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Transport & Logistics

Moving things, moving livelihoods, around the country – or countries - is an important job. You want to make sure you can keep the wheels turning, the refrigerators running, the lights on in the warehouse. Working with our transport and logistics team gets you expert support in profitability, property management, staffing incentives, and more - whatever your strategic plans, and wherever the next job will take you. 

We draw on our extensive experience and broad skillset to support clients in this ever-changing and demanding sector. Whether a long-standing family business or part of an international group, we have the national coverage and international reach to support you whatever your strategic plans.

How our transport and logistics advisers can help

Of course, we can help you with the regular assurance and tax services you would expect from a firm such as ours, but we also have a real understanding of areas specific to this sector.

Property

  • Strategy around growth in warehousing capacity
  • Ownership structure
  • Maximising capital allowances 
  • Financing and bank support
  • VAT
  • Links to property professionals and commercial property lawyers

Staff

  • HR support and outsourcing
  • Payroll outsourcing
  • Driver status advice
  • Driver allowances
  • Management team incentives

Strategic advice

  • Family succession planning
  • Outsourced finance director services
  • Acquisition search and deal negotiation
  • Business valuations and due diligence
  • Business integration
  • Shareholder interaction

Profitability

  • Contract margin reviews
  • Overhead reviews
  • Advice around rationalisation on loss of contracts
  • Fleet financing
  • Management reporting

And, specific to shipping…

The UK remains a significant presence in the shipping sector and is responsible for the movement of the bulk of our international trade. As a member of the Baker Tilly International network and its representation across the globe, we are structured along international lines to provide the best advice to our shipping clients.

Our UK clients include freight, brokerage, charter and agency organisations; for foreign-owned operations we can provide:

  • Fully-outsourced support functions, including accounts, tax, payroll and HR 
  • Tonnage tax compliance services
  • VAT and duty advice and compliance services
  • Expat employment tax advice

Whatever your needs, we are with you for the whole journey. Get in touch to find out how we can help your logistics.

Key contact

Head of Transport & Logistics, Partner
Adam Young
+44 (0)1604 624011
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Meet the team

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Mike Kay

Partner

Mike is a well known name amongst the professional community in Essex and beyond. Over 20 years’ experience has ranged from secondment to clients, dealing with day to day challenges, through to heading up our Corporate Finance team in London and the South East. He has been awarded the "CF" designation by the ICAEW recognising his M&A experience since 1995.

Mike’s reputation and client base extends beyond East Anglia to the South Coast and up to the Midlands. He is regularly recommended by other professionals and clients for his simple and straightforward advice led approach - which he believes greatly increases the ability to understand, deliver and succeed - and his extensive knowledge of many industry sectors including leisure and hospitality, manufacturing and logistics. He is frequently instructed by banks to act on their behalf when considering lending propositions.

Working with businesses of all sizes, Mike has a particular focus on entrepreneurial clients, with many planning for future acquisitions, exits, buy outs and finance raising, drawing on his extensive knowledge in this area. Mike is often asked to provide business valuations in connection with matrimonial disputes and corporate restructurings.

Away from the office Mike can usually be found watching a game of rugby, when not working on his house renovation project, or enjoying a few glasses of fine wine. Unfortunately all this has limited his ability to reduce his golfing handicap.

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Stephen Poleykett

Partner

Stephen joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2009 following 15 years in the profession when he specialised in the audit of AIM and fully listed companies.  During that period he helped listed companies through the difficult transition from UK to International accounting practice. He also gained a wealth of experience advising owner-managed businesses, especially in the area of tax mitigation and profit extraction. 

At MHA MacIntyre Hudson, Stephen joined the International team and he deals mainly with the UK operations of overseas companies.  A typical week includes, international audits, helping foreign individuals and businesses plan their entry into UK markets, establishing UK legal entities and hand-holding clients through the maze of UK  legal and tax compliance.  With the option to call upon a range of specialist expertise within the firm, including HR, insurance and ex-patriot tax, Stephen helps our firm provide a one-stop show for new and mature international business. 

In his spare time Stephen enjoys keeping an eye on current affairs, having fun with his family and avoiding household chores.

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Mark Minus

Partner

Mark has over 30 years experience in the profession providing compliance and business support advice to a diverse portfolio of clients consisting of owner managed businesses ranging from start ups to medium sized groups.  He also acts for a number of charities. 

He has a deep understanding of his clients' affairs and delivers a quality service, ensuring that his clients understand the figures or advice they are presented with. 

His portfolio has a broad sector coverage and Mark is also a member of the firm’s Professional Practices Sector Group having extensive experience in SAR Audits and Regulation for Solicitor clients. 

He is also a member of the firm’s Transport and Logistics Sector Group acting for a range of haulage companies in Kent. 

Outside of work Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and four sons together with a keen interest in carpentry, architecture and design.  He is also a member of the Folkestone Rugby Club.

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Neil Stern

Partner

Neil joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2006 and through hard work and determination quickly progressed to become a Partner in our North London office in April 2013.

Drawing on his experience working within a large, diverse portfolio, Neil advises his clients on all aspects of compliance, with a strong element of proactive and strategic business advice.

He is responsible for reviewing and running the SAR audits for law firm clients and has gained in depth knowledge of how professional practices operate.

Neil is the Head of the firm’s Business Strategy Group and is a member of Mindshop. His focus is in helping businesses develop and guiding them to reach their full potential.

Neil’s creative side is demonstrated through his hobbies as he is a keen drummer, hand makes guitars and is a fitness enthusiast who is a qualified fitness consultant and sports therapist.

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What they say about us

The team at MHA MacIntyre Hudson have taken away the burden of the day to day bookkeeping, payroll and CIS work off me. This has enabled me to spend more time working on my business, finding new work, new ideas and ways to be more profitable. Thanks to the help I’ve received, I can see a bright future for me and my company. Luke Day - Complete Wiring Solutions

What they say about us

SilverLining UK very highly recommends MHA MacIntyre Hudson for all your company’s financial accounting needs.Our corporation has worked with MHA MacIntyre Hudson for the last 4 years. They are truly the best at what they do.They continually provide timely and excellent service and go ‘above and beyond' for their client. Their knowledge, communication skills and professional qualifications are of the highest quality and standards. SilverLining UK - Construction Sector