DSW Capital’s Chief Financial Officer adds Deputy Chief Executive Officer to title

DSW Capital (owner of the Dow Schofield Watts brand) has announced the promotion of Nicole Burstow, its Chief Financial Officer, to the role of Deputy Chief Executive Officer. She will continue to fulfil her responsibilities as CFO.

DSW Capital’s Chief Financial Officer adds Deputy Chief Executive Officer to title

Nicole joined Dow Schofield Watts in 2019 as the Group Finance Director to oversee the transformation of the business in preparation for its IPO. Previously, she had been with Deloitte for over 15 years, latterly as a Director.

She has been working closely alongside DSW’s existing CEO, James Dow, on strategy, recruitment, licensee engagement and operations for some time, and the change in title formally recognises her full contribution to the business. At the time of DSW’s listing in December 2021, she was appointed to the main Board as an Executive Director and was one of the youngest CFOs with an AIM-listed company.

James Dow, Chief Executive Officer, said: “It gives me great pleasure to announce Nicole’s official appointment as Deputy CEO. We are extremely fortunate to have such a capable and committed executive, she is well respected by all our stakeholders, and this appointment reflects that her contribution to the Group has extended far beyond her role as CFO for quite some time”.

Nicole Burstow, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, added: “I’m delighted to be increasing my strategic remit and working towards our goal of being the most sought-after location for ambitious, entrepreneurial professionals to start and develop their own business. In the last month alone, we have recruited three new teams in the North West and launched new offices in the Midlands and Cardiff; hot on the heels of the addition of Bridgewood in July.  This recent growth is testament to the unique opportunities our model provides”.