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Business Strategy

Strategy, risk management, insurance, funding. Hardly the exciting stuff you got into business for, right? That’s where we come in, partnering with you to plan and execute for growth, and helping to ride the waves when things go wrong, so that you can focus on your business passions.

So how do we do it?

We assess – and deal with - risk

It’s easy to focus on the strengths of your own business when you’re planning your strategy, but really, it’s the weaknesses you should worry about. Let’s say money’s going missing and you have no idea why. Enter: our forensic accounting team. There’s retired police detectives and forensic scientists alongside the accountants who will investigate, get to the bottom of it, show you what happened, and help you put in place a plan to make sure it doesn’t happen again.  

We get you the best deal for growth

We know people. We know business. And we know YOUR business. Together, these things make a great deal. Let’s say your revenue has taken a hit and you need a quick injection to get back on the straight and narrow; our expert can introduce you to financial backers, and take care of the paperwork to make it happen. Or maybe you want to enter a new market and don’t know where to start; working with our friends at MHA and Baker Tilly International, we can assess the options with you and kick-start the process.

We help you through to the next phase

Strategically planning for growth, or strategically planning a quick exit so you can hit the retirement beaches. Whatever the next phase is, your dedicated MHA MacIntyre Hudson partner works with you to map it out, execute it for you (taking away the hassle), and get you on your way to pina coladas on the sand.

We maximise your potential

Sometimes we get too close to our own business, and it’s the outside eye that can best identify growth opportunities. By partnering with you throughout your business’s journey, we’re always here to provide expert and unbiased advice about that next great journey.

So pick up the phone or get in touch, and let’s talk about how we can partner on your business strategy.

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Meet the team

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Hilary Barrett

Senior Audit Manager

Hilary joined MHA Macintyre Hudson in April 2017 as a Senior Manager, having previously been a partner in a Surrey firm.  She has 20 years’ experience working with clients spanning the range from small businesses and individuals to international groups, providing audit, accountancy, business services and taxation advice.  Her qualifications as both a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser allow her to provide a broad service to her clients.

Hilary has experience of a varied range of sectors including travel, hospitality, engineering, pharmaceutical, care homes, leasing companies and charities, dealing in both UK and international accounting standards.

Outside work Hilary spends much of her time dealing with her two teenage children and her Labrador dog but tries to make time for pilates, swimming, films, friends and nights in with her husband and a box set.

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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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Alan Herbert

Partner

Alan originally trained and worked in small accountancy practices in Leicester before moving to the city’s largest independent practice, Pole Arnold, in 1991, progressing there to partner level.

Pole Arnold was subsequently sold to Numerica, one of the first listed accountancy consolidators, which was then acquired by Vantis and latterly by RSM Tenon.

After working in this listed Plc environment for the last 10-11 years, Alan has taken the opportunity to return to a traditional accountancy practice in MHA MacIntyre Hudson. He will be responsible for a mixed portfolio of owner managed businesses, mainly trading from Leicester and Leicestershire, and will be looking to help grow the Leicester office in the ensuing years.

Alan is married to Lorna, with one son Thomas, who is a 2nd Dan black belt in Korean Martial Arts. Alan is a season ticket holder at Leicester City and also a keen golfer.

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Grant Gleghorn

Partner

Grant provides business advisory support to a diverse portfolio including owner managed businesses of all sizes. Grant is passionate about delivering a quality service coupled with excellent business advice and compliance.

He has deep understanding of the Solicitors Accounts Rules (SARs) and industry regulations, has achieved the Law Society's Lexcel Consultant Status and is a member of the ICAEW's Solicitors Group.

Specialising in corporate restructuring, his client portfolio, which is one of the largest in the firm, continues to grow as a result of client recommendations.

As a golf, football and motor sports enthusiast, Grant enjoys watching the good guys win.

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What they say about us

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

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