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Manufacturing & Engineering

MHA MacIntyre Hudson is a centre for excellence when it comes to advising businesses in the manufacturing and engineering sector. Our proactive approach to helping businesses prosper includes guiding your business from start-up, through to growth strategies and surviving a challenging economy. This is complemented by our national and international credentials, meaning we are well-positioned to advise our clients on a diverse range of industry-related areas - from accounting and audit to more specialist areas around tax, including R&D tax relief, capital reliefs and Patent Box and international tax.

But what makes us different? We think it’s the passion we have for the sector, and our words are more than matched by our actions. For many years, we have facilitated manufacturing and engineering forums, events and seminars, helping businesses in the sector to share best practice and network with each other. Our MHA Manufacturing & Engineering Survey is now in its fifth year and is a go-to report when it comes to understanding the sector, its opportunities and challenges.

Our involvement with the sector is extensive and our strong links with several associations - including MAS, UKTI, IMechE, Cranfield Centre of Innovative Manufacturing and other stakeholders such as LEPs and banks - means that we can advise on funding, grants and training opportunities.

As the UK member of Baker Tilly International, we can provide joined-up advice and thinking wherever you operate; BTI has advisers in more than 130 countries worldwide.

How we can support manufacturing accounting

We act for a range of clients in the sector, ranging from SMEs to multinational companies. We build strong relationships with our clients, and though partner-led, we take a team approach to problem solving. We have the knowledge and expertise to ensure our advice is proactive, innovative and timely, enabling your business to move forward.

Our manufacturing and engineering business experts can support with:

  • Tax planning and corporate restructuring
  • Understanding and claiming R&D tax credits
  • Understanding and profiting from the Patent Box scheme
  • Helping find routes to finance through our large network of bankers, invoice financiers, and grant-makers
  • Developing an export strategy
  • Minimising risk from pricing and supply fluctuations
  • Optimising stock control
  • Making important investment decisions
  • Planning for mergers and acquisitions, or for disposals
  • Corporate finance advice, including strategic acquisitions
  • Managing cash flow through interest and exchange rate fluctuation
  • Helping you trade abroad through our network of global associates as members of Baker Tilly International
  • Providing access to our useful network of other specialist professional advisers

Get in touch to discover how we can help your manufacturing and engineering firm to grow.

Key contact

Head of Manufacturing & Engineering, Partner
Atul Kariya
+44 (0)1234 268761
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Meet the team

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Simon Knibbs

Partner

Simon is a Partner based in our Bedford office working with a wide range of clients in a broad spectrum of industries.

His interests lie in developing close relationships with clients and understanding the activities, ethos and motivations that drive their business. Simon has a proven ability to deliver efficient and effective solutions to reporting matters, whatever the complexity, and is enthusiastic and pro-active in providing practical solutions to all aspects of accounting and financial reporting issues.

In his home life Simon dedicates most of his time to his three young children, watching and playing rugby, and when he can fit it in, spending time with his wife.

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Chris Barlow

Partner

Chris joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in July 2015 following the merger with Birmingham based MHA Bloomer Heaven. Chris was made a partner at MHA Bloomer Heaven in 2006 and works with owner managed businesses, family owned companies and international groups. Chris deals with a diverse portfolio of clients covering a range of sectors and in particular manufacturing companies and barristers. The firm are patrons of Made in the Midlands, an association of manufacturing and engineering companies, and Chris has been instrumental in developing this over recent years.  Chris is a responsible individual for audit purposes and works closely with his clients to ensure they get the best advice. 

Away from work Chris is a keen musician and was a prize winning pianist, although is now rather out of practice. He enjoys spending time with his family exploring National Trust premises. He is also a member of BNI Apollo where is has previously been chapter director.

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James Broderick

Director & UK Head of Business Development

James joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in December 2018 as Director & UK Head of Business Development for MHA Macintyre Hudson in the UK. His role includes driving lead generation, relationship building and new revenue creation across Audit, Tax & Advisory services Nationally & Internationally.

James works with all the service and sector lines with their go to market strategy’s but he has a specific focus on;

  • Real Estate
  • Financial Services
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Practices
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing & Engineering

James in his free time is Chairman of a Military Charity and also enjoys playing sport and spending time with his family.

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Fred Satow

Director

Fred Satow qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse and is also a licensed insolvency practitioner.

After a secondment to the intensive care team of a UK clearing bank, he became a partner at two mid–tier accountancy firms and a boutique.

Fred specialises in corporate restructuring and insolvency and has particular expertise in solvent liquidations, but also considerable experience of working for lenders and personal insolvency work.

His sector expertise includes personal injury (where he is a market leader), travel, healthcare, property and construction, engineering and media.

Fred Satow is licensed to act as an insolvency practitioner in the UK by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

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What they say about us

SilverLining UK very highly recommends MHA MacIntyre Hudson for all your company’s financial accounting needs.Our corporation has worked with MHA MacIntyre Hudson for the last 4 years. They are truly the best at what they do.They continually provide timely and excellent service and go ‘above and beyond' for their client. Their knowledge, communication skills and professional qualifications are of the highest quality and standards. SilverLining UK - Construction Sector

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