David Paulson, Senior Manager, Global Franchise Recruitment at TaxAssist Accountants, has been announced as a new British Franchise Association (bfa) Board member at its Annual General Meeting.
Representing all members – franchisors, franchisees and the professional advisors, the bfa is the ethical voice of franchising in the UK, representing members and helping to promote them within the industry and beyond. They also provide information and advice to businesses planning to franchise, or people considering joining a franchise.
David said: “The bfa does great work in promoting franchising as a means for self-employment, accrediting members and setting standards along with promoting education.
“To be elected to the Board is a huge honour and I look forward to working with the Board and the great team at the bfa to help drive forward their strategic vision.”
David, an experienced Qualified Franchise Professional, has been at TaxAssist Accountants since 2009, and is now in his 13th year working in the Franchise Industry, having previously worked at Franchise Development Services as a consultant.
David’s current role encompasses UK & International Development, with responsibilities for franchisee and master franchise recruitment, training, project managing and providing ongoing franchise mentor support.
David has recruited more than 90 franchisees in the UK (new, partnerships and franchise resales) including TaxAssist’s first £1million franchise resale. He has also recruited Master Franchisees for TaxAssist Accountants in Australia and Canada as well as supporting franchisee recruitment in Ireland and Australia.
“Working for TaxAssist Accountants has given me the experience, confidence and, crucially, the support to be able to take on this important role within the UK Franchise Industry – a real career highlight for me,” added David.
Karl Sandall, Chief Executive Director of the TaxAssist Group, said: “We are absolutely delighted and very proud that David has been elected to the Board of the bfa. It not only shows the high regard the industry has for his dedication to franchising, but also how important it is for TaxAssist Accountants to have professionals of such high calibre to support our franchisees.”