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Technology

The growth of a tech firm is unlike anything else, and we’ve seen it all as a partner to the UK tech sector. We’re agile enough to support early in the lifecycle while offering scale as the business accelerates through to growth. We understand each tech company is different, with individual needs and growth strategies; we work as a partner to support those ambitions. 

The UK tech sector has seen years of sustained growth; it’s been the stand-out performer over the last decade. Key to this growth has been the sector’s innovation, adaptability and business confidence. Having grown by a third since 2010 - double the rate of all other private sectors in the UK, and with various clusters popping up all over the country - there’s no doubting the UK tech scene is a varied and robust one.

Which means you need good advice to help you match the sector’s fluctuating demands – especially in a post-EU world. 

MHA MacIntrye Hudson Tech UK Member   

How our technology business advisers can help you grow

Adopting a sector-led approach, our specialist tech sector team are on hand to navigate the unique challenges our clients face. We understand each client’s individual needs and growth strategies, and we support those ambitions with strategic advice and accounting services.

Because tech firms can gain traction early in their lifecycle, we understand that we need to be agile enough to support them early on, but also be able to scale as the business accelerates through to growth. As a member of Baker Tilly International, we bring global links with tech clients throughout the world. This scalability enables both a full ‘cradle to grave’ business service, and a lower cost-base that suits our SME and mid-market clients.

We are agile accountants who grow with your business. Issues we commonly advise on for technology clients include:

  • Relatively complex revenue recognition
  • Protection and recognition of Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Maximising the return on human capital through incentivising and retention ideas
  • Managing the risks associated with cross-border trading 
  • Controlling access to markets
  • Obtaining relevant and sufficient finance
  •  Attracting and securing investment

This means we cover a varied mix of businesses within our group. From software and IT services to pharmaceutical and hi-tech manufacturing, our experts are on hand to provide assistance and help you to grow.

Get in touch and discover more.

Key contact

Head of Technology, Partner
Jason Mitchell
+44 (0) 118 950 3895
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Meet the team

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John Coverdale

Partner

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.

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Stuart Manning

Partner

As Senior Partner with over 25 year’s experience of advising clients, this has given Stuart the confidence and experience to deal with many complex and difficult situations. Helping hard working clients reward themselves plays an important part in Stuart’s strategy as is helping his owner- managed clients grow and develop their businesses.

With a reputation for driving business forward and identifying areas to maximise company wealth, Stuart’s clients continuously profit from his tenacious and energetic approach to business.  Constantly looking at “the bottom line” and the cash requirements has helped to turn around a number of businesses, resulting in clients being able to achieve their commercial and family goals and ambitions.

In addition he is a fully trained Lexcel Consultant and is an active member of the firm’s Legal Sector group.  With the advent of Academies, Stuart has been able to use his extensive knowledge regarding education, gained from the Grant Maintained initiative of the 1990’s, to advise schools and help make their transition to Academy status a seamless process.

Stuart has a keen interest in Cloud Accounting and Technology Sectors, advising clients on the best way forward using the various software packages and Apps available.

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Batanayi Katongera

Partner, Head of Transfer Pricing

Batanayi is a Partner based in the London office.

Batanayi leads the transfer pricing service line at MHA and has over 18 years of transfer pricing experience in the UK across a broad spectrum of industry sectors including financial services, private equity, funds, manufacturing, media and technology, as well as life sciences and telecommunications.

Batanayi helps clients prepare and defend transfer pricing policies and he has a particular focus on resolving transfer pricing disputes involving complex transfer pricing enquiries.  This extends to handling MAP proceedings and agreeing APAs, and ATCAs. 

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Gavin Davis

Partner

Gavin joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in June 2018 and is the Partner who leads our Technology Advisory Services practice. He joined the firm from BDO LLP where he led the technology consultancy practice for more than five years. Gavin has more than 35 years of experience in the IT industry and, besides running his own IT consultancy business for ten years, has worked for some of the worlds largest IT companies including; Fujitsu, Dell, Capita, Ricoh and Atos.

As well as a formal training in Electronic Engineering, Gavin holds several industry qualifications including; MCSE, PRINCE2, ITIL and CISM. In previous roles Gavin has developed global IT consulting methodologies, delivered (and recovered) several large high-profile IT projects as well as managing large teams of consultants, engineers and project managers.

Technology Advisory Services provides a range of services to support business in the mid-market. In these businesses it is not uncommon to find the Finance Director (or other senior board member) responsible for IT. Gavin calls them “The Quasi IT Director” ® and typically they become reliant on junior IT staff or third-party IT support companies for strategic advice, which may not always be in the best interest of the company.

Gavin and his team are completely independent and can provide advice that is based around your business and specific requirements. Typical services include:

  • IT reviews to identify areas where IT might be causing issue around the business
  • Strategic IT advice, to help get the best out of your IT, both now and in the future
  • Application procurement support (specification and selection) and,
  • Outsource IT director services.

Gavin also supports the MHA MacIntyre Hudson Corporate Finance Mergers and Acquisitions teams by providing IT due diligence on both the buy and sell side.

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