Dow Schofield Watts expands corporate finance team in Scotland

Dow Schofield Watts expands corporate finance team in Scotland Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its Corporate Finance team in Aberdeen with the appointment of Ross Irvine as Assistant Manager. Ross, who previously worked in the audit team at PwC, has six years’ experience in finance. Having started his career at Henderson Loggie, he was one … Continued

‘Challenger’ firm appoints leadership expert to support nationwide roll-out

‘Challenger’ firm appoints leadership expert to support nationwide roll-out Dow Schofield Watts has appointed Liz Lawson, a business psychologist specialising in leadership assessment and development, to support its expansion across the UK. Liz, who joins from Rotheram Carrington Recruitment Group in Chester, has over 20 years’ experience. A Manchester Business School alumni, she started her … Continued

Car rental ‘challenger’ firm Stressfreecarrental.com set to expand into Europe after £534k investment

Car rental ‘challenger’ firm Stressfreecarrental.com set to expand into Europe after £534k investment Stressfreecarrental.com – a new challenger in the online car rental market – has raised £534,000 in a funding round led by DSW Ventures and including angel investor Harry Dixon, former technical director at Rentalcars.com. Stressfreecarrental.com operates a price comparison and booking platform … Continued

DSW ranked in top 15 corporate finance advisers in UK

DSW ranked in top 15 corporate finance advisers in UK Dow Schofield Watts has been named as the 15th most active corporate finance adviser in the UK in the first nine months of 2021 – up from 24 in the same period last year. The latest figures from Experian’s Market IQ report, which include deals involving a UK … Continued

The post-Covid dilemma for professionals

The post-Covid dilemma for professionals – and why it’s time for change in the accountancy sector Pandemics and other periods of global turmoil often create lasting shifts in society and Covid is no different. The events of the past 18 months have accelerated the uptake of technology, changed the way we live and work and … Continued

Financial Planning Month tips from Business Planning

Financial Planning Month tips from Business Planning During Financial Planning Month 2021 our Business Planning team have been sharing their tops tips for businesses, if you missed them here are all 5 and make sure you follow us on LinkedIn to keep stay up to date! Spend time planning – identify the key drivers for … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts makes new senior hire to support national roll-out

Dow Schofield Watts makes new senior hire to support national roll-out Dow Schofield Watts has appointed Peter Fendall as Strategic Projects Director to support its expansion across the UK. Peter joins from Deloitte’s Manchester office, where he spent eight years working with a wide range of corporates and private equity firms, managing large and complex … Continued

Meet the women behind the businesses – Business Women’s Week 2021

Meet the women behind the businesses – Business Women’s Week 2021 To celebrate Business Women’s Week we’ve asked our team members at Dow Schofield Watts to share an insight into their passions outside of work to remind us all how a healthy work/life balance can benefit us in various areas of our lives. Thank you … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts continues growth with launch of new Reading office

Dow Schofield Watts continues growth with launch of new Reading office Dow Schofield Watts has launched a new office in Reading as part of its continued expansion across the UK. The firm, which is known as a ‘challenger brand’ in the accountancy sector, operates a unique licensing model that empowers professionals to run their own … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts in the running four times at Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards

Dow Schofield Watts in the running four times at Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards The Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards shortlist has been announced, with Dow Schofield Watts appearing in the running four times for: Deal of the Year (between £5m – £25m) – for the investment in Lights4fun by NorthEdge Deal of the Year (between £5m – £25m) … Continued

North West Dealmakers Awards shortlist announced

North West Dealmakers Awards shortlist announced The North West Dealmakers Awards shortlist has been announced, with Dow Schofield Watts nominated for 5 categories including: Mid-Market Corporate Finance Team of the Year – having advised on 27 deals valued at £625m this year. Transaction Services Team of the Year Deal of the Year (£10M-£50M) – British … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Debt Advisory expands to London and South East 

Dow Schofield Watts Debt Advisory expands to London and South East Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its debt fundraising arm with the launch of a new operation covering London and the South East. Gavin Harrison has joined as head of DSW Debt Advisory in the region. Gavin has spent over 20 years in banking and finance, having started his career at PwC and worked … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts win Niche Firm of the Year

Dow Schofield Watts win Niche Firm of the Year Congratulations to our Yorkshire & North East team, who have won Niche Firm of the Year at the Yorkshire Accountancy Awards! It is the second time running they have won this award, and this year they were also runner up for the Corporate Finance Services award. … Continued

Test and measurement specialist acquired by US market leader

Test and measurement specialist acquired by US market leader MCS Test – the St Asaph-based company which is one of the UK’s leading test and measurement solutions providers – has been acquired by the US market leader, TestEquity. The North West advisory team from Dow Schofield Watts advised the shareholders of MCS Test on the … Continued