How to survive a recession 1: Lessons from the past

How to survive a recession 1: Lessons from the past Owen Malton of DSW Debt Advisory looks back at previous economic downturns to see how they compare with today   With economic storm clouds gathering, many economists believe the UK will enter a recession in the year ahead. It is a scary thought – particularly … Continued

DSW Business Planning expands its team

DSW Business Planning expands its team DSW Business Planning, which is part of the Dow Schofield Watts network and specialises in forecasting and financial modelling, has appointed Lesley Hill as Senior Manager.   Lesley has over 30 years of experience in business and finance, having started her career at Shell before qualifying as an accountant … Continued

WORK YOUR WAY: Our dog is part of the team!

WORK YOUR WAY: Our dog is part of the team! Advising on strategic acquisitions is all par for the course for Steve and Carla Holmes of Dow Schofield Watts in Reading but lockdown saw them make a key acquisition of their own with a furry four-legged friend joining them. Summer, a golden Labrador, is now … Continued

DSW expands London transaction services team

DSW expands London transaction services team Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its London team with the appointment of Max Joseph as a Transaction Services Executive. Max joins from Blick Rothenberg in London where he has spent the last four years as an Assistant Manager in audit and assurance and where he qualified as a Chartered … Continued

What does 2023 hold for the deals market?

What does 2023 hold for the deals market? Gregg Pendlington of DSW’s Corporate Finance team sets out what buyers, vendors and investors can expect in the year ahead. What does 2023 hold for the deals market? 2023 will not deliver the same deal volumes as in the bumper year of 2021 – but if the … Continued

M&A network is now one of the world’s top 8

M&A network is now one of the world’s top 8 Pandea Global M&A has become one of the top eight of its type in the world after attracting a host of new members. Founded by Dow Schofield Watts, the international corporate finance advisor network has welcomed 10 new advisory firms in the past 12 months, … Continued

DSW Ventures leads £650,000 investment round into customer rewards platform Propello

DSW Ventures leads £650,000 investment round into customer rewards platform Propello Propello, a Manchester-based customer rewards platform, has raised £650,000 of funding in an investment round led by DSW Ventures (part of the Dow Schofield Watts Group). The company has developed a white-label SaaS platform which offers customers a fully branded yet quick-to-implement “plug-and-play” solution. … Continued

DSW Capital Half Year FY2023 Results Presented to PIWORLD

DSW Capital Half Year FY2023 Results Presented to PIWORLD DSW management, James Dow & Nicole Burstow, present half-year results for the six month period ended 30 September 2022 to PIWORLD in this investor presentation with a Q&A session to close. James Dow, CEO 00:16 – Introduction 02:04 – Overview of DSW 04:30 – Investment case … Continued

Half Year Results – Revenue up 34.5% at ‘challenger’ professional services firm

Half Year Results Revenue up 34.5% at ‘challenger’ professional services firm DSW Capital – the owner of the fast-growing professional services network Dow Schofield Watts – has announced its half year results with a continued strong performance. For the six months to 30 September 2022, the Group has achieved revenue rising to £9.8m, up 34.5% … Continued

DSW leaps to 6th in UK corporate finance rankings and 9th in Scotland

DSW leaps to 6th in UK corporate finance rankings and 9th in Scotland Dow Schofield Watts was the UK’s sixth most active corporate finance advisor in the first nine months of the year – up from 13th position last year, according to the latest Experian Market IQ report. The report also shows the firm leapt … Continued

Transaction services team scoops top honour at Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards

Transaction services team scoops top honour at Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards Dow Schofield Watts’ Yorkshire Transaction Services team has won a Yorkshire Insider Dealmaker Award in recognition of the ‘big impact’ it has made on the region.   The team, which is led by Sophie Colloby and Jonathan Steed, was named the Transaction Services Team of … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts rises to 48th position in Top 50 + 50

Dow Schofield Watts rises to 48th position in Top 50 + 50 Dow Schofield Watts has continued its rise in the Accountancy Age Top 50+ 50 reaching 48th position in 2022. Celebrating excellence in accountancy practice, the rankings “spotlight the top accounting firms in the UK”.   The last two years have seen Dow Schofield … Continued

WORK YOUR WAY: Balancing work and study at DSW

WORK YOUR WAY: Balancing work and study at DSW School leavers, graduates, and experienced professionals. Anyone can be an apprentice. The perfect way to launch your career if you don’t already have the necessary qualifications, you can start an apprenticeship alongside garnering practical experience. At Dow Schofield Watts, we currently have apprentices in the Business … Continued

Why we all need to learn to talk to deaf people

Why we all need to learn to talk to deaf people Jonathon Jay of DSW Wealth Planning talks about growing up with a deaf parent and the importance of being deaf-aware My mum was born profoundly deaf so I learned sign language at the same time as I learned to speak. I started to sign … Continued

DSW Business Planning raise over £500 for East Cheshire Hospice

DSW Business Planning raise over £500 for East Cheshire Hospice On a mission to walk 7,500 steps a day during the month of September, Business Planning organised a company-wide effort to raise money for the extraordinary East Cheshire Hospice. East Cheshire Hospice organised a STEPtember where you strapped on your walking boots and took one … Continued