TaxAssist Accountants plan for international expansion

TaxAssist Accountants, which started in 1995, has more than 195 franchised practices across the UK servicing over 50,000 small business clients.

TaxAssist recently opened its 160th shop in Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire, and is now the UK’s 26th largest accountancy practice.

Karl Sandall, Chief Executive said: “The expansion globally has started. We have nearly 50,000 small business clients, we have 35 staff in Norwich and another 600 across the UK working across franchises.”

TaxAssist launched its first international operation in Ireland in 2009 and has seen that grow to 24 franchisees supported by a Master franchisee in Dublin.

Sandall added: “We look at one shop per 100,000 people, . “In the states that could be enormous and there are not many franchises that have successfully taken a UK franchise to these countries.”