TaxAssist Direct Group CEO Karl Sandall makes it to ‘Financial Power List 2015’

Leading Finance, business and accountancy resource, Accountancy Age, has published its Financial Power List 2015 with CEO of The TaxAssist Direct Group Ltd, Karl Sandall, making number 50 in the movers and shakers of the finance world.

Sandall is in illustrious company, with Chancellor George Osborne taking the number one slot, and other notable entrants including business, finance and entertainment world heavyweights like Labour leader Ed Miliband, Margaret Hodge, Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Hollywood actor Ben Affleck, and Lin Homer, Chief Executive of HM Revenue and Customs.

Sandall is listed alongside his Executive Management colleagues Sarah Robertson and Phil Sullivan and TaxAssist franchise owners, who make up the UK’s largest network of small business specialist accountants. In 2014, a ground breaking Franchisee Assisted Management Buyout (FAMBO) took place, with several franchise owners breaking new ground in their ownership of the company. Franchise owners currently hold a 32 per cent stake in the business, with the Directors of the company, including Karl owning 53 per cent, and 15 per cent by long-term external business partners.

Sandall comments: “2014 was an exciting and trailblazing year for TaxAssist and proved how happy and satisfied our franchise owners are in being part the success of our business. 2015 will be the year to cement our growing prominence in the accounting world. We will strive to continue to deliver excellent levels of support, training and leads to our network of franchise owners and continue to build our brand name through our high street shop presence and highly successful and innovative social media campaigns. Whilst not taking our focus off the UK, we also have plans to expand the franchise in a controlled manner into selected overseas markets, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand and shortly the USA.”