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TaxAssist Accountants Franchise

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.

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At a Glance

Established: 1995

UK Presence: Over 250 franchise areas in the UK; over 100 territories still available

Average start up cost: £100,000

Min personal contribution: £40,000

International Presence We operate in the Republic of Ireland

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

Franchise Membership: bfa Established

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 50 accountancy practices in the UK,
with another 100+ territories available

Andy Lightfoot TaxAssist Accountants

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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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Price setting has never been easier for TaxAssist network

A new digital pricing calculator has been built for TaxAssist Accountants to help set the right fee levels and ensure all services being delivered are being charged for.

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Franchise resale success for TaxAssist Accountants in 2023

Five accountancy practices changed hands this year.

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TaxAssist Accountants Crawley welcomes new owner

Gurjinder Singh has purchased David Fitzpatrick’s practice.

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TaxAssist Accountants to benefit from the 'TaxAssist Practice Engine'

The TaxAssist Practice Engine has been developed in collaboration between experts at the TaxAssist Support Centre and a working party of franchisees who all contributed to the system. The guides provide the most efficient uses of technology, smart onboarding processes, effective client experience advice and a range of key performance indicators that allow franchisees to manage and monitor the performance of their accounting practice that suits their style of management.

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TaxAssist Accountants spearheads launch of QuickBooks Practice Manager

The TaxAssist Accountants network of franchisees will receive preferential rates and other benefits as launch partner for Intuit’s innovative new QuickBooks Practice Manager (QBPM) software

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TaxAssist Southampton celebrates 15 years of success

Farzin Atraki and Kumar Nayar’s practice has reached a milestone anniversary.

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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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