Dow Schofield Watts has scooped two awards at the 2017 Insider North West Dealmakers Awards.

The firm won the Mid-Market Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year for the third year in a row and Transaction Services Team of the Year for the second year in a row.

The event, which was hosted at Manchester Central and compèred by comedian Rory Bremner, attracted an unprecedented number of entries, according to Insider editor Simon Keegan.

Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance team acted on ten deals with a combined value of £305m over the space of a year while DSW Transaction Services completed 40 deals of which 15 were new clients.

Founder, James Dow, said: “Competition was tougher than ever this year so these accolades are a real honour and reflect our role as the region’s leading mid-market advisory firm. Our corporate finance team are at the top of their game and for transaction services, we are now seen as a genuine alternative to the Big Four firms, who previously always held this award.”