Due diligence specialist joins Dow Schofield Watts

Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has appointed Tom Addison as Senior Manager in its award-winning transaction services team.  Tom joins from Deloitte in Manchester where he spent over eight years and was most recently Assistant Director in its transaction services team. His appointment comes as Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services celebrates its best year to date.  Tom has experience working with blue-chip clients and advising on … Continued

DSW advises on growth capital deal for North East based tanning specialist

Darlington based, The Feel Good Group, a leader in the UV and spray tanning solutions market, has raised growth capital from Perwyn and HSBC in order to continue its store roll out expansion strategy. The business is the largest operator in the UK with over 80 tanning stores nationally trading under the Tanning Shop brand. … Continued

NorthEdge Capital backs Yorkshire stairlift maker

A West Yorkshire-based stairlift manufacturer, which employs in excess of 100 staff and distributes to more than 40 countries worldwide, has secured private equity investment from NorthEdge Capital. Platinum Stairlifts, based in Keighley, designs and manufactures a full suite of stairlift products. Strong growth has been achieved in recent years, with revenue increasing by more … Continued

Angel network chooses web software firm for its first EIS qualifying investment

Dow Schofield Watts Angels – the network set up last year to bring together individual investors with promising Northern technology firms – has chosen a Warrington-based software company for its first funding round. The angels are being offered an EIS qualifying £500,000 stake in Avanite, which has developed a product to help IT managers to … Continued