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Who We Are

National network of accountants

Here at MHA MacIntyre Hudson, we take the time to create great relationships with our clients to become not just their trusted advisers, but valued partners that face the future together.

As a firm of chartered accountants, tax and business advisers, we work in partnership with clients ranging from entrepreneurs and individuals to multi-national corporations. We work together to navigate an ever-changing business world and proactively identify the opportunities that tomorrow presents.

Top 15 accountancy firm

Leveraging our national network of offices, we offer a comprehensive range of financial and business strategy services to clients across the UK, enabling them to achieve profitable growth and build sustainable long-term success.

As a member of Baker Tilly International, we have a global reach that allows us to offer our insight and expertise wherever our clients need us to be. We believe this makes us a national and international partner of choice for entrepreneurs and multi-national enterprises across the world.

Our agile and responsive approach means we are always on hand to have the right conversations about with clients at the right time, allowing us to identify their goals and business needs both now, and in the future.


How we work

At MHA MacIntyre Hudson, we offer a full range of accounting and compliance services to support you in achieving growth and long-term success.

Audit

Annual audits can be daunting whether you are a veteran or facing your first time. Whether you need a new approach, or you are feeling nervous about what it entails, our team of experts are here for you every step of the way.

Tax Planning

With its scary acronyms and even scarier fines for non-compliance, tax can be a frightening process. Whatever stage you are at with your business, MHA MacIntyre Hudson can support you through the process.

Corporate financing

From handshake to handover, MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s corporate finance team understands what you need at every intricate stage of your unique deal. Plus, our membership of Baker Tilly International gives us significant global credentials.

Business strategy

We know you got into business to bring your ideas to life, but we also know that strategy, risk management, insurance and funding are essential to keeping those ideas alive. We can work in partnership with you to plan, grow your business and build a robust future, allowing you to focus your energies where they are needed most.

Outsourcing

Many headaches may take you away from running your business. Whether it’s accounting, tax compliance, management reporting or company secretarial, we give you a dedicated expert who becomes a natural extension of your team.

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Key contact

Partner and Group Chairman
Rakesh Shaunak

Meet the team

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Elaine Shoesmith

Partner

Elaine has more than 35 years experience  in the accountancy profession latterly as owner of Shoesmiths Chartered Accountants prior to joining Macintyre Hudson LLP as a full partner  following its merger in April 2016.

Elaine specialises in accounts, audit and advisory services for corporate owner managed businesses and foreign subsidiaries. Elaine has worked with a wide variety of businesses over her career including manufacturing, engineering, IT and renewables.

Elaine qualified initially with Robson Rhodes in Birmingham and then joined their London office.  After which a spell as a management accountant for an international logistics company gave her the necessary experience and background to then set up Shoesmiths Chartered Accountants which she ran successfully for 25 years . Clients ranged from high tech start ups to growing established SMEs.

Her experience and knowledge has enabled her to provide advice on more specialised areas including taxation across all sectors , taxation lead restructuring, management buy-outs , inheritance tax and succession planning. Her strengths lie in building close relationships with her clients , understanding their needs and working closely with them throughout their business cycle .

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David Gallagher

Partner

David joined MHA Maclntyre Hudson at that start of 2012. He previously worked for Mercia Group Limited, one of the UK’s largest providers of training and support services to the accountancy profession, where he was well known on the lecturing circuit and as head of the audit manual.

His current role is to manage the firm’s Technical Department to provide quality assurance to all offices and ensure timely provision of technical support both internally and to external clients. He is also a member of various ICAEW Audit Faculty committees and is a member of the Baker Tilly International Global Focus Board that develops the network’s audit methodology.

David is married to Sarah and they have three children (Shem, born 2004; Sylvia, born 2007 and Estelle, born 2010). In recent years, as Sylvia has become more fanatical, he has become an FA qualified youth football coach. In whatever spare time is left, David is a volunteer at the Leicester branch of Samaritans and is involved with several other charities.

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James Lawson

Director

James joined MacIntyre Hudson Corporate Finance in the London City office in 2015. He has approaching ten years’ experience  in lead advisory M&A and  focuses on advising entrepreneurs and management teams to develop and execute strategies to create, preserve, or extract shareholder value for companies in the £1m to £100m value bracket.

James has wide ranging M&A lead advisory deal-making experience across a variety of industry sectors on an international basis, with a particular interest in software and technology, media, healthcare and business services sectors. 

James completed an Executive MBA (Distinction) from Cass Business School in 2015, and also holds a Master’s degree in International Business and Law from the University of Sydney, as well as an LLB in Law and French. Outside of work James is a keen traveller, foodie, gym regular and skier.

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Bianca Silva

Head of Education, Partner

Bianca heads the firm’s Schools & Academies sector, leading a team of Partners due to her specialist knowledge and expertise developed over 30 years; initially supporting a number of schools in the 1990’s which became Grant Maintained, then moving on to support independent schools as well as schools converting to Academy status and today advising established and growing Multi Academy Trusts, often with complex structures and individual needs.  Her diverse portfolio includes many charities, schools, academies, religious organisations and voluntary groups as well as commercial and owner managed businesses.  

Bianca holds the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting, which acknowledges expertise and experience in charity accounting and finance at the highest level and is regularly referred to by Partners of the firm to provide guidance on the complex and regulated accounting requirements faced by the Not for Profit sector.

Bianca takes a personal interest in her clients' success and is proud to support the many dedicated individuals, organisations and professionals to achieve their goals. A member of the Churches Main Committee, she devotes much of her spare time to doing voluntary work.

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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 successfully since we started three years ago. Simon Burke - Dalbergia Group