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International Opportunities

International Accounting Franchise Opportunities

TaxAssist Accountants is an award-winning franchise, which offers a first-class accounting service to small businesses and self-employed individuals in the UK. Established in 1995, TaxAssist Accountants is the UK's largest network of accountants specifically servicing the small business market.

Globally our network consists of more than 253 franchised areas, services over 86,000 clients and has a fee bank of more than £56.4 million. This puts us at 21st in the Accountancy Age Top 50 league of UK Accountants, the only accounting franchise to be recognised in the league tables.

Since 2009, we have been growing the brand internationally and we have exciting international franchise opportunities, which are primarily available in Ireland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US. 

While there are many differences between the UK and the target countries, both cultural and legal, there is one constant – every country has a high number of small businesses and self-employed individuals that have to pay tax and are in need of a professional accounting service.

The TaxAssist branding, marketing, training, support functions and shopfront concepts lend themselves to international franchising. Being one of the UK's leading franchisors, TaxAssist is able to demonstrate its ability to recruit and support franchisees and the strength of the business model.

Please click on the links below for country specific information and to download a copy of our Franchise Prospectus:

If you are interested in acquiring our Master Franchise Rights, or becoming an Area Representative for another country then please call our recruitment team on +44 1603 447 402 or email [email protected].

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International team

David Paulson QFP
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David Paulson QFP

Senior Manager, Global Franchise Recruitment

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 QFP DipFM
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Richard Chatten

Senior Business Development Manager, 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 10 years’ experience in national and international franchising, Richard is responsible for the running of the Business Development department to deliver sales and marketing campaigns across the UK. Leading a team of 12 sales and marketing professionals who are solely focused on winning new clients for the 300+ TaxAssist Accountants shops and offices we have in the network, Richard is also responsible for leading the Franchise Recruitment and International teams to recruit new franchisees and deliver support to our global network.

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.

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