DSW adds Sellar to team

Dow Schofield Watts has hired Callum Sellar as a corporate finance executive. Previously, Sellar worked at KPMG.


Dow Schofield Watts (“DSW”), the specialist professional advisory and equity finance firm based in Cheshire and Leeds, has expanded its Cheshire office with the appointment of Callum Sellar as a Corporate Finance Executive.

He will support DSW’s corporate finance team in the delivery of a full range of advisory service to clients across the North.

Callum, joins Dow Schofield Watts after five years with KPMG where he qualified as a chartered accountant.

Callum said: “This is a superb business for me to join. I am keen to develop a corporate finance career and DSW provides me with a unique opportunity to work closely with probably the most experienced team in the North of England. DSW has a formidable reputation, this was an opportunity that doesn’t come along for many people.”

After gaining a BA 1st Class in Finance, Accounting & Management at Nottingham University, Callum then undertook his ACA qualification with KPMG. Whilst at KMPG, Callum gained both audit and restructuring experience, working on listed and private companies across a variety of industries including Software, Catering, Retail, Marine Services and Aerospace.

Callum’s recruitment is the latest in a series of specialist appointments for the Dow Schofield Watts Group across both the North West and Yorkshire regions, expanding its Corporate Finance, VAT Services, Business Recovery and Forensic accounting teams.

James Dow, founding partner of Dow Schofield Watts, said: “We continue to welcome people from “big four” firms, who are attracted to working in an experienced and flourishing independent firm. Callum’s appointment will support the anticipated further growth within our corporate finance advisory business and our private equity investment business. I am confident that his skills will make him an integral part of the team.”

Established in 2002, the corporate finance arm of Dow Schofield Watts has advised on 155 deals with a combined value of over £3.1 billion and has built an experienced team of 18 senior corporate finance professionals.

Dow Schofield Watts with offices in the North West and North East of England, has a talented team of 42 who provide a broad range of professional services, including corporate finance, transaction services, business recovery, management and strategy, VAT advisory, and forensic services.

PHD Equity Partners LLP is the fund management arm of the Dow Schofield Watts Group. PHD invests in smaller established growing UK businesses with typical enterprise values of up to £10million, providing equity cheques of between £1million and £4million. PHD’s latest £20million Fund is backed by high net worth individuals and invests in profitable, cash generative companies with strong management teams and established market positions.