New report ranks DSW group in UK’s top 10 dealmakers

New report ranks DSW group in UK’s top 10 dealmakers Dow Schofield Watts was the sixth most active corporate finance advisor in the UK in the first quarter of the year, according to new figures from Experian. The group also ranked in first place in the North West, joint third in Scotland, and fifth in the … Continued

DSW advises ITS on £100m investment for broadband roll-out

DSW advises ITS on £100m investment for broadband roll-out Chester-based full fibre provider ITS Technology Group has raised a further £100m from Aviva Investors to accelerate the roll-out of its full fibre network. Dow Schofield Watts advised ITS on the investment. Since securing the first funding round of £45m from Aviva Investors in early 2020, … Continued

Acquisition of tree surgery firm saves 210 jobs

Acquisition of tree surgery firm saves 210 jobs One of the UK’s leading tree surgery companies has been acquired from administration in a deal that has saved the jobs of all 210 staff. Hi-Line Contractors S.W. Ltd, which had offices in Exeter, Bristol, Cornwall, and London, has been acquired by RSK Group Ltd. Ben Barrett … Continued

£2M Boost for Sunseekers

£2M Boost for Sunseekers North West sunbed and tanning shop specialist Sunseekers has secured a £2m loan from ThinCats as part of its plans to increase its presence across the region. ThinCats was introduced to the Sunseekers team by advisers Dave Graham and Philip Hodgson of Dow Schofield Watts, who had strong ties with the … Continued

DSW raise over £500 for The Joshua Tree

DSW raise over £500 for The Joshua Tree Last month the DSW network of services challenged themselves to walk 58 miles between their team members during March to raise money for The Joshua Tree, a charity that provides support for families affected by childhood cancer.  However, only 7 days into the challenge two teams, Business … Continued

£2m grant fund aims to attract professional services teams

£2m grant fund aims to attract professional services teams Dow Schofield Watts has earmarked £2m in grant funding to attract professional services teams as it seeks to expand its UK footprint. The Dow Schofield Watts Entrepreneurship Grant scheme will be open to ‘break-out teams’ from top-tier firms who want to set up their own business … Continued

New report places Dow Schofield Watts in top 20 UK dealmakers

New report places Dow Schofield Watts in top 20 UK dealmakers Dow Schofield Watts was one of the top 20 most active corporate finance advisers in the UK in 2021, according to the latest figures from Experian. Its Market IQ report, which includes mergers and acquisitions involving a UK company, show the firm advised on … 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

‘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 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

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

DSW Staff raise money for #BumpItForward

DSW Staff raise money for #BumpItForward Partners and employees at Dow Schofield Watts have raised £526 by giving the equivalent of their COVID19 vaccine to protect frontline staff in African countries who have to wait for theirs through the #BumpItForward campaign set up by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. A vaccine costs approximately £25 … Continued

Former Chancellor predicts ‘growth bounce’ as UK exits lockdown

Former Chancellor predicts ‘growth bounce’ as UK exits lockdown With the UK economy exiting from lockdown, Dow Schofield Watts clients were given an insight into its future prospects in a private briefing with the former Chancellor, Lord Philip Hammond. During the online event, which was hosted by DSW and organised by OakNorth Bank, Lord Hammond … Continued