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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.

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

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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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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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Jason Mitchell

Head of Technology, Partner

Jason is an audit partner and joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in January 2013 following the merger with HMT Assurance LLP. He joined HMT from KPMG in 2006 having had ten years of experience dealing with a wide variety businesses in the owner managed business group. This included privately owned SMEs together with subsidiaries of large listed groups. Jason was also involved in a number of specialist transaction support projects in his time at KPMG and has continued to perform financial due diligence and related services for his clients, often leading on into ongoing compliance and advisory relationships.

Jason enjoys the freedom of spending time with his clients to really understand their business and develop ways to help with all of their financial and wider business issues. Due to the nature of his portfolio, Jason has experience in a number of areas such as technical accounting and restructuring exercises.  He is particularly focused on businesses undergoing change and preparing his clients to maximise the value from their business.

Jason has spent some time acting as Chief Finance Officer for one of his clients which he feels helps him understand what it is like ‘the other side of the fence’. He completed his MBA at Manchester Business School which was focused on SME organisations.

He also heads up the technology sector group for the firm and is also interested in hi-tech manufacturing as a sector.

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Tallat Mahmood

Corporate Finance Director

Tallat joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2016 having previously been a part of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) team at Grant Thornton. He has been advising businesses on exits, fundraisings, acquisitions and buy-outs for over 10 years at firms including EY and RSM. 

In addition to his corporate finance advisory experience, Tallat was also a key part of the team at an energy technology venture capital fund that invested in energy businesses globally. He was responsible for deal origination and execution, as well providing hands-on expertise for business growth and expansion at Board level. During this time, he was seconded to Lloyds Development Capital (LDC) to work on buy-outs in the mid-market space. 

At MHA MacIntyre Hudson, Tallat focuses on transactions in the £2m to £50m range with specialist expertise in the software and technology sectors, having also successfully built his own digital businesses previously.

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