National accountants network move to Broadland

TaxAssist Accountants, the award-winning national network of accountants for small businesses, have relocated their headquarters to Broadland Business Park.

Moving from former premises in Thorpe Road, Norwich, TaxAssist have moved into a suite of 5,033ft2 (468m2) on the second floor of the Bankside 300 building.

Established in 1995, TaxAssist has a network of over 195 franchised practices across the UK servicing more than 50,000 small business clients. In August 2014, the company achieved what is thought to be the first franchisee-assisted management buyout, leaving TaxAssist 32 percent owned by franchisees, 53 percent by the senior management team and 15 percent by longstanding external business partners.

Karl Sandall, chief executive of TaxAssist, said: “With more than 35 staff in our head office, we needed more space to continue our rapid growth and Broadland Business Park provides us with quality premises and surroundings our business needs.

“In 2009, we set up our Dublin franchise and, in February this year, we announced TaxAssist’s entry into Canada. We’re well on the road for continuing our global expansion into other new markets such as Australia, New Zealand and the US. This new office will stand us in good stead for our ambitious future plans.”

A large number of the region’s major businesses have been attracted to Broadland Business Park, including Aviva, Bertram Books, RBS, NHS Norfolk, Start-rite Shoes, Lovewell Blake, KTIB, Evander, D & F McCarthy and Menzies Distribution. It is located adjacent to the Postwick Junction of the A47, affording excellent access to London, the Midlands and east coast ports.

The park has two remaining suites available for immediate occupation of 3,630 and 4,830 sq ft and up to 10,000 sq ft for pre-let, as well as a number of commercial plots. Details from James Allen at Roche Chartered Surveyors on 01603 619876.

A new Costa Coffee outlet has just opened at the Park and construction is well underway on a new Greene King family restaurant and pub outlet to be named The Fieldfare, which is opening next year.

Simon Radford, chief executive of Lothbury Investment Management, advisors to the Park’s owners, said: “We are very pleased to welcome TaxAssist to Broadland Business Park. The company has achieved exceptional growth and we are delighted to be able to support its on-going expansion plans. With first class facilities and premium quality office accommodation, not to mention excellent links to the main road networks, Broadland Business Park is an ideal choice for leading businesses in the area.”

The Park’s sole agents are Roche Chartered Surveyors.