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Renewable & Sustainable Energy

The UK’s energy sector is facing a huge target: by 2020, 20% of the UK’s energy must be generated from renewable sources. So the race is on for business and investors alike to maximise government incentives and have the edge over their competitors. Growth and strategy is key.

With the right tax and accounting advice, our team of sustainability experts can support and guide your business interests to maximise return and attract investment in this rapidly-changing market. Whether you are building a renewable energy plant, looking to invest, or looking for investment our team can advise you with the latest thinking.

Renewable Energy AssociationOur membership of the Renewable Energy Association (REA) helps our experts to support and guide your business interests and gives us guidance on future issues which may impact the sector.

How our renewable energy consultants can help

Maximise government incentives for renewable energy and get the edge over your competitors; structure large-scale projects to attract investment. From small wind turbine projects to portfolios and large-scale farms, our people can help you to build for the future - in more ways than one. Support includes:

  • Tax advice to maximise return
  • Structuring large-scale projects to attract investment
  • Fundraising 
  • Assistance with bank funding and relationships
  • Financial modelling
  • Funder due diligence
  • Maximising Capital Allowance claims
  • Maximising R&D tax relief
  • An audit approach and tax compliance function that understands the nuances of the sector

Our experts typically get involved in certain areas of the business and sector, including:

  • Fundraising
  • Tax-efficient structuring and auditing
  • Small-scale wind turbine projects to portfolios, and large-scale farms
  • Advising landowners and the agricultural community  
  • Capital allowance and R& D claims, such as biomass and anaerobic digestion plants

Inject some energy into your business operations by working with MacIntyre Hudson’s renewable and sustainable energy consultants.

Get in touch, and let’s discuss the future.

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Meet the team

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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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Joe Spencer

Partner

Specialising in the Agriculture & Rural Business sector Joe has developed a deep understanding of the challenges facing farming businesses today. He advises clients from small family farms through to larger commercial enterprises on various issues such as diversification projects, business restructuring, succession planning and benchmarking.

His experience within the agricultural sector enables him to offer considered and insightful solutions to sometimes difficult situations. Taking time to understand not only the business structure but also the family dynamics allows Joe to fully appreciate these relationships and to factor these in when suggesting inheritance tax and other succession planning strategies.

Joe is also involved in advising businesses operating within pharmaceutical and life science sectors. In particular, assisting with tax planning and structuring, and providing a full range of compliance services.

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Laurence Whitehead

Partner

Laurence heads up the firm's award-winning corporate finance lead advisory team. Laurence and his team have been recognised at  a number of M&A award events over recent years, including the Insider Dealmaker Awards in 2015, 2013, 2011 and 2009, The Game Changer Awards in 2017, The Corporate International Global Awards in 2016, The British Accountancy Corporate Finance Awards in 2015, The M&A Finance Awards in 2015, The Finance Monthly Dealmaker of the Year Awards in 2015 and the AI Corporate Finance Awards in 2015.  Laurence has also been awarded the CF designation by the ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty in recognition of his M&A expertise.

He is well connected in the corporate finance world, having previously been employed for a number of years at one of the "Big 4" firms where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and became a Member of the Chartered Securities Institute.  During this time, Laurence also spent several years working on assignments in Russia and the Middle East, as well as working on private equity deals for over a year as a member of that firm’s London-based Private Equity Team. 

Laurence’s main areas of specialism include private equity, corporate acquisitions & disposals, finance raising, management buyouts, business valuations and M&A strategic planning.

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Chris Denning

Corporate and International Tax Partner

Chris has over 27 years of tax experience and joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in January 2013 following the merger with HMT Assurance LLP. He joined HMT in 2008 having previously spent nearly 20 years split between PwC and latterly KPMG.

Chris has provided a comprehensive range of advice and expertise for a range of corporate clients, from entrepreneurially owned start ups to large corporate/ multinationals. This includes advising on, for example, mergers and acquisitions, group restructuring, inbound/outbound expansion, CFC’s, PE’s, shareholder planning, employee incentivisation, transfer pricing strategy and compliance and profit extraction/repatriation.

As well as extensive transactional tax expertise Chris has developed an intuitive understanding of the interaction of taxes in relation to the ongoing provision of tax advice and works very closely with his clients in order that he can proactively identify issues and opportunities for tax planning which can be aligned with commercial goals and activities.

Throughout Chris’ career, he has also developed sector experience in hospitality and real estate.

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What they say about us

My favourite benefit of working with MHA MacIntyre Hudson is having access to a huge network of knowledge but still having the direct personal feel when dealing with the local office team. Callum Bates -
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What they say about us

The whole team are exceedingly knowledgeable and the main benefit of working with MHA MacIntyre Hudson is the reassurance I feel that our business is in safe hands. Hayley Wilson - Fenmarc
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