Partners are empowered to run their own P&Ls which generally means that there is a high level of personal freedom and superior economics for the individual.

William Baxter - Corporate Finance Partner

You're In Control

Joining DSW sets you free in many ways to run the best business possible with fewer distractions and disruptions. Areas where our partners most notice a difference are in;

Decision Making

We trust our partners to make their own business decisions across all areas, while still being there to act as a sounding board whenever advice is needed. 


You are free to pay your employees what you think is appropriate, making it possible to build the team you need. Never lose good talent because of pre-set wage budgets.


You are free to charge your clients what you think is fair and appropriate in the current marketplace. DSW has no set charges in place for partners to adhere to.


You are free to recruit as you see fit and in accordance with your business growth rate. You’ll never be held back from reaching your full potential due to employment quotas being met.

How Our Partnership Works

Originally established in 2002, by three KPMG alumni, our innovative platform model is disrupting the traditional accounting firm landscape, presenting a unique opportunity for entrepreneurial finance professionals.

Our licence model empowers ambitious professionals to build their own business, under the Dow Schofield Watts brand whilst benefiting from being part of a multi-disciplinary and international Network.  New licensee arrangements include a licence fee of 22%, in return DSW also provides start-up funding and takes away all the administration burden of running your own business.

Who we are looking to Partner with

Here at Dow Schofield Watts we are looking to expand our geographical presence and service lines across the UK.

We aim to scale our agile model through organic growth, geographical expansion, additional service lines and investing in “Break Outs” (existing teams in larger firms). We are targeting Directors and Assistant Directors who want to keep doing what they do best, but with complete autonomy, freedom, unrivalled flexibility and greater rewards. Service lines should be high margin, complementary, and niche with a strong synergistic fit to the existing DSW Network. This increased scale will benefit DSW’s existing network by allowing them to leverage a wider group of professionals and clients driving further cross-selling opportunities.

Over the last 18 months we have expanded our Partnership team by 14 new members. Our forward thinking infrastructure allows you to service your clients from wherever you choose giving you the freedom to work where and when suits you, giving you true flexibility.

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