In his time with TaxAssist Accountants, Andrew Morton has passed a milestone birthday (or two), had two children and built up a sizeable practice of over 800 clients, which he runs from four shops and offices across his territory in Shropshire and Herefordshire.

CIMA qualified Andrew Morton joined TaxAssist Accountants in October 2002 after a career as a Management Accountant, Financial Controller and Finance Director in the TV industry.

 “I had over 10 years working in a variety of roles at Channel 4, Pearson and GMTV but I knew that I wanted to work for myself. When I came across an advert for the TaxAssist franchise, I knew this was the opportunity I was looking for.  Six months later I had moved to Ludlow and signed up,” explained Andrew.

In his time with TaxAssist Accountants, Andrew has seen steady and consistent growth and now operates from one office and three shops in Ludlow, Leominster, Craven Arms and Bridgnorth to cover his territory as effectively as possible. “Shropshire is a relatively rural area, and I know that people will only travel so far to see their accountant. I now have a team of eight staff and I split my time between the offices as required.

“The TaxAssist Accountants model is to concentrate your time on working on your business not in it, and I’m pleased to say I am now at a point where I am able to delegate to my team, safe in the knowledge that they are well supported by me and the TaxAssist Support Centre, who are on hand to offer advice and training.

“The TaxAssist business model has proven to be a brilliant way of building a practice. There is an immense amount of security in operating with hundreds of small business clients and with the marketing and technical initiatives, training and support offered by the Support Centre, I have had a massive advantage over operating independently.

"None of this would have been possible if it wasn’t for my fantastic team, the support of my fellow franchisees and the tremendous help and support I’ve received over the years from the Support Centre in Norwich. It really is a superb franchise to be involved in and I would certainly make the same choices if I had my time again.

“It’s been a really enjoyable journey over the last 20 years and I now have a business I am truly proud of."

TaxAssist Accountants holds regular discovery days at its Support Centre in Norwich. If you would like to attend please call 0800 0188297 or e-mail us using the link at the top of this page.

November 2020