14 new accountants have joined the small business tax and accountancy franchise in 2019, with an additional six purchasing a resale and two joining as partners in existing practices.
TaxAssist Accountants continued to buck industry trends with a bumper year of franchisee recruitment in 2019.
Billy Ahaouari (Canterbury), Abdallah Bello (Barnes & Putney), Ritesh Goel (East Barnet) and Maneet Singh (Greenford North & Hayes East) have all graduated from the final course of the year.
Karl Sandall, Group Chief Executive Director, said, “We have had a very buoyant year, with good levels of interest in the franchise, discovery day visitors and joiners. TaxAssist Accountants has always recruited well, but it is especially pleasing that in a year which has witnessed such economic and political turmoil, we have been able to maintain our consistently high level of growth.”
Chartered Accountant and Business Advisor, Ritesh Goel ACA MBA, has over 17 years’ experience in financial management, banking, accountancy and consulting. He explained his reasons for joining the franchise: “I wanted to find a franchise model that would enable me to build an independent business using my commercial skills, while still providing the necessary support.
“After speaking to my friends in the accountancy industry, I decided to attend the Discovery Day in June 2019 at the Norwich Support Centre. I was really impressed by the presentations and transparent approach of the directors. Positive feedback from other franchisees and the reputation of the brand in the marketplace further reinforced my decision to join the TaxAssist network.
“Although I could have started an accountancy practice or an advisory business on my own, joining the TaxAssist network will accelerate my growth and I will be able to realise my ambition of building a significant business faster. I am confident that joining TaxAssist will prove to be a good commercial decision. I intend to grow my franchise area and am also keen to buy a TaxAssist resale in the coming future.”
With more than a decade of experience working in the accounting and finance sector, Abdallah Bello, decided he wanted to achieve his long-term goal of running his own business.
“I have always had the mindset and the desire to manage my own business,” explained Abdallah. “After examining the possible options available to me, TaxAssist was the one that really stood out and fit my profile. The decision to invest in TaxAssist Accountants was made easy on the Discovery Day and reaching out to existing franchisees only reassured me further.
“The assistance I have received from the Support Centre throughout my initial start-up period has been superb, and more than justified my decision to choose becoming a TaxAssist franchisee rather than setting up on my own. Whether I need help with my marketing or IT, it is reassuring that I have a team of experts just a call away.”
The next TaxAssist Accountants training course will start on 17th February 2020.