on a new software suite, as well as the importance of advisory services and client experience.
Sarah Robertson, Group Operations Director, used the conference to deliver an overview of the new recommended software suite for the network.
"Having spent the past year heading up a research group, we now feel confident we have the very best in technology available for our network to use. This will give our franchisees and their staff multiple benefits in terms of time and financial efficiencies and we are pleased our buying power has enabled us to pass on significant cost savings."
Steve Checkley, Product Director of TaxCalc, one of the new recommended software suppliers, was invited on stage to explain how the changes and challenges that HM Revenue & Customs’ Making Tax Digital project will affect the network, and the importance of using the right software to keep abreast of these developments. His informative presentation highlighted the fact that accountants will be in demand more than ever, due to this industry evolution.
James Mattam, Group Business Development Director, discussed the competitive edge afforded to the network by the national marketing initiatives including the new TV advertising campaign, unrivalled social media presence, a switcher campaign and a fee bank purchase scheme.
Daren Moore, Group Commercial Director, was pleased to meet and address the network for the first time and focused on why accountants should be introducing advisory services as the earliest opportunity.
"The future of our industry is to embrace the developments in software and technology, but not lose sight of the fact that accountants offer the vital link between this and advising clients on how best to use and interpret the information. If a client can understand where they are now, they will be better informed about where they are heading in the future."
A black tie gala evening rounded off the conference, and included entertainment provided by Gareth Malone’s The Naked Choir winners 'Sons of Pitches' followed by 'Diversity' the 2009 winners of Britain’s Got Talent.
13th July 2018
TaxAssist Accountants in Australia celebrated its inaugural Annual Conference in June 2018.
29th June 2018
Will Swift celebrated the opening of a new walk-in TaxAssist shop in Pudsey.
21st June 2018
Eliott Betts and Lili Huang celebrated the first anniversary of their TaxAssist Accountants office in Bury St Edmunds.
18th June 2018
Jo Nockels, has been chosen as one of the UK’s rising talents in the Accountancy Age 35 Under 35 ranking 2018.
14th June 2018
Steven Mearns has moved to new premises in Aberdeen as he plans for future growth.
11th June 2018
In December 2016, Paul Greenan joined TaxAssist Accountants after buying a franchise resale in Newbury, Berkshire from retiring franchisee Richard Adams.
6th June 2018
Sixteen years after joining TaxAssist Accountants, David Dixon and his team have put down roots for long term growth.
24th May 2018
TaxAssist Accountants has announced a strategic partnership with Receipt Bank, the award-winning bookkeeping automation platform.
21st May 2018
Sajjad Ahmed has relocated his TaxAssist shop in Hanwell.
18th May 2018
TaxCalc wins the contract to be the accountancy software partner for TaxAssist Accountants.
11th May 2018
Business is booming for Edinburgh-based TaxAssist Accountants headed up by Renee Mackay.
8th May 2018
TaxAssist Accountants Raja Suriyar and Hicham Al Maghouch commenced trading in March 2018.
4th May 2018
TaxAssist Accountants has invested in a TV advertising campaign to raise brand awareness as part of the national marketing package offered to its 200-stong franchise network.
“I now have over 400 clients, which generate an income and flexibility in how I work that could not have been achieved on the corporate ladder I stepped off. Further, I know that the practice will be a valuable asset for my future when the time is right. The shops, my marketing, and the initiatives of the TaxAssist Team, have proved invaluable in helping me to build a substantial practice.”Alex Smith - Franchisee in Peverell & Plymouth
"I chose a franchise because I lacked practice experience and had no knowledge of sales or marketing myself or a business. I wanted the support that I would get from a network of accountants, a working model and best practice guidance. TaxAssist Accountants was by far the best franchise that I looked into. "Cheryl Hopkins - Franchisee in Tamworth & Nuneaton
“I spent 17 years running my own practice and treading water. That all changed the day I joined the TaxAssist franchise and the serious growth began. With the strength of the brand, my shop, the training and marketing I managed 68% growth in my second year and I am consistently aiming for double digit growth year on year. I’m thrilled!”Russel Charles - Franchisee in Barry & Cardiff
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