Entrepreneurial business

The UK is one of the best places in the world to start a business, and the booming start-up sector is one of the main drivers of our economy. Our specialist entrepreneurial business practice is passionate about helping entrepreneurs turn their ambitions into a success.

Entrepreneurial business advisers

At MHA MacIntyre Hudson, we believe that entrepreneurial businesses need entrepreneurial thinking. Our team of specialist advisers have fostered a culture of entrepreneurship that makes us the first port of call for our clients when it comes to business decisions. 

Entrepreneurs are our business

A large percentage of our clients are entrepreneurs, ranging from sole traders and family businesses to general partnerships and businesses that include limited companies, either for investment or as trading businesses.

Our years of experience working with entrepreneurs have helped us to develop a deep understanding of what it takes to start and grow a business. We understand there are many complexities, demands and challenges both on business and personal fronts.

We know for entrepreneurial start-ups to succeed, a robust and well-structured operating model is essential, as are having the right people around you, the right finance in place and experienced advisors.

Having a trusted team to support your entrepreneurship and focus on helping you achieve your vision, leaves you free to get on with what you enjoy most, running your business and developing your ideas.

Support for entrepreneurs

We take a proactive approach with all of our clients; whether they are start-ups seeking guidance from before launch, or multi-national organisations looking to develop growth strategies.

Whether you are seeking business start-up advice or support for entrepreneurs working in the UK, our highly skilled team have a wealth of experience that goes far beyond tax and accountancy into business strategy, corporate finance, restructuring and wealth management.

With this broad knowledge, we can work with entrepreneurs and their businesses at all stages of the entrepreneurial life cycle – ensuring that both the business and personal finances are structured in the best and most efficient way.

One of our key areas of expertise is helping clients to protect and preserve assets and wealth. Planning and preparing is our key message to clients. The more you can plan and prepare, the more we can protect.

Some of the main areas of focus for supporting entrepreneurial business and entrepreneurship development include:

  • Asset Protection 
  • Supply Chain 
  • Share Incentive Schemes
  • Family Investment Companies 
  • Business Funding 
  • Capital Tax reliefs
  • National and international expertise
  • A nationwide network with international reach

Our experience ranges from working with entrepreneurs setting up in the UK to supporting clients to expand into new markets. We have developed a range of national and international clients and a vast knowledge of different markets and regulatory environments. 

We can advise on a variety of industry-related areas, from core services, such as accounting for specific industry sectors, to more specialist areas including R&D tax relief, capital reliefs, VAT and duties and expanding into new international markets.

Our membership of Baker Tilly International underpins this knowledge and reach. With advisors in more than 130 countries, we can support business entrepreneurship with joined-up advice and thinking wherever our clients need us to be.

Private Clients and Entrepreneurial Business Webinar Series

We host a tax webinar on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 10am, where our specialists focus on a headline topic, providing practical guidance and advice, followed by an open tax clinic to answer any questions. 

Details of upcoming webinars and how to book can be found here and past events are available to view following the links below.  

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Get in touch with us today to find out how MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s entrepreneurial business specialists can help your business to grow and succeed.

For more information on how we can help your business plans, please get in touch with a member of our entrepreneurial business group

Get in touch with our experts

If you want to discuss a specific issue, ask us for a quote, or simply find out what we have to offer, please complete the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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Meet the team

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Steve Tebbutt

Tax Director

Steve joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2007 and became Tax Director in 2017. Steve is comfortable advising clients of all sizes on corporate and personal tax matters, with his main focus being owner managed businesses with whom he works to provide bespoke tax planning solutions. In particular, Steve’s expertise covers mergers & demergers, acquisitions & MBOs, exit & remuneration planning. Steve has clients in a number of industries but some of his largest clients are in the construction and real estate industry where he has developed great experience.

Steve provides focused and clear tax advice that fits with his clients’ commercial objectives, and prides himself on providing great service and going the extra mile.

Outside of work, Steve enjoys spending time with his young family, football, and keeping fit with running and the gym.

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James Kipping


James is a Tax Partner and Head of Private Client at MHA. He has been with the firm since 2005 and provides pro-active advice to the firm’s diverse range of clients.  

James covers a wide spectrum of tax issues, both corporate and personal. Concentrating on owner managed businesses, high net worth individuals and trusts, his expertise covers income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax planning as well as corporate tax, including mergers and demergers, acquisitions and MBOs, exit and remuneration planning.

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Rachel Nutt

National Head of Tax and Renewable & Sustainable Energy Sector Head, Partner

Rachel is a Chartered Tax Adviser, a specialist in providing tax planning advice to entrepreneurs' businesses. Rachel is a firm believer that to provide advice that is effective she has to really understand her client's business, personal goals and aspirations.

As well as heading up the firms Renewable and Sustainable Energy Sector, Rachel has extensive experience in Motor, Agriculture and Manufacturing & Engineering sectors.  Much of Rachel's time is spent on transactional work both in the UK and internationally.

She re-joined MacIntyre Hudson's tax department in September 2005 after a period working with a finance house in London, providing sophisticated tax planning products to high net worth individuals and large owner managed businesses. 

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Alicia Crisp


Alicia has been a partner at MHA MacIntyre Hudson leading a mixed portfolio of audit and advisory work since 2017, having joined the firm in 2007.

While Alicia works across a range of sectors including leisure, fashion and design, her core sectors are real estate and technology where she enjoys supporting developing businesses with both compliance and their longer term plans.

The majority of Alicia’s clients are owner managed businesses – from early stage entrepreneurs finding their feet, to scale up businesses with external funders, right through to well established groups thinking about succession planning. Alicia has a passion for working with business owners and managers that are keen to drive and grow their business. While supporting her client base Alicia has had the opportunity to work with our BTI counterparts around the world and is well used to the challenges of expanding overseas and remote working across differing cultures and time zones.

In addition to corporate clients, Alicia works with a portfolio of Academy Schools across the North London and Hertfordshire region, assisting with reporting and looking to provide support in managing the complex financial issues currently presented to academies.

Alicia is a Staff Engagement Partner for the Southern Region and liaises with various teams to maximise retention and recruitment of staff. This includes participating in events outside the firm to support school leavers and graduates looking to explore a career in finance.

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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

The relationship with MHA MacIntyre Hudson has always been a solid one. The team are able to respond quickly to problems and achieving timescales. Their international network, Baker Tilly International, gives them breadth and the ability to cover overseas issues. - PRISYM ID