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TaxAssist Accountants Franchise

TaxAssist franchisees need NOT be qualified accountants; they manage professionals who offer accountancy services to small businesses and self-employed.

Nikki Haythorne TaxAssist Accountants

Interested in TaxAssist Accountants?

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UK Franchise Recruitment Manager

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At a Glance

Established: 1995

UK Presence: Over 245 franchise areas in the UK; 135 territories still available

Average start up cost: £100,000

Min personal contribution: £40,000

International Presence We operate in the Republic of Ireland, Australia, USA and Canada.

Development type: Single-unit franchises; multi-unit franchises

BFA Status: Full

Franchise Info

A rewarding scalable business model for the financially astute
Run your own accounting and advisory business

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TaxAssist franchisees in various stores

Now more than ever, you might be thinking about how to make your time and income work harder for your future, so that you’re in control.

As a TaxAssist Accountants franchisee, you can run a thriving accountancy and advisory business, enjoy a growing income from your efforts, and build a valuable asset to sell when the time is right.

You will be able to deliver a suite of accounting, tax, financial and advisory services to local business owners, contractors, freelancers, and their families from your welcoming high street premises.

Successful franchisees come from a wide range of backgrounds, ages, and experiences

Various TaxAssist Franchisees

Franchisees have worked both in practice and industry, banking, financial services, corporate and consulting, and some have been former successful business owners too.

Having a financial background is essential – the focus is on advising and supporting clients while your tech and team do the number crunching.

The Market

With the loss of the traditional bank manager and other advisory organisations, there is a gap that TaxAssist franchises are filling, as people seek a local trusted advisor for their business and personal financial affairs.

Demand is constant, with evolving tech automating many of the basic services. Franchisees and their team’s harness this to deliver a suite of accounting, tax and advisory work, with a relationship-led approach.

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Alongside these core services, you’ll have multiple additional service lines (TaxAssist Financial Services, TaxAssist Tax Consulting, TaxAssist Payroll Services) that you can introduce to clients and then refer to our dedicated teams of specialists at our support office to undertake the service delivery – helping you create multiple revenue streams for your business.

Our technical team operate a helpdesk, as well as delivering regulatory updates for your team, and we provide specialist support and mentoring for you as the owner. You’ll always be able to access the advice you need, whenever you need it.

Your Role - and Our Role

As a TaxAssist franchisee you are in business for yourself, but not by yourself.

The goal is for you to work on the business rather than in it. That way, you’re growing an asset as well as your income.

You’ll spend your time growing your business attracting new clients and leading your team of loyal staff. We’ll guide you every step of the way to maximise both your income and asset value, all you need to do is follow the proven model – just like hundreds of people have before you.

The TaxAssist Franchise Model

Think of us as your back-office support team, with years of experience helping people start and grow their accounting firm.

TaxAssist franchisees benefit from our:

  • Market leading brand with a proven product and service mix
  • Lead generation service and digital visibility, including website and marketing campaigns
  • Refined technology, systems and processes for every element of your business
  • Guidance setting out your business plan, a proven route to building a saleable asset
  • Keeping you and your business right at the leading edge of changing trends and regulations
  • Multi-award-winning 5* franchisee support year-after-year – independent industry survey

5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction Award 2013-2021

Franchisee Majority Ownership of us ‘the Franchisor’

Did you know? The TaxAssist Group has a unique ownership structure, c.60% owned by our franchisees, that ensures franchisee success is truly at the heart of our strategy. New franchisees own their own local business as part of the TaxAssist network, and if they choose, have the opportunity to become a shareholder in the franchisor.

TaxAssist Franchisee at a conference

There are three typical routes to running your own TaxAssist:

3 Routes to running your own TaxAssist Accountants Franchise

Next Steps

The TaxAssist franchise is for the financially astute, people who enjoy the reward of delivering ongoing value to their clients, forging deep mutually profitable relationships. Our next steps include:

The next Steps to running your own TaxAssist Accountants Franchise

Do you have:

  • Drive and determination
  • Commercial and financial acumen
  • Discipline to follow a proven, successful model
  • At least £40K to invest to start your new business

Over 245 accountancy practices in the UK,
with another 135+ territories available

Nikki Haythorne TaxAssist Accountants

Interested in TaxAssist Accountants?

