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.
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.
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.
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.
Andrew is an audit partner based in London focussing on the technology and media sectors.
Over the course of his career, Andrew has advised a spectrum of clients from domestic owner managed businesses to large international and listed groups. Andrew’s specialism is working with businesses working through investment cycles with either Private Equity or Venture Capitalist investment.
Andrew spent two years based in San Francisco working with technology businesses throughout Silicon Valley and went on to support a software business during it’s exit to a US acquirer.
Andrew joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2021.Get in touch with Andrew Gandell
Lisa joined the firm in 2008 as business services manager of predominately media and entertainment clients following a merger with MGI Midgley Snelling who she started with in 2004. Lisa's role includes arranging day to day financial management, VAT, management accounts and Limited company accounts for media clients.
Before Lisa joined the firm, she worked 15 years for 3 different accountancy practices which dealt with a whole range of medium to small businesses.
Outside of work, Lisa enjoys going to the gym, visiting art galleries, going to the theatre and watching opera.Get in touch with Lisa Sluman
Richard is an Account Director at 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. He can be found at the Reading office on a weekly basis.
Richard has a wealth of experience and expertise dealing with corporate and commercial clients having worked for both national and local insurance brokers. He has an extensive network of insurers with whom he is able to place risks. As a client relationship manager, he looks after a broad range of customers from many industries and professions.
His business philosophy is that customers always come first, thus making sure their businesses are adequately protected his main priority. Richard is an keen racquet ball and squash player and cyclist when time allows.Get in touch with Richard Abbott
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.Get in touch with David Coppard
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
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