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Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusFull
  • UK Years Established23 years
  • Current UK Coverage50%
  • Franchisee Support Staff42
  • Personal Investment Req.£36,950 approx
  • Total Startup Cost£100,000 approx
  • Office-based business locationYes
  • Shop-based business locationYes
  • Territory-based business locationYes
  • Business to business servicesYes
  • Franchisee employs staffYes
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TaxAssist Directors unveil exciting new initiatives at Regional Meetings

15th November 2018

TaxAssist Directors unveil exciting new initiatives at Regional Meetings

This well attended annual series of events keeps franchisees abreast of the developments being driven from the Support Centre and provides a useful networking and discussion forum.

Three of TaxAssist Accountants’ Executive Directors, Sarah Robertson, James Mattam and Daren Moore, and key Support Centre personnel, recently visited nine locations around the UK to host the annual round of Regional Meetings. The events were well attended with over 180 franchisees in attendance, representing over 90% of the network.

The core content of the regional meetings concerned three areas:

New Software Estate

Sarah Robertson, Group Operations Director, presented on the new Software Estate, which includes TaxCalc, Practice Ignition and Receipt Bank and the practical issues around software migration and training. She reiterated that the Software Estate was the foundation to enable franchisees to be more productive, gain efficiencies in their practice, be more profitable and be best positioned to capitalise on the forthcoming opportunities.

Service Development

Group Commercial Director Daren Moore FCCA, announced the launch of 2 new services that will be provided directly from the Support Centre. These new insourced service offerings will cover all aspects of Payroll and Tax and will be delivered through new teams of specialists. Delivering services in this way will help franchisees deliver services more profitably, to generate additional fees and to win new clients.

Daren also presented a new ‘Our Services’ document, setting out the huge range of services clients can access through the TaxAssist Network. This document will prove to be a hugely valuable tool, helping franchisees to differentiate their services and deliver new fees through cross selling activities.

Marketing

Increased marketing of the brand via national television campaigns and social media awareness and local marketing campaigns.

James Mattam, Group Business Development Director, presented the new Brand Awareness Media campaign to increase more exposure for the business via TV, social media paid programmes and social media engagement along with localised planned marketing plan support.

All of the proposed changes were greeted with enthusiasm by the network as Sarah explained: “I am pleased to report that the network is on good form and very positive towards the changes that lie ahead.

They understand the strategic decisions that have been made with regards to our new software estate and the benefits this technology brings in making them more efficient, productive and cutting edge with clients and they understand that technology is the foundation for how we drive this business forward.

It was pleasing to hear that the network fully appreciates the amount of work that the Support Centre team is doing to help and support them to be more successful in their practices and I’ve enjoyed reading the positive responses from franchisees following their regional meeting.”

Concerning the new software suite, Nigel Starkey, franchisee in Leicestershire, said: “Today I have signed up with Receipt Bank seeing the virtues of what it can bring us. The pricing deal that has been secured has been the deciding factor. Keep up the good work – still love being part of the ‘TaxAssist’ network and fully appreciate all the hard work you carry out at Norwich!”

Richard Brookes franchisee from Cambridge is also a fan of Receipt Bank and says:” I really enjoyed our regional meeting – very useful as always. I have been using Receipt Bank for years and the new deal has nearly halved my cost.”

Hampshire-based Doug Clanchy commented on the new software suite: “We have implemented Receipt Bank already. It’s early days but I’m pleased with the time saved so far. We have 34 new client proposals signed up through Practice Ignition to date, and 11 awaiting acceptance. I can see that there will be considerable benefits from this when we have been able to evolve our procedures to take full advantage of the functionality. Thank you for a great meeting. The strategic thinking, energy and momentum is back in a big way.”

Andrew Thornton, a franchisee in West Yorkshire, commented: “I took a lot from the regional meeting; there seems to be a lot of good ideas and interesting developments going forward.”

This was a view mirrored by Nick Brook, a franchisee in West and South Yorkshire: "I thought yesterday’s meeting was one of the best I’ve ever attended and full of useful content."

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13th December 2018

David Paulson has been announced as a new British Franchise Association board member at its Annual General Meeting.

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11th December 2018

Six new franchisees joined TaxAssist Accountants in November 2018.

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29th November 2018

An independent franchise satisfaction survey reveals outstanding results yet again for this leading tax and accountancy franchise.

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19th November 2018

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16th October 2018

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4th October 2018

The TaxAssist Group has expanded its Support Centre, moving into a second suite at Bankside 300 on Broadland Business Park.

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21st September 2018

TaxAssist Accountants’ continual growth has seen them remain at 22nd in the AccountancyAge Top 50.

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20th September 2018

Lincoln-based Terry Peachman’s team have been named one of ten runners-up awarded for their forward-thinking proactive service.

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14th September 2018

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7th September 2018

Kashif Anwar has recently celebrated the opening of his first TaxAssist Accountants shop in London.

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3rd September 2018

Central London TaxAssist Accountants franchisee, Vince Dalaimo, has purchased the Southwark (London Bridge) practice.

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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.

New TaxAssist Accountants Shop Opens in Great Barr, BirminghamNew TaxAssist Accountants Shop Opens in Great Barr, Birmingham

20th August 2018

Second shop for franchisee Baksho Hayer, which she runs in conjunction with her Walsall shop.

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13th July 2018

TaxAssist Accountants in Australia celebrated its inaugural Annual Conference in June 2018.

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29th June 2018

Will Swift celebrated the opening of a new walk-in TaxAssist shop in Pudsey.

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21st June 2018

Eliott Betts and Lili Huang celebrated the first anniversary of their TaxAssist Accountants office in Bury St Edmunds.

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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.

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14th June 2018

Steven Mearns has moved to new premises in Aberdeen as he plans for future growth.

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11th June 2018

In December 2016, Paul Greenan joined TaxAssist Accountants after buying a franchise resale in Newbury, Berkshire from retiring franchisee Richard Adams.

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6th June 2018

Sixteen years after joining TaxAssist Accountants, David Dixon and his team have put down roots for long term growth.

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24th May 2018

TaxAssist Accountants has announced a strategic partnership with Receipt Bank, the award-winning bookkeeping automation platform.

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21st May 2018

Sajjad Ahmed has relocated his TaxAssist shop in Hanwell.

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18th May 2018

TaxCalc wins the contract to be the accountancy software partner for TaxAssist Accountants.

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15th May 2018

Franchisees, partners and staff helped make this year’s TaxAssist Accountants’ Conference its most successful yet.

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11th May 2018

Business is booming for Edinburgh-based TaxAssist Accountants headed up by Renee Mackay.

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8th May 2018

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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.

What Our Franchisees Say

"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


“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


"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


Why Choose Us

Accountancy fee banks are a saleable asset for your future

Award winning training and support

One of only four franchises to receive 5 star franchisee satisfaction for 5 years running

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