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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 and Scotland, 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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Carly Drummond

Tax Manager

As a Chartered Tax Adviser, Carly specialises in suggesting pro-active tax strategies and solutions to business owners, in addition to advising clients on IHT, Trusts and Estates.  Upon completion of her training, Carly moved into the Agriculture sector where she has developed a keen interest in helping farming families to resolve the sensitive issue of succession.  Her thorough approach, attention to detail and creative thought process has assisted many faming families through this potentially delicate time.

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Rachel Nutt

National Head of Tax and Renewable & Sustainable Energy Sector Head, Partner

Rachel is a Chartered Tax Adviser, a specialist in providing tax planning advice to entrepreneurs' businesses. Rachel is a firm believer that to provide advice that is effective she has to really understand her client's business, personal goals and aspirations.

As well as heading up the firms Renewable and Sustainable Energy Sector, Rachel has extensive experience in Motor, Agriculture and Manufacturing & Engineering sectors.  Much of Rachel's time is spent on transactional work both in the UK and internationally.

She re-joined MacIntyre Hudson's tax department in September 2005 after a period working with a finance house in London, providing sophisticated tax planning products to high net worth individuals and large owner managed businesses. 

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James Mackie

Restructuring & Recovery Senior Manager

James joined the firm at the end of 2008, just 2 months after the restructuring and recovery division of MacIntyre Hudson was founded. He obtained the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency in 2012 and currently manages one of three corporate insolvency teams, looking after a team of 6 with a combined portfolio of approximately 160 cases.

James is a member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association. James has worked with a wide variety of clients and situations, including:

  • Assisting with the administration of a firm of accountants with 4 offices covering North London. James assisted with the sale of the  business and the forensic examination of over 40 bank accounts.
  • Assisting with a solvent liquidation that has realised over £15 million from the sale of assets in the period of the liquidation.
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Bianca Silva

Head of Education, Partner

Bianca heads the firm’s Schools & Academies sector, leading a team of Partners due to her specialist knowledge and expertise developed over 30 years; initially supporting a number of schools in the 1990’s which became Grant Maintained, then moving on to support independent schools as well as schools converting to Academy status and today advising established and growing Multi Academy Trusts, often with complex structures and individual needs.  Her diverse portfolio includes many charities, schools, academies, religious organisations and voluntary groups as well as commercial and owner managed businesses.  

Bianca holds the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting, which acknowledges expertise and experience in charity accounting and finance at the highest level and is regularly referred to by Partners of the firm to provide guidance on the complex and regulated accounting requirements faced by the Not for Profit sector.

Bianca takes a personal interest in her clients' success and is proud to support the many dedicated individuals, organisations and professionals to achieve their goals. A member of the Churches Main Committee, she devotes much of her spare time to doing voluntary work.

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What they say about us

I've always been very happy with the information provided and, no matter how obscure it may be, the agricultural team have always been able to find an answer – and with the large diversification project we took on there have been plenty of questions! Callum Bates - J Bates & Son

What they say about us

The continuity with their core specialist sector team and ability to give advice across several areas of support has been key to us working together. - Feefo Holdings Ltd