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About MHA

MHA MacIntyre Hudson has been a member of MHA since it was founded in 2010 as a national association of independent accountancy firms. MHA member firms are carefully selected; they have a strong regional reputation for exceptional client service, and industry and sector knowledge. 

The idea behind the association is that member firms collaborate at every level, sharing knowledge and best practice to provide clients with the best service possible. 

MHA consists of eight member firms, with over 50 offices across England, Scotland and Wales, all sharing common values and goals. Each firm is characterised by its strong reputation in its region for providing accountancy and business advice to entrepreneurial and start-up businesses.

Our membership of MHA gives us access to sector experts and knowledge at a national level. It means, whether you’re a local business or based in multiple locations, we have the experience and capabilities to offer you the most comprehensive accountancy support and business advice. 

Find out more about MHA – including its specialty sectors and services - on its website, along with a library of expert thought leadership or get in touch with us.

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Meet the team

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Steve Locke

Assistant Manager

Steve has been with MHA Macintyre Hudson since 2011 where he joined as a school leaver. In this time he has completed both his AAT and ACA qualifications with the firm and swiftly progressed to the level of Assistant Manager. Steve has been working locally in the Essex market, expanding his experience into a variety of sectors and business sizes.

Steve has significant experience with a number of clients in the Not-for-Profit sector, including Independent Schools and Academies, working closely with them to provide audit, assurance and statutory accounts preparation services. He is committed to developing strong working relationships with clients and colleagues alike, and prides himself on the long-standing working relationships he has developed, especially with the local Academies which he has been involved with for multiple years.

Steve has also gained extensive experience and knowledge with Small to Medium owner managed businesses. With these he has covered a variety of services, most notably in the audit and compliance field. His role extends beyond compliance where he also ensures that he is able to answer client queries and provide valuable advice on subjects such as VAT, accounting and bookkeeping.

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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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Joe Spencer

Accounts Director

As a qualified accountant and business advisor Joe specialises in advising Agricultural & Rural businesses on a broad spectrum of issues from Capital Tax Planning through to Performance Analysis & Benchmarking. With responsibility for the Eastern region, Joe manages the Agricultural & Rural Businesses for both the Peterborough and Bedford offices. 

Joe’s accountancy training took place in an agriculturally focussed firm, enabling him to consolidate & strengthen his knowledge of this sector. Success resulted in his managing his own client portfolio & assisting SMEs to achieve their business and personal objectives.

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Mike Brown

Partner

Most of Mike's time is spent advising his clients. These include owner-managed businesses, subsidiaries of overseas companies and UK companies with overseas interests. Mike aims to understand his clients' objectives and help them achieve these. His experience includes businesses with turnover in the range £100m to £200m. His main sectors of expertise are engineering, property and construction and food.

Mike enjoys seeing the world and meeting people. He has spent a lot of time in USA watching his son perform on stage. He is a keen supporter of the local rugby club, Northampton Saints and in his spare time a member of Rotary in Northampton. Mike plays golf occasionally but not very well.

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What they say about us

SilverLining UK very highly recommends MHA MacIntyre Hudson for all your company’s financial accounting needs.Our corporation has worked with MHA MacIntyre Hudson for the last 4 years. They are truly the best at what they do.They continually provide timely and excellent service and go ‘above and beyond' for their client. Their knowledge, communication skills and professional qualifications are of the highest quality and standards. SilverLining UK - Construction Sector

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