Client Stories

The Howitt Partnership – A True Trusted Advisor Service

The Business

The Howitt Partnership is a market-leading retained search consultancy with 20 years of experience in the legal sector. The business utilises an extensive network of contacts in the UK legal market to help deliver strategic growth for a select number of law firms.

While a high level of professionalism is mandatory in this field, The Howitt Partnership are committed to delivering a personal, caring service that ensures straightforward, honest communication.

The company’s long-established relationships with crucial senior figures in the legal sector are testament to the brand’s strength and long-term ambition. 

The Challenge

Founder and MD, Matthew Draper, is one of the most experienced head-hunters in the legal sector, possessing a deep understanding of law firm cultures and hiring practices.

Matt initially wanted to manage his own finances remotely through Xero, however he soon realised that he could maximise business performance by outsourcing his finances and dedicating more time to his area of expertise – bringing in the business and looking after his clients and candidates. 

Coming from an employed role, Matthew also wanted support and guidance around tax and renumeration on a consistent, ongoing basis. 

The Solution

The Howitt Partnership signed up to our ‘trusted advisor’ programme – a service where our accountants work as an extension of his teamThis service goes above and beyond to ensure that clients understand their numbers and know on a month-by-month basis how much profit they have made, as well as how much to put away for tax, be it VAT, Corporation Tax or personal tax on salary or dividends.

Matt receives proactive advice and remuneration planning, as well as having his accountant on the end of the phone should he have any questions. 

howitt partnership working with in accountancy

The Results

Our services very much exceeded Matthew’s initial expectations. He believes the term “trusted advisor” is the perfect description of IN Accountancy’s role in the business.  

Matthew has been particularly impressed with the regular updates and insights he receives from IN Accountancy, for example recently regarding electric cars and their associated tax relief, as well as the speed of reply to his queries

He also found that IN Accountancy’s proactive communication and support throughout the COVID pandemic was second to none. 

You can find The Howitt Partnership’s website below:

The Howitt Partnership: Specialists in Strategic Search for the Legal Sector


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