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

Further expansion at Dow Schofield Watts in Yorkshire & the North East

Dow Schofield Watts has made two new appointments to its corporate finance team in Yorkshire & the North East in response to a high level of new deal activity.   Matt Spence and Jonathan Wilkinson both join from EY in Leeds, where they qualified as Chartered Accountants.  Matt spent six years at EY advising clients ranging from FTSE 100 businesses and multinational groups … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts reports 28% rise in deals in first half 

Dow Schofield Watts’s Northern offices have had a strong start to 2019, with a significant uplift in the volume and value of deals in the first half of the year. The teams in the North West and Yorkshire advised on 37 deals worth £549m during the first six months, compared to 29 deals worth £344m … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts London goes from 0-9 in 9 months

The London office of advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has welcomed its ninth team member just nine months after its launch. The latest arrival is Philip Hodgson who has relocated to London to take on the role of Corporate Finance Executive. An economics graduate from the University of Newcastle, Philip qualified as a Chartered Accountant … Continued

Physics prizewinner joins Dow Schofield Watts Angels

Dow Schofield Watts Angels, the Northern angel investor network, has appointed Oliver Rogers as analyst as it continues its expansion. Oliver, who has a degree in Maths and Physics from the University of Bristol, was previously a  data analyst with e-commerce specialist The Hut Group, and also worked as a physics tutor. He is a … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands Yorkshire & North East team

Advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has announced two new appointments and a promotion at its Yorkshire & North East office.   Alex Hill joins the Transaction Services team from KPMG, where he worked on a wide variety of clients ranging from manufacturing to construction and retail with revenue typically ranging between £40m to £100m.   Bibin Johnson joins the Corporate Finance team from PwC, and has worked with clients in the industrial, manufacturing and retail … Continued

New Director Appointment to the Corporate Finance team of Dow Schofield Watts

Dow Schofield Watts, the leading specialist professional advisory and equity finance firm based in Cheshire and Leeds, is delighted to announce the appointment of David Smith as a Corporate Finance Director in Daresbury, with effect from 29th June 2016. David Smith qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and has 25 years’ experience of equity … Continued