Rapid rise puts Dow Schofield Watts in top 50 accounting firms

Dow Schofield Watts has been named as one of the UK’s top 50 accountancy firms, after rapidly rising up the rankings in recent years.

Rapid rise puts Dow Schofield Watts in top 50 accounting firms

The firm has climbed 10 places to reach 49th position in the 2021 Accountancy Age Top 50+50, which ‘puts a spotlight on those shaping and defining UK accountancy’. It also rose by ten places the previous year.

The latest success follows the publication of Experian’s latest M&A Review which ranks Dow Schofield Watts amongst the UK’s top 15 most active deals advisers. The firm, which operates an innovative licensing model, recently opened a new office in Reading and a new debt advisory service in London. It now has over 80 professionals in seven locations, most of them with backgrounds in big 4 accounting firms, compared to 58 three years ago.

James Dow, founding partner, said: “Dow Schofield Watts remains one of the fastest-growing accounting and advisory firms and we are continuing to build our presence with plans to launch new locations and service lines.

“The accountancy market is ripe for disruption. Dow Schofield Watts is a challenger brand the represents a genuine alternative to traditional practices, offering real autonomy and flexibility for professionals and greater choice for clients. We believe alternative models like ours will play an important role in the future of the accounting profession.”