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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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Anthony Brand

Partner

Anthony joined MHA in 2018 following the merger of Haines Watts Kent. He has been practising in Kent since 1986 and has a breadth of experience in both the healthcare and owner-managed business sectors.

He focuses on regular hands-on advice to clients to help them set and meet their objectives by identifying opportunities and potential problems.

Golf, gardening, walking and cycling are all interests – just not enough of the time!

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Georgina Eason

Partner

Georgina joined the firm in 2008 and was promoted to Partner in 2009. She is both a licensed Insolvency Practitioner and registered Fixed Charge Receiver. She manages a number of distressed properties. Her main focus across all appointments is to provide the best possible return to charge-holders/ creditors. Her experience stretches across various sectors. Also within her portfolio are a large number of complex bankruptcies, numerous insolvent liquidations, solvent reconstructions and liquidations, CVAs and Administrations.

She is a member of R3, the IPA and NARA.

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Andrew Thurston

Customs Duty Consultant

Andrew joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson as our Customs Duty Consultant in October 2019.  He joined from HMRC where he gained valuable experience liaising with all sizes and sectors of companies within the UK by facilitating customs procedures and assessing compliance.

During his 15 years working in HMRC Andrew audited companies across sectors from retail, manufacturing and exporters who are involved in the supply of goods across global supply chains.
Andrew works closely with clients across the Baker Tilly International Network to manage the complexities of customs regimes and identify potential opportunities for supply chain improvements and duty savings. 

A key part of Andrew’s role is to ensure his expertise is available to all MHA MacIntyre Hudson clients through the Baker Tilly network, so they have access to the specialised services and support required to manage their customs activities. 

His background provides him with a unique insight into HMRC practices and uses this to benefit our clients.

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Sarah Major

Tax Director

Sarah is a Tax Director who joined MHA MacIntyre  Hudson in January 2017. She originally qualified as a Chartered Accountant and then decided to specialise in tax. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and has a broad range of experience with Owner Managed Businesses.

This enables her to advise across all aspects of business taxation. This includes exit and remuneration planning which also considers the individuals personal tax planning objectives including capital gains tax and inheritance tax planning.

Sarah is also a member of the Society of Estate and Trusts Practitioners which helps her to advise clients on the benefits of trusts and to assist them with probate administration and estate planning.

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What they say about us

A team who fully understood our business, our objectives and ultimately a team who we felt we could trust and enjoy working with. Excellent advice throughout the negotiations. Would not hesitate to recommend them. Neil Hollingworth - SRBE Holdings Limited

What they say about us

I've always been very happy with the information provided and, no matter how obscure it may be, the agricultural team have always been able to find an answer – and with the large diversification project we took on there have been plenty of questions! Callum Bates - J Bates & Son