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

£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

DSW Ventures opens new office in Manchester city centre

DSW Ventures opens new office in Manchester city centre DSW Ventures, the venture capital business which is part of the Dow Schofield Watts network, has opened a new office in Manchester to consolidate its presence as one of the UK’s leading regional VCs. The firm has taken space in the city’s historic Bonded Warehouse – … 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

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

Collabco sale creates new global force in education software market

Collabco sale creates new global force in education software market Collabco – the UK company behind the student engagement platform myday – has been acquired by US-based Ready Education in a deal that brings together three market leaders across Europe and North America, with Netherlands-based StuComm also being acquired. Collabco, a software development specialist based … Continued

Regional investors collaborate to improve access to funding

Regional investors collaborate to improve access to funding Two regional investors have agreed a new strategic partnership to provide enhanced support for early-stage companies in the Northern Powerhouse region. DSW Ventures and NorthInvest have been working together for some time, with the former having invested in two companies – PopTop and OneUtilityBill – as a … Continued

DSW Angels rebrands to DSW Ventures

DSW Angels rebrands to DSW Ventures DSW Angels, the venture capital investment business of the Dow Schofield Watts group, has changed its trading brand to DSW Ventures (dsw.vc) to reflect the increasing scale and reach of the business at a time of a massive increase in market activity. DSW Ventures will continue to work as … Continued