Meet the women behind the businesses – Business Women’s Week 2021

Meet the women behind the businesses – Business Women’s Week 2021 To celebrate Business Women’s Week we’ve asked our team members at Dow Schofield Watts to share an insight into their passions outside of work to remind us all how a healthy work/life balance can benefit us in various areas of our lives. Thank you … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts continues growth with launch of new Reading office

Dow Schofield Watts continues growth with launch of new Reading office Dow Schofield Watts has launched a new office in Reading as part of its continued expansion across the UK. The firm, which is known as a ‘challenger brand’ in the accountancy sector, operates a unique licensing model that empowers professionals to run their own … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts in the running four times at Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards

Dow Schofield Watts in the running four times at Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards The Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards shortlist has been announced, with Dow Schofield Watts appearing in the running four times for: Deal of the Year (between £5m – £25m) – for the investment in Lights4fun by NorthEdge Deal of the Year (between £5m – £25m) … Continued

North West Dealmakers Awards shortlist announced

North West Dealmakers Awards shortlist announced The North West Dealmakers Awards shortlist has been announced, with Dow Schofield Watts nominated for 5 categories including: Mid-Market Corporate Finance Team of the Year – having advised on 27 deals valued at £625m this year. Transaction Services Team of the Year Deal of the Year (£10M-£50M) – British … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Debt Advisory expands to London and South East 

Dow Schofield Watts Debt Advisory expands to London and South East Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its debt fundraising arm with the launch of a new operation covering London and the South East. Gavin Harrison has joined as head of DSW Debt Advisory in the region. Gavin has spent over 20 years in banking and finance, having started his career at PwC and worked … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts win Niche Firm of the Year

Dow Schofield Watts win Niche Firm of the Year Congratulations to our Yorkshire & North East team, who have won Niche Firm of the Year at the Yorkshire Accountancy Awards! It is the second time running they have won this award, and this year they were also runner up for the Corporate Finance Services award. … Continued

DSW ranked in top 15 corporate finance advisers in UK

DSW ranked in top 15 corporate finance advisers in UK Dow Schofield Watts has been named as the 14th most active corporate finance adviser in the UK in the first half of 2021 – up from 24 in the same period last year. The latest figures from Experian’s Market IQ report, which include deals involving … Continued

Corporate finance team in running for Rainmaker Awards

Corporate finance team in running for Rainmaker Awards Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance team in the North West have been shortlisted for the 2021 Rainmaker Awards. The team are in the running for the Corporate Finance Team of the Year. Meanwhile, a deal on which they advised – the acquisition of Bollington Wilson Group by … Continued

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

Former Chancellor predicts ‘growth bounce’ as UK exits lockdown

Former Chancellor predicts ‘growth bounce’ as UK exits lockdown With the UK economy exiting from lockdown, Dow Schofield Watts clients were given an insight into its future prospects in a private briefing with the former Chancellor, Lord Philip Hammond. During the online event, which was hosted by DSW and organised by OakNorth Bank, Lord Hammond … Continued

North West team win Dealmakers award for a fourth time!

North West team win Dealmakers award for a fourth time! Dow Schofield Watts has been named as Mid-Market Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year at the 2020 Insider North West Dealmakers Awards. It is the fourth time in recent years that the firm has scooped the title, which it also won in 2015, 2016 and … 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 Employees Shortlisted for Young Professionals Awards

DSW Employees Shortlisted for Young Professionals Awards Congratulations to Thomas Dutton, Callum Sellar and all our young professionals at Dow Schofield Watts on being shortlisted for Insider’s North West Young Professionals Awards 2021! Thomas Dutton is shortlisted for Young Accountant of the Year Callum Sellar is shortlisted for Young Financier of the Year Dow Schofield Watts is … Continued