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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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Marissa Lebeau

Accounts Director

Marissa has a wealth of experience across the sectors but for many years has had many clients in farming, owners of land and trusts. She enjoys engaging with clients discussing family matters, offering guidance and support and along with her tax colleagues advising on tax structures for now and in the future.

Dealing with owner managed businesses is a firm favourite of Marissa’s, looking at family involvement, compliance, raising value and succession planning.

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Laurence Whitehead

Partner

Laurence heads up the firm's award-winning corporate finance lead advisory team. Laurence and his team have been recognised at  a number of M&A award events over recent years, including the Insider Dealmaker Awards in 2015, 2013, 2011 and 2009, The Game Changer Awards in 2017, The Corporate International Global Awards in 2016, The British Accountancy Corporate Finance Awards in 2015, The M&A Finance Awards in 2015, The Finance Monthly Dealmaker of the Year Awards in 2015 and the AI Corporate Finance Awards in 2015.  Laurence has also been awarded the CF designation by the ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty in recognition of his M&A expertise.

He is well connected in the corporate finance world, having previously been employed for a number of years at one of the "Big 4" firms where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and became a Member of the Chartered Securities Institute.  During this time, Laurence also spent several years working on assignments in Russia and the Middle East, as well as working on private equity deals for over a year as a member of that firm’s London-based Private Equity Team. 

Laurence’s main areas of specialism include private equity, corporate acquisitions & disposals, finance raising, management buyouts, business valuations and M&A strategic planning.

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Neil Stern

Partner

Neil joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2006 and through hard work and determination quickly progressed to become a Partner in our North London office in April 2013.

Drawing on his experience working within a large, diverse portfolio, Neil advises his clients on all aspects of compliance, with a strong element of proactive and strategic business advice.

He is responsible for reviewing and running the SAR audits for law firm clients and has gained in depth knowledge of how professional practices operate.

Neil is the Head of the firm’s Business Strategy Group and is a member of Mindshop. His focus is in helping businesses develop and guiding them to reach their full potential.

Neil’s creative side is demonstrated through his hobbies as he is a keen drummer, hand makes guitars and is a fitness enthusiast who is a qualified fitness consultant and sports therapist.

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Toby Stephenson

Partner

Toby joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in August 2017. For over 25 years, Toby has specialised in working with and advising growing entrepreneurial, family and PE backed companies, International groups, and  UK subsidiaries of International parents. He has worked with clients in a diverse range of industries but has specific sector expertise in hotels, leisure and gaming, manufacturing, wholesale & distribution, and the service industry sectors.

Toby is a responsible individual for audit purposes, and has built up a reputation for providing clients with pragmatic advise not only on financial reporting matters but also on strategic business planning matters including raising finance, growth through acquisition, exit planning and business restructuring.

Away from work Toby is a mad keen Worcester Warriors rugby fan and can be found in the South Stand at Sixways at all home games, or blatting around the Worcestershire countryside in “Delilah” his Caterham Super 7 sports car. 

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What they say about us

The core services provided by the firm, global presence, industrial expertise and proactive response helped us take the decision towards using the services of MHA MacIntyre Hudson. - Tillomed Laboratories Limited

What they say about us

The whole team are exceedingly knowledgeable and the main benefit of working with MHA MacIntyre Hudson is the reassurance I feel that our business is in safe hands. Hayley Wilson - Fenmarc
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