TaxAssist franchise CEO makes it onto Accountancy age ‘Financial Power List 2015’

Accountancy chain set to “cement growth” over next year as Karl Sandall is named alongside politicians and Hollywood stars

Small business accountancy franchise TaxAssist Accountants looks set to fulfill plans to “increase its prominence” in 2015 with CEO, Karl Sandall, recently named in Accountancy age’s prestigious Financial Power List 2015.

As well as his executive management colleagues Sarah Robertson and Phil Sullivan, Sandall listed at number 50 alongside an intimidating roster of heavyweights in the fiscal, business and entertainment worlds, including George Osborne in first place, actor Ben Affleck and HM Revenue & Customs chief executive Lin Homer.

TaxAssist Accountants claims to be the UK’s largest network of small business specialist accountants and has franchise opportunities available nationwide for an initial fee of £34,950 +VAT .

The news comes after a year in which a franchise assisted management buyout took place of TaxAssist with a “pioneering” group of franchisees buying a 32% stake in the business. The directors of the company, including Sandall, own 53% and a further 15% owned by long-standing external business partners.

Sandall commented: “2014 was an exciting and trailblazing year for TaxAssist and proved how happy and satisfied our franchisees are in being part the success of our business. 2015 will be the year to cement our growing prominence in the accounting world.

“We will strive to continue to deliver excellent levels of support, training and leads to our network of franchisees and continue to build our brand name through our high street shop presence and highly successful and innovative social media campaigns.”

Sandall also noted that the chain will be extending its franchise opportunities outside of Britain:

“Whilst not taking our focus off the UK, we also have plans to expand the franchise in a controlled manner into selected markets in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and shortly the USA.”

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