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Technology

The phenomenal growth of the tech sector is like nothing we have seen before. We passionately believe clients in this innovative sector need specialist partners that can match their vision, expertise and agility.

Technology accountants and advisers

As long-term partners to the UK tech sector, we understand that the growth of a tech business does not always follow the usual rules.

Our experienced team of specialist accountants for tech and digital companies understand that each tech firm is different, both in terms of needs and ambition.

Outperforming the economy

As a significant draw for investment, both domestic and international, and a significant contributor to new job creation, the UK tech sector is outperforming the rest of the economy. It is also making its impact felt across the UK as, while London is a significant hub, clusters of tech firms are popping up all over the country.

MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s team of technology accountants and advisers have a deep understanding of this varied and robust sector. Innovation, adaptability and business confidence have been key to its growth to date.

Our accountants and advisers for technology and digital businesses understand good advice is essential for companies navigating this sector’s fluctuating demands, particularly in a post-Brexit world.

Understanding today, for tomorrow

Our experience of working with tech and digital businesses has given us a unique insight into the challenges they face today. Meanwhile, our close links with sector organisations TechUK and the Cloud Industry Forum help us to anticipate the future issues that might impact on our clients.

MHA MacIntrye Hudson Tech UK Member   

Sector-led approach

At MHA MacIntyre Hudson, our team of specialist accountants for technology know the importance of a sector-led approach. We have different specialists servicing the more established tech firms looking for growth strategies to those working with digital start-ups in need of strategic advice, we have the insight and expertise to support all clients to achieve their ambitions and bring in relevant skill sets as the businesses move through their development.  In this sector the transition can be over a very short timescale.

Our team that faces the small business and tech start-up clients know tech firms can gain traction early in their development. We also understand the importance of collaborative and agile partners that can offer both support and strategic advice on how to scale as their businesses grow.

Our membership of Baker Tilly International gives us access to specialist accounting and consultancy services for tech businesses in more than 130 countries. With our global links to tech clients, we can support international scalability, allowing us to continue as partners to our clients as they expand.

Alongside our core services as accountants for tech companies, we also advise our clients on issues such as:

  • 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

From software industry accounting to consultancy services for start-ups, our team of experts are on hand to provide insight and expertise.

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Meet the team

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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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Robin Stevens

Senior Advisor and Head of Capital Markets

Robin is a Chartered Accountant and joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson as a Special Adviser and Head of Capital Markets in July 2021.

Robin has had an extensive career in corporate finance, including corporate advisory and reporting assignments on public markets, raising capital, management buyouts, capital reconstructions, and investor-ready planning for companies operating in a wide range of sectors. He has also advised on numerous acquisitions and disposals by public and private companies as well as IPOs and secondary offerings in the UK and overseas. He has specific experience in advising emerging international companies, particularly those operating in Asia Pacific. Robin retains a strong international connection with clients, fellow professionals, regulators and business introducers and regularly speaks on corporate finance and capital markets issues to international business audiences.

Formerly Robin was  a corporate finance partner, Head of Capital Markets and then a Senior Adviser to Crowe UK LLP, having previously held senior corporate finance and audit partner positions with Mazars LLP and MRI Moores Rowland LLP. He is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of AIM listed Vector Capital Plc and a member of the Executive Committee of the British Malaysian Society.

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Jay Avraj Bhatti

R&D Tax Senior Manager

Jay joined MHA Macintyre Hudson in May 2019 as an R&D Tax Specialist, with experience in claims covering a wide array of industries and complexity.

Trained as an Aeronautical Engineer, working on various leading-edge Engineering projects ranging from the A380 superjumbo to Wind Turbines. Applies technical and legislative knowledge to structure R&D Tax Claims and other incentives to safely maximise value, and minimise risks, achieving a 0% enquiry rate for over 2000 submitted claims.

Born and raised in Kenya, Jay continues to enjoy wildlife conservation efforts, archaeology and painting.

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Liz Newell

Partner

Liz joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson as a Partner in January 2020. Liz has a wide ranging portfolio of clients and enjoys advising on a variety of matters affecting businesses. 

She is a fully qualified accountant with over 20 years of experience and an impressive range of specialisms extending from property to technology sectors. She supports businesses that operate on a local, national and international scale, including working with overseas companies to establish subsidiaries here in the UK. As well as working with commercial clients, she is a member of the Not for Profit team and works with many charitable organisations.

Liz also holds several positions within the Milton Keynes community.  She is a Director of Biztech Technology Forum. She is also a member of the MK Business Council and she provides financial guidance to the board of Destination MK.  In 2015, Liz received the inaugural Women Leaders MK Award for Professional Services.

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What they say about us

MHA MacIntyre Hudson has truly been a value additive auditor, which is quite rare and something to look up to. The level of knowledge of all team members and the engagement partner is quite extensive and we have thoroughly enjoyed the partnership with them. Way to go MHA MacIntyre Hudson!! - Dishman group

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