TaxAssist Accountants

Contact details

Member - Full
Accounts/Financial Advisors
Daren Tillson
TaxAssist Accountants  
0800 0188297
2nd Floor, Bankside 300, Peachman Way, Broadland Business Park, Norwich, NR7 0WF, England

About TaxAssist Accountants

TAACompany Overview

TaxAssist Accountants is the UK’s largest network of accountants specialising in servicing the needs of small businesses and self-employed individuals.

Based in welcoming, conveniently located offices and shops, TaxAssist Accountants offer a friendly, non-intimidating, walk-in tax and accountancy service to this buoyant sector.

Tax and accountancy services are always in demand, and with their fresh and innovative approach, TaxAssist Accountants stand out from the crowd. 

Franchise Overview

TAAThe franchise was founded in 1995 and now has over 200 franchises in the UK, 23 in the Republic of Ireland and 6 in Australia.  Further expansion is planned to the USA, Canada and New Zealand.

New central London areas have been made available and many opportunities including resales exist in prime areas.

There are no company-owned outlets. 100% of our focus is on franchisee development.  Following a franchisee assisted management buyout in 2014, 40% of TaxAssist Accountants is franchisee owned.

Key Information

  • Network Size: Over 200 units
  • Franchise Type: Management
  • Typical Start-up Cost: From £36,950 + VAT.  Total investment figures will be dependent on location, working capital and level of personal drawings required, which will vary from person to person.
  • Minimum Personal Investment: From £30,000
  • Franchise Location: Office-based/ Shop
  • Market: B2B

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Our initial training course is delivered by qualified in-house experts, working alongside selected third party specialist training partners.

The 6 week residential course covers:

- Accounts production and taxation for sole traders and partnerships
- CCH software
- Case studies
- Practice management and social media
- Sales, marketing and recruitment

Further training is provided at months 2,3 and 6, as well as ongoing regional courses and CPD.

TAADaily Life of a Franchisee

You will be the principal of the business, networking, managing staff and meeting with clients.

The role of a TaxAssist franchisee is fundamentally business development, which is why we consider commercially experienced individuals as well as qualified accountants to become franchisees. In order to work on the business rather than in it, you must be able to build a team of staff to assist with work production. 

TaxAssist Accountants Case studies

  • Andrew Twynam

    TaxAssist Accountants: Andrew Twynam

    Andrew Twynam, was previously finance director for a big city firm and looking for a better quality of life. He opened the doors to his first TaxAssist shop in March 2012 and his second soon after.

  • Lloyd Evans

    TaxAssist Accountants: Lloyd Evans

    From franchisor to franchisee, Lloyd Evans wanted the majority stake in his own business as an asset to benefit his family. He felt the spark when he found TaxAssist Accountants.

  • Renee Mackay

    TaxAssist Accountants: Renee Mackay

    Renee knew TaxAssist Accountants well before she launched her Edinburgh franchise, which has been very successful thanks to her hard work...and office dog!

  • Mike Melling - Resales

    TaxAssist Accountants: Mike Melling - Resales

    Tax Assist openly encourage all franchisees to consider their exit strategies. In early 2012 Mark Fordham approached franchise recruitment manager, David Paulson advising that he would like to start the search for a purchaser. Within six months David had found the ideal candidate...

  • Paul and Carol Rodgers

    TaxAssist Accountants: Paul and Carol Rodgers

    Paul and Carol Rodgers are franchisees in Sidcup, Kent, and purchased an existing TaxAssist business in April 2012.

  • Nadeem Iqbal

    TaxAssist Accountants: Nadeem Iqbal

    Nadeem Iqbal is the franchisee for Walthamstow, and had always been a dream of theirs to start my own business.

  • Cheryl Hopkins

    TaxAssist Accountants: Cheryl Hopkins

    Cheryl Hopkins FCCA from Nuneaton, Warwickshire joined the TaxAssist Accountants franchise 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.

  • Richard Brookes

    TaxAssist Accountants: Richard Brookes

    Richard Brookes is the franchisee for Cambridge, launching his franchise in June 2008.

  • James Darville

    TaxAssist Accountants: James Darville

    James Darville is a man who knows what he wants out of life. After working in the accountancy industry and becoming an AAT qualified accountant, James decided it was time to use his experience and ambition to start his own business and provide tax and accountancy services to the small businesses community in and around his home town of Havant, Hampshire.

  • Peter and Helen Mould
    EnviroVent Ltd - Franchisee case study

    It has certainly changed our day to day life and especially our work/life balance. The distinction between work and life is a lot more blurred now we are working for ourselves.

    Read the full case study
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