TaxAssist win Silver Award at the bfa Franchisor of the Year Awards 2009

TaxAssist Accountants is pleased to announce that, for the second year running, they have won Silver Award at the British Franchise Association’s (bfa) Franchisor of the Year Awards 2009. The award aims to reward the franchisor that has proven it has secured ‘today’s foundations for tomorrow’s success’. It also aims to demonstrate that even during an economic downturn there are still many success stories to be told.

Sarah Robertson, business development director at TaxAssist Accountants explains, “We are delighted to have received the silver award. A prestigious award such as this sends out a clear message to our existing franchisees, staff and potential recruits that TaxAssist Accountants is fully committed to supporting the growth of our franchisees.”

In response to the current recession TaxAssist Accountants has continued to build on the strong model it already had in place. “We’ve also communicated frequently with the network to ensure that we continue to be ‘fleet of foot’ and can adapt where necessary. To date, we have not experienced any serious impact from the recession and sales growth remains comparative to last year,” explains Robertson.

Brian Smart, director general of the bfa, said: “TaxAssist Accountants have worked hard to make the whole business of accountancy more exciting and accessible - and they have done so with the mix of sound business sense and creativity that we’ve come to expect from our top franchisors.”

“Communicating with franchisees on a regular basis and remaining quick on their feet, they can adapt swiftly to changing circumstances, helping reduce the impact of the economic downturn. This is a business that has successfully identified a specific need - and delivered it in a carefully targeted manner that sets it apart from its competitors.”