We are specialist advisor's to professional services firms ranging from small partnerships to large corporations. Whilst we act and have acted for a number of clients across the professions (including surveyors, estate agents and accountants) we have a market-leading reputation in advising legal practices and architects, engineers and design practices.
We believe we have a unique approach to working with our professional services clients which sets us apart. Our Partners and Managers who work in the sector, all share a common passion and desire to both understand the uniqueness of a client’s culture and market position and then to deliver a bespoke, outstanding and personal service. Unlike most of our large firm competitors, our advice is Partner-led and grounded in pragmatism.
David Miles, who leads the sector group, has also attended the Managing Professional Services Firms course at Harvard, USA.
Our advisory-led services include:
Business reviews and strategies for profit improvement and growth
Whilst Architects and Engineers share some traits with other professions and industries, the challenges they face are often quite different. Specialist knowledge combined with long-term planning can help to ensure sustainable profits and strong cash flow, the hallmark of a successful practice.
As the legal market becomes ever more competitive, choosing the right external advisor's has never been more important. We are more than just accountants; we are expert advisor's, giving advice that is always proactive, knowledgeable and practical.
Perhaps the single most challenging long-term issue for any small or medium-sized professional services firm, whether an architects practice, engineering consultancy or similar, is defining its future.
David Miles has been a Non-Executive Director for Stephens Scown since 2011. With David’s detailed knowledge of the legal sector, together with his Finance background, he has brought added value to the Firm and is extremely good at helping us shape our strategy. On a personal level, David is always approachable, engaging and willing.
We are privileged to work with a broad range of clients, from small partnerships to large corporates across our chosen sectors.