All the latest case studies from TaxAssist Accountants Franchise. Find out more about successful TaxAssist Accountants Franchise owners, see their testimonials and other TaxAssist Accountants Franchise case study features.
Mark Fordham started his TaxAssist Franchise in St. Albans in late 2003, drawing on his experiences of working in the banking sector.
"My background is in banking, internal audit and lecturing at degree level. Realising that my whole career had been with big corporations, I decided that I wanted to work for myself and build up my own business close to where I live in St Albans. In October 2003 I took the plunge and joined TaxAssist Accountants."
"The reasons why I chose to consider franchising are the lower risks, and support in areas I had little or no experience of, such as sales and marketing. As part of my due diligence I visited the franchise exhibition at Wembley, looked at websites and magazines, spoke to franchisees and attended discovery days. I also attended a BFA workshop. The reasons I chose TaxAssist Accountants were the positive feedback I received from the franchisees and the success to date of the franchise, the set up of the Support Centre and the trust I had in them running the franchise. Added to this, I felt that accountancy and tax was an area I could succeed in."
"The training and support I received have been fantastic. I attended a five week initial training course which covered accounts, taxation, software, sales and marketing. The training is provided by BPP Professional Education and the Support Centre in Norwich. Both have continued whilst I’ve been out in the field in the form of technical and marketing help lines, on site visits from technical personnel and Directors, update training days, and of course the support and advice of other franchisees."
"Have I faced challenges along the way? Of course. I work harder now than I ever have and I was slow to take on staff and have perhaps been guilty at times of working in the business, not on the business as I should have done."
"If someone asked me what advice I would give to someone buying a franchise, I would say to do your research thoroughly. Think about what you will need from the franchisor and consider if they will provide this. Talk to existing franchisees and get a feel for how they are doing."
"Since joining TaxAssist Accountants my business has gone from strength to strength. It has been hard work and great fun to take the business from a blank sheet of paper to over 600 clients in a short space of time. The support from TaxAssist Accountants has been first class. Everything they said they would do has been done and more. I estimate that my business is at least 2 years ahead of where it would have been had I started on my own as a result of joining the franchise. I am looking forward to continuing to grow a successful business."
Introducing Darren Tomlinson from TaxAssist Accountants in Hull
6th May 2013
Darren Tomlinson spoke to us about his TaxAsssit Accountants business in July 2011, September 2012 & February 2013
Meet Phil Marriott from TaxAssist Accountants in Loughborough
13th February 2013
TaxAssist Accountants Phil Marriott in Loughborough, speaking in December 2012
Introducing Jim Andrew from TaxAssist Accountants Belfast
22nd January 2013
Jim Andrew talks to us about owning his TaxAssist Accountants business in Belfast
TaxAssist Accountants: Right choice for sinlge mum
22nd March 2011
TaxAssist Accountants Franchisee Jackie Bligh joined the accountancy franchise in 2005 and opened her second shop in 2009.
TaxAssist Is A Great Business Opportunity, I own two shops!
6th August 2009
TaxAssist Accountants Franchisee David Dixon joined the accountancy franchise in 2002 drawing on his experience as a Chartered Management...
TaxAssist Accountants – Business building franchisees
23rd September 2008
Two TaxAssist Accountants working in partnership have now built their presence to two shops and three offices with plans for a further...
Jumping into the Unknown
27th June 2007
"I spent 15 years working as an accountant in multi nationals and was becoming increasingly disillusioned with the ever increasing...
I was attracted to TaxAssist Accountants because I think their services are in demand. Tax and accountancy are complex areas and as legislation is always changing, small businesses often need technical supportPhil Marriot
5th April 2013
TaxAssist Accountants in Ireland reaches Top 20
5th March 2011
Focus on Accountancy