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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.

Key contact

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

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Meet the team

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Rich Hall

Head of Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility & Climate Change

Rich joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in September 2020 to lead our Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility and Climate Change work.

A former ‘big four’ Risk Assurance Director, Rich started, built and led their Northern Sustainability Practice and was ultimately responsible for their Performance Assurance line of service.

Drawing on over 30 years cross sector, multi discipline experience. Rich brings over 15 years’ experience and passion of leading successful Sustainability and risk engagements. He has worked and led teams both internationally and within the UK, working with some of the largest and most complex businesses across their global footprints.

Rich has led major sustainability engagements from idea generation and inception through to successful implementation across advisory, reporting and assurance and internal audit.

Rich has a genuine passion for business and enjoys working on excellence in client service, building and developing high performing teams, mentoring and innovation.

Having led teams in the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and America he places a high value on embracing cultures and diversity and supporting responsible and purposeful business.

In addition to his Sustainability expertise Rich has engagement leader experience and expertise across Third Party Assurance, Contract Assurance, and complex risk management across strategy, operations, and supply chain.

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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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Guy Hodgkinson

Partner

Guy joined in 2010 starting his career with MHA MacIntyre Hudson and continuing through to his current position as Partner.

Guy understands that the profession is all about relationships, and enjoys helping his clients meet their goals through gaining a good understanding of his clients and their businesses.

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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

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