The Certax Story

How it all Started

Keith Bradshaw, ACA, FCCA is a qualified Chartered Accountant and after joining one of the UK’s leading firms of accountants, lectured on Accountancy and Taxation at Sheffield University. Preferring self-employment to working for a large organisation, in 1989 he took the plunge and set up on his own in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

Keith BradshawStarting from scratch without a single client and initially operating from home, he developed Keith Bradshaw & Co. into a highly profitable practice, expanding to two offices, one in neighbouring Matlock – and over 500 clients.

In September 1999 Keith launched the Certax Accounting brand sharing his accountancy processes and marketing strategies on a franchise basis. Today there are around 100 Certax Accountants providing a nationwide service.

Thanks to the formal and informal networking within the group and its technical support team, Certax Accountants have access to a breadth of knowledge and experience rarely found outside the largest practices whilst the franchise structure ensures a degree of customer commitment that larger firms may lack.