About Us


Richard Cowen – Partner

Richard is a partner in RCW. After qualifying as a chartered accountant Richard joined the MBO team at EdComs as a shareholder and Finance Director. Following 7 years of profitable growth Richard left EdComs to pursue his entrepreneurial dream and set up the outsourcing business CWC Resources. CWC was successfully sold in 2015.

This extensive commercial experience enables Richard to advise clients from a real world perspective, as opposed to the Ivory Tower of only ever having worked in an accountancy firm, as is so often the case in firms of accountants.

Richard is married with three children.


Stephen Waring – Partner

Steve is a partner in RCW and has worked at a senior level both within the accountancy profession, where he was a partner in Kingston Smith, and within commerce where he was the CFO of Fallon Worldwide, headquartered in Minneapolis, CFO of Saatchi and Saatchi London and most recently a founding partner in the advertising agency 101.

This combination of professional and commercial experience, coupled with an approachable and enthusiastic manner, allows RCW to offer its clients clear strategic financial advice that’s grounded in commercial reality. Steve’s experience in running two businesses that have gone through the cycle from start up to sale makes Steve well placed to advise on the issues facing growing entrepreneurial businesses.

Steve is a former chairman of the IPA Finance Policy Group.

Steve is married with two young children.