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Jon Dawson

Partner, Head of Creative, Media & Technology

Jon trained and qualified with haysmacintyre and heads up the Creative, Media and Technology sector. He has extensive experience working with entrepreneurial, scale-up businesses and understands the importance of regular communication backed by strong, sector-specific technical expertise.

Jon looks after his clients’ needs across a range of services including transactional services (IPOs, reverse takeovers, due diligence, MBOs, trade sales and M&A), statutory audits, tax compliance, outsourcing solutions and other areas of accounting and tax advisory work. Jon has widespread experience working closely with clients as they go through a period of change, whether it be rapid growth, fundraising, or an exit. Jon enjoys advising his clients throughout their journey and looks after an array of the firm’s creative digital and technology clients, ranging from privately-owned companies to publicly-listed groups. Jon has a number of other responsibilities within the firm which include roles on the Audit Management Committee (overseeing the management of the firm’s audit department), the AsiaPac International Desk (working closely with our MSI Global Alliance colleagues on a number of international engagements) and the firm’s Social Committee.

Prior to haysmacintyre, Jon spent some time working in Hong Kong, having been born there and always wanting to return after completing his degree. Jon graduated with a first class degree in Mathematics from the University of Southampton.

Beyond haysmacintyre, Jon is a member of 2040, a programme comprised of four pillars: connectivity, development, wellness and impact to prepare its Members for the next paradigm of business and social progression. Jon is also undertaking a digital MBA with a curriculum focussed on understanding his clients better: Business model innovation, Testing business ideas & ‘The Lean Start-up’, Business and marketing strategies, Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Fundraising, The power of being a (Digital) marketer, Finance & accounting, HR & talent management, Disruptive tech in business.

Outside of work Jon enjoys most sports, including running, cycling, skiing, rugby, golf and anything adventurous. He also loves spending time with his family and friends, and enjoying the variety of restaurants that London has to offer.

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