Avanti Group Franchise (UK) Ltd is made up of Avanti Tax Accountants and Avanti Networking.
First established in 1999, it is a family-run firm with accounts staff who are all licensed members in practice with the Association of Accounting Technicians. Avanti sets itself apart from other accountancy firms by defying traditional accountancy stereotypes with supportive, down-to-earth approach and jargon-free advice.
The company provides a range of services, including bookkeeping and VAT, payroll, company secretarial, corporation, personal taxation services, and year-end accountancy.
How does the Avanti franchise model work?
Avanti provides thorough training. After this is completed, franchisees are provided with all the equipment and software they need to run a successful practice - whether this is from home or an office. (It is your choice where you wish to set up your own workspace.)
Then you will receive telemarketing leads and a networking group launched in your area to help support you in sourcing new clients.
An ongoing helpline support facility, a year of business coaching, and extensive ongoing support from head office is established to provide peace of mind.
In short, by choosing Avanti as your franchise option you will be affiliated with a respected, established practice, with outstanding business policies and an extensive support service.
What locations or territories is Avanti looking to operate in?
The Avanti Group Franchise (UK) Ltd is looking for franchisees nationwide and uses multiple data sets to map territory areas, giving franchisees the best possible start to their franchising journey.
A territory is a specified area by postcode and number of businesses. Avanti only offers one accountancy and one bookkeeping franchise in each territory.
Using data from Companies House and other marketing resources, the company provides a territory area with no less than 4,000 businesses, with the aim of providing a demographic that will meet your needs as a working practice.
Having said this, one of the many advantages of an Avanti franchise is that you can work remotely, so accessibility won’t limit your ambition.
Why is an Avanti franchise a good investment?
As a working practice with more than 18 years’ experience, including originally being an award-winning franchise itself, the accounts staff are Gold Xero-certified, while the company’s managing director, Victoria Sharp, is chair of the Suffolk branch of AAT.
A distinctive and well-established brand, Avanti benefits from a proven model and franchisees become much more than just an accountant to their clients - they often become trusted advisers to many big name clients.
Avanti has a 15-point culture statement at its core and is an attractive option for people looking to make a difference to the businesses it works with, instead of just crunching numbers.
If you’re a parent, the company’s relaxed attitude to where you set up your office means you can balance family life with your work.
And if you’re not a parent, you can drive your career ambitions forward at a pace that suits you. You may choose to build a team of staff to assist with the day-to-day accounts and tax-related tasks, allowing you to dedicate your time to running the business, marketing, and managing staff and clients.
Or you may choose to be hands-on, completing clients’ accounts work yourself, while at the same time developing the business with the support of head office behind you.
Avanti accountants break the mould with their friendly, vibrant approach. And they get the chance to build a strong position as a central, influential member of the local business community.
Where in the UK is the Avanti franchise based?
The head offices of the Avanti Group Franchise (UK) Ltd are in Ipswich, Suffolk.
What support and training do Avanti franchisees receive?
A rigorous five-week (for accountancy) and four-week (for bookkeeping) training programme includes extensive accounts and tax software training; bookkeeping programme training and certification; and instruction in systems and procedures.
Avanti Group also offers qualified and professional strategic marketing and coaching, as well as logo and corporate brand information, and all the support you’d expect around running your own successful Avanti Networking Group.
In addition, franchisees get access to:
• Operational manuals.
• Training manuals.
• A bespoke database
• Over 20 different Excel-based programs, from eForecastingPro to the popular eCashBookPro.
• Access to document storage, client ID and Secure Client Portal software.
Several additional support services are available, including extra telephone answering support, administration assistance, virtual assistants, plus services for clients, such as registered office hosting, payroll, and book work.
What are the Avanti franchise terms of agreement and renewal?
The franchise is available on five-year renewable option terms.
The management fee is a combination of a percentage of revenue, is capped at a flat monthly fee and includes a marketing fund fee.
Avanti’s franchise agreement was created by franchise specialist solicitors and has been approved by the British Franchise Association as meeting its code of ethics.
In addition, the Avanti Group franchisee development programme is founded on good franchising practice. Avanti invites both qualified accountants and commercially minded individuals to join the network as a franchisee. Remember, you are solely responsible for the due diligence of researching your investment opportunity before you part with any money.
How in demand are bookkeeping and accounting services right now?
All businesses need financial services, while an increasing number are outsourcing bookkeeping and accountancy to third parties, rather than investing more in staffing large accounts departments.
In addition, the services offered by Avanti Group include mentoring and coaching, so the company has more than one string to its bow.
With Making Tax Digital starting in 2019, the need for ongoing financial advice and support to clients is increasing. Avanti offers clients a service that meets all of the requirements set down by legislation. It provides business owners with not only peace of mind, but with information to help them make informed decisions.
How can I get started on setting up my own Avanti franchise?
Click the button below for a no-obligation enquiry.
If your application meets requirements, you will be sent a confidential profile. A telephone interview will take place and if you are successful an invitation will be extended to meet with the managing director to discuss the franchise opportunity further, whether this is via the company’s discovery events or a one-to-one meeting.
Cash flow forecast spreadsheets are available, which provide a franchise owner with three years’ of expected costs and income, based on actual figures from working practice.
If you are successful in your application to join the network, you will get a copy of the franchise agreement to check with your legal representative and pay a deposit to secure your chosen territory.
Avanti always recommends you consult an independent solicitor, preferably one who specialises in franchise law, who should review your franchise agreement, identify any potential red flags and advise you on your rights.
Once a start date is set, the balance owing is paid and your journey as an Avanti franchisee begins.
To find out more or to request further information on franchising with Avanti Group Franchise (UK) Ltd, click the ‘Send Enquiry’ button now.
Interested in this franchise opportunity?
For additional information on
Avanti Tax Accountants, simply send us an