Is James Dow the Ironman?

Set the amidst spectacular Pembrokeshire scenery the inauguaral Ironman Wales took place on the sandy beaches of Tenby, with over 1650 entrants signing up to complete a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run. Phew……….. With a huge amount of training, determination and some might say a touch of madness, James completed the Ironman … Continued

The Secretary of State for Culture, the Olympics, Media and Sport, has appointed Philip Price and Clive Elphick as Trustees of National Museums Liverpool

DEPARTMENT FOR CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT National Museum Liverpool – New Trustees The Secretary of State for Culture, the Olympics, Media and Sport, has appointed Clive Elphick and Philip Price as Trustees of National Museums Liverpool. Their terms will run from 10 September 2012 to 9 September 2016. Biographical Notes Philip Price is a leading … Continued

DSW looks to expand into niche services

Business advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts is embarking on a new phase of growth as it looks to add services and mulls further office openings. DSW, founded in October 2002 by former KPMG colleagues James Dow, Jon Schofield and Mark Watts, currently offers corporate finance, management and financial due diligence, business broking and forensic services. … Continued

DSW Transaction Services continues to grow its reputation as a leading provider of financial due diligence to the North West Private Equity, Banking and Corporate communities.

DSW Transaction Services continues to grow its reputation as a leading provider of financial due diligence to the North West Private Equity, Banking and Corporate communities. James Dow (DSW founder) commented “The TS team continues to go from strength to strength. The client feedback from the latest projects has been hugely complimentary on both their … Continued

Money Advice Group to Action Growth Strategy with £10m Support from PNC

Money Advice Group, one of the UKs leading financial solutions companies, is embarking on a comprehensive growth strategy after securing an asset based lending facility worth £10 million, with PNC Business Credit. In conjunction with, Dow Schofield Watts, Money Advice Group negotiated the credit facility to enable continued growth through a combination of working capital … Continued

Barber gets to point with investment

TATTOO equipment supplier Barber has secured a multi-million pound investment as it looks to accelerate sales in Europe and the US. Venture capitalist Enterprise Ventures (EV) has invested in the Sheffield-based medical supplies business alongside PHD Equity Partners, the private equity arm of Dow Schofield Watts. The deal will allow Barber’s husband and wife team … Continued

Tattoo equipment supplier Barber gets multi-million injection

Britain’s growing love affair with tattoos – a fifth of all adults have a permanent body decoration – means good business for one of the biggest suppliers of salon equipment. Barber of Sheffield has secured a multi-million pound investment to drive expansion. The company was set up in 1991 with the aim of selling medical … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts Makes Raft of Hires

Real Deals Magazine – Published 12th May 2012  By Alice Murray, Real Deals Magazine  Corporate finance firm Dow Schofield Watts has made two appointments to its Yorkshire & North East team and a further two to its Daresbury team Published 11 May 2012 in People. Corporate finance firm Dow Schofield Watts has made two appointments … Continued

James Dow – Liverpool Football Club “Eat what you kill”

The Liverpool Daily Post – 12th May 2012 By Bill Gleeson, The Liverpool Post THE latest financial accounts of Liverpool Football Club, filed at Companies House last week, are a clear illustration of the vagaries affecting the English club game. The volatile nature of player valuations and the riches to be earned or lost by … Continued

Professional Appointments

Manchester Evening News – Published 10th May 2012 Corporate finance advisers Dow Schofield Watts have recruited Keith Benson and Gavin Jones to its head office in Warrington. Keith has moved from KPMG’s Preston office while Gavin has joined from the Manchester office of Ernst & Young. Edward Kitchen, 44, has joined the family law team … Continued

Sweeping the Board!

EN Deals Awards 2012 – Wednesday 2nd May 2012 As the nation’s athletes prepare to compete for the ultimate prize on the world stage we will honour those North West deals and dealmakers that broke away from the pack during 2011. 2011 presented the market with plenty of hurdles and the odd water jump but … Continued

Dealmaker to lead new Leeds office

Well-known Yorkshire dealmaker Roger Esler has launched a new office for specialist corporate finance advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts. James Dow, co-founder of Dow Schofield Watts which was established in 2002, said it decided to launch the Yorkshire office after attracting Mr Esler to lead the team. “Now is a very good time to do … Continued

Handful of expert firms picked to advise companies on Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus

Five professional firms have been recruited to provide support to businesses based at a high-tech science park. CBG Group, Dow Schofield Watts, MSB Solicitors, Montpelier and Lloyds TSB Commercial will support more than 100 firms at Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus by delivering free surgery session through the partnership programme. Manchester-based CBG will provide insurance … Continued

GB powers up with £11.2m swoop

GB Group, the Chester-based ID management systems provider, is to buy one of its major rivals in a £11.2m deal. The AIM-listed company will raise around £8m through a placing of 20 million new shares at 40p per share to buy Capscan Parent, a London and Manchester-based address management business. The placing comprises of a … Continued

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