TaxAssist recognised for services to accountancy, continues growth streak

Franchise has evolved from "incorporation with a blank piece of paper" in 1995 to "UK's largest network of small business specialist accountants"

TaxAssist Accountants has cemented its position in the accountancy industry after its group chief executive director, Karl Sandall, was awarded honorary membership of the Association of International Accountants (AIA).

Sandall, who has worked for the franchise since 2000, was recognised with the accolade in recognition of his contribution to accountancy and franchise.

The AIA is a global body for professional accountants which promotes the concept of ‘international accounting’ in order to create a global network of accountants committed to the interests of its members and the accountancy profession.

Its the latest in a series of achievements for Sandall, who has previously been recognised by the British Franchise Association as a QFP (Qualified Franchise Professional) and is also a trustee of its charitable trust helping disadvantaged individuals benefit from franchising.

With more than 290 franchise offices across the UK, TaxAssist claims to be the country’s largest network of accountants specialising in providing services to small businesses and taxpayers.

The chain currently supports over 65,000 clients, including sole traders and limited companies, and has franchise opportunities on offer to budding entrepreneurs. Franchise packages average at a cost of £36,950 + VAT and working capital.

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On receiving the honorary membership and reflecting on TaxAssist’s journey to date, Sandall commented:

“It is a great honour to be recognised in this way. I am immensely proud of what we have achieved as a business since incorporation with a blank piece of paper in 1995, to the UK’s largest network of over 200 small business specialist accountants today.

“We expanded to Ireland in 2009 and Australia in 2015 with further development planned for the USA, New Zealand and Canada, where we also see a need for our brand of ‘retailed’ professional accountancy services.”

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