On 8 January 2024, Dains Accountants announced the acquisition of McInerney Saunders by the Dains Group. McInerney Saunders have been providing commercial and advisory support to businesses both in Ireland and internationally for over four decades. Dains and McInerney Saunders have collaborated to serve international clients for many years and by joining forces, the enlarged group will deliver additional services to a growing client base.
On 8 January 2024, Dains Accountants announced the acquisition of Magma by the Dains Group. Where the new office locations provide a growing footprint to the group. The Magma offices in Leicester and Rugby knit seamlessly to the recent acquisition of Nottingham based HSKSG, pushing the influence of the group further into the East Midlands.
On 6 September 2023, Dains Accountants announced the acquisition HSKSG who are one of the most respected accountancy firms in the East Midlands, with offices in Nottingham, Derby and Uttoxeter. The business has grown consistently in recent years, buoyed by a commitment to the use of technology, alongside high-quality personal and tailored relationships.
On 22 August 2023, Dains Accountants announced the acquisition of PSTAX and S3TAX, the public sector and not-for-profit VAT and Employment tax specialists.
On 3 October 2022, Dains announced the acquisition of William Duncan + Co – one of Scotland’s oldest and most respected accountancy firms with offices in Glasgow, Ayr, and Kilmarnock.
On 7 September 2022, Dains announced the acquisition of Isosceles Finance – the fast-growing accounting outsourcing, HR consultancy, and interim FD provider.
In August 2022, we partnered with Play It Green to improve our business's sustainability practices and have a positive impact on the world.
This will allow the firm to become carbon neutral and our workforce to rebalance their personal carbon footprint by planting trees every month. We can track all the trees planted as they are added to our own Forest Garden.
Dains completed the acquisition of Barringtons accountancy practice. This will bolster our North Midlands offering and also boost our medical sector services.
Following reassessment in 2022 it was confirmed that we had maintained our Gold award for a further 3 years and are well on our way towards achieving Platinum.
Dains secured significant investment from Horizon Capital, the private equity investor specialising in technology and business services.
At this point the business moved away from being an LLP and separated into 2 limited companies: Dains Accountants Limited and Dains Audit Limited. Even though Audit is a separate limited company this is only for financial reasons and Dains Accountants Limited is the way we refer to ourselves when we refer to both businesses.
We acquired the Colin Meager & Co practice following the passing of Colin Meager.
Staff from this business joined the Dains team in our Birmingham office.
We acquired Cleres and amalgamated staff into our Birmingham office.
Its official we have gone gold! Dains achieved Investors in People Gold Award Status.
Dains Birmingham office moves to its new city centre location at 15 Colmore Row in the heart of the business district.
Dains acquired the Stoke on Trent office from RSM Tenon. In July 2013 the office moved to larger premises at Etruria Office Village.
In 2009 we opened our Derby office on the Wyvern Business Park.
In 2007 our new Birmingham office is opened in Fort Dunlop.
On 26 March 1999 Dains was awarded the Investors in People Certification.
He was survived by his wife who remained associated to Dains until her death in 1999.
A practice in Swadlincote, with a significant number of clients, was acquired and brought with it Mr Summ into partnership.
This was followed by practice offices in Burton-on-Trent, Stafford, Sutton Coldfield, Coleshill and Newport (Shropshire).
Charles and Mr Wakelin were joined as partners by Mr Jupp, Mr Buckle, Mr Webb, Mr John Dain and Mr Morgan.
In 1951 a branch office was opened in Rugeley. The Lichfield office was also becoming too small and it moved across the road. Expansion continued and necessitated further accommodation, which included Wiltell House.
Shortly after newly built offices in Wiltell Road became available and the partners decided to buy these. They too ultimately could not accommodate the work force and the adjacent larger offices facing on to St John Street were brought and these are still the principal offices of Dains.
By 1948 there was a staff of 2 partners, a qualified senior, 2 articled clerks and 7 audit clerks and secretaries.
"One of the most important duties of the articled clerks was a weekly expedition during the winter months into the cellars to heave buckets of coal up 2 flights of stairs to replenish a large chest for stoking up the office fires.
Shortly after starting the practice, Charles took on his first articled clerk, who went on to be the first partner in the early days of the 1939-45 war. Harold continued as Partner until his retirement in the 1980s.
Charles was very successful and in 1926 he decided the practice should be changed from Squires & Co to C L Dain & Co; the price was he had to pay Squires & Co for the goodwill that he had built up.
Charles Leslie Dains served his articles with Squires & Co of Birmingham. On qualifying ACA in 1925 he was despatched by the partner under whom he had served his articles: "To Lichfield, my boy, and open a branch office for the firm and here's a few jobs to take with you to keep you going while you build up the practice".
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Dains Accountants Limited registered in England and Wales. Registered company number: 13775282. Registered office: St. Johns Court, Wiltell Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 9DS.
Dains Audit Limited registered in England and Wales. Registered company number: 13775287. Registered office: St. Johns Court, Wiltell Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 9DS.
Dains LLP Registered company number: OC331125. Registered office: 15 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2BH. Dains is a trading name of Dains LLP. The Principles are the Members of the Limited Liability Partnership and hold the title of Partner.
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Other businesses within the Dains group of companies include Isosceles Finance, William Duncan + Co Accountants, HSKSG, Magma, Opto Group, and McInerney Saunders.
Dains Accountants Limited is registered in England and Wales for a range of business activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. A list of directors is held at the registered office.
Dains Audit Limited is registered to carry out audit work in the UK by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Details about our audit registration can be viewed at www.auditregister.org.uk under number C009460081 for the UK. A list of directors is held at the registered office.
Dains LLP is a limited liability partnership registered to carry on audit work in the UK and regulated for a range of business activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Details about our audit registration can be viewed at www.auditregister.org.uk under number C001528129 for the UK.
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