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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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John Childs

Senior Manager

John joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson as a Senior Manager in 2018.  He started his career at PWC in 2010 in London working on Top Tier audit practice focusing on FTSE 250 Group audits, involving international aspects and coordination. He moved on to Grant Thornton in their Chelmsford office as Audit Manager progressing to Senior Manager focusing on Essex businesses, ranging from Start-ups to established Owner Managed businesses and AIM listed groups.  

John offers exceptional experience at a local and national level utilising his previous firms experience and he delivers a friendly and approachable working style, liaising with clients regularly to provide an excellent service with a view to building long term relationships.

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Colin Brogan

Senior Tax Manager

Colin works on a wide range of clients within the firm from self employed individuals to members of large corporate groups.  He has been with the firm since 1997 when he graduated from University and has since progressed to his current Senior Tax Manager position. 

As a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Colin covers a wide spectrum of tax issues, both corporate and personal.  Concentrating on owner-managed businesses, his expertise covers corporation tax, income tax, capital gains tax, company reconstructions, research & development claims, remuneration planning as well as advising individual clients on tax planning strategies.

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Manjit Shokar

Restructuring & Recovery Manager

Manjit Shokar joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in November 2019 as a Restructuring & Recovery Manager in our London office. With over 15 years insolvency experience, he has previously worked for The Insolvency Service and a top 5 advisory firm.

Manjit has worked across a multitude of varying insolvencies, both corporate and personal. He works with Partners in our Restructuring and Recovery team to help clients when their companies are in financial distress. He also works on solvent liquidations, helping clients extract funds from their companies in a tax efficient manner.

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Helen Horton

Audit and Accounts Manager

Helen qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2002. She now manages a portfolio of clients in the not for profit sector. 

During her accountancy life Helen has been involved in accounts preparation, audit and special regulatory audits and through this work came to be involved in the not for profit sector.

Helen’s portfolio comprises mostly of accounts and independent examination assignments.

Helen is also familiar with the Academies’ sector and the specific reporting regulations and deadlines that this particular sector brings.

She prides herself on offering support with reporting requirements as well as accounting and business matters generally as well as encouraging a supportive and communicative relationship.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, along with playing tennis and generally keeping fit.

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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

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