‘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

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 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

Pre-pack saves 88 jobs at OEP Building Services

Pre-pack saves 88 jobs at bathroom pod manufacturer A pre-pack at a Lancaster-based modular construction company has saved the jobs of all 88 staff. OEP Building Services, whose pre-fabricated bathrooms and utility pods are regarded as the leaders in the market, had suffered cashflow problems due to the impact of Covid and a series of … Continued

UK Landscapes secures investment from Mercia

UK Landscapes secures investment from Mercia UK Landscapes, which maintains sites nationwide for leading supermarkets and utility companies, employs more than 175 staff at its headquarters in Middlewich, Cheshire, and regional depots throughout the UK including Leeds, Glasgow, Cardiff, Reading and Harlow. The business has secured a significant investment from Mercia’s private equity funds, assisted … 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

Dow Schofield Watts makes new senior hire to support national roll-out

Dow Schofield Watts makes new senior hire to support national roll-out Dow Schofield Watts has appointed Peter Fendall as Strategic Projects Director to support its expansion across the UK. Peter joins from Deloitte’s Manchester office, where he spent eight years working with a wide range of corporates and private equity firms, managing large and complex … Continued

Meet the women behind the businesses – Business Women’s Week 2021

Meet the women behind the businesses – Business Women’s Week 2021 To celebrate Business Women’s Week we’ve asked our team members at Dow Schofield Watts to share an insight into their passions outside of work to remind us all how a healthy work/life balance can benefit us in various areas of our lives. Thank you … Continued

Wavenet Limited acquires Internal Systems Limited

Wavenet Limited acquires Internal Systems Limited Wavenet IT capabilities and infrastructure boosted with the latest acquisition of Internal Systems Limited (ISL). Following the news earlier this month of the acquisition of NTS Communications, Wavenet has announced its latest acquisition of IT and security provider Internal Systems Limited. Financial due diligence was provided by Ed Brentnall … Continued

Mercia backs UK Mail Digital in MBO from parent company DHL Parcel UK

Mercia backs UK Mail Digital in MBO from parent company DHL Parcel UK UK Mail Digital, one of the UKs leading hybrid mail specialists, has announced the successful completion of a Management Buy Out from its parent company DHL Parcel UK. The current Managing Director, Andy Barber has led the deal to take UKMD independent. … Continued

North West Dealmakers Awards shortlist announced

North West Dealmakers Awards shortlist announced The North West Dealmakers Awards shortlist has been announced, with Dow Schofield Watts nominated for 5 categories including: Mid-Market Corporate Finance Team of the Year – having advised on 27 deals valued at £625m this year. Transaction Services Team of the Year Deal of the Year (£10M-£50M) – British … Continued

Habicus Group acquire long-standing competitor The Apartment Service

Habicus Group acquire long-standing competitor The Apartment Service Habicus Group, the parent company of serviced apartment agent SilverDoor, has acquired long-standing competitor The Apartment Service. James Curtis and Gregg Pendlington of Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance advised Habicus Group on the deal. The acquisition will bring together two of the largest global serviced apartment agents. … Continued

Test and measurement specialist acquired by US market leader

Test and measurement specialist acquired by US market leader MCS Test – the St Asaph-based company which is one of the UK’s leading test and measurement solutions providers – has been acquired by the US market leader, TestEquity. The North West advisory team from Dow Schofield Watts advised the shareholders of MCS Test on the … Continued