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Media & Entertainment

Our media and entertainment group understand both sides; they know what it takes to survive in the business called show, and they know how to survive in the world of finance, too. They’re involved with all aspects of the industry in the UK, and can provide extensive overseas support through our Baker Tilly International network. We deal with all aspects of film, television and theatre, advising on issues affecting each generation – from supporting those starting out, to comprehensive business management for those who have achieved success. 

Our extensive expertise covers all aspects of self-employment, limited companies and partnerships. Our clients include actors, writers, comedians, presenters, composers, musicians, and opera singers, as well as producers, directors, choreographers, casting directors, designers and other behind-the-scenes practitioners.

How we support with media accountancy

Business management

Your business is truly unique, and it takes many people to keep you at the top of your game. We work closely with agents and managers, banks, independent financial advisers and mortgage brokers to give an all-round service to all our clients. We establish appropriate record keeping, utilising cloud accounting and apps – such as Xero and Receiptbank. We set up limited companies, run PAYE schemes, deal with all aspects of VAT registration, manage separately-designated client accounts for tax reserves, and much more.

Tax

We can deal with any tax issue. It’s not just about income and corporation tax; you also need to think about your National Insurance Contributions, VAT, inheritance tax and more. 

Not from around here originally? We can advise about residency, deal with the Foreign Entertainers Unit, assist with tax credit applications, establish Enterprise Investment Schemes, help complete Double Tax Treaty forms, obtain Certificates of Coverage (A1/E101) – basically everything you will encounter as your career develops in the UK.

Production houses, theatres and other entertainment companies

We work with and advise theatres, supporting internal accounting and touring production budgets. But there are many ways to support your income in the entertainment industry; we can also assist with applications for Arts Council and local authority funding, help you to maximise tax reliefs including for R&D, look at capital allowance claims, and many other matters. There’s always something new we can look into.

Our group also provides assurance services to theatres, agents and production companies, including financial, accountancy and tax solutions which are tailored specifically to a company’s requirements. We can conduct royalty audits, support start-ups and management buy-outs, advise on ownership succession and company valuations…

Get in touch, and let’s discuss how we can help you to focus on what matters.

Key contact

Head of Media & Entertainment, Partner
David Coppard
+44 (0)20 7429 4100
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Meet the team

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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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John Burwood

Partner

John joined MacIntyre Hudson in March 2008 following the merger of the London office of MGI Midgley Snelling.

John has extensive experience in advising clients in all kinds of service industries including groups and companies involved in international trade, technology, advertising, media, PR, and retail.   

His audit specialisms include AIM listed clients acting as lead or component auditor in the wholesale toy, oil and mineral extraction sectors. He is also extensively involved in the audit of owner managed businesses, charities, FCA regulated entities and Pension Schemes

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David Coppard

Head of Media & Entertainment, Partner

David joined in 2010 when his firm “Coppards” merged with MHA MacIntyre Hudson and he advises individuals and businesses involved in all aspects of the Media & Entertainment industry. His expertise extends to business and personal management including working with agents, managers, banks, solicitors and independent financial advisers. Proud to have developed and lead a very talented team passionately supporting talent in every part of the industry.

Originally studied for a career in engineering, David obtained a First Class Honours degree but decided to expand his opportunities and trained to become a chartered accountant. After qualification he moved to Price Waterhouse and found his vocation when he joined the team managing ex-Beatle George Harrison and HandMade Films. Established his own Media & Entertainment practice in the 1980’s and has the privilege of working for some of the most talented and successful individuals in the business. 

David enjoys theatre going, particularly to see productions associated with his clients and is Honorary Treasurer for a number of charities. Much time is taken with family and their “zoo”, presently 3 horses, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 4 ducks and 4 rabbits. 

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Peter Abbott

Expatriate Tax Manager

Peter joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in January 2019 as Expatriate Tax Manager working within the Human Capital Advisory service line.

Peter is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) and has over ten years of experience working in tax, with a focus on expatriate tax and global mobility. Having worked previously at EY and Deloitte, Peter has worked with many different clients of various sizes, from private clients and small to medium businesses to large, international corporations, helping them on a range of advisory and compliance issues.

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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

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