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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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Stephanie Pote

Senior HR Consultant

Stephanie is an employee relations specialist, qualified as an Associate CIPD member since 1998, with 25 years’ HR experience, 17 of which are in consultancy.

Stephanie joined the HR Solutions team in August 2018 and has advised a range of our clients on areas such as changing terms and conditions, restructure and redundancy, absence and performance management, and disciplinary and grievance issues.  Previously, Stephanie has worked with clients to address organisation-wide absence problems, consultation on changes to benefits packages, and collective redundancy consultation.

Stephanie also works with start-up businesses to put compliant Employment Law documentation in place and can advise on Directors Service Agreements, Contracts for Services, Term Time Only or Annualised Hours Contracts or any other “atypical” Contracts, as well as Settlement Agreements.

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Paul Davis

Partner

Paul joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson as a Partner in January 2020 as part of the merger with Keens Shay Keens MK.

Paul trained and qualified with Ernst and Whinney (now Young) in the City of London, he joined Keens Shay Keens in 1981, and since then has maintained his expertise on the larger audit clients and in the area of corporate finance. Paul has a wide range of business clients, including many privately-owned companies, both local and international.

Paul is also actively involved in leadership roles within the business community of Milton Keynes.  He is the Chairman of Willen Hospice and serves on the Board of Amazing CMK BID (Central Milton Keynes Business Improvement District).  Each month Paul hosts the City Breakfast Club which is MK’s premier networking group where he shares his observations about the current business climate affecting the city.

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Cameron Cook

Partner

Cameron is a highly experienced Audit Partner who specialises in Corporate Finance at MHA MacIntyre Hudson.  He is also a Director of MacIntyre Hudson Corporate Finance Limited.

Cameron focuses on the Transaction Services and interfaces with his colleagues who specialise in Mergers and Acquisitions. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1979 and has been a Partner with MacIntyre Hudson for more than 20 years; following 14 years experience with PWC and KPMG mainly on due diligence and investigations.  He is referred to on all matters concerning Corporate Finance by partners of MacIntyre Hudson LLP, Bankers, Solicitors and other firms for whom he advises.

He has broad experience of advising on business strategy and planning.  He regularly is involved in business sales, acquisitions, restructuring, re-financings, developments, fundraisings and investigating targets with a view to advising on price and negotiations.  He has a breadth of knowledge of fund raisings encompassing full prospectus, private placings, investment advertisements, through to bank and other sources of finance.

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Sally Burford

Audit and Accounts Manager

Sally is a Chartered Certified Accountant with over 18 years’ experience in accounting and auditing, having worked at MHA MacIntyre Hudson Leicester office for 15 years after joining in 2005.

She is experienced dealing with Not for Profit audits, including those of Academies and Multi Academy Trusts, subsidiaries of overseas parent companies and owner manager businesses in a wide variety of sectors.

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What they say about us

The teamwork and support from the MHA team really made the difference to a complex deal. Anthony Pile - Blue Skies
Private Equity Investment

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