Our Franchise

TaxAssist Accountants is a multi-award winning franchise which has been operating successfully since 1995. We have over 200 franchised areas in the UK and provide a wide range of services to our clients.

Find out more about what it takes

Before you sign up to our franchise it is important to have a good understanding of the TaxAssist Accountants business model and the role you will play in developing your business. We are looking to grow our network further by taking on franchisees who share our vision of offering a first class service to small business and self-employed clients via office and shop premises.

Who trains me?

We do! Training lasts for six weeks and take place in Norwich, with a week’s home study in week four. All new franchisees are required to take an online aptitude test at home before joining the training course, and for those whom we feel it would be beneficial, we require them to attend a two-day introduction to bookkeeping course ahead of the six-week training course. If the franchisee passes the aptitude test they do not need to complete the pre-course training although they can still attend these two introductory days if they wish.

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The franchising industry

Did you know?

  • There are 44,200 franchised businesses in the UK
  • Average turnover continues to rise and over half now claim an annual turnover of more than £250,000
  • 97% of franchisee-owned units reported their business traded profitably
  • Franchising employs over 621,000 people in the UK
  • The UK Franchise Industry generated £15.1 billion revenue, an increase of 46% over the past 10 years and up 10% since the last survey in 2013
Sources: British Franchise Association (bfa)/Natwest Survey 2015

What is a discovery day?

Discovery Days are designed to allow the prospect and franchisor to meet face to face. For the prospect it is a chance to take a good look around the franchisor’s headquarters and to meet the people who will be supporting them should they join the network. For the franchisor it is a chance to meet their potential franchisee and to show them what a great opportunity is on offer. Read more about our discovery days here.

What do you provide me with?

  • A proven business model with a strong brand
  • Comprehensive training on all aspects of the business
  • Business development support and marketing materials
  • Technical support
  • Regular field visits
  • Investment in research & design
  • The opportunity to build a sustainable business with a proven exit strategy

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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