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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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Steve Locke

Assistant Manager

Steve has been with MHA Macintyre Hudson since 2011 where he joined as a school leaver. In this time he has completed both his AAT and ACA qualifications with the firm and swiftly progressed to the level of Assistant Manager. Steve has been working locally in the Essex market, expanding his experience into a variety of sectors and business sizes.

Steve has significant experience with a number of clients in the Not-for-Profit sector, including Independent Schools and Academies, working closely with them to provide audit, assurance and statutory accounts preparation services. He is committed to developing strong working relationships with clients and colleagues alike, and prides himself on the long-standing working relationships he has developed, especially with the local Academies which he has been involved with for multiple years.

Steve has also gained extensive experience and knowledge with Small to Medium owner managed businesses. With these he has covered a variety of services, most notably in the audit and compliance field. His role extends beyond compliance where he also ensures that he is able to answer client queries and provide valuable advice on subjects such as VAT, accounting and bookkeeping.

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Toby Stephenson

Partner

Toby joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in August 2017. For over 25 years, Toby has specialised in working with and advising growing entrepreneurial, family and PE backed companies, International groups, and  UK subsidiaries of International parents. He has worked with clients in a diverse range of industries but has specific sector expertise in hotels, leisure and gaming, manufacturing, wholesale & distribution, and the service industry sectors.

Toby is a responsible individual for audit purposes, and has built up a reputation for providing clients with pragmatic advise not only on financial reporting matters but also on strategic business planning matters including raising finance, growth through acquisition, exit planning and business restructuring.

Away from work Toby is a mad keen Worcester Warriors rugby fan and can be found in the South Stand at Sixways at all home games, or blatting around the Worcestershire countryside in “Delilah” his Caterham Super 7 sports car. 

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Ian Jacobs

Partner

Ian works closely with his owner managed clients in order to understand what makes them and their businesses tick. This helps him to tailor his advice specifically to the individual's own personal and business aspirations. Well known within the local business community and working with a wide variety of companies, Ian endeavours to nurture their entrepreneurial spirit and steer his client’s businesses to their end goal. With a keen eye on his sector specialisms of Transport & Logistics, Healthcare and Property & Construction, Ian is able to provide companies with the in-depth knowledge and advice they require to grow and develop.

Ian has extensive knowledge of the Care Home sector enabling him to advise his clients on the constantly changing regulations and tax incentives available.

As a keen sportsman Ian believes that the same teamwork and competitiveness employed on the sports field can translate to an equally effective strategy for success in business.

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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

With MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s support, our business has been very successful since we started three years ago. Simon Burke - Dalbergia Group