Dave Underwood pictured with his gift from the Support Centre to celebrate his 20th anniversary with TaxAssist Accountants

Dave Underwood’s introduction to franchising was as a family venture, joining TaxAssist Accountants alongside his sister Val and brother-in-law John Robinson. After successfully growing the practice together, which fully supported two families, Dave became the sole franchisee after Val and John retired in 2016.

He now runs his busy shop at 6 Mount Street in Harrogate looking after the accounting needs of more than 1,000 clients annually, with the assistance of his seven members of staff.

Reflecting on his years with the franchise, Dave said: “20 years seems to have gone in the blink of an eye and it feels like only last week when we were down in Norwich on the initial training course. We have been through some different times together over the past two decades, from the banking crisis to Covid-19, but I know we have always had the full back-up of the team at the TaxAssist Support Centre and have nothing but praise for the help and advice I have received since 2001.

“Without them, I would not be where I am today, and I have enjoyed being part of the franchise and working with the franchise team and look forward to more years working together.”

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May 2021

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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