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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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Will Johnstone

Tax Director

Will joined the London private client tax team at MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2017. He advises high net worth individuals and wealthy families on their UK tax affairs, with a particular focus on the UK side of cross-border tax issues and taxpayers with a non-UK domicile.

Will qualified as a Chartered Accountant at the Paris office of a leading independent accountancy firm, and later qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor with MHA MacIntyre Hudson.

He represents taxpayers with offshore assets or income in HMRC compliance checks and voluntary disclosures under the Worldwide Disclosure Facility, priding himself on a meticulous yet pragmatic approach.

He advises on a broad range of tax matters including wealthy individuals contemplating a move to the UK and offshore trustees concerned about remaining up-to-date and compliant with ever-evolving UK legislation.

Will looks after some of the firm’s highest value and most technically complex personal tax clients. He particularly values his relationships with clients’ other advisors, including lawyers, trustees, and investment managers in various jurisdictions. He strongly believes that different advisors working together collaboratively is the key to delivering a coherent client experience and exceptional client service.

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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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Andrew Dennison

Audit and Accounts Manager

Since qualifying with MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2007, Andrew has been kept busy with a wide variety of assignments which has resulted in a breadth of knowledge and experience in helping businesses deal with compliance work, management reporting, internal accounting systems and much more.  As a result, Andrew’s specialist areas range from Solicitor’s Accounts Rules audits to being a certified Xero adviser.

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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.

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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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