Advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has appointed Dave Graham to lead its fast-growing London office.

Dave, who was the firm’s first official employee when he joined in 2007, has relocated from the North West to work alongside the team in Covent Garden. He will be supported in his role by founding partner, Mark Watts.

The London office was opened in June and offers corporate finance and transaction services.

Dave Graham said: “The London market is incredibly vibrant and whilst there are many excellent corporate finance advisers, there is a clear gap in the mid-market for the type of hands-on, partner-led service that we provide.

“As well as providing a local presence to work on client projects, the London office will enable us to build stronger links between the regional offices and the London funder market.”

Dave, who worked at telecoms group Caudwell and KPMG before joining Dow Schofield Watts, also leads the firm’s international network which has members in 15 countries.

Mark Watts said: “Dave has been a key contributor to our growth over the last ten years, as well as leading the launch and development of our international network. With existing London relationships already being an important part of our business, Dave is perfectly placed to continue that development and provide the key link to our strong regional office network”