Owner / Co-Founder
Jon co-founded Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance in 2002.
For over three decades Jon has provided specialist corporate finance and strategic advice to growing businesses across a range of sectors. He has advised entrepreneurs, private and public organisations on an array of transactions including significant fundraisings, disposals, and corporate mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he has established PHD Equity Partners, an FCA Regulated Private Equity Fund.
After qualifying as a chartered accountant, Jon spent twelve years with KPMG before joining a 3i backed management buyout in 1994. After exiting from the buyout, Jon became a Corporate Finance Partner at Grant Thornton in Manchester advising corporates and financial institutions across the UK and overseas.
In 1999 he joined Cammell Laird Holdings Plc as Finance Director and subsequently was appointed Chief Executive.
Jon holds several non-executive directorships including Seddon Group (Chairman), The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Vice Chairman and Treasurer), Atlantic & Peninsula Marine Services and EA Technology Limited.
Jon was previously Non-Executive Chairman of Dee Valley Group Plc, which was fully listed on the London Stock Exchange prior to its sale to Severn Trent in 2017.
In his spare time, he is Chairman of Neston Cricket Club.