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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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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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Alicia Crisp

Partner

Alicia has been a partner at MHA MacIntyre Hudson leading a mixed portfolio of audit and advisory work since 2017, having joined the firm in 2007.

While Alicia works across a range of sectors including leisure, fashion and design, her core sectors are real estate and technology where she enjoys supporting developing businesses with both compliance and their longer term plans.

The majority of Alicia’s clients are owner managed businesses – from early stage entrepreneurs finding their feet, to scale up businesses with external funders, right through to well established groups thinking about succession planning. Alicia has a passion for working with business owners and managers that are keen to drive and grow their business. While supporting her client base Alicia has had the opportunity to work with our BTI counterparts around the world and is well used to the challenges of expanding overseas and remote working across differing cultures and time zones.

In addition to corporate clients, Alicia works with a portfolio of Academy Schools across the North London and Hertfordshire region, assisting with reporting and looking to provide support in managing the complex financial issues currently presented to academies.

Alicia is a Staff Engagement Partner for the Southern Region and liaises with various teams to maximise retention and recruitment of staff. This includes participating in events outside the firm to support school leavers and graduates looking to explore a career in finance.

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Chris Blundell

Partner

Chris has almost 30 years experience in the field of tax advice having joined what was then the Inland Revenue from Manchester University via BT. Since then in his time at both KPMG and Ernst and Young, he has worked with businesses large and small, listed and private, UK-based and international.

He has worked with companies and organisations in all sectors: large insurance companies, international technology companies and hotel and leisure companies to name a few. He heads up the Technology group in London and works with Technology companies large and small on all tax and financial matters that affect such companies at different stages of their growth cycle. He advises his clients on all manner of UK and overseas taxes that affect them and their employees through their employment of staff, both senior and junior. Issues like share incentives, the operation of PAYE, the application of National Insurance, the Construction Industry Scheme and company car fleet taxation are familiar territory for him.

Chris joined Maclntyre Hudson in 2011 from Mazars LLP where he headed up their London Employment Tax Services team. He is a Chartered Tax Adviser and a member of the Chartered Institute of Tax.

Outside work he has the cross to bear of being an avid supporter of West Ham football club. He carries this burden with characteristic equanimity and good humour.

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Paul Woodbridge

Audit Manager

Paul is an Audit and Accounts Manager at the Reading office and joined in 2013 following a merger with a small boutique firm. His specialists include External Audit, Statutory Reporting and Ongoing Compliance.

Paul looks after a wide-ranging portfolio of limited companies from small owner managed businesses to large corporates with turnover of £100m+, including several UK subsidiaries of international groups. His clients come from a variety of different industries, with particular focus on recruitment, technology and toys and games sectors.

He is very familiar with ongoing company compliance procedures and specialises in IFRS, with particular focus on assistance with IFRS 16 “Leases”. He also has experience in US GAAP and Academies.

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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