One of the key features that marks out TaxAssist Accountants from other accountancy practices is our contemporary, open and welcoming shops. Specifically designed to be accessible and visible to our target market of small businesses and the self-employed, the shops have proven to be extremely successful since the launch of the first shop in 2002. There are currently 175 shops around the UK and 27 in the Republic of Ireland.
The franchisee that hit the 25th spot is Alex Smith who operates his shops from Peverell and City Centre, Plymouth, Devon.
Alex, who runs his franchise with his wife Sarah and five members of staff, joined the franchise in 2006 when he was 30, deciding to move from Guildford in Surrey to Devon to start a new life and a new business. Nine years and two children later he hasn’t looked back!
Alex comments, “It was a big decision to leave a good job, with a steady income to join a franchise and start from scratch in a totally new area, but I can honestly say TaxAssist have provided me with everything I needed. I am happy to report I have taken on over 300 clients operating from my first shop, and I am looking to repeat this success in my second shop.”
Prior to joining TaxAssist, Alex who is an ACA qualified accountant, operated as an accountant in industry and also an auditor in a Big 4 practice, but decided to make use of his accountancy skills and the TaxAssist brand name and support to establish his own business.