A mix of franchisees establishing new and purchasing existing practices recently completed their initial training and have begun trading as TaxAssist Accountants.
Amit Joshi (Chesham), Stuart Burge (Clacton-on-Sea), Chao Pang (Sutton North), Iain MacKenzie (Reading West), Tasnuva Tina (Royston) and Andrew Slade (Stockport) have all joined TaxAssist Accountants’ flourishing network.
Chao Pang, a CIMA qualified accountant who has 14 years’ finance experience most recently as deputy director of finance, said: “I joined TaxAssist Accountants because I was attracted to its proven business model and the openness of its leadership team. The support from Karl Sandall, Group Chief Executive Director, and his team is impressive and second to none. I look forward to being a part of the TaxAssist Accountants family for many years to come!”
Andy Slade FCA, worked in industry for eight years working his way up to a group financial controller position and latterly as an independent contractor. It was while contracting that he decided he wanted to put down permanent roots, build a practice and a team and get more involved in his local community.
He explained: “I knew I would need some help in the early days not only with some of the technical aspects, but also with the way the industry is moving I wanted to ensure I was working with the right technologies and partners.
“I attended a discovery day and my wife and I were both really impressed, not only with the depth of the support TaxAssist can provide but also – and importantly – the culture, a friendly positive can-do team who care about their franchisees.
“Having now attended the initial training course I can say that the support that was presented on the discovery day now only feels like the tip of the iceberg, everyone has been great! The support from the team is real, not just on the technical side but also with work on setting up my shop.
“I’m still in my first month of trading and, already signing up and helping clients, as well as looking forward to getting the keys to the shop soon!”
Karl Sandall said: “As ever, it was a pleasure to meet such a great group of new franchisees and we look forward to helping them to grow substantial practices.
“We have a further three initial training courses scheduled in 2019, with three people already booked on our June course.”