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This month we meet our new Corporate Finance Director, Alison Watts.

What is your role within Thomas Westcott? 

I have joined Thomas Westcott to develop the corporate finance service line and provide a wide variety of advice to existing clients throughout the region and also to win new clients. This will involve advising business owners on exit planning and business sales, management buyouts, business acquisitions, debt and equity finance raising, business valuations, restructuring and refinancing.  This will enable the firm to advise clients throughout their business life cycle from start up to retirement.  


How long have you been working here? 

I joined on 4th December 2017 – in week 3


What do I like about working in the Exeter Office?

A very welcoming team and always ready to help especially when I get lost going up the wrong staircase.  Location, Location, Location close to everything you need and in the heart of the business community. 


What do you like to do outside of work?

Being married to a Welshman – I am a keen rugby fan and enjoy watching both international and local matches – and will definitely be switching my allegiance from Newcastle Falcons to Exeter Chiefs! 

I enjoy swimming and cycling to keep fit and will be looking to join a sailing club so I can fulfil my dream of learning how to sail.  


If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 items would you take with you?

Earl Grey tea bags – need my daily tea fix, a spear gun to catch something to eat and a Winnebago – I like my home comforts .


Do you have any hidden talents?

Recently went clay pigeon shooting and surprised myself by hitting most of the clays, so seems I have a good eye for shooting.  Could become a new hobby.


What do I enjoy most about working at Thomas Westcott? 

Very early days but have had an enjoyable 3 weeks, everyone is really friendly, open and positive and there is a really good team spirit and culture of working together for the benefit of the client.  I have been really impressed by the number of introductions to clients – 3 client meetings to date, it is clear that Thomas Westcott staff and partners are seen as trusted advisors and highly valued by their clients.


Thanks Alison, it's great to hear you are settling in well!


If you would like to speak to Alison, CLICK HERE for contact details.