Merger further solidifies position in the region

Top 15 accountancy firm MHA MacIntyre Hudson has announced it has finalised a deal to merge its Milton Keynes operations with Keens Shay Keens MK LLP (Keens) - a well-established accountancy firm based in Milton Keynes.

The deal further solidifies MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s position in the region, creating a larger office of nearly 100 partners and professional staff with a turnover in excess of £7 million.

Steve Moore, Partner at MHA MacIntyre Hudson, commented: “This is a very important time for us, as we look to further expand our expertise and presence in Milton Keynes - which is central to the Cambridge–Oxford corridor. This strategic merger with Keens, who are a prominent name across the area for their expert advice to businesses, will bring development opportunities for the newly-combined team, as well as giving Keens’ clients access to our range of specialists. We’re very pleased to be working alongside them.”

Paul Davis, Senior Partner at Keens Shay Keens MK, said: “We’re excited to join forces with MHA, given their reputation and growing position in the industry, through their offering of a wide range of services to individuals and companies of all sizes. Both firms share the same ethos and culture, having both grown their operations in Milton Keynes over the last 40 years. This agreement will enhance our capability to support our existing clients and unlock new potential together, within the MHA group and the Baker Tilly International connections. We look forward to a successful collaboration and a great future together.”

Paul Davis, Mark Rayner and Liz Newell will all become partners in MHA MacIntyre Hudson.

Paul was integral to growing and establishing KSK’s client base and reputation in MK since its opening in 1986. The firm has a core focus on UK subsidiaries of overseas companies, and UK based privately owned businesses, having been based in the area since 1946.

MHA MacIntyre Hudson has had a presence in MK since 1975, occupying its current location for the past 35 years, with Steve Moore, Laurence Whitehead and Martin Herron being integral to the development of the office. The office has built a significant client base within the Legal, Real Estate, Manufacturing and Tech sectors, and also houses the firms Motor Team, led by Steve Freeman, which has become one of its largest sectors.

Tax Consultancy and Employment Tax are two of the specialisms that have grown the firm’s reputation in the area. Gareth Peters, who leads the regional Tax Team has become well known for producing successful outcomes on highly complex matters, particularly within corporate restructures, IHT matters and R&D claims. Nigel Morris, Employment Tax Director, works with many major national and international businesses as well as SME and OMB businesses.

VAT Consultancy is the other specialism MHA MacIntyre Hudson can offer clients which separates it from other firms. Glyn Edwards who previously worked at HMRC supports taxpayers through the difficulties of enquiries and appeals and has led several landmark cases through the high courts.

MHA MacIntyre Hudson is a Top 15 UK firm of chartered accountants with 12 offices in the UK and additional offices as part of the MHA affiliated firms. It is the UK member of Baker Tilly International which is in the Top 8 global network of accounting and advisory practices. The firm has also recently won the prestigious National Firm of the Year award and Tax Team of the Year award at the 2019 British Accountancy Awards.

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