Dow Schofield Watts expands Leeds team

Dow Schofield Watts expands Leeds team Advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its transaction service team in Leeds with the appointment of Chris Brownlee. Chris joins from PWC, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and spent four years in the audit department working with clients including ‘Magic Circle’ law firms, major construction companies … Continued

Tax specialist joins Dow Schofield Watts to launch new service

Tax specialist joins Dow Schofield Watts to launch new service Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its services with the launch of a new tax consultancy arm. DSW Tax Advisory will be led by Dave Waddington, who joins from Haines Watts in Liverpool where he was tax partner. A qualified accountant and former head of finance … Continued

Promotions for Transaction Services NW team

Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services has announced promotions in its North West team. Rob Parker has been promoted to Director and Rebecca Smith to Manager. Rob joined Dow Schofield Watts in 2015, having previously worked at Grant Thornton, while Rebecca joined in 2019 from PWC. Ed Brentnall, who heads the transaction services team, says: “The … Continued

Corporate finance team announces three promotions

Corporate finance team announces three promotions Dow Schofield Watts is pleased to announce three promotions in its corporate finance team in the North West. Dan Walker and Tom Dutton have been promoted to Associate Directors, and Ross Thomas to Manager. Dan and Tom joined the firm in 2017 from KPMG, while Ross joined in 2019 … Continued

DSW Debt Advisory expands team

DSW Debt Advisory expands team DSW Debt Advisory – which advises businesses on raising a wide variety of debt funding and is part of the Dow Schofield Watts group – has appointed Lynn Li as Manager. Lynn joins from Deloitte in Manchester where, as part of the debt advisory team, she worked on a wide … Continued

Former RSM boss Jill Jones joins Dow Schofield Watts board

Former RSM boss Jill Jones joins Dow Schofield Watts board Jill Jones – the former North West Regional Managing Partner of RSM – has joined fast-growing advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts as Non-Executive Director. Her appointment will further strengthen its board and support its national growth plans. Jill was Regional Managing Partner of RSM from … Continued

Leading banker joins new debt advisory service

DSW Debt Advisory – the new service launched just before the lockdown to help companies raise debt funding – has attracted another senior banking figure.  Simon Carrier, who recently departed his post as Regional Managing Director of Shawbrook Bank, has joined as a Partner to help meet the growing demand. Simon’s 25–year banking career includes spells at RBS, Bank of Ireland and Santander where, as Regional Director of its corporate and commercial arm, he helped introduce its business banking service across Merseyside, Lancashire and Cheshire.    DSW Debt … Continued

Heather Lauder Appointed Non-Executive Director

Heather Lauder Appointed Non-Executive Director Heather Lauder has more than 30 years of experience in senior retail and business banking roles. In her most recent position as chief operations director at the Co-op Bank, she led the transformation of its retail banking arm. She was also a member of the executive team which oversaw the … Continued

New partner appointed in Leeds

Dow Schofield Watts has appointed Jonathan Steed as Partner in its transaction services team in Leeds. Jonathan, who joins from KPMG, has over 25 years’ experience providing financial due diligence to clients in Yorkshire. During that time he has advised private equity firms, lenders and businesses ranging from family firms to many of Yorkshire’s best-known … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands corporate finance team 

Dow Schofield Watts expands corporate finance team  Advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its North West corporate finance team with the appointment of Rachel Green as Executive.  Rachel joins from Deloitte, where she spent six years working in international audit for clients including US listed companies, carrying out financial due diligence for businesses involved in acquisitions and where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant.   At Dow Schofield Watts, she … Continued

Top banker joins Dow Schofield Watts to launch new service

Top banker joins Dow Schofield Watts to launch new service  One of the North’s best known bankers has joined Dow Schofield Watts to launch a debt advisory arm.  Phil Tarimo will lead the new service, DSW Debt Advisory, which is aimed at medium-sized companies seeking debt funding of £20m or above. It will initially operate from the firm’s Northern offices but the aim is to roll it out nationally.  Phil, who was the North of England Regional Managing Director for … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services promotes Ros Jones to director

Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has promoted Ros Jones to Director within its North West Transaction Services team. Ros, who joined in June 2015, is now the most long-standing member of the team aside from the partners. During that time she has worked closely with a number of clients including NWF plc, Wavenet and … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands its transaction services team

Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its transaction services team in Yorkshire with the appointment of Cameron Hunter as Executive. Cameron joins from accountants Mazars, where he spent three years working in the audit department and where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. His experience includes leading audits on a wide variety of … Continued

Recruiter set to boost expansion at Dow Schofield Watts 

Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has appointed Cath Priestley as Recruitment Manager to accelerate its expansion in the UK regions.  Cath, who joins from boutique agency Tindall Perry, has 15 years’ experience in recruitment, primarily in the finance sector.  In her new role, she will be recruiting experienced finance professionals and teams who want to set up their own business under the Dow Schofield Watts brand, as well as supporting … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts boosts dealmaking teams

Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its North West dealmaking teams with two new appointments.  James Curtis, who is Associate Director in the corporate finance team, joins from MC Vanguard, where he also qualified as an accountant. Having started his career in the technical arm of the British Army, James also worked as a management consultant advising corporates in the aviation and hospitality sectors, mainly in the Middle East.   At Dow Schofield Watts, he … Continued