Barry McGougan reflects on 20 years of successfully building his practice with TaxAssist Accountants.
For Barry McGougan, franchising has been a real success story, enabling him to build a substantial practice, close to his home in Galston in Western Scotland, which his daughter Lisa Foster has joined, with the aim of taking over later in the year.
“When I look back to 2001, starting out as a fresh faced 47-year-old, I would have found it hard to imagine that I would, in 2021, be running such a successful business and looking forward to a well-earned and comfortable retirement in the near future.
“Getting to where I am now has required hard work and commitment and the patience and support of my family,” explains Barry, “but the fact that the practice has grown so well, is testament to the proven business model provided by TaxAssist and without which, I know I would have struggled to achieve what I have.”
Barry operates his practice from two shops in Galston and Kilmarnock, and services around 360 clients with the assistance of Lisa and two members of staff.
“My experience has been, and continues to be, a positive one, and TaxAssist through their on-going training and support have truly ‘walked the talk’. If you follow the model then with hard work and dedication to make the business what you want it to be, it will provide you with the lifestyle you want – proving that franchising really does work.
“I’d like to thank the Support Centre team for the beautiful Champagne presentation case they sent to mark the occasion and for their guidance and assistance over the years. I’ve made some good friends in the network and in Norwich, and I shall forever be glad I joined the franchise.”