Over 490 franchisees, staff and business partners were in attendance for the exhibition, conference and evening gala. TaxAssist children were also welcomed and fantastically catered for throughout the weekend.
The morning exhibition included over 40 stands for franchisees to visit, meet and talk with strategic partners. This was followed by an afternoon conference highlighting the growth of the franchise in the UK and internationally. The multitude of changes and initiatives accountants are having to embrace due to new government policy and technology/software developments were also highlighted, together with how TaxAssist is addressing them.
TaxAssist unveiled a mutually beneficial new relationship with the Federation of Small Business, CCH talked about imminent new initiatives to enable clients and accountants to get better connected and Quickbooks highlighted the booming small business market and how their cloud-based software will enable franchisees to be more time efficient and create greater profit.
TaxAssist also showcased the new fully responsive TaxAssist websites and bespoke software for franchisees to use when signing up new clients, which offers time savings and much greater efficiency.
Phil Sullivan, group operations director of The TaxAssist Group commented: “This has been a fantastic conference and we have been inundated with positive feedback from franchisees. All of the attendees will have come away in no doubt that TaxAssist is a forward thinking and digitally ready network of accountants on both a national and local level and that whatever the future holds, TaxAssist has it covered. The TaxAssist brand is now so powerful, that we can attract suppliers who can offer superb deals for franchisees and their clients alike, as we unveiled during the conference. All at TaxAssist are certainly feeling very positive for the future.”
John Mayer, Weston Super Mare franchisee said: "As per normal, thanks to the fantastic TaxAssist team for putting on the conference. It really does cut a very favourable impression with my staff, and I regard the cost of bringing them along as an investment. They come to appreciate the size and the power of the franchise, and its sheer professionalism. They come back to the office with real enthusiasm, and full of ideas to improve the practice. It is so good to catch up with the support centre staff, and my fellow franchisees and the exhibitors."
Jason Everton, Solihull franchisee added: "A fantastic event, thank you. An interesting day, wonderful evening and very rewarding event. My sincere thanks to the whole support team."