TaxAssist Accountants has been shortlisted for the Franchisor of the Year award in this year’s BFA-HSBC British Franchise Awards.
The bookkeeping and accounting franchise is proud to be recognised by the official awards body, after wining the same prize in 2010, and taking Silver in 2008 and 2009. Competition is always tough in the British Franchise Awards, and TaxAssist is up against five other impressive franchises. Before the judging panel announce their winner, they’ll analyse each business’s achievements.
Karl Sandall, TaxAssist’s Group Chief Executive said:
“At a time of such economic and social turmoil, it is very welcome good news to have once again been shortlisted as a finalist for this prestigious award… We received fantastic feedback from our franchisees and their clients on the support provided prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we look forward to putting forward a very strong case as to why we should win to the judging panel.”
TaxAssist is in a good place; it’s currently the UK’s biggest network of specialist small business accountants, operating from over 385 locations. It also has a portfolio of around 76,000 clients.
Pip Wilkins, the BFA’s CEO said:
“TaxAssist Accountants has been a long-serving member of the BFA, adhering to an airtight, ethical operation. In 2019, network sales grew by 9 percent, as did client numbers and recruitment figures as, despite a struggling high street, the business excelled.”
Andrew Brattesani, Head of Franchising, HSBC, explained how TaxAssist supports its investors:
“TaxAssist’s initial training for new franchisees and ongoing support is rigorous, with other courses available and optional for franchisees and staff, such as the Management Development Diploma, which has had a very good take-up.”
The awards ceremony will be held at the Vox in Birmingham on 30th November, and we can’t wait to see the results!
Alice Tuffery, Point Franchise ©