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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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James Kipping

Partner

James is a Tax Partner and Head of Private Client at MHA. He has been with the firm since 2005 and provides pro-active advice to the firm’s diverse range of clients.  

James covers a wide spectrum of tax issues, both corporate and personal. Concentrating on owner managed businesses, high net worth individuals and trusts, his expertise covers income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax planning as well as corporate tax, including mergers and demergers, acquisitions and MBOs, exit and remuneration planning.

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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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Harry Kinn

Assistant Manager

Harry is a qualified Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Harry has a depth of experience in auditing investment funds since 2016 and is a specialist in International and US accounting standards.

His principal experience includes providing audit and other assurance services to a range of clients including Cayman hedge funds and London investment management firms. His main area of expertise is the valuation methodology of alternative investments and the appropriate implementation of IFRS disclosure requirements. 

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James Mackie

Restructuring & Recovery Senior Manager

James joined the firm at the end of 2008, just 2 months after the restructuring and recovery division of MacIntyre Hudson was founded. He obtained the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency in 2012 and currently manages one of three corporate insolvency teams, looking after a team of 6 with a combined portfolio of approximately 160 cases.

James is a member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association. James has worked with a wide variety of clients and situations, including:

  • Assisting with the administration of a firm of accountants with 4 offices covering North London. James assisted with the sale of the  business and the forensic examination of over 40 bank accounts.
  • Assisting with a solvent liquidation that has realised over £15 million from the sale of assets in the period of the liquidation.
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What they say about us

The continuity with their core specialist sector team and ability to give advice across several areas of support has been key to us working together. - Feefo Holdings Ltd

What they say about us

Great team to work with; a great cultural fit with our business, knowing when to listen and when to take charge. The quality of professional advice and guidance throughout was essential in making this deal happen. Richard Anderson - Fenmarc Produce