18th June 2018
Jo Nockels' career has progressed from leaving high school to become an apprentice, to heading TaxAssist’s Training Academy as well as sharing her expertise in accounting and tax-related topics for national newspapers and radio stations.
Having gained her practice qualifications and experience at Larking Gowen in Holt, Jo joined TaxAssist Accountants’ Norwich Support Centre in 2010, initially to provide communications and PR support for its nationwide network of franchisees, which involves writing guides and articles for their clients.
"I thoroughly enjoy this aspect of my role, both in terms of researching and the creativity it allows, and because our guidance can make a real difference to the lives of small business owners. I regularly write for publications and websites, speak at national business events and I’ve done some live radio interviews, most recently on Badass Women’s Hour on talkRADIO."
Her career diversified in 2013, after she won unbiased.co.uk’s Media Award for Professional Adviser of the Year and was given the challenge of managing TaxAssist Accountants Training Academy.
By identifying and delivering courses to meet the training needs of TaxAssist’s franchisees and staff, Jo has seen delegate numbers double.
"Because of the buying power of a nationwide network, I’ve been able to introduce the use of professional training providers. I work closely with them to tailor the content they deliver to ensure it’s really focused on our target market and the issues our network encounter every day. I’ve also refined the Academy’s systems, which has improved our data and we’re running vastly more webinars, which has been essential given that we’re training more than 1,300 people a year through the Academy. In 2016, we became an AAT-accredited training provider, which was a huge achievement for an employer."
In 2014 Jo was promoted to Senior Manager and in 2016 was selected for the TaxAssist Accountants management development programme.
"I was really thrilled to have been included on the Accountancy Age 35 Under 35, not only as it provides an insight into the wealth of developing talent in the UK accountancy industry but also as it reflects how truly passionate I am about my job.
My dad always said to me that if you enjoy your work, you’ll never work again and most days, I’m fortunate to say that’s how I feel. I have variety, I can be artistic and because I have such a diverse role, I get involved in lots of project work and I’m allowed the freedom to innovate and influence the direction of such a renowned organisation as TaxAssist Accountants."
Potential franchisees can meet with Jo on Discovery Days; events which they regularly hold at their Support Centre in Norwich for those interested in finding out more about joining the TaxAssist Accountants network.
29th November 2018
An independent franchise satisfaction survey reveals outstanding results yet again for this leading tax and accountancy franchise.
19th November 2018
TaxAssist Accountants once again provided its franchisees with personalised versions of the Budget 2018
15th November 2018
Group Commercial Director Daren Moore FCCA presented a new ‘Our Services’ document, setting out the huge range of services clients can access through the TaxAssist Network.
16th October 2018
Sam Skyring is celebrating one year on in her role as Franchise Development Manager for TaxAssist Accountants.
4th October 2018
The TaxAssist Group has expanded its Support Centre, moving into a second suite at Bankside 300 on Broadland Business Park.
21st September 2018
TaxAssist Accountants’ continual growth has seen them remain at 22nd in the AccountancyAge Top 50.
20th September 2018
Lincoln-based Terry Peachman’s team have been named one of ten runners-up awarded for their forward-thinking proactive service.
14th September 2018
A mix of new franchisees, partnerships and resales recently completed their 6-week initial training course.
7th September 2018
Kashif Anwar has recently celebrated the opening of his first TaxAssist Accountants shop in London.
3rd September 2018
Central London TaxAssist Accountants franchisee, Vince Dalaimo, has purchased the Southwark (London Bridge) practice.
24th August 2018
Richard Brookes has recently celebrated ten years as a TaxAssist Accountants franchisee, moving to a larger shop and the opening of a second shop.
20th August 2018
Second shop for franchisee Baksho Hayer, which she runs in conjunction with her Walsall shop.
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.
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.
15th May 2018
Franchisees, partners and staff helped make this year’s TaxAssist Accountants’ Conference its most successful yet.
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 knew of the high reputation of the management team, the strength of the brand and business model, supported by many awards. I carried out a high level of initial research before committing to a Discovery Day. After meeting the team on that day I was convinced this was the right opportunity for me."Lloyd Evans - Franchisee in Kingswinford & Wolverhampton
"As I grew tired of corporate life, I started looking at options to start my own business. Owning a TaxAssist Accountants franchise appealed to me, as I valued the on-going support and readymade systems which would fast track my business. I didn’t want to be 'just an accountant'. It was great to realise that I was expected to run the business, employing accountants to do the operational side."Ali Redwood - Franchisee in Clifton & Portishead
“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
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