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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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Ian Jacobs

Partner

Ian works closely with his owner managed clients in order to understand what makes them and their businesses tick. This helps him to tailor his advice specifically to the individual's own personal and business aspirations. Well known within the local business community and working with a wide variety of companies, Ian endeavours to nurture their entrepreneurial spirit and steer his client’s businesses to their end goal. With a keen eye on his sector specialisms of Transport & Logistics, Healthcare and Property & Construction, Ian is able to provide companies with the in-depth knowledge and advice they require to grow and develop.

Ian has extensive knowledge of the Care Home sector enabling him to advise his clients on the constantly changing regulations and tax incentives available.

As a keen sportsman Ian believes that the same teamwork and competitiveness employed on the sports field can translate to an equally effective strategy for success in business.

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Stephanie Bellamy-Adams

Restructuring and Recovery Manager

Stephanie joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in September 2018 as a Restructuring and Recovery Manager in our London office. Stephanie specialises in personal insolvency with over 10 years’ experience.

Stephanie works with individuals facing financial difficulty to provide advice, seek resolutions and to guide them through the various insolvency options.  

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Richard Powell

Partner

Richard is a specialist business adviser who looks to build strong relationships with his clients to ensure that they are getting the very best advice and service, and that their needs and goals are being met.

He is a local lad born and bred, and has spent all of his professional life working with larger owner managed business and international groups in the region with a particular focus on those in the manufacturing and engineering sector.  Away from work he spends most of his time with his family, playing golf or watching rugby.

Richard also sits on the Board of our UK wide association, MHA.

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Holtjana Bello

Manager

Holtjana joined Macintyre Hudson in April 2020 as a manager in the Internal Audit Department. She manages a portfolio of 40 clients, of those 70% are academies, colleges and trusts.

Holtjana Bello holds a Chartered Internal Audit qualification from the Institute of Internal Auditors UK and Ireland (CMIIA). Holtjana has a PhD in Economic Sciences and she has mastered her skills in Birmingham City University for Audit Management and Consultancy.  She is a good governance practitioner with 15 years of experience in Risk and Assurance Consultancy, Corporate Governance assessment, and Value for Money auditing.  She is experienced in working with private sector, local and central government, international donor community, and local and regional non-governmental actors. Holtjana has been engaged to conduct performance auditing including Value for Money audit of programs and projects financed by different donors in Europe such as EU Delegation, Council of Europe, Swiss Cooperation Office, USAID, UN agencies. During the last 10 years Holtjana has been Lecturer in University lecturing Audit Management Module. She has strong interpersonal skills, and she is able to communicate effectively at all organisational levels and to build relationships of trust while working in multi-cultural environment.
 

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What they say about us

MHA MacIntyre Hudson has truly been a value additive auditor, which is quite rare and something to look up to. The level of knowledge of all team members and the engagement partner is quite extensive and we have thoroughly enjoyed the partnership with them. Way to go MHA MacIntyre Hudson!! - Dishman group

What they say about us

The relationship with MHA MacIntyre Hudson has always been a solid one. The team are able to respond quickly to problems and achieving timescales. Their international network, Baker Tilly International, gives them breadth and the ability to cover overseas issues. - PRISYM ID