“When people say ‘Actually you’ve made an impact, you’ve made a difference to my life’…that’s fulfilling. That encourages you to go back the next day and do more, push yourself… I’m extremely proud of my network, I’m proud of who we are…a network that genuinely cares for its clients.” – Bukky Shonola, TaxAssist Hitchin & Letchworth

TaxAssist’s debut Virtual Discovery Day a great success

Hosting event digitally proves popular with potential franchisees.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, TaxAssist Accountants is holding Virtual Discovery Days on Zoom, where potential franchisees can find out more about the business model, technical and business development support on offer, as well as business planning and finance raising, from the comfort of their own home.

Seven delegates joined the first Virtual Discovery Day held on the 21st April and praised the format of the day.

“The day was excellent, informative, useful and seamless. The chat function worked particularly well and I was most impressed with the business plan as it highlighted the value of the investment required,” said one delegate.

“TaxAssist ran a very professional and informative virtual Discovery Day in April 2020, which provided me with a good starting point for assessing the franchise opportunity. The virtual format gave all participants the chance to address queries either during or between sessions,” enthused another.

David Paulson, Senior Manager, Global Franchise Recruitment at TaxAssist, said: “Ten members of staff logged into the meeting at various points during the day. It ran without a hitch, which bodes well for two further Virtual Discovery Days we have planned for Saturday 16th May and Tuesday 16th June.

“We’ve had very positive feedback from the delegates who joined us and we have now following up with them individually with telephone one-to-ones. I’d encourage anyone interested in finding out more about our future events to give me a call on 0800 0188297 or visit our website for more information.”

Although all TaxAssist Support Centre staff are working from home, they are fully operational, and therefore TaxAssist Accountants is still able to welcome new joiners to the franchise. The June course will still be going ahead online, with two further courses planned for later in the year.

TaxAssist Accountants is a full member of the British Franchise Association and is ranked 21st in the Accountancy Age Top 50 rankings. It has also won ‘5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction’ for seven years running from independent research agency WorkBuzz and the Support Centre has recently been awarded with ‘5 Star Employer’ status for the second year in a row based on feedback from its 60 strong work force.

To request attendance on a virtual Discovery Day, please forward your CV and a completed application form to [email protected]

April 2020

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