Kam Aujla’s TaxAssist Accountants franchise has seen exponential growth during the last two and half years
Derby-based Kam Aujla has recently celebrated signing up his 400th client - just two and a half years after joining the TaxAssist Accountants franchise network. With an MBA, a first-class degree in accounting and finance and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants membership, he was always destined to work in the world of finance.
But it was seeing an advert to join TaxAssist Accountants that sparked Kam’s interest in setting up in practice for himself via the franchise route.
He says: “My ambition had always been to work for myself in a business with a scalable model and when I stumbled across TaxAssist I recognised the potential immediately.
“I was familiar with franchising and knew it would enable me to build a practice faster and with more security and support than going it alone. It certainly hasn’t disappointed.
“The six-week initial training course that all new franchisees attend was very insightful and upon completion, I felt really engaged, informed and ready to launch my practice.
“The whole TaxAssist team are very knowledgeable and experienced, as well as friendly and helpful, and their hard work and dedication have made a massive difference to my business, particularly over the last year.
“Growing the business has been a real team effort, with new clients coming from leads generated as a result of my local marketing efforts and from TaxAssist’s national marketing activity.
“Staff at the support centre are a great resource and their assistance gives me more time to spend on business development.
“My branded car has definitely helped to generate awareness of my business locally - it’s hard to miss - and it’s definitely paid for itself.
“I’m also active on social media and enjoy networking with local professionals who refer clients on.”
Referrals from clients have also played a big part, which is directly driven by how happy customers have been with the level of service they received, according to Kam.
He adds: “We’ve always tried to offer customers a service above and beyond their expectations and we strive to make their journey as frictionless as possible.
“I’ve also had a wealth of support in my time as a franchisee from other franchisees in the network, who are always willing to help and share best practice.
“We really are one big family and I’d encourage any new franchisees to reach out and make use of this resource, as we all have something we can learn from one another.
“We’ve seen exponential growth during the last two and half years. We’ve worked long hours and had very little time off. However, the journey has been worth it and we look forward to what the next few years will bring.
“Thanks to the whole TaxAssist team - my success wouldn’t have been possible without you.”
TaxAssist Accountants is the UK’s largest network providing tax advice and accountancy services specifically for sole traders, partnerships, limited companies and personal taxpayers.
With more than 375 offices nationwide, the network provides accountancy services, tax returns, payroll, bookkeeping, tax savings and tax advice to 78,000 customers.
At a glance Taxassist Accountants
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