£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

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

International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day 2021 On this International Women’s Day some of our female team members would like to share their experiences of lockdown, the challenge’s of work colliding with life, and how they’re coping in this new set of circumstances! We are proud that our team feels empowered to challenge the status quo when it … Continued

Excluding the financial section, a business plan should be less than 30 pages…

Excerpt from ‘The Young Professionals Guide to Conquering Private Equity Transactions’ available on Amazon Business Plans (Chapter 2) The business plan is the first point of contact with the business for the private equity firm. First impressions are crucial. It is recognised that many good investment opportunities may be passed over principally due to the … Continued

Deal volumes up 25% as Dow Schofield Watts looks to further growth

Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has bucked the trend with a rise of over 25 percent in the volume and value of deals it advised on during 2018. Its corporate finance and transaction services teams advised on 68 deals worth £1.07bn during the year, compared to 54 deals worth £839m in 2017. The firm … Continued

Forecast is bright as business planning team joins Dow Schofield Watts

A North West firm which provides financial modelling services for the public and private sector has joined forces with national advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts as part of its growth plans. JL Advisory will now change its name to Dow Schofield Watts Business Planning LLP. The business, which is based in Stockport and made up … Continued