Become a Partner at Dow Schofield Watts

Unlock your full potential and build a business that aligns with your values

DSW is seeking ambitious professionals from across the UK to join our award-winning network of advisory businesses. 

Be part of a network of highly successful, knowledgeable, and supportive colleagues and receive:

  • Additional working capital funding
  • Take home up to 78% of your fee income
  • 100% Autonomy
  • No billing targets
  • No internal politics
Help us achieve our goal of becoming the most sought-after destination for ambitious, entrepreneurial professionals to start and develop their own businesses.

DSW is seeking ambitious professionals from across the UK to join our award-winning network of advisory businesses. 

Be part of a network of highly successful, knowledgeable, and supportive colleagues and receive:

  • Additional working capital funding
  • Take home up to 78% of your fee income
  • 100% Autonomy
  • No billing targets
  • No internal politics

Find out how we've helped over 20 businesses start up already...

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    Who are we?

    DSW is a mid-market, challenger professional services licence network. Initially established in 2002 by three KPMG alumni, we offer a genuine alternative to the traditional accountancy firm model.
    Our licence model offers a unique opportunity for any entrepreneurial advisory professional looking to take their career to the next level by running their own business with the backing of a credible brand.

    We already have 20+ licensee businesses who have made the leap to join us, including:

    • 100+ fee earners
    • 11 service lines
    • 12 offices across the UK

    How does it work?

    Under our model, you own 78% of your fee income after the deduction of a 22% license fee. This means you earn a much more significant percentage of the fees you bill.

    In exchange for your licence fee, you will benefit from a range of support services that enable you to focus on winning work, executing engagements, and then agreeing and collecting fees. Our support services include working capital funding, compliance, marketing, mentoring, admin and IT.

    Who we are looking for

    We are looking for highly motivated professionals in Assistant Director roles and above, who are dedicated to providing excellent service and building dynamic teams.

    We are particularly interested in talking to teams specialising in corporate finance, financial due diligence, business recovery and tax advisory but we are open to other complementary service lines.

    What to expect during the recruitment process

    From the first discussion to board approval, our Partner Recruitment Process is outlined here.

    On average the process takes approximately two months from first discussion to receiving board approval, however we will move at your pace. Once you’ve received board approval, we’ll work with you to get everything up and running ahead of your start date.

    Meet with our in-house recruitment team to discuss the business model and determine whether launching a business with DSW is right for you.

    You will be introduced to James Dow, CEO, and Pete Fendall, COO, to discuss your experience and what launching a business with DSW could look like for you.

    Work with Pete Fendall, COO, and Susie Dow, Head of FP&A, to develop your business plan and determine your funding requirements, potential future earnings, and additional incentives.

    Complete an initial psychometric assessment and interview with Liz Lawson, Talent & Resourcing Manager, to understand your strengths, areas for development, and appetite for risk.

    Present your business plan to the DSW Capital plc board and receive board approval to proceed with the launch of your business.

    What to expect during the recruitment process

    From the first discussion to board approval, our Partner Recruitment Process is outlined here.

    Meet with our in-house recruitment team to discuss the business model and determine whether launching a business with DSW is right for you.

    You will be introduced to James Dow, CEO, and Pete Fendall, COO, to discuss your experience and what launching a business with DSW could look like for you.

    Work with Pete Fendall, COO, and Susie Dow, Head of FP&A, to develop your business plan and determine your funding requirements, potential future earnings, and additional incentives.

    Complete an initial psychometric assessment and interview with Liz Lawson, Talent & Resourcing Manager, to understand your strengths, areas for development, and appetite for risk.

    Present your business plan to the DSW Capital plc board and receive board approval to proceed with the launch of your business.

    On average the process takes approximately two months from first discussion to receiving board approval, however we will move at your pace. Once you’ve received board approval, we’ll work with you to get everything up and running ahead of your start date.

    Request more information​

    If you want greater operational freedom to work in a way that suits you, start a friendly and discreet conversation with our team today.

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