TaxAssist Accountants

Company Overview

Established in 1995, TaxAssist Accountants has established a network of almost 200 franchise areas providing a comprehensive range of professional tax and accountancy services to small businesses – sole traders, partnerships and limited companies with a turnover of up to £2 million. Our network services over 52,500 clients and has gross annual recurring fees in excess of £35 million. Our franchisees receive full training and support to enable them to launch, build and manage their own business. We take on accountants as well as senior finance and business professionals. You do not need to be a fully-qualified accountant because you would employ and manage accountants allowing you the freedom to focus on all other areas of business.

Franchise Overview

We have no company-owned outlets or any other source of income, our focus is 100% on franchisee development and we have won numerous industry awards (franchise and accountancy) to demonstrate the strength of our model. With the potential for 400 franchisees across the UK we have new opportunities nationwide and resales available. We are expanding internationally with the success of Ireland we now have one master franchise in Canada. Our next countries we are looking to expand to are Australia, New Zealand and the USA.


Each franchisee receives 43 days training in the first 6 months which includes technical, practice management, marketing,  business development and our nurture programme which is hosted by our in house training academy. The initial training course lasts six weeks and is residential at our support centre in Norwich. All training fees, meals and accommodation are included in the franchise fee. Further training is available to franchisees and their staff, both in Norwich and regionally.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

You will be networking with small businesses and business referral partners to generate leads locally, along with following up on enquiries generated via national advertising. Business development will be your initial focus! You will also be building a team of employees, who will be responsible for accounts production, and managing the practice to ensure that it is run in a profitable and compliant manner.

Full Description

Run your own Accountancy Practice
and build an asset for the future

Are you tired of working for someone else and want to branch out on your own? Maybe you’re worried about going it alone and the risks associated with it.

If so, then why not consider running your own accountancy practice with an award winning franchise which will give you brand credibility from day one, mixed with professional training and full support for you and your practice.

insideOur Franchisees

  • Qualified accountants
  • Holders of tax qualifications
  • Bank managers
  • Finance managers 
  • Audit managers
  • Business development and sales experts

They all make great franchisees and we have various routes for getting you where you need to be to run a successful accountancy practice. If you aren’t a qualified accountant then employing qualified accountants is essential whilst you concentrate on building the business.

Straightforward Business

Take on hundreds of small business clients with relatively uncomplicated work whilst being based in visible, accessible and friendly shop front premises.

By adhering to the business model and taking a proactive approach to marketing in your territory, you can be attracting clients at a considerable rate. Client acquisition will be facilitated by our unique and innovative approach to marketing which will significantly help the build-up of your fee-bank. Alongside this we deliver nationally acquired leads which clearly separates us from other accountancy franchises.

38653f311412a76ba71a73abd0057820.pngAn Award-Winning Client

Founded in 1995, TaxAssist Accountants has become the UK’s largest network of accountants specifically servicing the small business market.

In 2010 The British Franchise Association (bfa) awarded TaxAssist Accountants the highly coveted Gold award at the Franchisor of the Year Awards 2010 beating some major high street brands. This award win follows two silver place wins for the small business accountancy specialists and a bronze award win in 2015. Other recent awards include The Smith and Henderson five star franchisee satisfaction award and overall winner of our investment category at the 2015 Smith and Henderson conference.

Initial Training Course

Training is designed and delivered by our in-house team of qualified accountants, tax experts and marketing trainers in conjunction with specialist training partners. The courses are residential and TaxAssist Accountants pays for all meals and accommodation so you will be well catered for during your time with us.

  • All aspects of accounts production and taxation for sole traders and partnerships, CCH software training (week one to three) 
  • Relevant case studies (week four)
  • Practice management and social media training (week five)
  • Sales and marketing training with our business acceleration programme

Ongoing Training

Once you have completed the initial training course, you will then come back after three months and again after six months as part of our nurture programme. These follow-up courses allow you to focus on business development, HR and client acquisition.

TaxAssist Accountants Franchise OpportunityOngoing Support

The support centre offers a complete range of professional, experienced and qualified personnel to fully support your business endeavours. Full training, support and guidance are given to operate your business under the TaxAssist Accountants brand name.

  • An exclusive marketing territory
  • Fully integrated accounts and tax software suite
  • Ongoing training programme (technical, marketing, software, administration)
  • Operations manuals
  • Technical advice helpdesk
  • Regular contact with our franchisee development manager
  • Technical updates
  • Inbound and outbound lead generation services including 25 free leads
  • National and online marketing and lead generation campaigns
  • Local PR support from external PR agency
  • Initial stationery and marketing materials including your own personalised website
  • Marketing, publicity and brand building
  • Regular regional training and development for you and your staff
  • A support site with adverts, guidance, stationery etc
  • First year’s membership of a networking group
  • Telephone answering service
  • A support centre dedicated to you with no other business interests than growing and supporting your business


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In Summary:

TaxAssist Accountants is the UK's leading accountancy network catering exclusively for small businesses. TaxAssist Accountants is a full member of the British Franchise Association.
In the UK.
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