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DSM have long been innovative leaders in bringing cloud, software and internet services to our client’s accounts offices and bookkeeping systems. Many years ago we created a live real-time link to accounts office software, well before the software companies ventured . We always work proactively with software and IT companies to get the best from your accounts and bookkeeping software package.

As you would expect from an innovative accountancy practice we are now at the forefront of the HMRC Making Tax Digital changes, which are happening now and are impacting all businesses and individuals. We are proactively making this HMRC forced change a positive rather than a negative transition for clients and when appropriate bring the efficiency and excitement of a paperless digital office to our clients. The digital tax revolution is happening, so don’t get left behind and suffer costly and disruptive late changes.


We have a team of dynamic, qualified and expert accountants working across a wide range of industries and specialisms.  We bring a diverse range of ideas to your business aims and strategy.  We help our clients to reach their goals by understanding what they want to achieve in business.  We also work closely with banks, investors and other professionals to help our clients accomplish those goals.  We are recognised training providers for chartered accountants in both the leading ACA and  ACCA qualifications, and we invest in our people so that you get the best also.  Money can’t buy passion and we are passionate about what we do!  We offer compliance services but also offer so much more with bespoke accountancy procedures to enhance and help to develop your business to work for you.

Tax Specialists

DSM are big savers when it comes to taxation. For example: In January 2016 we took a desperate call from a business facing income tax bills of £481,000, as just advised on the last minute by their reputable big firm accountant and left with a only few days to find the money for payment on 31 January, or else large HMRC fines would add to their misery. We took up the gauntlet and with our tax & business expertise we managed by 31 January to reduce their tax bills to just £5,000. Yes an incredible legitimate actual tax saving of £476,000 for this business and you will not be surprised to hear we very quickly became their new accountant and more good news is that we are continuing to make substantial tax savings for this client through some excellent tax planning.

Not to be complacent, we also underpin our own tax specialist services with Markel Tax, one of the leading tax investigation companies.

We will advise you on specialist legitimate tax saving areas, such as R&D Tax Relief (Research & Development) which is still available to small businesses but is on the way out for larger businesses. We also have an ex HMRC VAT specialist now heading our compliance team, with over 25 years experience, he can help with any VAT queries you may have.

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Business Services

At DSM we can deal with the vast majority of your business financial responsibilities, from  providing book-keeping, regular management accounts, cash-flows and funding applications. Operated by our qualified and experienced team of accountants, supported by our talented book-keepers, we offer clients a bespoke off site Accounts Office Service. We take away the stress and headaches of staffing and resourcing an accounts office and this allows our clients to do what they do best ; concentrate on their business sales and operations. We keep you upto date with your business results and ideas for improvement. For example : our bespoke Accounts Office Service has supported a client to grow  a business portfolio from 4 to 13 efficient & profitable businesses in just 6 years. We can truly change your business financial management & health for the better.


At DSM Accountants we work for Entrepreneurs. We offer a highly personal service ; for individuals, small businesses to complex client groups. We have the expertise and capability to guide our clients through corporate transactions, acquisitions, capital and asset investments, SEIS & EIS investment funding and bank financing to support business growth, development and turn around. We are a medium size, growing, Accountant, Tax and Audit Practice in the heart of Lancashire with a national client base. We pride ourselves in offering an outstanding and results based service (please see our Testimonials on the About Us page). Treating our Clients as individuals supports them to reach their business and financial targets.

We hold Business Advisor status with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW). We have many experienced Accountants, Accounts Office Staff, Payroll Managers and Bookkeepers to support your business requirements.

Our Directors have worked in senior industry & commercial positions, as well as in practice for many years, bringing a unique understanding to your business drivers & goals, providing commercial and effective solutions to the issues that your business faces. We have many highly rated specialist areas including – Business Start-ups, Finance & Grants – Outsourced Accounts Office & Payroll Office – Hotel, Restaurants & Leisure – Medical, Dentistry & Health Care – Veterinary Practices – Solicitors & Legal Professionals – Estate & Letting Agencies – Breweries – Group Company Planning – and Tax & VAT Planning & Services.

We continually invest in and look after our People for which we have been awarded Accredited Training Provider status from both the ICAEW and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). We know that our People in turn put our Clients first, providing the best advice & support and going the extra mile.

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Sophie Horsman

Assistant Director

Alison Watson

Tax & Audit Director

Alison Duckworth

Associate Director

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We continually invest in and look after our People for which we have been awarded Accredited Training Provider status from both the ICAEW and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). We know that our People in turn put our Clients first providing the best advice and support. We are happy to spend the time getting to know your business, contact us to find out more.

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