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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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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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James Lawson

Partner

James joined MacIntyre Hudson Corporate Finance in the London City office in 2015. He has approaching ten years’ experience  in lead advisory M&A and  focuses on advising entrepreneurs and management teams to develop and execute strategies to create, preserve, or extract shareholder value for companies in the £1m to £100m value bracket.

James has wide ranging M&A lead advisory deal-making experience across a variety of industry sectors on an international basis, with a particular interest in software and technology, media, healthcare and business services sectors. 

James completed an Executive MBA (Distinction) from Cass Business School in 2015, and also holds a Master’s degree in International Business and Law from the University of Sydney, as well as an LLB in Law and French.

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Alison Conley

Head of Retail & Consumer, Corporate and International Tax Partner

Alison was appointed as one of our Tax Partner's in the summer of 2016 and advises clients of both the London City office and Chelmsford.

After training with a big four firm of accountants, Alison specialised in international tax before being made a partner with BDO, going on to lead its Southern region tax team. She returned to the big four as a partner before becoming a director of a specialist tax and business advisory firm focussing on entrepreneurial clients. 

Over her career, Alison has advised corporate clients of all sizes across many business sectors, but she has particularly strong experience in the retail space. 

Alison has also been involved in multiple transactions and deals, where her focus is on ensuring that the tax strategy matches the needs of the company and its shareholders. 

Alison works closely with the corporate finance teams, and with international clients requiring cross-border tax advice. 

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What they say about us

The relationship with MHA MacIntyre Hudson has always been a solid one. The team are able to respond quickly to problems and achieving timescales. Their international network, Baker Tilly International, gives them breadth and the ability to cover overseas issues. - PRISYM ID

What they say about us

The continuity with their core specialist sector team and ability to give advice across several areas of support has been key to us working together. - Feefo Holdings Ltd