Established in 1992 David Peachell and Partners (DP&P) specialise in recruiting partners and teams for major accountancy firms. We are the number one firm in the UK specialising in moving partners, particularly in the mid-tier. We have moved hundreds of senior individuals and are continuously working on retained senior level projects across the UK.

In addition to managing projects for clients we also act for individuals providing an A-Z service. This starts from providing a detailed understanding of the different cultures of individual practices through to helping prepare business cases/presentations at partner panel.

We also have a related business- DP&P Mergers which specialises in facilitating mergers of accountancy practices nationwide. We pride ourselves on the fact we often have some of the very best partners currently on the market in the UK on our books. These people are not on general agency books and are exclusive to us. Most of them are people we have known for many years. Our team is the most experienced in the country. DP&P have worked for nearly all of the UK’s major accountancy firms and leading niche practices and have a thorough and detailed understanding of the accountancy profession. We recruit across all of the major disciplines and sectors. Typical salaries range between £100,000- £500,000. We work across the UK and occasionally internationally. The nature of our business means that we are called upon to solve complex recruitment problems, often after a variety of traditional methods have been tried and failed.


David Peachell

David went into recruitment after leaving university in 1977 and specialised in public practice recruitment. In 1987 he set up Alderwick Peachell & Partners. Alderwick Peachell rapidly expanded and grew to more than 30 staff and a multi-million pound fee income. He founded DP&P in 1992 where David has been personally involved with the introductions of hundreds of senior level individuals in the Practice market.

Daniel Angel

Daniel has been working with David since January 2000. He was made a partner in 2006. He has worked on dozens of partner level assignments, including finding the Managing Partner of a Top 20 firm. Prior to working in recruitment Daniel was a PhD student and lecturer at one of the colleges of the University of Surrey. He has a first class degree and was sponsored by DP&P to study an MBA in which he graduated with merit.