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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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Keith Crutchley

Audit Manager

Keith joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in July 2015 following the merger with MHA Bloomer Heaven. He has been a qualified Chartered Accountant for over 25 years, and has worked in general practice for that time.

He is a manager at MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s Birmingham office, acting for a diverse portfolio of clients, but mainly owner-managed businesses and family owned companies.

Keith takes pride in the building of client relationships, seeing this as the bedrock of success in the profession, and is eager to help clients achieve their objectives.

Outside work Keith’s interests are live music, in particular festivals, and he is an avid reader of literary fiction. He is also a long-time supporter of West Bromwich Albion.

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Paul Woodbridge

Audit Manager

Paul is an audit and accounts manager at the Reading office of MHA MacIntyre Hudson. He qualified in 2007 and joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2013 following a merger with HMT Assurance LLP.

Paul looks after a wide ranging portfolio of limited companies across a broad range of sectors from small owner managed businesses to large corporate companies with turnover of £100m+, including several UK subsidiaries of international groups. He is very familiar with ongoing company compliance procedures and also has experience in Academies, IFRS and US GAAP.

In his own time, he enjoys playing cricket and darts, and is an avid follower of football, rugby and baseball and a long time sufferer of Liverpool FC in particular.

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Chris Sutton

Head of Leisure & Hospitality, Partner

Chris has worked with clients at every stage of the business growth cycle: from start-up through to flotation. Heading our Hospitality and Leisure team, Chris has a number of clients across the sector including hotels and restaurants.  

He is heavily involved with his clients’ affairs, the large majority of which are owner-managed family businesses. He is a hands-on adviser and enjoys the variety of challenges offered by working in public practice, bringing over 35 years experience.  Chris’s portfolio of clients also includes a number of large groups both in the UK and overseas.

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Alan Bowen

Consultant

Alan is a qualified solicitor with over 30 years experience of advising the travel industry, including 8 years as Head of Legal Services for ABTA. He specialises in regulation and licensing for new start ups to multi million pound businesses with IATA, CAA and ABTA.

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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

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