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Retail & Consumer

The shape of the retail sector has changed significantly in recent years. The traditional model that has existed for decades is in flux, as people change not only how they buy, but what they buy and where they buy it. Retailers have had to rapidly respond to the changing business environment and the complexities that come with it.

Technology, data security, the supply chain and competitor ‘price wars’ are causing retailers to review their business models and look for efficiencies to ensure that business forecasts are achieved. Our retail and consumer team can provide a full range of advisory, tax and accounting services to help our clients successfully develop their businesses to not only deal with the changing retail environment, but thrive in it.

How our retail consulting can help your business

From growing entrepreneurial OMBs to household names, we’ve been advising and guiding accounting and business strategy in the retail sector for many years. We have helped clients grow, diversify and expand internationally.

  • Our work focuses on a mixture of compliance, business advisory and commercial projects offering our clients help in areas such as:
  • Taxation, particularly around international tax, transfer pricing, restructuring, VAT and customs duties
  • Employment issues, capital allowances, currency volatility and tax mitigation
  • Business planning and support trying to access funding
  • Planning for intellectual property and branding
  • Maximising the efficiency of the supply chain; reducing costs and improving margins
  • Advising on disposals and seeking acquisitions during phases of M&A
  • Advising on both governance issues to best attract investment, and on minimising fraud and corruption risk
  • Tax and audit compliance, accounting and financial reporting.

Get in touch to discuss how our experts can help your retail operations to streamline – and grow.

Key contact

Head of Retail & Consumer, Corporate and International Tax Partner
Alison Conley
+44 (0)20 7429 4100
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Meet the team

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Yogan Patel

Partner

Yogan qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983 and is a Partner here at MHA MacIntyre Hudson.

Yogan is very much a key part of his clients' teams. As well as having an advisory role he acts as a facilitator, enabling clients to clearly see through the obstacles that face them and find the solutions, rather than the more traditional provision of straightforward business advice. To give you time to answer the big questions, your business must be running smoothly, but for it to run smoothly time must be given to important issues. Yogan works with clients through the planning process and helps to turn ideas into actions.

In addition to advising owner-managed businesses on strategic matters and tax planning, he is fully involved in all aspects of a client's business which includes audit, accounts, tax compliance, recruitment etc.

Yogan has a wide range of clients, particularly in the Technology, Manufacturing and Property sectors, as well as in Fashion and Healthcare. His portfolio includes individual personal high net-worth tax clients, limited companies, limited liability partnerships and unincorporated businesses. He acts for both UK and international clients - notable territories include India, South East Asia, Middle East, USA and Cyprus. Yogan is also involved in fund raising, due diligence and the Reporting Accountant role.

Yogan is a Fellow of the ICAEW and a member of the ICAEW tax faculty and audit and assurance faculty. As one of the senior members of our International team Yogan travels widely meeting the needs of our clients wishing to do business overseas or set-up in the UK. He represents the firm in Middle East and Asia Pacific regions within Baker Tilly International and is responsible for the firm’s India desk.

Yogan also heads up Asia Pacific within MHA MacIntyre Husdon and travels to the Far East regularly and acts for clients from those areas establishing in UK giving them all support from advisory, tax structuring to compliance.

His interests include hockey, golf, yoga, travelling and spending time with his family.  

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James Lawson

Director

James joined MacIntyre Hudson Corporate Finance in the London City office in 2015. He has approaching ten years’ experience  in lead advisory M&A and  focuses on advising entrepreneurs and management teams to develop and execute strategies to create, preserve, or extract shareholder value for companies in the £1m to £100m value bracket.

James has wide ranging M&A lead advisory deal-making experience across a variety of industry sectors on an international basis, with a particular interest in software and technology, media, healthcare and business services sectors. 

James completed an Executive MBA (Distinction) from Cass Business School in 2015, and also holds a Master’s degree in International Business and Law from the University of Sydney, as well as an LLB in Law and French. Outside of work James is a keen traveller, foodie, gym regular and skier.

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Richard Thomas

Tax Director

Richard joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in October 2016. Richard is a Tax Director in the corporation tax team, providing tax advisory services to a wide range of corporate clients.

Richard trained with BDO where he worked with large corporate clients requiring a seamless compliance function combined with proactive tax advice.  This continued following his move to a big four firm where he worked with both listed and entrepreneurial businesses.  Richard is a Chartered Tax Advisor and a member of the Association of Tax Technicians.

Richard enjoys reading, music, online gaming and horology.

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Lucy Sutcliffe

National Customs Director

Lucy advises clients on customs and excise duty issues, assisting them to understand and utilise the various and often complex customs and excise regimes and procedures. Lucy helps firms identify streamlining solutions and business efficiencies when importing and exporting goods, and advises on real-world potential solutions to help firms prepare for the advent of Brexit. Our clients will also be able to benefit from her expertise in advising on the potential benefits and obligations of the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) regime.

Prior to joining MHA MacIntyre Hudson Lucy led and directed the UK’s central team responsible for a range of customs special procedures within HMRC. This role included oversight of the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) regime, Inward Processing & Outward Processing procedures and customs international trade supervisory work.

She is also an award winning and highly experienced senior financial and criminal investigator who led high level and complex civil and criminal investigations impacting both nationally and internationally.  

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What they say about us

The team at MHA MacIntyre Hudson have taken away the burden of the day to day bookkeeping, payroll and CIS work off me. This has enabled me to spend more time working on my business, finding new work, new ideas and ways to be more profitable. Thanks to the help I’ve received, I can see a bright future for me and my company. Luke Day - Complete Wiring Solutions

What they say about us

With MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s support, our business has been very successful since we started three years ago. Simon Burke - Dalbergia Group