Formed in 1995, we are the leading franchised accountancy organisation with many years experience of operating a substantial national network of branded offices that is well recognised and respected.
We have a highly visible presence with over 200 franchised areas across the country, operating from over 190 shop fronts and over 60 offices. 71 of our franchisees have more than one outlet and we are growing month on month. The shop front brand is supplemented by the many branded cars driving around the country, national advertising, internet presence and marketing collateral. We constantly look to be at the forefront in terms of brand awareness, technical training and support for business growth. Our training courses, CCH software, as well as a raft of bolt on relevant business services our franchisees can offer their clients at significantly discounted prices means in our opinion, that we are market leaders whose offering far outweighs the competition.
Unlike some of our competitors, we have no other business interests or our own accountancy practice to support in the UK. This means the Support Centre can concentrate 100% of our time on our franchisees and their growth. Whilst the Dublin Support Centre does include an existing practice, one of the Directors dedicates all of his time to the franchise operation. The five UK Executive Directors have a breadth of business experience which they bring to the franchise. Karl Sandall had 26 years working for a major clearing bank and is an ex bank manager, Sarah Robertson is a Chartered Marketer who previously operated her own Marketing and PR company, Phil Sullivan spent 26 years with HSBC achieving Executive Management status before leaving to establish his own business in 2006 providing corporate and commercial advisory services, Ray Clarke has 26 years' practice experience looking after the affairs of owner managed businesses in the small and medium business sector and James Mattam has spent his entire full time career with TaxAssist and has vast experience in IT, Marketing, Business Development and training.