The DSW break-out incentive

Recognising and rewarding ambitious teams with a free cash injection

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

We have earmarked up to £2 million to be awarded to ambitious teams of three or more. Ideal for professionals looking to break-out of their existing firm and take control of their career.

Do you want to be part of a network of highly successful, knowledgeable, and supportive colleagues?

  • Free cash injection
  • Additional working capital funding
  • Take home up to 78% of your fee income
  • 100% Autonomy
  • No billing targets
  • Build a business that aligns with your values

Free cash injection example

For example, a team of five tax specialists looking to set up their own business with DSW, could receive an award of £50,000 per person. This would give the team a total upfront cash incentive of £250,000.

* The size of the award for each team will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration service line, location and size of the team.

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 finance 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:

  • 97 fee earners
  • 11 service lines
  • 9 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 appealing to ambitious Directors and Assistant Directors who manage an existing team of two or more professionals.

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.

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

Dow Schofield Watts is seeking to attract break-out teams to join our award-winning network of advisory businesses, as we continue our expansion across the UK.

To support you in launching your own business, we will award teams a free cash injection and assist with set up to enable you to hit the ground running.

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