Jon Schofield is a leading figure within the North West business community. He co-founded Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance in 2002, which has grown under his leadership to become one of the most prominent advisory businesses in the North of England.
For over two 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 become 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.
Since 2011, Jon has held a Non-Executive Director role with Atlantic & Peninsula Marine Services Limited, the UK’s largest provider of ship repair, conversion and marine services.
Jon is also Non-Executive Chairman of Dee Valley Group Plc, joining the board in 2010. Dee Valley Group Plc is principally engaged in the provision of water services to customers predominantly in North East Wales and West Cheshire, and is fully listed on the London Stock Exchange.