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International Accounting Franchise Opportunities

Learn about our Master Franchise and Area Representative opportunities

TaxAssist Accountants is expanding worldwide and our international franchise opportunities can be found below.

International team

David Paulson QFP
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David Paulson QFP

Senior Vice President, Franchise Development

David joined The TaxAssist Direct Group in 2009 with the responsibility for franchisee recruitment in the UK. During this period, David was instrumental in recruiting 93 franchisees into the UK network, plus over 20 franchisees in Ireland and Australia. David was also responsible for brokering the sale of our first £1million ($1.6 million) franchise resale. As Senior Manager for Global Franchise Recruitment, David leads the expansion of the TaxAssist Accountants brand into targeted international markets. This role includes supporting Master Franchisees with franchisee recruitment and ensuring legal compliance with Australian franchise regulations.

Prior to joining TaxAssist, David worked for one of the UK’s leading franchise consultants and publishers and brings with him a thorough understanding of both the UK & International franchise markets and excellent contacts to further support TaxAssist master and single unit franchisees. After a two-year period of study, completing dissertations and a formal interview process, David has been recognised as a British Franchise Association (bfa) Qualified Franchise Professional (QFP). The QFP is a formal recognition of professional knowledge and experience in franchising and demonstrates the individual’s understanding of the complexities, best practice and expertise in franchising.

In December 2018 David was elected to the British Franchise Association’s Board of Directors. Representing all members – franchisors, franchisees and the professional advisors, the bfa is the ethical voice of franchising in the UK, representing members and helping to promote them within the industry and beyond. They also provide information and advice to businesses planning to franchise, or people considering joining a franchise.

Richard Chatten-Hague QFP DipFM
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Richard Chatten-Hague

Senior Manager, Global Franchise Support, QFP DipFM

Richard joined TaxAssist in July 2015 following seven years at a leading international franchise consultancy and publishing company, FDS. Richard graduated from the University of Northampton with a First-Class degree in Retail Marketing before joining FDS and specialised in creating Franchise Operations Manuals for business expanding by franchising, working alongside experienced franchise consultants and working with a number of national and international clients.

With more than 11 years’ experience in national and international franchising, Richard is responsible for managing global franchise recruitment strategies and providing the initial and ongoing training and support to our international Master Franchisees, our US network of Area Representatives, as well as delivering training and support to our Master Franchisees' and Area Representatives' own networks of franchisees.

Richard holds a Diploma in Franchise Management and is recognised as a British Franchise Association Qualified Franchise Professional (QFP), which is a formal recognition of professional knowledge and experience in franchising and demonstrates the individual’s understanding of the complexities, best practice and expertise in franchising.

Hannah Westgarth
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Hannah Westgarth

UK & International Recruitment Executive

Hannah is a long serving, dedicated and experienced member of the TaxAssist Accountants Support Centre. She joined the franchise recruitment team in 2003 and has experience of all roles within the department. Currently, she has responsibility for promoting the TaxAssist Accountants franchise opportunity in the UK and Internationally by writing articles and news stories and updating content on our websites and on social media platforms.

TaxAssist Plymouth and Peverell

For me a significant reason behind joining a franchise rather than going it alone was that my experience before joining was largely technical, and not in sales or marketing. From speaking with other franchisees it was clear that the TaxAssist model would fill these gaps in my skillset, and this has absolutely been the case.

Initial business development training was excellent, and the ongoing refinement of our offering to clients continues non-stop.

Alex Smith

TaxAssist North Hykeham and Lincoln

The franchise has met my expectations in all respects. I've had support and encouragement which has enabled me to build a business in a way that they predicted. It's now providing an income that I’d hoped to achieve and I'm very proud to be part of the TaxAssist network. Throughout all my dealings with TaxAssist, I've always been impressed by their complete honesty and never once have I doubted what's been said. They've always delivered on their promises.

I would certainly recommend the TaxAssist Accountants franchise – I have no hesitation in saying that - go for it – you won’t be disappointed. I doubt you'd find a better franchise out there!

