Certax Accountants franchise

Min investment
£16,750 +VAT


Certax Accountants franchise

We have the Smart, Tested and Proven Franchise Model with easy entry points. We're totally committed to supporting our Franchisees, enabling them to exceed their goals. Make your next career move count and join the leading Accounting Franchise.

Certax is one of the leading independent Accountancy and Taxation Franchises in the Country. By joining our Franchise network, you will benefit from all of our resources and expertise, enabling you to operate a successful Accountancy Practice. Discover your future in Accounting today!

Minimum investment
£16,750 +VAT

Funding support
Third Party

Total investment
£26,750 +VAT

Franchise fees
£15,250 +VAT

Business type

Expected revenue after 2 years

Minimum investment
£16,750 +VAT

  • Operating fee:
    For year 1, £15,000
  • Advertising fee:
    £250 + VAT for the first 12 months of trading
  • Royalty fee:
    Minimum of £265 plus VAT per month, or 8.5% of monthly income (whichever is highest)
  • Average floor space:

About Certax Accountants

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Our tailor-made initial training courses provide you with up to 4 weeks of industry-leading, continual professional development. This will equip you with game-changing insights and expert knowledge to undertake 360 degrees of Accounting and Tax advisory services.

The Certax Accounting Franchise strives to provide its partners with a positive return on their investment whilst creating and supporting peerless Accountancy and Tax Professionals. You will be provided with best-in-class resources, enabling you to advise and help businesses, therefore, ensuring their success and profitability.

Smart. Tested. Proven. The Certax Franchise has sound foundations, developed over 20 years and continually optimised to ensure accounting excellence. Founder Keith Bradshaw (ACA, FCCA), together with an exceptionally talented Head Office Team and world-class Board of Directors, has created a leading independent Accountancy and Taxation Franchise.

Quality and professionalism run through every aspect of the Certax Franchise. What sets us apart is our steadfast and unwavering commitment to providing unlimited technical support, ongoing training, best-in-class marketing, quality lead generation and market-leading technology to our Franchisees. All of this comes as standard within our industry-leading turnkey Franchise solution.

Our Franchises are modern and innovative. They have successfully built on their consultancy capabilities and advisory level services to reduce dependence on more mature accountancy functions. As a result, they have become thriving multi-disciplinary businesses. This is a testament to the progress Certax has made in leading the way to Accounting Franchise excellence.

Training and support provided

Our training courses are run by experienced chartered accountants who can offer the right technical and practical advice.

Additionally, there will be Certax Accounting practice update courses for you to attend which will keep you abreast of any changes in legislation, tax regulations, marketing initiatives and other developments.

In addition to assisting with your CPD, the bi-annual seminars provide a forum to meet with other Certax franchisees.

We also offer franchisees our dedicated Marketing team, who will work alongside you to help you build your own successful Certax practice.

Our lead generation will help you attract new clients in your area while we also help you identify and maximise local networking opportunities.

We also offer unrivalled technical support provided by expert staff who have complete up-to-date knowledge of current accountancy and taxation legislation and the practical ways in which these should be applied.

This includes access to our Technical Support Helpline to answer a vast array of queries you or your clients may have. We also offer high-level IT technical support team for your practice, hardware and software requirements.

Finally, our practice review panel is in place, producing statistical information on a regular basis to help franchisees assess their practice as a comparison to other franchisees as well as against their own initial annual expectations.


The ideal Certax Accountants franchisee

If you have a basic understanding of accounting, the desire to successfully run your own practice, and have sufficient working capital —then you’re already a prime candidate. We offer three packages: Bookkeeping package (£10,995 franchise fee + VAT), Full Accountants package (£26,250 franchise fee + VAT), and Qualified Accountants Package (£15,250 franchise fee + VAT). Whether you’re a qualified accountant or not, as long as you have the desire to run your own practice under a reputable brand, we have the package just for you.

Certax Franchise Ideal Franchisee


Certax Accountants' history

Originally launched in September 1999, Certax Accounting held its first course in January 2000, following which, the success and growth of the network has been evidenced with well over 100 Certax Franchisee's having joined the network.

Uniquely, Certax Accounting is supported by the Founders own Chartered Certified Accountancy Practice, Keith Bradshaw & Co. and is the only major Accounting and Tax Advisors Franchise in the country supported by a working Accountancy Practice.

Case studies

Cengiz Yildiz, Certax Accounting (Palmers Green)

"I have been a Certax Accounting Franchisee for nearly six years and my results during this time have exceeded all my expectations in terms of turnover, client numbers and profitability. Although the training course is very comprehensive I could not have achieved these results without the Certax Technical Support line. Because of this I was able to deal with virtually any kind of business client, small, large, limited company or non-limited company and all their corresponding tax issues and at the end of the day build a profitable practice for myself."

Ishtiaq and Ashfaq Ahmad – Certax Accounting (East Kent)

“Securing the best return on investment was the key for us. More important, however, was being part of a successful and trusted national accounting network with a proven and tested franchise model. We also wanted to benefit from best-in-class technical support, a regular stream of qualified leads and an innovative and highly skilled marketing department. Certax Accounting exceeded all of our expectations, and 10 years later, we have 2 practices that are both thriving and now have a combined team of 16 professionals and over 2,000 clients.”

Zee Razaq – Certax Accounting (St. Albans)

“I became a Certax Franchisee in 2016 after more than 15 years of experience in the corporate world. I chose Certax after much research as their Franchise model provided me with all the support and training, I needed to establish my practice. It allowed me to do things my way whilst still having the valuable support I needed. My business is growing exponentially, and my practice now specialises in property. I have so many plans for the future and cannot wait to see them unfold with the help and support of the Certax Franchise.”

Certax Franchise Jie Bateman AberdeenshireJie Bateman – Certax Accounting (Aberdeen)

“Certax provided me with opportunities for training and support that enabled me to set up my practice. I could, therefore, immediately focus on the customer service aspect of my business which is very important to me. The Certax Franchise helpline is open daily for any queries, which has been of great assistance to me. Flexible working hours suit my lifestyle and enable me to get the perfect work-life balance. Being part of the Certax Franchise network has helped my business flourish, and I can see it growing even more with the continued, invaluable support of Certax.”

Certax Franchise Mike Hendy SunderlandMike Hendy – Certax Accounting (Sunderland)

“Being part of the Certax family has allowed me to grow my accountancy business and enjoy being in charge of my destiny, as well as having the satisfying working environment that I was looking for. At the same time, I have enjoyed meeting and comparing notes with like-minded colleagues in the other franchises. This has provided valuable support to my business.”

Certax Franchise Ionelia Radu Accounting Stratford

 Ionelia Radu – Certax Accounting (Stratford)

“I needed the assistance of a well-respected and established organisation to provide the expertise and support required, as well as the freedom to express myself and make my own business decisions. I also wanted to be part of something special. That’s how I found Certax Accounting. Being part of the Certax Accounting Franchise network has given me the tools I need to make my dreams come true. Thank you, Certax!”

Certax Franchise Olusegun Kazim Basingstoke and NewburyOlusegun Kazim – Certax Acounting (Basingstoke)

“My firm has grown and expanded within my territory over the years with clients in several business sectors. I have also been able to employ a whole team due to the growth experienced – and the fun part is that – we are still growing! I now have a valuable business that gives my team and me a brilliant work-life balance and job satisfaction. One of my best decisions in business was joining Certax!”

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