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

Businesses at risk of breaching covenants, debt advisor warns

Businesses at risk of breaching covenants, debt advisor warns A toxic combination of rising costs, falling consumer demand and property values could put many businesses at risk of breaching their banking covenants in the coming months, a leading debt advisor has warned. Phil Tarimo, Partner with DSW Debt Advisory, which helps firms to raise debt … Continued

How to survive a recession 2: Tips from a banker who’s been here before

How to Survive a Recession 2: Tips from a Banker Who’s Been Here Before Owen Malton of DSW Debt Advisory – who has been through several recessions – offers some advice on how businesses can improve the odds With the threat of recession looming, there is no doubt that life is going to get tougher … Continued

Debt vs equity finance: which is the better option to fund growth?

Debt vs Equity Finance: Which is the Better Option to Fund Growth? Owen Malton of DSW Debt Advisory outlines six key points to help you consider which type of funding is right for your business. For those seeking finance for growth, the question will be – can I raise debt funding or shall I seek … Continued

How to survive a recession 1: Lessons from the past

How to survive a recession 1: Lessons from the past Owen Malton of DSW Debt Advisory looks back at previous economic downturns to see how they compare with today   With economic storm clouds gathering, many economists believe the UK will enter a recession in the year ahead. It is a scary thought – particularly … Continued

Navigating the road ahead: a lender’s view

Navigating the road ahead: a lender’s view By Owen Malton of DSW Debt Advisory I left Clydesdale Yorkshire Bank – now known as Virgin Money – a month or so ago and am delighted to have joined Dow Schofield Watts (which has an enviable reputation) working in the Debt Advisory team alongside Phil Tarimo. I … Continued

Senior bankers join DSW Debt Advisory

Senior bankers join DSW Debt Advisory DSW Debt Advisory – which helps companies to raise debt funding – has made two new senior appointments. Owen Malton joins from Virgin Money, previously Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank, where he led the North of England structured finance business, while Matt Thomas was a director within the same team. … Continued

What is a career in professional services like?

What is a career in professional services like? A Q&A with DSW’s Young Professionals  A few weeks ago, in a canal-side bar in Deansgate, we gathered our new starters and a group of Northwest young professionals for a relaxed networking session over after-work drinks.   Not only was it an excellent opportunity to introduce our employees … Continued

Stating the obvious (Part 1): Covenant breaches

Stating the obvious (Part 1): Covenant breaches By Gavin Harrison My apologies upfront for the attention-seeking headline; but given this is a business article written by an Accountant/ex-Banker, I’m pretty confident that no-one will be expecting ground-breaking revelations, so I may as well be honest! On the subject of dealing with a Covenant breach however, … Continued

DSW Debt Advisory expands team

DSW Debt Advisory expands team DSW Debt Advisory – which helps businesses to raise debt funding and is part of the Dow Schofield Watts group – has appointed Chris Carter as Manager.   Chris, who will be based in the Daresbury office, has over 15 years’ experience in banking, investment and corporate finance. Having started … 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

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 continues growth with launch of new Reading office

Dow Schofield Watts continues growth with launch of new Reading office Dow Schofield Watts has launched a new office in Reading as part of its continued expansion across the UK. The firm, which is known as a ‘challenger brand’ in the accountancy sector, operates a unique licensing model that empowers professionals to run their own … Continued