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Technology

The phenomenal growth of the tech sector is like nothing we have seen before. We passionately believe clients in this innovative sector need specialist partners that can match their vision, expertise and agility.

Technology accountants and advisers

As long-term partners to the UK tech sector, we understand that the growth of a tech business does not always follow the usual rules.

Our experienced team of specialist accountants for tech and digital companies understand that each tech firm is different, both in terms of needs and ambition.

Outperforming the economy

As a significant draw for investment, both domestic and international, and a significant contributor to new job creation, the UK tech sector is outperforming the rest of the economy. It is also making its impact felt across the UK as, while London is a significant hub, clusters of tech firms are popping up all over the country.

MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s team of technology accountants and advisers have a deep understanding of this varied and robust sector. Innovation, adaptability and business confidence have been key to its growth to date.

Our accountants and advisers for technology and digital businesses understand good advice is essential for companies navigating this sector’s fluctuating demands, particularly in a post-Brexit world.

Understanding today, for tomorrow

Our experience of working with tech and digital businesses has given us a unique insight into the challenges they face today. Meanwhile, our close links with sector organisations TechUK and the Cloud Industry Forum help us to anticipate the future issues that might impact on our clients.

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Sector-led approach

At MHA MacIntyre Hudson, our team of specialist accountants for technology know the importance of a sector-led approach. We have different specialists servicing the more established tech firms looking for growth strategies to those working with digital start-ups in need of strategic advice, we have the insight and expertise to support all clients to achieve their ambitions and bring in relevant skill sets as the businesses move through their development.  In this sector the transition can be over a very short timescale.

Our team that faces the small business and tech start-up clients know tech firms can gain traction early in their development. We also understand the importance of collaborative and agile partners that can offer both support and strategic advice on how to scale as their businesses grow.

Our membership of Baker Tilly International gives us access to specialist accounting and consultancy services for tech businesses in more than 130 countries. With our global links to tech clients, we can support international scalability, allowing us to continue as partners to our clients as they expand.

Alongside our core services as accountants for tech companies, we also advise our clients on issues such as:

  • Complex revenue recognition
  • Protection and recognition of Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Maximising the return on human capital through incentivising and retention ideas
  • Managing the risks associated with cross-border trading
  • Controlling access to markets
  • Obtaining relevant and sufficient finance
  • Attracting and securing investment

From software industry accounting to consultancy services for start-ups, our team of experts are on hand to provide insight and expertise.

Get in touch

Get in touch to find out how MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s technology specialists can help your business to grow and succeed.

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Key contact

Head of Technology, Partner
Jason Mitchell
+44 (0) 118 950 3895
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Meet the team

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Chris Denning

Corporate and International Tax Partner

Chris has over 27 years of tax experience and joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in January 2013 following the merger with HMT Assurance LLP. He joined HMT in 2008 having previously spent nearly 20 years split between PwC and latterly KPMG.

Chris has provided a comprehensive range of advice and expertise for a range of corporate clients, from entrepreneurially owned start ups to large corporate/ multinationals. This includes advising on, for example, mergers and acquisitions, group restructuring, inbound/outbound expansion, CFC’s, PE’s, shareholder planning, employee incentivisation, transfer pricing strategy and compliance and profit extraction/repatriation.

As well as extensive transactional tax expertise Chris has developed an intuitive understanding of the interaction of taxes in relation to the ongoing provision of tax advice and works very closely with his clients in order that he can proactively identify issues and opportunities for tax planning which can be aligned with commercial goals and activities.

Throughout Chris’ career, he has also developed sector experience in hospitality and real estate.

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Alicia Crisp

Partner

Alicia is a partner in the London office, managing a portfolio of clients. Alicia joined the firm as a graduate trainee at the North London office in 2007, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 2010. Alicia’s key focus is working with owner managed businesses across London and south Hertfordshire, from new start-ups to long standing companies. 

Alicia’s clients are a range of shapes and sizes from sole traders to £10m turnover groups, spanning a number of industries – including technology, construction and financial services. She ensures that compliance needs are efficiently dealt with to allow time to identify opportunities to support clients as they grow. Recent special projects include providing a detailed support service to a client selling a division of their business, creating forecasts and reporting systems for clients looking to grow their business and assisting clients with transitions to cloud based software. In addition to working with owner managed businesses, Alicia looks after a portfolio of Academy Schools in the area.

As well as her client facing work, Alicia takes a keen interest in internal staff recruitment and development, including supporting school leavers and graduates with advice on applying for roles within accountancy and putting together CVs. Outside of work Alicia enjoys being active – skiing, climbing and hiking all feature regularly, depending on the season.

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Gavin Davis

Partner

Gavin joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in June 2018 and is the Partner who leads our Technology Advisory Services practice. He joined the firm from BDO LLP where he led the technology consultancy practice for more than five years. Gavin has more than 35 years of experience in the IT industry and, besides running his own IT consultancy business for ten years, has worked for some of the worlds largest IT companies including; Fujitsu, Dell, Capita, Ricoh and Atos.

As well as a formal training in Electronic Engineering, Gavin holds several industry qualifications including; MCSE, PRINCE2, ITIL and CISM. In previous roles Gavin has developed global IT consulting methodologies, delivered (and recovered) several large high-profile IT projects as well as managing large teams of consultants, engineers and project managers.

Technology Advisory Services provides a range of services to support business in the mid-market. In these businesses it is not uncommon to find the Finance Director (or other senior board member) responsible for IT. Gavin calls them “The Quasi IT Director” ® and typically they become reliant on junior IT staff or third-party IT support companies for strategic advice, which may not always be in the best interest of the company.

Gavin and his team are completely independent and can provide advice that is based around your business and specific requirements. Typical services include:

  • IT reviews to identify areas where IT might be causing issue around the business
  • Strategic IT advice, to help get the best out of your IT, both now and in the future
  • Application procurement support (specification and selection) and,
  • Outsource IT director services.

Gavin also supports the MHA MacIntyre Hudson Corporate Finance Mergers and Acquisitions teams by providing IT due diligence on both the buy and sell side.

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Paul Woodbridge

Audit Manager

Paul is an audit and accounts manager at the Reading office of MHA MacIntyre Hudson. He qualified in 2007 and joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2013 following a merger with HMT Assurance LLP.

Paul looks after a wide ranging portfolio of limited companies across a broad range of sectors from small owner managed businesses to large corporate companies with turnover of £100m+, including several UK subsidiaries of international groups. He is very familiar with ongoing company compliance procedures and also has experience in Academies, IFRS and US GAAP.

In his own time, he enjoys playing cricket and darts, and is an avid follower of football, rugby and baseball and a long time sufferer of Liverpool FC in particular.

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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