Cox joins Dains to help steer growth journey

Dains Accountants has appointed Neil Cox as Chairman in a move which demonstrates Dains’ ambition to consolidate the fragmented UK accountancy market.

Dated: 14 September 2022 Author: Richard McNeilly, Chief Executive

Richard McNeilly (left) and Neil Cox (right)

Dains has recently completed its second acquisition since taking investment from Horizon Capital in December 2021 and expects to double revenue in the current financial year.

Cox is a buy and build expert and joins Dains following a stellar private equity career, supporting businesses across a wide range of sectors including commercial insurance, regulatory compliance, and veterinary services.

Richard McNeilly CEO of Dains said ‘we are delighted to have Neil on board. His experience in M&A and buy and build in particular is first class. We share an appetite for growing the Dains business through a series of quality acquisitions, which are highly integrated and enjoy delivering brilliant service to clients’.

Neil Cox commented ‘Dains has a clear strategy and has already made two highly complementary acquisitions, whilst also delivering strong organic growth. Our market presence is growing, and we have a compelling proposition. We are building a strong team and I look forward to working with them in the coming years’.