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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

James Mackie

Restructuring & Recovery 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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Steve Tebbutt

Tax Director

Steve has over 10 years experience in dealing with income tax, capital gains tax and corporation tax compliance and tax advisory work for a broad and varied portfolio of individuals and owner-managed businesses including partnerships and companies. 

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David Gallagher

Partner

David joined MHA Maclntyre Hudson at that start of 2012. He previously worked for Mercia Group Limited, one of the UK’s largest providers of training and support services to the accountancy profession, where he was well known on the lecturing circuit and as head of the audit manual.

His current role is to manage the firm’s Technical Department to provide quality assurance to all offices and ensure timely provision of technical support both internally and to external clients. He is also a member of various ICAEW Audit Faculty committees and is a member of the Baker Tilly International Global Focus Board that develops the network’s audit methodology.

David is married to Sarah and they have three children (Shem, born 2004; Sylvia, born 2007 and Estelle, born 2010). In recent years, as Sylvia has become more fanatical, he has become an FA qualified youth football coach. In whatever spare time is left, David is a volunteer at the Leicester branch of Samaritans and is involved with several other charities.

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Kate Arnott

Head of Professional Services, Partner

Kate has a wide ranging portfolio of clients and enjoys advising on a variety of matters affecting businesses, from audit and accounting issues to budgeting and strategic planning.

Many of her clients have directly benefited from the emphasis she puts on planning for growth and profitability. 

Dispelling the myth that auditing is primarily a matter of number crunching, Kate ensures she understands her clients business as a whole and makes sure the information gathered from the auditing process adds value to its future direction, and will always take the time to ensure all parties understand what the figures are telling them.

As well as working with commercial clients, Kate is Head of the firms Professional Practices sector, leading a team of Partners due to her specialist understanding of the specific challenges and opportunities faced by Professional Practices as well as her experience advising solicitors and law firms on SAR requirements and LLP structures.

Kate is also a leading member of our Manufacturing & Engineering sector, acting for both owner managed SMEs and global businesses with international interests in the sector, due to her experience and understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities they face.

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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