Dow Schofield Watts has made two new appointments to its corporate finance team in Yorkshire & the North East in response to a high level of new deal activity.  

Matt Spence and Jonathan Wilkinson both join from EY in Leeds, where they qualified as Chartered Accountants. 

Matt spent six years at EY advising clients ranging from FTSE 100 businesses and multinational groups to private mid-market companies across sectors including manufacturing, real estate and renewable energy. 

Jonathan, who holds a 1st class honours degree in Business Management with Finance, worked with a wide range of regional businesses during his three years at EY. He previously worked in Treasury for a private-equity backed mortgage lender and gained experience working on various debt issuances. 

The team is led by Roger Esler and Paul Herriott. Roger Esler commented: “Regional businesses are enjoying an environment where most have several strategic options available to them. This is driving high levels of deal activity across the M&A, private equity and debt markets and the demand for objective corporate finance advice to appraise the alternative routes and to execute the best option. Our specialist team is growing accordingly. 


Roger Esler, Matt Spence, Jonathan Wilkinson and Paul Herriott yorkshire
Roger Esler, Matt Spence, Jonathan Wilkinson and Paul Herriott