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Advisory

Whatever the nature of the challenges your business faces, we’ve probably seen it before; we’ve been doing this for more than 125 years. That means we’ve been helping people like you for over a century.

We work with you to help manage your business affairs, providing insightful advice to increase your profits, minimise your tax liabilities, plan for a secure financial future and achieve your business and personal goals.

Our clients seek out our advisory service for a number of reasons. First of all, we take our time to listen to you and get a full understanding of your needs. We have the right balance of technical expertise and practical experience to help find solutions that will help your business take off. Plus, we get a genuine buzz from the process and eventual achievements made as a result of our support.

We offer a full range of advisory services, and constantly challenge ourselves to lead and compete both with our technical know-how and the very latest industry thinking – including specialists across multiple sectors.

Our specialist team of trained facilitators can, through strategic planning sessions, help you identify those areas in your business that might be holding you back, discuss the options available to you, and help you decide on the best course of action.

We develop relationships that make it easy for you to share your aspirations and goals - both business as well as personal - and we do everything we can to help you achieve them.


Learn more about our advisory services:

Business funding

Business insurance

Business strategy

Corporate finance

Cyber risk assessments

Forensic accounting

Restructuring and recovery

Wealth management


Or, get in touch to discuss how we can help you to grow.

Meet the team

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Richard Powell

Partner

Richard is a specialist business adviser who looks to build strong relationships with his clients to ensure that they are getting the very best advice and service, and that their needs and goals are being met.

He is a local lad born and bred, and has spent all of his professional life working with larger owner managed business and international groups in the region with a particular focus on those in the manufacturing and engineering sector.  Away from work he spends most of his time with his family, playing golf or watching rugby.

Richard also sits on the Board of our UK wide association, MHA.

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Fiona Howard

Business Services & Tax Manager

Fiona joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2018 following the merger of her previous firm.

She has over 14 years’ experience working in the accounting industry and is both a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor, providing her with unique insight into helping Owner Managed Businesses and Entrepreneurs develop and grow their companies.  

Fiona has considerable experience helping her clients put in place cloud accounting systems and enabling them to utilise the information generated to make business decisions. As well as advising her clients on potential tax planning strategies that are relevant to them, including EIS scheme set ups, research and development, inheritance tax planning, and family investment companies, empowering Entrepreneurs to fulfil their business goals in the most tax efficient way possible.

Additionally, Fiona has extensive experience advising individuals and companies under HMRC investigation.

Fiona takes pride in helping local businesses connect and grow together and she is a proud winner of Kent Women in Business Award ‘Woman in Finance’ 2017.

In her spare time she enjoys time in the countryside or on the beach with her partner and two dogs.

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Elaine Olson-Williams

Partner

Elaine gets most satisfaction from working closely with her clients, gaining a real understanding of them and their businesses before helping them move towards their goals. She's rightly proud of a reputation based on her reliability and professionalism, which wins the respect of her colleagues and many recommendations. She is always on the look-out for new projects. She is keen on all sports and is an avid skier.

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Craig Chamberlain

Corporate Finance Director

Craig qualified as a chartered accountant in South Africa with Deloitte and joined their corporate finance team immediately after qualifying. Shortly afterwards, he joined a merchant bank in Johannesburg and was instrumental in a number of JSE listings, as well as advising listed clients on mergers, acquisitions, disposals and fund raising.

Craig then left to help set up the corporate finance team of a leading empowerment company in South Africa committed to the empowerment of previously disadvantaged women. During this time he advised on IPO's and capital raisings for a number of empowerment companies, as well as on corporate acquisitions and disposals whilst acting as Chief Financial Officer for the company and as a board representative for a number of its investee companies.

In 2007, Craig moved to the UK and has focused on advising SME owner-managers across a broad range of sectors on acquisitions, disposals, MBO's, capital raisings and capital restructurings, valuations and financial modelling.

Craig has been awarded the CF designation by the Corporate Finance Faculty of the ICAEW in recognition of his corporate finance experience and expertise and was also shortlisted for Dealmaker of the Year for Central and East of England in 2016. 

Craig is married with two children and enjoys spending time with his family, running, cycling, travelling and watching rugby.

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What they say about us

A team who fully understood our business, our objectives and ultimately a team who we felt we could trust and enjoy working with. Excellent advice throughout the negotiations. Would not hesitate to recommend them. Neil Hollingworth - SRBE Holdings Limited

What they say about us

The core services provided by the firm, global presence, industrial expertise and proactive response helped us take the decision towards using the services of MHA MacIntyre Hudson. - Tillomed Laboratories Limited