TaxAssist Accountants strengthens franchisee support with two new appointments


Feb 10, 2017

TaxAssist Accountants, the UK’s largest network of small business tax and accountancy specialists, has added two experienced and qualified new staff members to its 40 strong team at the Norwich based Support Centre, further bolstering the support available to its franchisees.

Michael Whiteman joins as a Manager in the Technical Team, providing support, guidance, training and advice to franchisees on a wide range of accounts and tax matters. Michael has previously worked with Grant Thornton LLP on trust accounts and tax compliance and at KPMG in the Channel Islands Ltd as a Tax Consultant.

Fraser McKay joins as Communications Manager, working alongside the Business Development Team on all client facing communications. Fraser has more than 20 years’ experience in communications with a strong background and skill set in journalism as well as a wealth of experience in franchising. He is experienced in business-to-business and business-to-consumer PR and marketing in both the UK and overseas markets, and is highly experienced in both print and digital media.  He is also qualified in NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) and CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) accredited. 

Group Operations Director Phil Sullivan comments “We are all delighted that in Michael and Fraser we have found two high calibre individuals, who bring with them a wealth of talent and expertise. Their skills will further enhance the support we can offer to our network and we all warmly welcome them to the team.”  

The TaxAssist Accountants Support Centre has won many awards over the years for the quality of its training and support it offers to its network of over 200 franchisees. These include Best Franchise and British Franchise Association awards, and a ‘5-star Franchisee Satisfaction Award’ for the last three years running, based on positive feedback from its franchisees.

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