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Our History

The firm now known as MHA MacIntyre Hudson dates back to 1880, though the current name did not appear until 1924 when Robert Hamilton MacIntyre and John Farrer Hudson became partners. But rather than take a detailed walk through the many mergers and acquisitions that led us to this point in the 21st century, let’s take the whistlestop tour.

A founding member of ICAEW

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales is a world-leading membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports more than 147,000 members worldwide. It’s the arbiter of ethical and technical standards in accounting. It was founded in the same year as MacIntyre Hudson, 1880, and our firm - then known as Barnes and Attree - was an original member. We continue to uphold its high standards in our own work.

Top 15 UK accountancy firm

Through almost 150 years of operations, our firm has continued to grow and remain strong. We are consistently named in the top 20 accountancy firm lists, ranked by revenue, despite being relatively small compared to many of the names on the list.

Networks bring strength and depth

We were a founding member of MHA, a national association of independent accountancy firms. MHA member firms are carefully selected and have a strong reputation for excellence and knowledge. We’re also the sole UK member of Baker Tilly International, a global network of independent accountancy and business advisory firms. BTI allows us to draw on internationally-recognised experts in 137 countries.

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Key contact

Partner and Group Chairman
Rakesh Shaunak

Meet the team

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Ruth Bradley

Accounts Portfolio Manager

Ruth is an experienced Accounts Portfolio Manager with over ten years post qualification experience with owner managed businesses. She is very much a people person and enjoys building relationships with clients and helping to support them achieve their aspirations. Managing an accounts team and supporting Ian Jacobs, ensures Ruth is involved in all the practical aspects of accountancy work for which she has developed a keen eye for detail.

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Harmy Gill

Partner

Harmy excels in giving excellent business advice and adding value to his large and varied portfolio of clients. He has a deep understanding of his clients’ affairs built on the close working relationships he has with them as their “trusted adviser”.

As a senior member of MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s Legal Services Group, Harmy has considerable experience in dealing with and advising law firms. He is a committee member of the ICAEW’s Solicitors Special Interest Group and has achieved the Law Society's Lexcel Trained Consultant Status.  Harmy is also a member of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Asian Business Association.

He is fluent in Punjabi with some Hindi and is an all-round sports enthusiast, but keenest on football and golf.

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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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Ian Jackson

Commercial Broking Director

Ian joined MHA Macintyre Hudson in September 2017 and works for MHA Financial Solutions, which is our in-house Commercial Finance Intermediary Service.

Ian has over 25 years commercial finance and banking experience having worked in senior position within the Banking and ABL Sectors. 

Ian work’s closely with a wide range of companies looking for access to finance, including owner-managed businesses, SMEs and Corporate Clients across multiple sectors. 

Ian is married with two daughters and lives in Hampshire. He is a keen golfer, who also enjoys spending time with his family and supporting a local charity that is very close to his heart.

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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

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