With a range of additional services available, such as will writing, finance, insurance and specialist tax advice, our franchisees operate a ‘one-stop-shop’ for their clients.

TaxAssist prides itself on being at the forefront of the changes facing the industry by embracing opportunities that innovative, technology-led services offer, and has researched and recommended the best-in-class software suite to its network enabling increased efficiencies and the development of even stronger relationships with clients.

Franchising in the UK

Franchising has proven itself to be a robust and resilient business model, even during periods of recession and economic downturn. Franchising helps to minimise the risks and pitfalls usually associated with business start-ups by providing specific guidance for franchisees newly into business.

The 2018 British Franchise Association (bfa)/NatWest Franchise Survey revealed some very positive statistics, with the UK's franchise sector now worth over £17bn to the economy:

  • There are 48,600 franchised businesses in the UK.
  • Average turnover continues to rise with 60% now claiming an annual turnover of more than £250,000.
  • 93% of franchisees claimed profitability in 2018.
  • Franchising employs over 710,000 people in the UK.

TaxAssist Accountants is a proud exponent of franchising and takes every opportunity to highlight the many benefits and opportunities that the sector provides. Karl Sandall, Group Chief Executive Director, David Paulson, Senior Vice President, Franchise Development and Richard Chatten-Hague Senior Manager, Global Franchise Support are all Qualified Franchise Professionals. David Paulson is also a bfa board member. They all regularly speak at bfa events and share their knowledge and enthusiasm with fellow franchisors.

Being a Full Member of the bfa is important as it cements the franchise’s standing with potential franchisees interested in taking on a TaxAssist Accountants franchise.

The franchise opportunity

We have developed an innovative business model that allows our franchisees to focus on a lucrative market of potential clients.

The proven business model of TaxAssist Accountants is straightforward – take on hundreds of small business clients with relatively uncomplicated accounting, tax and advisory work while being based in visible, accessible and welcoming shop front premises.

By servicing the needs of small businesses, subcontractors and the self-employed, as a franchisee you can focus on a group of clients who have traditionally been neglected.

We currently have more than 240 franchised areas across the UK, and there are more than 150+ territories available.

We look for people who are capable of setting themselves up in business, but see the value in the brand, training, support and systems that investing in a franchise with TaxAssist Accountants brings.


Next steps

We are holding regular online Discovery Days over Zoom giving you the chance to meet senior support personnel and learn more about our franchise offering.

A Discovery Day is a valuable and informative information session, that gives you the opportunity to find out about our franchise in a friendly and non-pressured environment and to ask questions to establish if a TaxAssist Accountants franchise is right for you.

If you are interested in a TaxAssist Accountants franchise in the UK, then please download our prospectus via the button below, call our recruitment team on +44 0800 0188 297 or email [email protected] to book onto a Discovery Day.

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It has been a tremendous honour to lead the company for the last 20 years. When I looked around the office today at the fantastic support team we have built up, now numbering over 60 and knowing that more than 2,000 people now make their living from the TaxAssist brand, it makes me incredibly proud.

Karl Sandall, Group Chief Executive Director

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