Between them, the seven franchisees look after 14 shops and offices around the country, which are part of the UK’s largest network of accountants who are experts in helping small business owners and self-employed people with their tax and accounting needs.
Barnsley and Huddersfield-based Nick Brook is just one of the seven marking their first decade with his local small business community and has recently appointed a new member of staff, Kirsty Eastwood, after seeing client numbers soar to over 450.
Nick Brook set up TaxAssist Accountants on Lockwood Road, Huddersfield and, in response to growing demand from existing and new small businesses in neighbouring Barnsley, decided the time was right to expand and open a second office in Barnsley’s Business and Innovation Centre last year.
Nick said: “We’re thrilled to be celebrating our 10th anniversary in Huddersfield and a successful first eight months in Barnsley. Since opening in 2006, we have seen the business go from strength-to-strength as the small business community continues to look for jargon-free tax and accountancy advice.
“At a time when demand for our specialist small business services continues to grow, we’re delighted to have Kirsty join us, and she is already proving to be a great addition to the team.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my 10 years with TaxAssist Accountants. The experience of running my own business has more than met my expectations, and the support from TaxAssist has been first class. I’m really looking forward to the next ten years!”
Sarah Robertson, Group Operations Director of TaxAssist Accountants, added: “Congratulations to all of our franchisees who have reached their decade with us this year. This is a real milestone and something they should be justifiably proud of. We are seeing an increasing number of franchisees renew their franchise agreements with a term of 10 years, which is a positive reflection on the level of support we provide to our network and their optimism for the future.”
The other six franchisees celebrating their 10th anniversary are:
- Keith Adams – Bath, Trowbridge and Melksham
- Steve Andrew - Oldham
- Drazen Coric – Islington and East Finchley
- Gary & Cheryl Jacks – Queensferry, Ellesmere Port and Chester
- Indira Mandalia – Pinner
- Alex Smith - Peverell and Plymouth