WORK YOUR WAY: ‘Horses are good for the soul’

WORK YOUR WAY: ‘Horses are good for the soul’ Riding over the Yorkshire moors is a better way to solve work challenges than sitting behind a computer, says Sophie Colloby. She currently has four horses including a rare breed Dales pony. What do you love most about horses? Horses are good for the soul – … Continued

Navigating the road ahead: a lender’s view

Navigating the road ahead: a lender’s view By Owen Malton of DSW Debt Advisory I left Clydesdale Yorkshire Bank – now known as Virgin Money – a month or so ago and am delighted to have joined Dow Schofield Watts (which has an enviable reputation) working in the Debt Advisory team alongside Phil Tarimo. I … Continued

What is a career in professional services like?

What is a career in professional services like? A Q&A with DSW’s Young Professionals  A few weeks ago, in a canal-side bar in Deansgate, we gathered our new starters and a group of Northwest young professionals for a relaxed networking session over after-work drinks.   Not only was it an excellent opportunity to introduce our employees … Continued

What is a Debt Advisor?

What is a Debt Advisor? By Gavin Harrison At a recent ‘Frozen’ themed Birthday party (#daddysociallife) I was asked the classic ice-breaker question, “What is it you do?”. Now when I was a banker, this used to be an easy one (once I had explained that I was not ‘one of those nasty Investment ones’. Not my … Continued

Stating the obvious (Part 1): Covenant breaches

Stating the obvious (Part 1): Covenant breaches By Gavin Harrison My apologies upfront for the attention-seeking headline; but given this is a business article written by an Accountant/ex-Banker, I’m pretty confident that no-one will be expecting ground-breaking revelations, so I may as well be honest! On the subject of dealing with a Covenant breach however, … Continued

Strategic acquisitions: how to unlock the benefits

Strategic acquisitions: how to unlock the benefits Gregg Pendlington of Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance team explains what type of deals can be considered strategic and how to structure them to achieve the best outcomes A strategic acquisition can transform a business in a number of ways. As well as enhancing value through combination synergies, … Continued

The post-Covid dilemma for professionals

The post-Covid dilemma for professionals – and why it’s time for change in the accountancy sector Pandemics and other periods of global turmoil often create lasting shifts in society and Covid is no different. The events of the past 18 months have accelerated the uptake of technology, changed the way we live and work and … Continued