Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services promotes Ros Jones to director

Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has promoted Ros Jones to Director within its North West Transaction Services team. Ros, who joined in June 2015, is now the most long-standing member of the team aside from the partners. During that time she has worked closely with a number of clients including NWF plc, Wavenet and … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands its transaction services team

Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its transaction services team in Yorkshire with the appointment of Cameron Hunter as Executive. Cameron joins from accountants Mazars, where he spent three years working in the audit department and where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. His experience includes leading audits on a wide variety of … Continued

ACAI more than doubles revenue following investment by DSW Angels

ACAI – the unique women’s outdoorwear company – has bucked the trend of retail gloom in the Christmas period with reported revenues more than doubled on the previous year. This Chester-based business is run by husband and wife team Joe and Kasia Bromley. After arranging a scale-up investment in September 2019 from DSW Angels, the … Continued

The Joshua Tree’s Frosty 5k Medal Sponsor

After choosing the Joshua Tree as our local charity back in 2019 we decided to sponsor the finishers medals for their Frosty 5k event. The Joshua Tree is a Cheshire based Children’s Cancer Charity, who operate across the North West and North Wales and are dedicated to working closely with families affected by childhood cancers. … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts reports strong year for Northern dealmakers

Dealmakers from Dow Schofield Watts’ Northern offices recorded another strong year in 2019, with activity levels holding firm against the backdrop of a quieter deals market. The firm’s corporate finance and transaction services teams in the North advised on 69 deals worth £966m during the year, similar to 2018 when they completed 68 deals worth … Continued

Recruiter set to boost expansion at Dow Schofield Watts 

Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has appointed Cath Priestley as Recruitment Manager to accelerate its expansion in the UK regions.  Cath, who joins from boutique agency Tindall Perry, has 15 years’ experience in recruitment, primarily in the finance sector.  In her new role, she will be recruiting experienced finance professionals and teams who want to set up their own business under the Dow Schofield Watts brand, as well as supporting … Continued

Christmas Toy Appeal Drive

Our Daresbury office ran a toy drive in aid of the Toy Appeal in the run-up to Christmas, collecting two large boxes for underprivileged children to receive a gift from Santa. Several members of the Capital, Transaction Services and Business Planning teams also spent a day sorting the presents and the charities makeshift toy depot … Continued

Pandea Global M&A holds fifth international conference in Atlanta

Pandea Global M&A (“Pandea”) held its fifth international M&A conference on 21st and 22nd of November in Atlanta, hosted by the US member firm, Mazzone & Associates. 25 corporate finance professionals representing member firms from around the world exchanged views on cross-border M&A opportunities and global market trends. Pandea is a global network of selected … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts wins hat trick of team awards in 2019

The Dow Schofield Watts team in Yorkshire & the North East were presented with the Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year award at the Insider Dealmakers Awards held on 21st November at New Dock Hall, Leeds. The team are now the reigning Yorkshire Financial Awards Corporate Finance Team, Yorkshire Accountancy Awards Corporate Finance Team … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts boosts dealmaking teams

Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its North West dealmaking teams with two new appointments.  James Curtis, who is Associate Director in the corporate finance team, joins from MC Vanguard, where he also qualified as an accountant. Having started his career in the technical arm of the British Army, James also worked as a management consultant advising corporates in the aviation and hospitality sectors, mainly in the Middle East.   At Dow Schofield Watts, he … Continued

Further expansion at Dow Schofield Watts in Yorkshire & the North East

Dow Schofield Watts has made two new appointments to its corporate finance team in Yorkshire & the North East in response to a high level of new deal activity.   Matt Spence and Jonathan Wilkinson both join from EY in Leeds, where they qualified as Chartered Accountants.  Matt spent six years at EY advising clients ranging from FTSE 100 businesses and multinational groups … Continued

Shopblocks targets global growth with £500k investment

Shopblocks – the fast-growing e-commerce platform backed by Dow Schofield Watts Angels (DSW Angels) –  has set its sights on the US market after securing a further £500,000 investment. The business has raised funding from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s GM Investment Fund, DSW Angels and members of the management team to support its expansion … Continued

International Fraud Awareness Week

This week it’s International Fraud Awareness Week and our Forensic Accounting team would like to share some valuable advice about how to minimise potential risks and steps to consider if you suspect fraudulent activity has taken place. As sales targets and budgets become harder to attain, the risk of fraud and/or inappropriate accounting increases. This … Continued

Eque2 acquires CLiPIT Solutions Ltd

Eque2, the leading software provider for the construction industry, has announced the acquisition of CLiPIT Solutions, the Yeovil-based company that specialises in fully-integrated construction accounting and job costing software solutions. Dave Graham of Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance assisted on the deal and Catriona Lang from Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided Financial Due Diligence. … Continued

DSW Angels expands its team

Dow Schofield Watts Angels (DSW Angels) – the business angel network – has expanded its team with the appointment of Ellie Boardman as Investment Executive. Ellie joins the firm from KPMG in Manchester where she spent three years working in the audit department and where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant. During this time, she … Continued