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Leisure & Hospitality

As consumer tastes and buying patterns change, so too does the financial outlook for a leisure and hospitality business. Our expert team understands this highly competitive marketplace, and how sensitive it is to economic change. The highs and lows are real; we offer the best financial and accountancy advice to guide and support you through obstacles, and lead you towards growth.

Accounting and advisory for hotels

Your hotel needs to meet the challenges of today’s ever-changing market place. Hotel owners face the continued challenge of offering genuine quality and value for money, and retaining high-performing employees, all while trying to gain competitive advantage. 

This sector has huge variation - from top-branded quality hotels or family-run hotels, to national and international groups; from serviced apartments or bed and breakfast houses, to spas and health resorts - our hotel and hospitality accountants understand your needs. We can help achieve your goals by supporting you with:

  • Preparation of accounts
  • Cash flow forecasts
  • Advice on regulations specific to the hotel industry on areas such as tax, VAT, HMRC and PAYE
  • Improving efficiencies, productivity and cost saving
  • Dealing with employment tax issues and assisting with HMRC enquiries

How we advise pubs, restaurants and bars

With more than 25,000 restaurants and over 50,000 pubs in the UK, the hospitality industry has never been so competitive. Our specialist pubs, restaurants and bars accountants advise businesses in this sector on their strategy, and show them how to position themselves in their competitive environment to gain advantage. The services offered by our hospitality accountants include:

  • Advising on internal controls to ensure cash is being deposited into the bank
  • Comparative balance sheet analysis
  • Ratio analysis by industry standards to detect issues that may not otherwise be detected 
  • VAT reclaims on gaming machines
  • Dealing with employment tax issues and HMRC enquiries
  • Dealing with tips and tronc arrangements

Expertise with sports and health clubs 

Our in-depth understanding of key industry and sector-specific issues for sports and health clubs is central to the delivery of our accountancy, business advisory and tax services. As a sports and health club owner you need to ensure that you can get hold of key financial information to make business-critical decisions. Our leisure and hospitality accountants can help both clubs and their managers maximise the potential of their assets through: 

  • Internal audit and risk management support
  • Management strategy reviews
  • Financial management and benchmarking analysis
  • Financing growth and succession
  • Reducing corporation tax burden
  • VAT advice and solutions
  • Dealing with issues relating to the engagement of workers

Get in touch to discuss how we can take care of business for you.

Key contact

Head of Leisure & Hospitality, Partner
Chris Sutton
+44 (0)207 429 4100
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Meet the team

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Chris Sutton

Head of Leisure & Hospitality, Partner

Chris has worked with clients at every stage of the business growth cycle: from start-up through to flotation. Heading our Hospitality and Leisure team, Chris has a number of clients across the sector including hotels and restaurants.  

He is heavily involved with his clients’ affairs, the large majority of which are owner-managed family businesses. He is a hands-on adviser and enjoys the variety of challenges offered by working in public practice, bringing over 35 years experience.  Chris’s portfolio of clients also includes a number of large groups both in the UK and overseas.

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Batanayi Katongera

Partner, Head of Transfer Pricing

Batanayi is a Partner based in the London office.

Batanayi leads the transfer pricing service line at MHA and has over 18 years of transfer pricing experience in the UK across a broad spectrum of industry sectors including financial services, private equity, funds, manufacturing, media and technology, as well as life sciences and telecommunications.

Batanayi helps clients prepare and defend transfer pricing policies and he has a particular focus on resolving transfer pricing disputes involving complex transfer pricing enquiries.  This extends to handling MAP proceedings and agreeing APAs, and ATCAs. 

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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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Mike Kay

Partner

Mike is a well known name amongst the professional community in Essex and beyond. Over 20 years’ experience has ranged from secondment to clients, dealing with day to day challenges, through to heading up our Corporate Finance team in London and the South East. He has been awarded the "CF" designation by the ICAEW recognising his M&A experience since 1995.

Mike’s reputation and client base extends beyond East Anglia to the South Coast and up to the Midlands. He is regularly recommended by other professionals and clients for his simple and straightforward advice led approach - which he believes greatly increases the ability to understand, deliver and succeed - and his extensive knowledge of many industry sectors including leisure and hospitality, manufacturing and logistics. He is frequently instructed by banks to act on their behalf when considering lending propositions.

Working with businesses of all sizes, Mike has a particular focus on entrepreneurial clients, with many planning for future acquisitions, exits, buy outs and finance raising, drawing on his extensive knowledge in this area. Mike is often asked to provide business valuations in connection with matrimonial disputes and corporate restructurings.

Away from the office Mike can usually be found watching a game of rugby, when not working on his house renovation project, or enjoying a few glasses of fine wine. Unfortunately all this has limited his ability to reduce his golfing handicap.

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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