DSW advises on growth capital deal for North East based tanning specialist

Darlington based, The Feel Good Group, a leader in the UV and spray tanning solutions market, has raised growth capital from Perwyn and HSBC in order to continue its store roll out expansion strategy. The business is the largest operator in the UK with over 80 tanning stores nationally trading under the Tanning Shop brand. … Continued

NorthEdge Capital backs Yorkshire stairlift maker

A West Yorkshire-based stairlift manufacturer, which employs in excess of 100 staff and distributes to more than 40 countries worldwide, has secured private equity investment from NorthEdge Capital. Platinum Stairlifts, based in Keighley, designs and manufactures a full suite of stairlift products. Strong growth has been achieved in recent years, with revenue increasing by more … Continued

Angel network chooses web software firm for its first EIS qualifying investment

Dow Schofield Watts Angels – the network set up last year to bring together individual investors with promising Northern technology firms – has chosen a Warrington-based software company for its first funding round. The angels are being offered an EIS qualifying £500,000 stake in Avanite, which has developed a product to help IT managers to … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts launches tax disputes service

  Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has launched a new specialist tax service in response to the increasing number of businesses and individuals involved in tax investigations and disputes.  DSW Tax Resolution will be led by former HMRC inspector Philip Manley and will help clients who are the subject of action by the tax authorities or facing financial difficulties due to payment demands. It will support them through the enquiry process and negotiate … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts launches tax disputes service

Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts has launched a new specialist tax service in response to the increasing number of businesses and individuals involved in tax investigations and disputes.  DSW Tax Resolution will be led by former HMRC inspector Philip Manley and will help clients who are the subject of action by the tax authorities or facing financial difficulties due to payment demands. It will support them through the enquiry process and negotiate settlements on … Continued

Outsourcing specialist makes fifth acquisition in two years

Dow Schofield Watts advised Warrington-based procurement outsourcing service company Inprova Group on its acquisition of an energy consultancy in West Sussex. Energy & Carbon Management (E&CM), which operates out of Horsham, provides energy broker and consultancy services such as commercial gas and electricity procurement, energy risk management and consumption measurement and analysis. The transaction was … Continued

Dow Schofield Watts appoints new group financial controller

Independent advisory firm Dow Schofield Watts, has appointed Judith Cope as its new Group Financial Controller to support its continued expansion. Judith has over 15 years’ experience in finance. A qualified accountant, she started her career in audit with PKF and most recently was Finance Manager with Greenacres Group, a woodland burial park business which … Continued

DSW tech team advise Azzure IT on £2m fundraising

Dow Schofield Watts’ technology team advised Azzure IT, one of the North’s fastest growing small tech firms, on its £2m fundraising from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. The deal is the single largest investment by the Fund since its launch in February last year. Sheffield-based Azzure IT helps … Continued

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