Terry Peachman - Franchisee

TaxAssist Huddersfield and Barnsley

New business client leads provided by the TaxAssist Support Centre have been considerable and have been vital in building my business.

Nick Brook - Franchisee

TaxAssist Totnes and Newton Abbot

I really appreciate all of the support that I have had over the last 6 years. I feel financially secure and that is all down to running the business as per the TaxAssist model, it really has worked for me, thank you.

Tess Blayton - Franchisee

TaxAssist Cambridge

The key thing is that being part of a successful franchise has meant that my business has grown much, much quicker than it would have done otherwise. If you were to ask me, would I do it all again?.. I’d say in a heartbeat! I wish I could have done it sooner!

Richard Brookes - Franchisee

TaxAssist Plymouth and Peverell

I am happy to report that I now have over 400 clients, which generate an income and flexibility in how I work that could not have been achieved on the corporate ladder I stepped off. Further, I know that the practice will be a valuable asset for my future when the time is right.

The shops, along with my own marketing, and the initiatives of the TaxAssist Support Centre Team, have proved invaluable in helping me to build a substantial practice.

Alex Smith

TaxAssist North Hykeham and Lincoln

The franchise has met my expectations in all respects. I've had support and encouragement which has enabled me to build a business in a way that they predicted. It's now providing an income that I’d hoped to achieve and I'm very proud to be part of the TaxAssist network. Throughout all my dealings with TaxAssist, I've always been impressed by their complete honesty and never once have I doubted what's been said. They've always delivered on their promises.

I would certainly recommend the TaxAssist Accountants franchise – I have no hesitation in saying that - go for it – you won’t be disappointed. I doubt you'd find a better franchise out there!

Terry Peachman - Franchisee

TaxAssist Totnes and Newton Abbot

I really appreciate all of the support that I have had over the last 6 years. I feel financially secure and that is all down to running the business as per the TaxAssist model, it really has worked for me, thank you.

Tess Blayton - Franchisee

TaxAssist Kingswinford

The market is very competitive. However, thanks to a lot of hard work, dedication and the support from head office, I never feel alone in the process of developing my business. Looking at the market and the current opportunities, finding new customers is not always easy, but the TaxAssist branding and marketing support - particularly the inbound leads system - are very good.

Lloyd Evans - Franchisee

TaxAssist Herne Bay and Canterbury

The support is superb. I have encountered both business and health problems while being a franchisee, but TaxAssist has always helped me overcome these problems, for which I am very grateful. My business grows during most months of the year, but there is still a huge potential pool of clients that I have not been able to reach.

Peter Norfolk - Franchisee

TaxAssist Southwark, Victoria, Kings Cross WC1X and Holborn

The support provided by TaxAssist is second to none! I can't stress how important it has been to helping me grow my business. I didn't come from an accountancy practice background so relied quite heavily on the support provided from the outset.

Vince Dalaimo - Franchisee

TaxAssist Cardiff Central

I am often asked why we decided to join TaxAssist after so many years in practice. Working as a sole practitioner can be a very lonely existence. Put simply, everything you need is available. The business plan, the brand, the marketing and the technical support.

Russell Charles - Franchisee

TaxAssist Stevenage

The initial training was comprehensive. It ensured that we were all up to date with the technical details, whilst at the same time covered all the basics of how to market the practice and actually sell the services we offer.

Brian Alexander - Franchisee

TaxAssist Bourton On The Water

The initial training was comprehensive. It ensured that we were all up to date with the technical details, whilst at the same time covered all the basics of how to market the practice and actually sell the services we offer.

Roger Mills - Franchisee

TaxAssist Godalming

There is always ongoing support available from the support centre. The twice-yearly annual training sessions are a great help, but the technical support is also highly valued.

Paul Chillman - Franchisee

TaxAssist Weston Super Mare and Burnham On Sea

The franchisor provides all kinds of support: technical, marketing, training legal, software, hardware, partner businesses (added value service to clients). They have significant purchasing power, given the size of the franchise, to get the best deals for us. They are also very open and flexible whenever needed.

John Mayer - Franchisee

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