Contact Nikki Haythorne

UK Franchise Recruitment Manager

Click on the link below to receive further information on our franchise opportunity. You can also connect directly with us to ask any questions.

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TaxAssist Accountants Franchise Resales

Success Stories

Success Story
“Being part of a franchise network is the best of both worlds"

Hannah Campbell joined TaxAssist Accountants in 2014 when she was 24. Here she shares her inspiring journey working her way up from Assistant Practice Manager to Franchisee, operating in Dalkeith, Leith, Fairmilehead and Musselburgh in Scotland, all before the age of 30.

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Success Story
"The guidance and help through the pandemic has been priceless."

For Kully Sahota, working for himself had always been his dream, and franchising offered the safety net he was looking for to reduce the risk of business failure.

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"I watched the company grow from strength to strength"

Russell Chapman had extensive accounting experience with several large high street banks and accountants before deciding the time was right to establish his own TaxAssist practice.

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Success Story
Franchisee comes out of retirement after impressive discovery day

Paul Simpson was so impressed when he attended a Discovery Day that he decided to come out of retirement and set himself one further challenge before retiring fully. Paul had a successful career in financial services as a banker, IFA and Estate Planner spanning over 35 years, before selling his business in 2019.

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Success Story
Franchisee Interview: "Taking on this franchise has just worked for me"

Cheryl Hopkins FCCA joined TaxAssist Accountants in July 2009, after the birth of her first child made her realise she needed to escape the corporate rat race and work for herself.  After ten years, she has built up her practice to over 350 clients from her shop in Nuneaton and office in Tamworth, has a team of four staff and has given birth to her second child. She shares her inspiring story here, about the new independent life taking on a franchise with TaxAssist Accountants has given her.

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Success Story
Interview: The Benefits of a Trusted Brand When Starting Your Accounting Practice

James Mattam provides his insights and thoughts about TaxAssist Accountants, franchising and the accountancy industry. Learn about how you can take advantage of TaxAssist Accountants Brand-Power when starting your own franchise!

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TaxAssist franchisee reaches milestone anniversary

Shropshire-based Andrew Morton has recently celebrated 20 years of success with TaxAssist Accountants.

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New TaxAssist Accountant in Haywards Heath & Burgess Hill

Alex Mathew is the latest franchisee to join the growing TaxAssist Accountants network.

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TaxAssist Accountants is a finalist in three categories at the UK Search Awards

TaxAssist Accountants has been named as a finalist in three categories at The UK Search Awards 2022, which will see it competing with household financial brands including TSB Bank, Virgin Money and Legal and General. TaxAssist digital marketing campaigns lead to increased client enquiries.

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TaxAssist Accountants wins 5-star franchisee satisfaction for 10th consecutive year

Following a wide-ranging network survey, TaxAssist Accountants has received outstanding feedback from its franchisees for the 10th year in a row.

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New TaxAssist Accountant in Walthamstow

Anoop Bahorun will shortly be opening his first TaxAssist Accountants shop at 175 Hoe Street, London, E17 3AP.

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TaxAssist franchisee keeps franchise in the family after selling to daughter

After over two decades as a TaxAssist Accountant, Barry McGougan has maintained a family connection by selling his Kilmarnock-based franchise to his daughter Lisa Foster. Experienced accountant Lisa, who has been working alongside Barry for the past few years, recently became the new franchise owner, and is keen to continue the legacy built up by her father.

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In this video, hear from Steven Frost, CEO of Smith & Henderson, as he explains why TaxAssist were awarded a Five Star Franchisee Satisfaction award. Find out why franchisees rate TaxAssist so highly within the following 5 key areas: Training and Support, Franchise System, Relationships with Franchisor, Leadership, and General Satisfaction.

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