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Retail & Consumer

The shape of the retail sector has changed significantly in recent years. The traditional model that has existed for decades is in flux, as people change not only how they buy, but what they buy and where they buy it. Retailers have had to rapidly respond to the changing business environment and the complexities that come with it.

Technology, data security, the supply chain and competitor ‘price wars’ are causing retailers to review their business models and look for efficiencies to ensure that business forecasts are achieved. Our retail and consumer team can provide a full range of advisory, tax and accounting services to help our clients successfully develop their businesses to not only deal with the changing retail environment, but thrive in it.

How our retail consulting can help your business

From growing entrepreneurial OMBs to household names, we’ve been advising and guiding accounting and business strategy in the retail sector for many years. We have helped clients grow, diversify and expand internationally.

  • Our work focuses on a mixture of compliance, business advisory and commercial projects offering our clients help in areas such as:
  • Taxation, particularly around international tax, transfer pricing, restructuring, VAT and customs duties
  • Employment issues, capital allowances, currency volatility and tax mitigation
  • Business planning and support trying to access funding
  • Planning for intellectual property and branding
  • Maximising the efficiency of the supply chain; reducing costs and improving margins
  • Advising on disposals and seeking acquisitions during phases of M&A
  • Advising on both governance issues to best attract investment, and on minimising fraud and corruption risk
  • Tax and audit compliance, accounting and financial reporting.

Get in touch to discuss how our experts can help your retail operations to streamline – and grow.

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Meet the team

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Matthew Herrera

Senior Manager

Matthew is a Senior Manager in the Audit and Assurance team based in London.

Matthew is ACA qualified and has more than 20 years’ experience in providing audit and assurance services to clients in a broad range of sectors including retail & wholesale, professional services, commodity broker-traders, technology and agriculture.  He has significant experience auditing large international groups as principal and participating in group audits as component auditor.  Through his experience Matthew has developed detailed knowledge of UK and International GAAPs.

He is committed to delivering efficient, effective and value added services to all his clients.

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Yogan A. Patel

Partner

Yogan qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983 and is a Partner here at MHA MacIntyre Hudson.

Yogan is very much a key part of his clients' teams. As well as having an advisory role he acts as a facilitator, enabling clients to clearly see through the obstacles that face them and find the solutions, rather than the more traditional provision of straightforward business advice. To give you time to answer the big questions, your business must be running smoothly, but for it to run smoothly time must be given to important issues. Yogan works with clients through the planning process and helps to turn ideas into actions.

In addition to advising owner-managed businesses on strategic matters and tax planning, he is fully involved in all aspects of a client's business which includes audit, accounts, tax compliance, recruitment etc.

Yogan heads up our Pharma, Life Science and Med-Tech sector for the firm and also has a wide range of clients in the Technology, Manufacturing and Property sectors, as well as in Fashion and Healthcare.  

Yogan is a Fellow of the ICAEW and a member of the ICAEW tax faculty and audit and assurance faculty. As one of the senior members of our International team Yogan travels widely meeting the needs of our clients wishing to do business overseas or set-up in the UK. He represents the firm in Middle East and Asia Pacific regions within Baker Tilly International and is responsible for the firm’s India desk.

Yogan also heads up Asia Pacific within MHA MacIntyre Husdon and travels to the Far East regularly and acts for clients from those areas establishing in UK giving them all support from advisory, tax structuring to compliance.

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Hannah Black

Audit Manager

Hannah joined the MHA MacIntyre Hudson London office as an audit manager at the start of 2020, and currently manages a portfolio ranging from small owner managed businesses to international groups.

Hannah graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2014 with a First Class Honours degree in Accounting and Finance. She is ACA qualified with more than 6 years’ experience of providing audit and assurance services to clients across a variety of sectors, including retail and consumer, travel and tourism and the pharmaceutical industry.

Hannah maintains a friendly and approachable working style and strives to provide a high level of service to all of her clients.

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Richard Thomas

Tax Director

Richard joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in October 2016. Richard is a Tax Director in the corporation tax team, providing tax advisory services to a wide range of corporate clients.

Richard trained with BDO where he worked with large corporate clients requiring a seamless compliance function combined with proactive tax advice.  This continued following his move to a big four firm where he worked with both listed and entrepreneurial businesses.  Richard is a Chartered Tax Advisor and a member of the Association of Tax Technicians.

Richard enjoys reading, music, online gaming and horology.

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What they say about us

The core services provided by the firm, global presence, industrial expertise and proactive response helped us take the decision towards using the services of MHA MacIntyre Hudson. - Tillomed Laboratories Limited

What they say about us

Great team to work with; a great cultural fit with our business, knowing when to listen and when to take charge. The quality of professional advice and guidance throughout was essential in making this deal happen. Richard Anderson - Fenmarc Produce