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Why Dains.

Why work at Dains?

"What I love about the people at Dains is that they care, not only for their clients, but for the community and each other. As a business we understand that our employees are our biggest asset, and we strive to provide the best working environment from flexible working hours to a fantastic benefits scheme. We listen to our people and evolve to make Dains a great place to work." - Richard McNeilly, CEO

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FOSTERING A RESPECTFUL AND INCLUSIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT

When you work at Dains, you will quickly see that we care about our employees in the same way we care about our clients. You become part of a team of people who collaborate and innovate together during the working day, but who also enjoy spending time together outside of that to relax and have fun.

We believe our employees are our greatest asset, and we look to provide the best working environment, along with hybrid and smart working options and generous benefits. We listen, learn and evolve as we strive to make Dains a great place to work. Everyone is treated with the same level of respect no matter what job title they have. We are all members of a team of people who are working together towards the same objective. So, if you need to ask a question or have a suggestion, you are encouraged to share it and get involved. 

We empower you to deliver the highest quality service to clients, which enables you to succeed in your career aspirations. Having a positive company culture is especially important to us.

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We Aim for Long-Term Growth

At Dains, our primary focus lies in cultivating lasting partnerships with our clients through our comprehensive business advisory services. Our approach is rooted in a commitment to fostering long-term growth for our clients. We understand that success is a journey, and we are dedicated to accompanying our clients every step of the way. 

In the world of business advisory, our goal is not only to address immediate concerns, but to strategise for sustained success. We see ourselves as partners in the growth and development of our clients' ventures.

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Our Recruitment Philosophy

Our recruitment philosophy is a celebration of the balance between generalist skillsets and specialist knowledge. We believe that a diverse skill set, backed by a broad spectrum of services, adds unparalleled value to our recruitment efforts. Our team comprises individuals with a wealth of expertise, ensuring that we can cater to the diverse needs of our clients and deliver holistic solutions. 

At Dains, client satisfaction is not just a goal; it's a commitment to excellence.

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THE DAINS VALUES

We pride ourselves on our set of core values that run throughout the entire business and are reflected by our team through their day-to-day activities. 

  • Integrity

  • Fairness

  • Working & Succeeding Together

  • Valued Relationships

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Inclusion & Diversity

Dains Group are committed to fostering a working environment that promotes and values diversity in the workplace.  This includes actively seeking to include individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds and those with disabilities. We strive to create a culture of inclusivity, where all employees feel respected, valued, and supported in their professional growth and development.  Our efforts towards diversity and inclusion are ongoing, and we continuously work to improve our practices and policies to ensure a welcoming and supportive workplace for all individuals.

Group Diversity Stats

54% Female 46% Male
Gender split for Dains Group in June 2024
Age Range No of employees
16-24 104
25-34 177
35-44 124
45-54 130
55-64 95
65 and over 13
Age range of employees at The Dains Group in June 2024

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Learning and Development

It’s paramount to us that all employees develop their job-related skills and knowledge, so we provide training opportunities to increase employees’ effectiveness and enable them to contribute more to our success. 

The company aims to give all employees the knowledge and skills they need to do their jobs well and with confidence, as well as support them to reach their full potential.

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Wellness

The wellbeing of our employees and their ability to balance work and home life is paramount to us. Therefore, we work hard to protect their mental health and wellbeing. Our company has policies and procedures in place, and we have a free Employee Assistance Programme that gives practical and emotional support to employees. 

We’re committed to staff health and wellness, so we have several Mental Health First Aiders at the firm and recently added mental wellbeing content to our established Wellbeing Centre on our intranet. 

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Dains in the Community

Partners and staff at Dains care deeply about giving back to the community where we live and work. Our company prides itself on its people-focused values and is always mindful of the impact its activities might have on others. As a firm, we want whatever we are doing to have only positive effects on our people, our clients and suppliers, our environment, and our community.

As a result, we formed “Dains in the Community” in 2006, a team responsible for bringing our corporate responsibility agenda to life and promoting its importance across all parts of the company. 

Employee of the Year 2023 - Marie Smith.

Recognition

The Reward & Recognition Scheme was introduced to reward employees for going beyond their normal duties. Each month, employees can nominate a colleague for Superstar of the Month, then our Practice Management Committee evaluates the submissions and selects a worthy winner. Each Superstar of the Month receives a £50 voucher to spend on our discounted shopping platform.

Throughout the year, we recognise and show our appreciation to additional colleagues who contribute to the success of the firm and who also live our values through working and succeeding together and valued relationships. 

What Do Our Partnerships Mean for Employees at Dains?

Dains Accountants has secured significant investment from Horizon Capital, the private equity investor specialising in technology and business services. The partnership with Horizon will enable Dains to continue to build on the momentum already created following the recent acquisitions, and will also benefit employees in the following ways:

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Want to Know More About Dains?

We’re always open to discussing our business, including our vision, values, and ambitions. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today.