Local businesswoman Raiyhana Noorgat and her partner Zubair Patel have opened a new TaxAssist Accountants shop, offering a dedicated service to small businesses in Chadwell Heath.
Raiyhana, the principal accountant and a member of the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA), and Zubair, the development manager, opened the shop on High Road in May.
“After having a family and working as a consultant for various banks and hedge funds in Singapore, we decided the time was right to move home and set up our own business doing what we do best – using our experience and knowledge to help small businesses,” said Raiyhana.
“The office is right in the hub of Chadwell Heath with plenty of parking. We’ve already added a toy station to the office for business owners with young children, and our newest staff member Henry the Hedgehog is always on the doorstep to welcome new and existing clients.”
Opening TaxAssist Accountants on High Road, Raiyhana and Zubair have taken on one part-time junior staff member and are currently recruiting for part-time staff.
She added: “There’s a thriving small business community in and around Romford and I’m confident we can provide jargon-free advice to other small businesses. With the government’s plans to digitalise the tax system on the horizon, we will be offering expert advice to help small businesses improve the quality of record keeping, and manage their reporting more effectively.”
Zubair said: “We have big plans to become an invaluable member of this great business community and are planning to open a second shop serving Seven Kings in the next few years. We’re also looking to host an official office opening to get to know our neighbours and other local small businesses.”
TaxAssist Accountants Chadwell Heath, which specialises in providing accountancy services, tax returns, payroll, bookkeeping, tax savings and tax advice to small businesses, opened in May of this year.