Accountancy Age have recently published their Financial Power List 2015 with CEO of The TaxAssist Direct Group Ltd. Karl Sandall making it to number 50 in the movers and shakers of the finance world.
Karl finds himself in illustrious company with George Osborne taking the number 1 slot with other notable entrants following on, including heavyweights in the business, finance and entertainment world such as Ed Milliband Labour leader, Margaret Hodge Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Hollywood actor Ben Affleck and Lin Homer, Chief Executive, HM Revenue & Customs.
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Karl is listed alongside his Executive Management colleagues Sarah Robertson and Phil Sullivan and TaxAssist franchisees, who make up the UK’s largest network of small business specialist accountants. In 2014 a ground breaking Franchisee Assisted Management Buyout (FAMBO) took place with a tranche of franchisees breaking new ground in their ownership of the company. Franchisees currently own a 32% stake in the business, with the Directors of the company including Karl owning 53% and 15% by long-standing external business partners.
Karl comments “2014 was an exciting and trailblazing year for TaxAssist and proved how happy and satisfied our franchisees are in being part the success of our business. 2015 will be the year to cement our growing prominence in the accounting world. We will strive to continue to deliver excellent levels of support, training and leads to our network of franchisees and continue to build our brand name through our high street shop presence and highly successful and innovative social media campaigns. Whilst not taking our focus off the UK, we also have plans to expand the franchise in a controlled manner into selected markets in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and shortly the USA.”