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Manufacturing & Engineering

As one of the world’s leading manufacturing nations, it is a sector that is vital to the country’s prosperity. We believe our passion for this dynamic sector combined with our extensive knowledge and specialist services makes us different.

A partner for manufacturing businesses

At MHA MacIntyre Hudson, we understand that manufacturing and engineering businesses face a fast moving domestic and global landscape, with the challenges of sector disruption, economic uncertainty as well as cost pressures, labour issues and regulation. That’s what makes our team of specialists different. As accountants and advisers, we specialise in the sector  and work in partnership with our clients to help plot a path to success, whatever your aspirations are.

Accounting for manufacturing - a centre of excellence

Our team of manufacturing accountants and auditors not only have an in-depth knowledge of the sector, but we are a centre of excellence for advising businesses across manufacturing and engineering. We take a proactive approach with all our clients, from start-ups needing guidance from our manufacturing advisors through to developing growth strategies for multi-national organisations.

National and international expertise

Our experience of working with a range of national and international clients means we have built up a vast knowledge of different markets and regulatory environments. We can advise on a variety of industry-related areas, from core services, such as accounting for manufacturing operations,  audits , to more specialist areas including R&D tax relief, capital reliefs, VAT and duties and  expanding into new international  markets.

Our membership of Baker Tilly International underpins this reach. With manufacturing advisors in more than 130 countries, we can provide your organisation with joined-up advice and thinking wherever you need to do business.

Strong sector links

We are immersed in the sector through events, seminars and forums. We are proud to facilitate these meetings, which are essential for sharing best practice and networking. We also author the influential MHA Manufacturing & Engineering Survey, now in its 8th year, which has become the go-to report for understanding the current state of play in the sector.

We have also forged close links with the sector’s several associations such as the Manufacturing Advisory Service, UK Trade & Investment, Institute of Mechanical Engineers and Cranfield Centre of Innovative Manufacturing, as well as LEPs and banks. These relationships have helped us to develop an exhaustive knowledge of available funding, grants and training opportunities.

Working as partners

We are trusted partners to our clients, who range from SMEs through to major international companies, and believe it is our team approach to problem-solving that helps us to foster strong relationships.

We like to take a proactive approach with clients offering strategic advice based on our leading-edge knowledge of the industry, and the latest developments in regulation and legislation.

Our team offers core services, such as accounting for manufacturing businesses, and advice on manufacturing tax, but our team of specialist manufacturing accountants can support:

  • 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 extensive 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 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

Get in touch to find out how MHA Macintyre Hudson’s manufacturing and engineering specialists can help your business to grow and succeed.

Meet the team

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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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Andrew Bates

Senior Audit Manager

Andrew joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in summer 2020 having worked previously as Audit Manager at a top 6 firm.

He has over 20 years experience in audit, and has a diverse range of clients, both large and small, including those in the not for profit, manufacturing, professional practices, and leisure sectors.

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Jade Sawyer

Assistant Manager

Jade joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson at the start of 2021 and is a Chartered Certified Accountant with more than 11 years of audit and accounts experience.

She works primarily with owner managed businesses ranging in size and spanning a variety of sectors including manufacturing, construction, professional services and consultancy.

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Atul Kariya

Head of Manufacturing & Engineering, Partner

Atul is the firm's National Sector Head for Manufacturing and Engineering and a member of the firm’s Management Board. Atul advises a variety of corporate clients in London and the home counties, with a focus on the manufacturing, life sciences and construction sectors.  

Having been with the firm since 1998, he offers his clients sound forward thinking advice, particularly in relation to strategic planning, tax mitigation and group structures. Atul’s strength is to help clients with their challenges and provide innovative, joined-up solutions that help them succeed. Atul is retained as an adviser to the Board of Directors for many of his clients.

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What they say about us

MHA MacIntyre Hudson has truly been a value additive auditor, which is quite rare and something to look up to. The level of knowledge of all team members and the engagement partner is quite extensive and we have thoroughly enjoyed the partnership with them. Way to go MHA MacIntyre Hudson!! - Dishman group

What they say about us

The relationship with MHA MacIntyre Hudson has always been a solid one. The team are able to respond quickly to problems and achieving timescales. Their international network, Baker Tilly International, gives them breadth and the ability to cover overseas issues. - PRISYM ID