Karl Sandall - Franchise Consultant
Karl Sandall was the Group Chief Executive of the TaxAssist Direct Group – a highly successful and well-respected UK and international franchisor trading as TaxAssist Accountants in the UK, Ireland, Australia and Canada and as Tax Assist Advisers in the USA. With consistent 5-star WorkBuzz UK franchisee satisfaction ratings, they are the only franchisor in the UK, possibly globally, to be majority owned by its franchisees following a ground-breaking franchisee assisted management buyout deal led by Karl in 2014 and again in 2021.
Karl has developed unique insights into what makes a successful franchise, emanating from a highly successful career in growing TaxAssist and shaping it to become one of the UK’s pre-eminent franchise brands, and setting the groundwork for global recognition.
Karl’s services are available to clients requiring assistance in addressing the challenges faced by growing and established franchisors, including advice on improving network performance, training to improve network engagement, guidance on managing the network and improving network relations. Karl has substantial experience of international expansion and will also be providing franchisors looking to expand with strategies to succeed on the international stage.