TaxAssist Accountants is in the Accountancy Age Top 50 league of UK accountancy practices
TaxAssist Accountants is in the Accountancy Age Top 50 league of UK accountancy practices TaxAssist Accountants Business Development Director, Sarah Robertson, scoops the 2020 Innovation Group’s Marketing Person of the Year Award.
The awards, presented by Ian Fletcher at a prestigious awards ceremony in Birmingham, aim to celebrate the strength and success of individuals and businesses within the accountancy sector. As a leading accountancy organisation, the 2020 Innovation Group boasts over 1,000 members and award entrants faced tough competition.
It has been an impressive year for TaxAssist Accountants; this award win is the second 2020 Group award for Sarah Robertson, following a previous Marketing Person of the Year win in 2007 and also follows hot on the heels of TaxAssist Accountants Gold BFA Franchise of the Year Award win.
Sarah, who is responsible for TaxAssist Accountants marketing strategy, brand development and business development strategies, received the award in recognition of the marketing initiatives she has introduced, her online marketing strategy success and her role in TaxAssist Accountants international expansion.
Sarah founded a successful Brand Agency ‘The Point’ in 1994 which became one of the foremost marketing communications agencies in the Eastern region with billings in excess of £4.5m. In 2004 Sarah joined TaxAssist Accountants, bringing with her 20 years experience in the marketing and advertising industry, including working with a broad range of national and regional brands such as the British Red Cross, Norwich Union (now Aviva), Oracle, Del Monte, the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and Swinton Insurance.
Chief Executive Karl Sandall comments; “Despite the economic climate we have had an outstanding year. The strategies and initiatives employed by Sarah have allowed TaxAssist Accountants to continue to build on our success by capitalising on the significant growth opportunities both domestically and internationally”. We are looking to further expand our UK network through awarding our franchise to individuals who have the drive and ambition to build their own Accountancy Practice but can see the value in our brand and the support services we deliver to our franchisees.
To learn more about the franchise and to download a copy of our latest franchise prospectus and view franchisee testimonials please go to www.taxasist.net.
If you can see yourself as the principal of your own Accountancy Practice then call us on 0800 0188 297 for an initial chat and to answer your questions and to discuss the next steps. Thank you for your time in looking at this; we look forward to hearing from you soon.
TaxAssist Accountants was founded in 1995, specifically to serve the tax and accountancy needs of sole traders, the self employed and small business with a turnover of less than £1 million. Its Support Centre is in Norwich, and currently TaxAssist Accountants has a network of offices with over 170 accountants and tax specialists around the country.
Chief Executive - Karl Sandall FCIB
Karl spent 26 years at a senior level with a major clearing bank before joining TaxAssist Accountants on 1st January 2000 as Operations Director – taking on the role of Chief Executive in 2002. A 'fellow' of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, a School Governor and a member of the Financial Industry Group and of the Committee of the IFS School of Finance for the East of England, Karl oversees the running of the company and the whole network on a day to day basis and ensures the company continues to expand rapidly. Business
Development Director – Sarah Robertson MSc, Dip M, Chartered Marketer, FCIM FIDM
Sarah founded a successful Brand Agency ‘The Point’ in 1994 with three other Directors. ‘The Point’ became one of the foremost marketing communications agencies in the Eastern region with billings in excess of £4.5m. Sarah has a total of 20 years experience in the marketing and advertising industry, working with a broad range of national and regional brands such as the British Red Cross, Norwich Union, Oracle, Del Monte, the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and Swinton Insurance. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Fellow of the Institute of Direct Marketing. Sarah joined the TaxAssist Accountants Board on 1st September 2004. Sarah is responsible for marketing strategy, brand development, shop fronts, practice management and business development strategies for franchisees.
Network Operations & Finance Director - Phil Sullivan BSc (Hons), ACIB
During a 26 year career with HSBC Bank plc Phil achieved Executive Management status and undertook roles covering a wide range of disciplines. These included corporate banking, branch retail banking, credit control, strategic planning, human resources and training. Prior to leaving HSBC Phil was Area Director for Leicestershire, a role with responsibility for all aspects of the bank's branch banking & commercial business in the county and corporate banking activities in East Midlands. He was responsible for 400 staff operating from 36 offices and a cost budget of £11m. Phil established his own business in 2006 providing corporate and commercial advisory services to selected business clients. He specialised in assisting with the creation of strategies for large transactions, including business sales, MBOs/MBIs, flotations, raising unquoted equity and exit/succession. His main business interests lie in corporate finance and management/leadership theory and practice. After working with TaxAssist Direct Ltd for 18 months on a consultancy basis, Phil joined the Board as a full-time Executive Director with effect from 1 October 2008. His responsibilities include overall technical competency and compliance of the Network and Support Centre, internal financial control and operational integrity.
David Paulson, Franchise Recruitment Manager
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