DSW Ventures opens new office in Manchester city centre

DSW Ventures opens new office in Manchester city centre DSW Ventures, the venture capital business which is part of the Dow Schofield Watts network, has opened a new office in Manchester to consolidate its presence as one of the UK’s leading regional VCs. The firm has taken space in the city’s historic Bonded Warehouse – … Continued

Bumper year for Dow Schofield Watts’ Northern dealmakers

Bumper year for Dow Schofield Watts’ Northern dealmakers Dealmakers at Dow Schofield Watts’ Northern offices almost doubled the volume and value of deals completed in 2021 in a bumper year for the firm. The teams in Yorkshire & the North East and the North West advised on 107 deals with a total value of £2.45bn … Continued

Successful IPO for DSW Capital

Successful IPO for DSW Capital Today we are proud to announce that DSW Capital, owner of the Dow Schofield Watts brand, will be listing on AIM, having raised gross proceeds of approximately £5 million which will support our continued expansion across the UK. On sharing this news James Dow, CEO of DSW Capital and one … Continued

Rapid rise puts Dow Schofield Watts in top 50 accounting firms

Rapid rise puts Dow Schofield Watts in top 50 accounting firms Dow Schofield Watts has been named as one of the UK’s top 50 accountancy firms, after rapidly rising up the rankings in recent years. The firm has climbed 10 places to reach 49th position in the 2021 Accountancy Age Top 50+50, which ‘puts a spotlight … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Yorkshire Team wins Deal of the Year

Dow Schofield Watts Yorkshire Team wins Deal of the Year The Dow Schofield Watts Yorkshire Corporate Finance team has taken home Deal of the Year (£5-25m) at the 2021 Insider Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards. On being recognised for their work on the acquisition of Sheffield Forgemasters by the UK Ministry of Defence, Roger Esler said, “it was … Continued

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

DSW attend KidsOut Question of Sport

DSW attend KidsOut Question of Sport The Dow Schofield Watts North West Corporate Finance team has continued its ongoing support of KidsOut by attending their Question of Sport event last Friday the 19th of November.  The team competed to win trophies and special prizes in the fully interactive sports quiz, with proceeds going directly to … 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 Sponsor The Unsung Hero Awards

DSW Sponsor The Unsung Hero Awards Dow Schofield Watts’ Corporate Finance team in the North West has sponsored The Unsung Hero Awards which took place on the 19th November 2021.    The Unsung Hero Awards (UHA) were established in 2015 to promote a sense of personal well–being and promote Non-Medical / Non-Clinical NHS Staff and … 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