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Reading

Ideally located near the heart of the town centre, with both easy access by rail and available parking, the Reading office offers a full range of compliance services and business advice.

Address

Pennant House, 1-2 Napier Court
Napier Road
Reading
RG1 8BW

Telephone

+44(0)1189 503 895

Reading consistently ranks as one of the most dynamic hubs for business growth, skills and wages in the country, and has also been named as one of the top twelve for exports per job and productivity, putting it in a good position to maintain an economic lead come Brexit (according to Cities Outlook 2017, produced by Centre for Cities).

It’s an important commercial centre in the Thames Valley and Southern England, hosting the headquarters of several British companies and the UK offices of foreign multinationals. It has a significant historical involvement in the information technology industry, largely thanks to the early presence in the town of International Computers Limited and Digital. Major companies with bases in Reading include BG Group, ING Direct, Microsoft, Oracle, PepsiCo, Wrigley, Cisco, Ericsson, Symantec, Verizon Business and Commvault.

Ideally located near the heart of the town centre, with both easy access by rail and available parking, the Reading office offers a full range of compliance services and business advice to owner-managed businesses, multinationals and high net worth individuals in Reading and the wider Thames Valley.

Our accountants, tax and business advisers offer the following specialist advice to businesses and individuals:

How to get here

By car 

Exit M4 at Junction 11, follow signs to Reading Town Centre and Caversham. Continue through several roundabouts and traffic lights and you will pass under a Railway Bridge next to a Fire Station. When you reach a large roundabout with TGI’s on the right, take the 2nd exit (right). Go straight across the next roundabout and Napier Court is approximately 100 yards on the right hand side, immediately after the BMW Garage. Parking is available at the office. 

By rail 

There is a regular service direct to Reading station from London Paddington (approximately 30 minute journey time). The station is a short walk from our office.

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Key contact

Head of Technology, Partner
Jason Mitchell
+44 (0) 118 950 3895
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Meet the team

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Gavin Davis

Partner

Gavin joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in June 2018 and is the Partner who leads our Technology Advisory Services practice. He joined the firm from BDO LLP where he led the technology consultancy practice for more than five years. Gavin has more than 35 years of experience in the IT industry and, besides running his own IT consultancy business for ten years, has worked for some of the worlds largest IT companies including; Fujitsu, Dell, Capita, Ricoh and Atos.

As well as a formal training in Electronic Engineering, Gavin holds several industry qualifications including; MCSE, PRINCE2, ITIL and CISM. In previous roles Gavin has developed global IT consulting methodologies, delivered (and recovered) several large high-profile IT projects as well as managing large teams of consultants, engineers and project managers.

Technology Advisory Services provides a range of services to support business in the mid-market. In these businesses it is not uncommon to find the Finance Director (or other senior board member) responsible for IT. Gavin calls them “The Quasi IT Director” ® and typically they become reliant on junior IT staff or third-party IT support companies for strategic advice, which may not always be in the best interest of the company.

Gavin and his team are completely independent and can provide advice that is based around your business and specific requirements. Typical services include:

  • IT reviews to identify areas where IT might be causing issue around the business
  • Strategic IT advice, to help get the best out of your IT, both now and in the future
  • Application procurement support (specification and selection) and,
  • Outsource IT director services.

Gavin also supports the MHA MacIntyre Hudson Corporate Finance Mergers and Acquisitions teams by providing IT due diligence on both the buy and sell side.

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Ian Jackson

Commercial Broking Director

Ian joined MHA Macintyre Hudson in September 2017 and works for MHA Financial Solutions, which is our in-house Commercial Finance Intermediary Service.

Ian has over 25 years commercial finance and banking experience having worked in senior position within the Banking and ABL Sectors. 

Ian work’s closely with a wide range of companies looking for access to finance, including owner-managed businesses, SMEs and Corporate Clients across multiple sectors. 

Ian is married with two daughters and lives in Hampshire. He is a keen golfer, who also enjoys spending time with his family and supporting a local charity that is very close to his heart.

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Helen McCormick

Independent Financial Adviser (IFA)

Helen joined the Financial Services industry in 1998, and has worked in a variety of compliance and sales roles for large life and pension providers. Since 2014 she has been advising a mixture of individual and business clients as an Independent Financial Adviser based in Reading.  Helen joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson Wealth Management in September 2017, and is able to advise clients in all areas of financial planning, including defined benefit pension transfers.

Helen graduated from the University of Reading with a BSc Hons degree in Geography, holds the Diploma in Financial Planning and is working towards Chartered status.  She is a member of the Personal Finance Society (PFS) in the takes an active interest in local events and ladies networking groups.  Historically Helen has worked predominantly with Company Directors and owner-managed businesses.

In her spare time travelling is Helen’s passion.  She also enjoys spending time with her family and keeping fit by running, cycling and going to the gym. 

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Jason Mitchell

Head of Technology, Partner

Jason is an audit partner and joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in January 2013 following the merger with HMT Assurance LLP. He joined HMT from KPMG in 2006 having had ten years of experience dealing with a wide variety businesses in the owner managed business group. This included privately owned SMEs together with subsidiaries of large listed groups. Jason was also involved in a number of specialist transaction support projects in his time at KPMG and has continued to perform financial due diligence and related services for his clients, often leading on into ongoing compliance and advisory relationships.

Jason enjoys the freedom of spending time with his clients to really understand their business and develop ways to help with all of their financial and wider business issues. Due to the nature of his portfolio, Jason has experience in a number of areas such as technical accounting and restructuring exercises.  He is particularly focused on businesses undergoing change and preparing his clients to maximise the value from their business.

Jason has spent some time acting as Chief Finance Officer for one of his clients which he feels helps him understand what it is like ‘the other side of the fence’. He completed his MBA at Manchester Business School which was focused on SME organisations.

He also heads up the technology sector group for the firm and is also interested in hi-tech manufacturing as a sector.

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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