The international expansion of TaxAssist Accountants began in 2009, and since then, we have steadily expanded the TaxAssist international franchise network, utilising knowledge and experience built up over the 23 years that the franchise in the UK has been operating.
In February 2009, we awarded our first Master Franchise Licence to the Republic of Ireland (ROI). The Master Franchise Rights were awarded to an established accountancy practice (principle being a Certified Public Accountant) that was already successful in its own right, but wanted to grow nationally and saw the value in the TaxAssist Accountants brand, experience and support.
At the end of December 2018, our Master Franchisee in ROI had recruited franchisees covering 17 areas, who look after more than 5,700 clients with a fee bank of €5.5m. TaxAssist Accountants Ireland is operated by Managing Director Alison McGinley. To read more about our Irish operation and single-unit franchise opportunities, click here.
In 2015, business partners Terry Murphy and Celeste Godwin, acquired the Master Franchise licence for Queensland and have recently extended this to New South Wales, ACT and Victoria. Terry and Celeste currently have their own company-owned TaxAssist Accountants practices across both Queensland and New South Wales with seven franchised areas covered. In 2018, we awarded the Master Franchise Rights to Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory to business partners Steve Herlihy and Tricia Kingston. Steve and Tricia opened their first shopfront in Mount Hawthorn, central Perth, in July 2018.
To read more about our Australian operation and Master Franchise Opportunities, click here.
For regular updates of our international expansion you can also follow our global Twitter account @TAAGlobal