Elevating Expertise: Ros Jones Promoted in Transaction Services

Elevating Expertise: Ros Jones Promoted in Transaction Services Dow Schofield Watts’ transaction services team in the North West has promoted Ros Jones to Partner. It is the third promotion for the financial due diligence specialist, who joined the firm in 2015 as a Manager and has risen through the ranks. Ros specialises in advising on … Continued

The changing face of accountancy – and my predictions for the future

The changing face of accountancy – and my predictions for the future James Dow co-founded challenger brand Dow Schofield Watts in 2002 – the same year that the collapse of accounting giant Arthur Andersen shook the profession to its core. Here he talks about the changes in the sector over the last two decades and … Continued

DSW celebrates its young talent with two award nominations

DSW celebrates its young talent with two award nominations Dow Schofield Watts’ young business talent has been recognised in two categories of the Insider North West Young Professionals Awards 2023.   DSW‘s Corporate Finance team has been shortlisted in the Young Professional Team of the Year category. Eight of the 14-strong team – Connor Monaghan, … Continued

Twenty years on and counting!

Twenty years on and counting! It was back in 2002 that James Dow, Jon Schofield and Mark Watts established Dow Schofield Watts. Now a challenger brand with a unique licensing model, we ask James Dow for his reflections on the past 20 years together with his thoughts on what makes DSW different. What have been … Continued

Leading from the front – DSW’s next generation of leaders

Leading from the front – DSW’s next generation of leaders Helping the next generation of DSW’s future leaders is the key aim of BecomingX, which in collaboration with DSW, has launched an innovative leadership development programme. Supporting 12 professionals from across the Dow Schofield Watts network, the programme will build their leadership capabilities over the … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts ranks at #11 in the UK deals adviser league in 2022

Dow Schofield Watts ranks at #11 in the UK deals adviser league in 2022 Dow Schofield Watts was the 11th most active corporate finance adviser in the UK in 2022, according to new figures from Experian. Its Market IQ’s M&A Review showed the firm advised on 79 deals nationally during the year – an increase … Continued

WORK YOUR WAY: What isn’t there to love about the Lakes?

WORK YOUR WAY: What isn’t there to love about the Lakes? The stunning natural surroundings of the Lake District offer endless opportunities for outdoor recreation from fell walking to sailing, open water swimming and ghyll scrambling. DSW Debt Advisory Partner, Owen Malton calls the Lake District home and here we find out why. When did … Continued

Businesses at risk of breaching covenants, debt advisor warns

Businesses at risk of breaching covenants, debt advisor warns A toxic combination of rising costs, falling consumer demand and property values could put many businesses at risk of breaching their banking covenants in the coming months, a leading debt advisor has warned. Phil Tarimo, Partner with DSW Debt Advisory, which helps firms to raise debt … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts offers £50k a head lump sum to professional services teams

Dow Schofield Watts offers £50k a head lump sum to professional services teams Dow Schofield Watts (DSW), the mid-market challenger professional services network, is offering a cash lump sum of up to £50,000 per person to support ambitious teams who join its award-winning network of advisory businesses. DSW is targeting entrepreneurial teams of three or … Continued

How to survive a recession 2: Tips from a banker who’s been here before

How to Survive a Recession 2: Tips from a Banker Who’s Been Here Before Owen Malton of DSW Debt Advisory – who has been through several recessions – offers some advice on how businesses can improve the odds With the threat of recession looming, there is no doubt that life is going to get tougher … Continued

Debt vs equity finance: which is the better option to fund growth?

Debt vs Equity Finance: Which is the Better Option to Fund Growth? Owen Malton of DSW Debt Advisory outlines six key points to help you consider which type of funding is right for your business. For those seeking finance for growth, the question will be – can I raise debt funding or shall I seek … Continued

NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK 2023

A Q&A WITH AMY – DSW’S BUSINESS ADMIN APPRENTICE For National Apprenticeship Week 2023, we have created videos on what our apprentices do over at our LinkedIn, Twitter & Facebook channels and spoken to our apprentices about how an apprenticeship works. With the worries of a cost-of-living crisis, now is the perfect time to think about … Continued

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