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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 Tilley 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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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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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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John Goodson

Insurance Broker

John is a Director of Insurance Services Surrey, appointed by MHA MacIntyre Hudson to look after the insurance needs of SME’s, Corporates, Not-for-Profit entities and Private Clients since 2012.

John joined Insurance Services Surrey in 2009 having previously worked as the Corporate Client Services Director of a national financial services firm. John qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in 2004.

In his leisure time, John can often be found kayaking along rivers, canals and the South Coast.

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Robert Kidson

Partner

Robert has been head of corporate finance at 3 top 20 accountancy firms and has 25 years of lead advisory experience having completed over 100 transactions across all industry sectors in his career.

Robert’s professional experience is a mixture of venture capital/private equity and investment banking/corporate finance. He has also served as a non executive director and audit committee chair of several  listed and unlisted companies and in addition a member of the audit committee of a university.

Robert specialises in advising owner managed companies on their strategic plans. He raises private equity and other forms of finance for such companies, advises them on mergers and acquisitions, flotations and general corporate matters. He also advise management teams on management buy outs.

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What they say about us

The team at MHA MacIntyre Hudson have taken away the burden of the day to day bookkeeping, payroll and CIS work off me. This has enabled me to spend more time working on my business, finding new work, new ideas and ways to be more profitable. Thanks to the help I’ve received, I can see a bright future for me and my company. Luke Day - Complete Wiring Solutions

What they say about us

With MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s support, our business has been successfully since we started three years ago. Simon Burke - Dalbergia Group