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…
Get in touch, and let’s discuss how we can help you to focus on what matters.
John joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in March 2008 as an audit partner and acts for a variety of corporate clients including companies involved in construction and real estate, financial services (including FCA regulated companies), media and entertainment (including book and music publishers), professional partnerships, and the not-for-profit sector.
He has a number of Technology clients, particularly start-ups and growing companies, advising them on a range of issues. He has also assisted with a number of successful Technology Strategy Board applications for funding.
In his spare time he is a keen cyclist and aspiring duathlete.Get in touch with John Coverdale
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.Get in touch with Peter 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. Much time is taken with family and their “zoo”, presently 3 horses, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 4 ducks and 4 rabbits.Get in touch with David Coppard
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
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
With MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s support, our business has been very successful since we started three years ago. Simon Burke - Dalbergia Group