Franchise opportunity

Are you driven, ambitious and looking to grow your current accountancy practice?

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Lawrence Grant, Chartered Accountants have been established for 50 years and over the years we have developed systems and controls that has enabled us to grow our UK and international business and maintain our relationships with existing clients.

We currently run a paperless office and have adopted AI technology to help our clients run their business more efficiently which has enabled us to concentrate on advisory work to help our clients grow their business.

We are looking for like-minded professionals to join our team and provide you with the support that you need by offering a franchise opportunity and be part of a well-established international brand.

Retention of clients

You undoubtable have the skills and experience to run your firm but may require the necessary support to ensure that you are able to offer a wide variety of services to an ever growing demanding clientele.

Our systems will ensure that you not only have every chance of retaining your current client base but also to ensure that you are able to upskill and offer additional services to your current clients.

Advertising and marketing

We have a full time marketing team that has assisted Lawrence Grant in building brand awareness over the years. We have a rebranded website that reflects the type of firm Lawrence Grant are and how we intend to cater for our clients in the 21st century.

We continue to invest in social media technology that has enabled us to attract clients and seen an exponential growth in the firm.

We will be able to enhance your current advertising and marketing campaigns by developing specific marketing campaigns tailored towards your individual strengths that will enable you to attract the right type of clients to your firm.

Systems

We have continued to invest in information technology over the years and currently run a paperless office. This has enabled the firm to increase our client base and provide a timely service to our clients.

We will be able to provide you and your firm the expertise that we have gained without having to reinvent the wheel.

Our tried and tested systems will ensure that you are able to convert a prospective client in a very professional manner which will set you apart from your competitors.

Our on-boarding process will ensure that your new clients receive a professional service from your firm and ensure that you are able to deliver the services that you initially promised.

International alliance

Lawrence Grant are independent members of Geneva Group international (GGI), an alliance of accountants, lawyers and consultants based in 126 countries and 840 member offices around the world. GGI is currently ranked by Accountancy magazine as the 6th largest international association. Accountancy Age has also ranked GGI as the number one multi-disciplinary association worldwide.

Lawrence Grant’s membership of over 25 years with GGI has enabled us to develop personal and professional relationship with trusted advisers around the world.

Lawrence Grant’s membership of GGI has enabled our clients to expand into foreign markets by using professional advisers in foreign jurisdictions.

Our international alliance will enable you to access professional advisers in multiple jurisdictions that will enable you to provide much needed solutions to your international clients.

Retention of staff

One of the biggest challenges facing the profession today is how to retain key staff and offer them the experience that they need to keep them engaged and ensure that they are able to obtain the skills required to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Our training methods, systems and opportunities available to Lawrence Grant staff has enabled us to develop staff skills and experience over the years. Most if not all staff at Lawrence Grant have worked on both UK and international clients and some of them have had the opportunity to travel abroad for international work.

Our membership with GGI has also enabled staff to attend the ‘Easymeet’ international conference in Europe since the inception of this programme. This has enabled staff to meet, discuss and undertake presentations with like-minded professionals in different jurisdictions.

Lawrence Grant has also been actively involved in international staff exchange programmes that has seen international staff undertake both short term and long term training with Lawrence Grant staff. This is a valuable service provided by GGI and there is also an opportunity for Lawrence Grant staff to undertake training overseas.

Some of Lawrence Grant staff have been trained to undertake regular networking activities on behalf of the firm which has enable staff to develop their own client base within the firm.

Lawrence Grant is an authorised training office for both ICAEW and ACCA and a number of staff have been successful in completing their professional exams. Their success is down to their individual determination but Lawrence Grant has also provided valuable study support over the years.

Our systems and processes will enable your staff to obtain the required training, experience and opportunities that will enable you to retain your most valuable staff.

Collaboration with other service providers

We have developed a range of strategic partnerships by setting up the following companies:

  • Lawrence Grant Financial Services Limited – An FCA approved company that provides mortgage, loans and financial advice.
  • DavenportHR Limited – A company that provides support in human resources, consulting and outsourcing of HR services.

We have also partnered with Spotlight, the worlds’ first audit and auction platform for international business that uses AI technology to monitor ‘spot rates’ and benchmark against actual transaction.

We currently have two outsourcing solutions in the Far East that has enabled us to ensure that most of our compliance work is outsourced that has enabled us to concentrate on providing advisory work to our clients.

We have negotiated corporate rates with our various service providers which will enable our stakeholders to take advantage and improve their bottom line profits.

By signing up to Lawrence Grant franchise, you will be able to tap into these services and provide your client base with a ‘one-stop’ solution for all their business needs.

Lawrence Grant team

The current partners have a combined experience of over 100 years in managing Lawrence Grant and have in-depth knowledge on both UK and international tax. We have a varied client base both in the UK and overseas and are able to provide our clients with solutions to any issues that they have both on a personal and business level.

We have trained and developed our staff to ensure that they are able to deliver exceptionally high quality of service to our clients to ensure that our current standards are continuously maintained and improved over time.

We have set KPI’s for partners and staff that has ensured that the firm continues to improve on the productivity and performance that has enabled the firm to continuously reward partners and staff each year.

We will be able to provide you with the required advice and implement system and processes to ensure that partners and staff are rewarded for their skills, knowledge and experience and each person has the opportunity to progress within the firm.

