Become a Nolands licensee

It is a very big decision to become part of another brand. In our conversations with potential licencees, including those who have gone on to join us, many have spoken about the emotional difficulty of giving up a brand name that has been carefully built up, sometimes over many years. At Nolands we understand this, far more than most. We too have built a brand that we’re very proud of and appreciate the weight of this decision.

That said, we have seen, time and again, the immediate benefits of practicing under the Nolands name. And the enormous potential for the future.


These are some of the benefits of becoming a Nolands Licencee:

•  Young and dynamic brand.
•  Becoming part of one of the fastest growing practices in the country and one which is rapidly becoming a preferred alternative to the big four.
•  Opportunities to provide increased & improved services to your clients by leveraging off larger skills base.
•  Central compliance in respect of IRBA issues.
•  Pool of resources at your disposal including different skills sets.
•  On-going marketing support through advertising, brochures, web presence, Community initiatives, sponsorships, branded client gifts, PR, newsletters, social media, events
•  BEE strategy support
•  IT and recruitment resources and support.
•  Exposure to international alliance.
•  Ability to use other licensed offices for work in specific locations in SA and worldwide e.g. stock takes, specialist advice in offshore locations
•  Rated as one of the preferred training firms by trainee accountants
•  Tried and tested business systems and processes.
•  Savings on stationery, branding material, software licences etc. due to economies of scale.
•  Access to Practice Management advice.
•  Access to specialist advice through a panel of specialists in audit, IFRS, tax, company law, trusts, administration of deceased estates & estate planning.
•  To arrange for a confidential chat, please fill in this short form and submit to us.

Here are some of the things our licencees have said:

Since making the choice to become a Nolands Licensee, I have not looked back. The Nolands Branches, although independent of each other, are like a family. Always there to offer support and advice to each other if needed. Being a licensee also comes with the advantage of being a nationally recognised name which benefits from local and national advertising and the ability to draw on in-house resources to offer services which were not available as a sole practitioner.
JOHN BLAIR, Partner, Nolands Bloemfontein


The access to resources at every level is made very easy. There is a high level of co-operation and a complete willingness to share information and contacts – it’s as easy as picking up the phone. We are building a Nolands national culture, day by day, which is very exciting.

RYAN SMITH,  PARTNER, Nolands Johannesburg

The main driver was that the culture fit was there and that everyone could communicate. One of the things that Nolands offers is separate legal entities that subscribe to a bigger brand and that gives one a huge amount of flexibility. Each office is allowed their own culture while being integrally part of something bigger.
DARRYL FORDHAM,  CEO, Nolands Johannesburg

The main reason for joining Nolands was to have the backing of a brand that gives the quality of your work that extra credence. The brand offers everything I look for in a business.
ARNO DU PREEZ , PARTNER, Nolands Port Elizabeth


Having a backing makes it all so much easier. Knowing that you are able to deliver is very re-assuring. What I believe is crucially important is the building of trust between individuals in the different centres, trust that comes from doing what you say you’re going to do … I have never been let down.

DAVID MASTERTON, PARTNER, Nolands Port Elizabeth


Being part of Nolands gives us the confidence, the skills, the know-how and the capacity to go out and service bigger clients.  We always knew that we wanted to be part of a bigger picture, and we share the view that we want to be different; Nolands gave us that brand.
BEYERS MULLER, CEO, Nolands Pretoria


I am able to really focus all my attention on managing my audits without having the added responsibility of having to worry about all the issues of compliance – because I know I have the support around me. Nolands is a young, vibrant brand which really excites me.
ELMARE ANNANDALE, PARTNER, Nolands Pretoria