A new landscape for R&D tax relief

A new landscape for R&D tax relief The landscape for Research & Development (R&D) tax relief has entered a new phase following a series of reforms designed to streamline the system and enhance compliance, as Tax Partner Shenal Wijetunge outlines. The new measures have been introduced over two successive years – 2023 and 2024 – … Continued

Four ways to boost the value of your business in the run-up to a sale

Four ways to boost the value of your business in the run-up to a sale Gregg Pendlington from DSW’s North West Corporate Finance team explains some tried and tested ways for owners to achieve maximum value.  The value of any business depends on what the buyer is prepared to pay – and even very similar … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Partner Honoured at North West Rainmakers

Dow Schofield Watts Partner Honoured at North West Rainmakers On the 3rd of July, The Midland Hotel held The Business Desk’s 2024 North West Rainmaker Awards, where Dow Schofield Watts was shortlisted for six nominations. Transaction Services Partner Catriona Lang secured the win for Changemaker of the Year, a fitting title after celebrating their 15th … Continued

DSW Capital PIWorld Presentation: Full Year 2024 Results

DSW Capital PIWorld Presentation: Full Year 2024 Results James Dow, CEO and Pete Fendall, COO & Interim CFO, present the group’s results for the year ended 31 March 2024, followed by Q&A.  James Dow, CEO 00:16 – Introduction 01:54 – Overview of DSW 02:57 – Investment case Pete Fendall, COO & Interim CFO 04:10 … Continued

Buyers returning to deals market due to confidence boost

Buyers returning to deals market due to confidence boost Buyers are returning to the deals market following a quiet 18-month period, according to Michael Dunn of Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance. Michael Dunn, Partner in DSW’s corporate finance team in Wales, says that mergers and acquisitions activity has increased considerably over the past quarter, and … Continued

DSW Capital appoints new Deputy CEO

DSW Capital appoints new Deputy CEO DSW Capital plc is pleased to announce that Shrutisha Morris (‘Shru’) will join the Board as Deputy CEO on 01 August 2024. Shru joins from Pick Everard, a national multi-disciplinary consultancy working within the property, infrastructure and construction industry, where she was CFO and responsible for working with stakeholders … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts hits #1 spot in Yorkshire in latest Experian rankings

Dow Schofield Watts hits #1 spot in Yorkshire in latest Experian rankings Dow Schofield Watts hits #1 spot for most active financial adviser in the Yorkshire deals market. Dow Schofield Watts (DSW) was the most active financial adviser in Yorkshire for the first quarter of 2024, according to new figures from Experian. Its MarketIQ M&A … Continued

The challenges facing Welsh fintech – and the opportunity ahead

The challenges facing Welsh fintech – and the opportunity ahead Cardiff could become a magnet for innovative businesses, says Koo Aseeley, Partner at Dow Schofield Watt’s Corporate Finance team in South Wales. Fintech has been one of the highlights of the Welsh economy in recent years. The industry has its roots in the region’s existing … Continued

Yorkshire teams shortlisted in region’s Rainmakers Awards

Yorkshire teams shortlisted in region’s Rainmakers Awards Dow Schofield Watts’ Yorkshire teams have secured nominations in five categories in the 2024 Yorkshire Rainmakers Awards. The Corporate Finance team has been shortlisted for the Regional Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year, while Transaction Services is in the running for Due Diligence Team of the Year. … Continued

Promotions for Dow Schofield Watts London team

Promotions for Dow Schofield Watts London team Advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts (DSW) has announced two promotions in its London Transactions Services team. Tom Rowe has been promoted to Associate Director, having joined DSW in 2021 as a Senior Executive. Josh Davison, who has been promoted to Manager, joined as an Executive in 2022. Both … Continued

DSW secures 6 nominations in North West Rainmaker Awards

DSW secures 6 nominations in the North West Rainmaker Awards Dow Schofield Watts has received six nominations in the 2024 North West Rainmaker Awards. The Corporate Finance team has been shortlisted for the Regional Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year, while Transaction Services is in the running for Due Diligence Team of the Year, … Continued

Buying a business from administration – tips from a professional

Buying a business from administration – tips from a professional With company insolvencies at a 30-year high, there have rarely been more opportunities to buy an ailing business. Tom Grummitt from insolvency firm Bridgewood (part of the DSW Network), who acts as an administrator in many cases, offers some advice Over 25,000 companies became insolvent … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands with launch of R&D tax relief service

Dow Schofield Watts expands with launch of R&D tax relief service Financial advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts (DSW) has expanded its tax practice with the addition of a new service to advise on R&D tax relief and other innovation tax incentives. It will be led by Shenal Wijetunge, who joins from Signature Group and who … Continued

Promotion at Dow Schofield Watts North West corporate finance team

Promotion at Dow Schofield Watts North West Corporate Finance team Dow Schofield Watts (DSW) has announced the promotion of Daniel Walker to Director at its North West Corporate Finance team. Dan joined DSW’s corporate finance team almost seven years ago after qualifying as an accountant at KPMG. He has advised on over 25 completed corporate … Continued

DSW Capital promotes Pete Fendall to COO

DSW Capital promotes Pete Fendall to COO We are pleased to announce that Pete Fendall has been appointed to the Board of DSW Capital as Chief Operating Officer. Pete – who is currently the Business Development & Operations Director and Company Secretary – joined DSW Capital in September 2021 to help facilitate the IPO. He … Continued