Dow Schofield Watts, the specialist corporate finance advisory and equity finance firm with an office in Leeds, has announced today a further appointment to its Yorkshire & North East team.

Paul Herriott joins from Ernst & Young in Newcastle where has worked with a range of national and international clients across a number of sectors including transport, manufacturing and automotive.
Paul Herriott
Paul is a Chartered Accountant and has a degree in Economics and a MSc in Finance & Investment from Durham University.

Paul’s arrival takes professional staff numbers in Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance team across the North of England to 16 with over 160 years of combined experience. In addition, there are a further 15 professionals representing the firm’s other businesses: financial and management due diligence, SME business broking, forensic and VAT services and the private equity arm, PHD Equity Partners LLP.

Roger Esler, who heads the firm’s office in the region, said: “We are delighted that Paul has joined our growing team at this busy time as we continue to invest in the region. We are seeing the recovery in business confidence and the economy reflected in our own client base and project pipeline across the North. Capital is undoubtedly available for the right proposition, be it buy out or growth, and business valuations have strengthened considerably.”