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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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Aaron Hawkins

Audit Manager

Aaron qualified as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 2014 and joined MHA Macintyre Hudson 2019.

His experience includes managing a portfolio of clients across the UK and Europe in a variety of sectors including Logistics, Wholesale Foods and Manufacturing, as well as a variety of Not-For-Profit organisations.

With his friendly and approachable working style, he is a firm believer that regular liaising with clients throughout the year, not just at the year-end audit, is the key to providing excellent services and building long term relationships.

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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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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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What they say about us

The continuity with their core specialist sector team and ability to give advice across several areas of support has been key to us working together. - Feefo Holdings Ltd

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