TaxAssist Accountants franchisee, Jaz Grewal, has opened a new site in Leicester with the support of a five-figure funding package from HSBC UK.

Having completed his ACA qualification, the entrepreneur will use HSBC UK funding to support the business with start-up costs, including the refurbishment of a new shop front on Leicester’s Welford Road. Furthermore, Jaz has used the funding to support digital marketing efforts as he looks to establish the awareness of TaxAssist in the city.

TaxAssist Leicester will also look to hire a number of new employees from the local area, including an office manager and a trainee accountant. As the business grows, it will also onboard an additional qualified accountant.

Jaz Grewal, TaxAssist Accountants Leicester, said: “It’s incredibly exciting to be opening a new TaxAssist outlet that will offer vital accountancy support to local businesses across Leicester. The support from HSBC UK has been invaluable in allowing us to create a physical high street presence, which will help to deliver value in the area by championing small businesses as the company grows.”

 Molly Ting Jahans, Relationship Manager at HSBC UK, added: “TaxAssist Accountants have a clear commitment to supporting local small businesses so we’re confident the opening of a new site in Leicester will benefit the wider regional economy and create jobs in the local area. We look forward to seeing the success of this new branch over the coming months.”

Founded in 1995, TaxAssist Accountants provide tax accountancy services and advice for small businesses in the UK, including end of year accounts, bookkeeping and tax return services, with the business operating across 400 sites in the UK.

To find out more about TaxAssist Leicester, go to: www.taxassist.co.uk/leicester-knighton