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Background Summary

Based across the United Kingdom, MHA is a network of independent regional accountancy firms and is an independent member of Baker Tilly International. Baker Tilly is considered one of the world’s top ten global accountancy and business advisory networks. Currently it is supporting advisors in 148 territories, with 740 offices worldwide and 37,000 employees.

MHA employs over 1,700 in the UK and hails itself as representing “a broad range of clients from entrepreneurs starting on their journeys through to well-established global companies”.

In London, the South East and Midlands, MHA MacIntyre Hudson provides services to its clients, while MHA Mohans represents clients in the South West. MHA Moore & Smalley and MHA Tait Walker work with businesses in the North West and North East, respectively.

The firm represents clients working in a variety of sectors, including healthcare, motor retail, hospitality, professional services, agriculture, construction, energy, manufacturing and engineering.

Among the services provided by MHA are audit and assurance work, outsourcing, automotive and EV readiness advisory services, research and development expertise, corporate recovery, tax services and business advice.

Financials

In its most recent financial report MHA posted an annual turnover of £140.9m for the year ended 31 March 2023. The company also posted a profit before tax of £39.26m.

Recent Coverage

Recently, completed a merger with MHA Moore and Smalley as of 3 April 2024. MHA Moore and Smalley are a prominent firm of chartered accountants and business advisers employing over 400 staff with offices in Preston, Liverpool, Manchester, Blackpool, Kendal, Lancaster and Nottingham.

MHA has appointed Ryan Swann as a new audit partner for the East Anglia region, based in Colchester. Swann brings extensive experience from his tenure in East Asia, having chaired Baker Tilly International’s Asia Pacific audit and assurance committee. His role will focus on expanding MHA’s client base and service portfolio in the region. Cara Miller, MHA East Anglia regional lead partner, expressed enthusiasm for Swann’s addition, highlighting his professionalism and dedication to client care.

In another development, MHA Moore and Smalley has bolstered its Liverpool tax team with two key appointments. Andy Disley, a senior manager in the tax advisory team, specializes in international tax matters, particularly within property and sports industries. Meanwhile, Paul Clough, a former professional rugby league player, joins as a tax consultant, focusing on advising corporate and private clients across the North West. These appointments underscore MHA’s commitment to providing comprehensive tax advisory services and enhancing its client offerings in the region.

MHA MacIntyre Hudson has expanded its private wealth services through the acquisition of a majority stake in Cave and Sons, renaming it MHA Caves Wealth. This strategic move responds to increasing client demand for integrated private wealth services, combining wealth management with tax planning and advisory services. The partnership aims to provide a comprehensive and personalized wealth management offering, benefiting from MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s extensive network and expertise in private client services.

Moreover, MHA has entered the Scottish market through a merger with Aberdeen-based firm Meston Reid and Co. This merger marks MHA’s first venture into Scotland and is part of the firm’s growth strategy to expand its services nationally. All five partners from Meston Reid and Co will remain with MHA, ensuring continuity and enhancing services for clients in the North-East of Scotland. This strategic move strengthens MHA’s position in Scotland, allowing clients access to a broader range of specialists and international networks.

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