Lawrence Grant’s business ethos:

We have developed a range of strategic partnerships by setting up the following companies:

  • We only take on clients that fit our firm’s profile to ensure that clients receive the appropriate advice that they deserve.
  • We ensure that every client is allocated a dedicated client manager who is able to deal with client requests on a timely and efficient manner.
  • We believe that our staff are our most valuable asset and we will continue to invest and provide the required support that they need to become future leaders.
  • We encourage staff to develop their own client base within the firm and provide the required support for networking and marketing.
  • We offer UK tax advice as well as international tax advice, inheritance tax advice, VAT advice, deal with research and development claims as well as providing audit services.
  • We undertake financial due diligence and provide advisory services on mergers and acquisition of businesses.
  • We provide specialist tax reports including advisory services for companies and individuals looking to undertake cross border work.
  • We have invested in information technology in the last 15 years and have developed systems and processes that has improved performance and delivery of services to our clients.
  • We have a full time marketing team that has ensured that the right type of clients are engaged by the firm.
  • We have a transparent system in billing clients and have implemented systems to ensure that the firm’s cash flow always remains positive.

Why would you invest in Lawrence Grant?

We’re a forward thinking firm that has been in business for over 50 years and have always been in the forefront of innovation and technology. We are able to continuously deliver solutions to our clients that has seen them experience exponential growth. We have been able to consistently deliver high growth and profitability that has enabled us to reward partners and staff for their dedication and hard work.

International Alliance

Lawrence Grant is in a unique position to offer clients access to international markets via our trusted advisers in GGI who are spread across 126 countries. We have been successful in attracting overseas business to setup and trade in the UK by offering tax solutions that makes UK the preferred place to undertake business.

Marketing

Lawrence Grant has a dedicated full time marketing team that will enable your firm to tap into our knowledge and resources that will enable you to enhance the key services that you wish to provide to your potential clients.

Branding and recognition

Lawrence Grant has developed a brand that is currently recognised both in the UK and international markets that has enabled the firm to attract the right type of clients over the years. Lawrence Grant has also been shortlisted for a number of national awards including the British Accountancy Awards in 2018 and 2019.

Collaboration and partnership

Lawrence Grant has developed a number of strategic collaboration and partnerships that should enable you to offer additional services to your clients that will enable you to forge a stronger relationship with your clients.

Training and support

Lawrence Grant will provide you with the support that you need to ensure that you are able to implement our recommended systems and processes to ensure that your firm has every chance of achieving the success that you deserve.

Lawrence Grant has a dedicated team of professionals that will assist you to grow your practice, retain your staff and improve your profitability.

Tailored solutions

You may be at a different stage of your accountancy career and may be just starting in setting up your own accountancy firm or perhaps looking at opportunities to expand your current firm or perhaps you are looking to retire in the near future.

Lawrence Grant will tailor our solutions to meet your individual requirements to ensure that you have every chance of achieving your goals and objectives.

Lawrence Grant team

The partners and staff have developed the skills and expertise over the years and a vast amount of experience in dealing with practice matters. We consider a Lawrence Grant franchise as an extension of the Lawrence Grant team and you and your team will be able to tap into these resources and provide your clients with a high quality of service.

The benefit of becoming a Lawrence Grant franchisee

This will probably be one of your biggest decision you will need to make when you become a Lawrence Grant franchisee. We would like to ensure that you have every chance of success by providing you and your team the required support that you will need.

We have summarised the support that you would receive from Lawrence Grant:

  • Initial consultation provided by a partner to ensure that you are able to adopt the systems and processes used by Lawrence Grant.
  • Setting up of your personal profile on our website as well as the key skills that you are able to provide to clients.
  • You will have access to our marketing team that will be able to develop a marketing & branding strategy for your firm.
  • Integration of IT systems to ensure that your firm works efficiently by using the latest technology as well as cloud based solutions.
  • Internal support from partners and professional staff as and when required.
  • We will provide you with marketing leads that we receive that has been generated by your profile on our website which will be tracked by our CRM system.
  • We will provide you with our corporate branded merchandise.
  • We will provide you with the required training on the software that is used by Lawrence Grant.
  • We will provide you with on-going support with quarterly reviews on your performance.
  • You will have the opportunity to sit on the management team of Lawrence Grant franchise.
  • You and your team will be invited to attend Lawrence Grant’s summer and end of year corporate events.

What we expect from franchisees?

  • Have an open mind and be able to adopt to changes
  • Continue to improve your client base by targeting the right type of clients.
  • Continue to network and develop business relationships with key stakeholders and business introducers.
  • Adopt to the systems and procedures that Lawrence Grant has implemented.
  • Make a positive contribution towards developing our current marketing campaigns by using Lawrence Grant’s social media platforms.
  • You will need to continue to work hard as your efforts will be judged by the agreed KPI’s and your success will depend on the efforts that you put in.
  • You will be required to write articles to increase your profile on social media platforms.
  • Continue to deliver a high quality of service to your clients and become the trusted adviser for your clients.
  • Maintain your CPD records and ensure that your staff continue to receive the required training and support to ensure that the appropriate standards are continuously maintained.

The process of becoming a Lawrence Grant franchisee:

  • Complete the franchise application form.
  • We will evaluate your application form and will contact you to discuss.
  • Once your application is approved, we will arrange for you to come in and discuss with the Lawrence Grant team.
  • Once we have met and there are consensus to move forward, you will be required to sign our non-disclosure agreement and we will require a deposit at this stage.
  • We will provide you with our franchise agreement for you to review.
  • Once the franchise agreement has been signed, we will arrange to implement systems and processes within our mutually agreed time scale.

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We are a member firm of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales (ICAEW). Registered to carry on audit work in the UK and Ireland. Our Insurer is Prosure Solutions (per W R Berkley , and IGI), 34 Lime St, London EC3M 7AT (worldwide, excluding North America). Also an independent member of GGI, a multidisciplinary worldwide association of accountants, tax consultants & lawyers.