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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.

Meet the team

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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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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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Rob Dando

Corporate Finance Partner and Transaction Services Leader

Rob joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson Corporate Finance in April 2020 to lead the Transaction Services team. Rob has over 15 years’ transaction consultancy experience, with considerable knowledge in global markets. He specialises in advising mid-market businesses, corporate clients and financial institutions, in their assessment of acquisitions and divestments, as well as assisting organisations on their journey to initial public offering. Rob’s primary focus is on providing financial due diligence services for M&A transactions.

Rob has extensive deal experience across a variety of industry sectors, deal sizes and on a global basis. He has a particular interest in business services, education, healthcare, technology and transport & logistics sectors.

Rob is a chartered accountant (ACA) and holds the Corporate Finance Qualification (CFQ) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW).

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What they say about us

The whole team are exceedingly knowledgeable and the main benefit of working with MHA MacIntyre Hudson is the reassurance I feel that our business is in safe hands. Hayley Wilson - Fenmarc
Finance Director

What they say about us

Great team to work with; a great cultural fit with our business, knowing when to listen and when to take charge. The quality of professional advice and guidance throughout was essential in making this deal happen. Richard Anderson - Fenmarc Produce