Dow Schofield Watts expands with launch of R&D tax relief service

Dow Schofield Watts expands with launch of R&D tax relief service Financial advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts (DSW) has expanded its tax practice with the addition of a new service to advise on R&D tax relief and other innovation tax incentives. It will be led by Shenal Wijetunge, who joins from Signature Group and who … Continued

Promotion at Dow Schofield Watts North West corporate finance team

Promotion at Dow Schofield Watts North West Corporate Finance team Dow Schofield Watts (DSW) has announced the promotion of Daniel Walker to Director at its North West Corporate Finance team. Dan joined DSW’s corporate finance team almost seven years ago after qualifying as an accountant at KPMG. He has advised on over 25 completed corporate … Continued

DSW Capital promotes Pete Fendall to COO

DSW Capital promotes Pete Fendall to COO We are pleased to announce that Pete Fendall has been appointed to the Board of DSW Capital as Chief Operating Officer. Pete – who is currently the Business Development & Operations Director and Company Secretary – joined DSW Capital in September 2021 to help facilitate the IPO. He … Continued

DSW Sponsors the Unsung Hero Awards for The Second Time

DSW sponsors the Unsung Hero Awards for the second time Dow Schofield Watts’ Corporate Finance team in the North West has pledged their support for The Unsung Hero Awards (UHA) by again sponsoring the awards ceremony that will take place on 15th March 2024, at the Hilton Hotel in Deansgate, Manchester. The UHA Awards, established … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands North West corporate finance team 

Dow Schofield Watts expands North West corporate finance team  Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its North West corporate finance team with the appointment of Jack Keoghan. He joined Deloitte in Liverpool, where he spent the last six years in its audit team, with his last role as a manager working across the retail, finance, and … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts continues expansion with the launch of DSW Principal Partners

Dow Schofield Watts continues expansion with the launch of DSW Principal Partners Dow Schofield Watts (DSW), the mid-market, challenger professional services network, has further expanded its reach with the launch of DSW Principal Partners (DSWPP), which will offer access to highly skilled C-suite professionals on a fractional basis. This innovative strategic staffing solution enables companies … Continued

M&A in 2024: our predictions for the year ahead

M&A in 2024: our predictions for the year ahead In the first of a series, Gregg Pendlington from Dow Schofield Watts North West corporate finance team outlines the prospects for the deals market in the next 12 months and identifies some key trends. The outlook is brighter. The deals market is cyclical by nature. Following … Continued

DSW Director shortlisted for North West Leadership Award 2024

DSW Director shortlisted for North West Leadership Award 2024 Pete Fendall, Dow Schofield Watts’ Business Development & Operations Director, has been shortlisted in the North West Leadership Awards 2024. Pete is one of six shortlisted in the ‘Professional Services Leadership’ category. The Awards,  which are run by TheBusinessDesk.com, recognise and celebrate the people who are … Continued

Who qualifies for non-dom taxation, and what are their options?

Who qualifies for non-dom taxation, and what are their options? The ‘non-dom ding dong’ between Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, who is proposing to scrap non-dom status, and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, whose wife is a non-dom, has kept the subject in the spotlight. Andrew Robinson from DSW Tax Advisory advises many high-net-worth clients in … Continued

Small firms warned to beware of ‘overseas company tax dodge’

Small firms warned to beware of ‘overseas company tax dodge’ Businesses are being warned to beware of ‘advisors’ offering to help them avoid tax by setting up a company overseas. Andrew Robinson of DSW Tax Advisory says suggestions that firms could avoid UK tax simply by registering their business in locations like Dubai are too … Continued

Insolvency specialist and coach joins DSW Business Recovery

Insolvency specialist and coach joins DSW Business Recovery Dow Schofield Watts’ Business Recovery team in the North West has appointed Jonathan Timmis as a restructuring and turnaround consultant. Jonathan, who has over 25 years of experience as an insolvency professional and business consultant, will work on all aspects of business recovery and restructuring while also … Continued

Raising business finance in a challenging market

Raising business finance in a challenging market Despite the challenging economy, plenty of debt funding is still available – though lenders are scrutinising applications more carefully. Owen Malton of DSW Debt Advisory offers some tips on how to find the right funding and secure the best possible terms. Choose the type that is best for … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Business Planning Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Dow Schofield Watts Business Planning Celebrates 5th Anniversary Ellen and Rebecca brought their independent firm, JL Advisory, into the DSW network in 2018. Five years later, the team numbers seven and operates from their base in Stockport. The team specialises in financial modelling services for the public and private sectors. It comprises professionals with a … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts expands Transaction Services team

Dow Schofield Watts expands Transaction Services team Dow Schofield Watts has expanded its Transaction Services team in the North West with the appointment of Will Beckley as an Executive. Will joins DSW from RSM UK, where he has worked for the last three years, more recently as an Assistant Audit Manager. A qualified chartered accountant, … Continued

Environmental consultancy makes sixth acquisition

Environmental consultancy makes sixth acquisition Dow Schofield Watts advised environmental consultancy APEM Group on its acquisition of Aspect Ecology, an ecological planning consultancy.  The latest acquisition will take the group’s headcount to over 600 and sees an additional 40-plus ecologists join the company’s terrestrial ecology team. APEM Group, which is based in Stockport, has completed … Continued