WORK YOUR WAY: Our dog is part of the team!

WORK YOUR WAY: Our dog is part of the team! Advising on strategic acquisitions is all par for the course for Steve and Carla Holmes of Dow Schofield Watts in Reading but lockdown saw them make a key acquisition of their own with a furry four-legged friend joining them. Summer, a golden Labrador, is now … Continued

What does 2023 hold for the deals market?

What does 2023 hold for the deals market? Gregg Pendlington of DSW’s Corporate Finance team sets out what buyers, vendors and investors can expect in the year ahead. What does 2023 hold for the deals market? 2023 will not deliver the same deal volumes as in the bumper year of 2021 – but if the … Continued

DSW Capital Half Year FY2023 Results Presented to PIWORLD

DSW Capital Half Year FY2023 Results Presented to PIWORLD DSW management, James Dow & Nicole Burstow, present half-year results for the six month period ended 30 September 2022 to PIWORLD in this investor presentation with a Q&A session to close. James Dow, CEO 00:16 – Introduction 02:04 – Overview of DSW 04:30 – Investment case … Continued

Why we all need to learn to talk to deaf people

Why we all need to learn to talk to deaf people Jonathon Jay of DSW Wealth Planning talks about growing up with a deaf parent and the importance of being deaf-aware My mum was born profoundly deaf so I learned sign language at the same time as I learned to speak. I started to sign … Continued

Land of opportunity? 4 key trends in the Scottish deals market

Land of opportunity? 4 key trends in the Scottish deals market Tom Faichnie of Dow Schofield Watts Scotland highlights some current developments and discusses the future prospects for M&A 1. SMEs need to find ways to boost their value SMEs are the bedrock of the Scottish economy and we have lots of very successful small … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Celebrates Women in the Professional Services Industry 

Dow Schofield Watts Celebrates Women in the Professional Services Industry In celebration of Businesswomen’s Week, we have asked our team members at Dow Schofield Watts to share their passions, achievements, and any nuggets of wisdom with women who are considering or already have a career in the professional services industry. To best explain to you … Continued

WORK YOUR WAY: ‘Horses are good for the soul’

WORK YOUR WAY: ‘Horses are good for the soul’ Riding over the Yorkshire moors is a better way to solve work challenges than sitting behind a computer, says Sophie Colloby. She currently has four horses including a rare breed Dales pony. What do you love most about horses? Horses are good for the soul – … 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

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

DSW Capital strong results ahead of market expectations set at IPO

DSW Capital strong results ahead of market expectations set at IPO and new financial year started well DSW Capital, a fast-growing, mid-market, challenger professional services licence network and owner of the Dow Schofield Watts brand, is pleased to announce its audited results for the year ended 31 March 2022 (the “Period” or “FY22”). The Group … 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

5 reasons to split your property from your business

5 reasons to split your property from your business Entrepreneurs value the security of owning their own premises but there can be drawbacks, especially if you are selling the business. Gerard Lucas from Dow Schofield Watts’ corporate finance team explains when it might be best to separate the two. For many entrepreneurs, there are few … Continued

Hot property: How to cash in on the e-commerce boom

Hot property: How to cash in on the e-commerce boom Record demand for industrial and distribution space is opening up new opportunities for owners and occupiers. Simon Wood and James Dow outline four ways they can benefit With over a third of all retail sales now made online, the race is on to find enough … Continued

Women in accountancy: Interview with Jill Jones

Women in accountancy: Interview with Jill Jones Jill Jones is the former North West Regional Managing Partner of RSM where she was also a main board director and acting COO until her departure in June 2020. She is now a Non-Executive Director at Dow Schofield Watts and a number of other organisations. Here she talks … 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