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David Watton


Direct dial: 01202 663614
Fax no: 01202 663601
Email: David Watton

"great minds think differently"

David Watton

Position and specialisms

David is based in our Poole office and acts for a variety of owner managed businesses. One of his specialisms is advising solicitors and other professional practices. David also advises several businesses engaged in the tourism, hospitality and leisure industries.

Internally David has responsibility for overseeing our technical standards and compliance services.


Regular discussions of opportunities and problems is the key to effective advice.

Education and career

Born locally, David was educated at Bournemouth Grammar School. David entered the accountancy profession in 1975 qualifying as a Chartered Accountant at the beginning of 1980 whereupon he started working for what is now Ernst & Young. David joined Willis Parsons, a predecessor firm of Princecroft Willis in 1982 and became a Partner in 1984.

Personal information

David was born in 1956, is married with 2 daughters and lives in Bournemouth. His leisure interests include skiing, caravanning and walking.  He is a past member of Bournemouth Round Table and a keen rugby supporter having previously participated on the pitch for Bournemouth RFC for as many years as his body would allow!