The Global Franchise Awards 2021 recognise excellence in the franchise industry and celebrate the brands that are working hardest to advance the cause of international franchising.
Karl Sandall, Group Chief Executive, said: “Being shortlisted as the Best White-Collar Franchise at the Global Franchise Awards is a huge achievement in itself, and gives the TaxAssist Accountants brand huge kudos as we expand our successful model internationally.
“We are always proud of the exceptional levels of support we provide to our franchisees. However, throughout last year the Support Centre really pulled out all the stops to ensure our accountants had the guidance and support they needed, to help and advise their clients through the pandemic.
“Accounting and Advisory services have been needed liked never before and are highly valued by clients as we navigate our way through the economic recovery. As such our local, highly visible and relationship-based practices will continue to play a major role in supporting businesses across the globe.
“Enquiries and franchisee recruitment levels remain strong and we see many opportunities for global growth ahead.”
James Fell, Editor of Global Franchise Magazine, said: “Every year that we run the Global Franchise Awards, we’re consistently gobsmacked by the quality on display. That was definitely the case this year – our entrants delivered, and then some. Not only did we receive a record number of entries, but the calibre of entry was profoundly impressive.”
As the UK’s largest network of small business specialist accountants and the leading tax and accounting franchise, TaxAssist Accountants has won a range of awards over the years. 2020 was no exception, with the franchise winning a ‘Best Franchisee Marketing Support’ Award, ‘5-star Franchisee Satisfaction’, ‘5-star Employer Status’, as well as being a finalist for the British Franchise Association ‘Franchisor of the Year’ award. It also triumphed as ‘Business of the Year’ at the Norfolk Business Awards, the home of the Support Centre.
TaxAssist Accountants operates in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Australia, Canada and the US. It supports more than 269 franchised areas with 434 shops and offices, servicing more than 83,000 small businesses and self-employed individuals. Global annual billings are more than £57m.
Winners of the 2021 Global Franchise awards will be released in the Global Franchise Magazine here.