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We have found the team to be conscientious and accessible to us, providing a personal service. They deliver to our deadlines, taking the lead where necessary.

Bobby Stockley, Sophia Webster.

Why haysmacintyre?

The Creative, Media and Technology industries are evolving and converging at an unprecedented rate, with digital innovation transforming the way companies work. That’s why it’s vital to have specialist advisers who understand the unique challenges you face and can offer a service that suits your style.

We advise some of the UK’s most exciting entrepreneurs and creative businesses. Our clients include PR and ad agencies, app developers, film companies, fashion designers, online retailers and media personalities. They work with us because we’re knowledgeable about developments in their industry and have a friendly, responsive, down-to-earth approach.

How we can help you

We can help you avoid any pitfalls, exploit opportunities and improve your commercial success. As specialists in your field, we’ll give you the most relevant, up to date advice and always be available to answer your questions. 

Doing business overseas

As a founding firm of MSI Global Alliance, the seventh largest global alliance of accountants and lawyers, we have access to local expertise wherever you plan to grow your business.

We’re experts in your industry

We run all kinds of seminars, workshops and events specifically for creative and tech startups and we sponsor the Angel Academe, Young Guns and the Startups Awards. We are also active in the British Fashion Council, UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).

Our services

We can support you with almost anything from managing cash flow to raising funds for your next project. You can combine any of our services to suit your business; our rates are competitive and agreed with you upfront, so you won’t have any surprise bills.

  • Bookkeeping
  • Company Secretarial
  • Payroll
  • VAT
  • Employment taxes
  • Year end accounts
  • Corporate tax
  • Share options
  • Overseas expansion 
  • R&D
  • Patent box
  • EIS and SEIS
  • Corporate finance
  • Transaction support
  • Financial modelling
  • Cash flow
  • Personal wealth management

What our clients say about us

“I can’t thank you enough for the impact you’ve already had on sorting out our company finances. I feel completely in safe hands and wish I’d moved to haysmacintyre years ago. You’ve been incredibly efficient, comprehensive, rapid responses and extremely informative. Thank you for all of the effort & hard work.”
Miss Archie Archer, Founder / MD, Contraband International Ltd.

"haysmacintyre offered us a one stop solution - a real game changer for a high growth company without dedicated CFO or treasury function. The personal service, outstanding competency across the team and great understanding of our goals are a huge support and ultimately mean that I can spend all of my energy on developing the business rather than administrating it." 
Christoph Rieche, Co-Founder and CEO, IWOCA.

"We are extremely grateful for the support and assistance we have received from haysmacintyre over the past couple of years. They have provided in depth advice and assistance on many financial matters and even came to the rescue by providing resource when we were in between FD's. It's the breadth of service and provision of real solutions which made haysmacintyre the right choice for us. Both Natasha Frangos and the manager have truly become trusted business advisers to our business. Thank you!"
James Layfield, CEO, Central Working.

Case Studies

Outsourcing - Helping a digital marketing company outsource their entire accounting function

Our client, a digital marketing company, outsourced their entire accounting function to us. We provide an end to end solution, to include:

  • Raising invoices
  • Chasing debtors
  • Processing all payments and receipts
  • Processing payroll and all related reporting
  • Reconciling all bank and control accounts
  • Advising on supplier payments
  • Production of management and year end accounts

As part of haysmacintyre’s outsourcing service, our client also benefits from access to other experts across areas including employment taxes, VAT and tax planning as required.

Lifecycle advisers

We began acting for our client, a leading distributor of broadcast quality advertising and new music to UK and Ireland’s radio and TV stations, when it was turning over less than £500k. Throughout our 15 years of acting for them, we provide comprehensive advice and support including:

  • An AIM listing
  • An MBO and a delisting
  • Overseas expansion into multi-territories
  • The due diligence process of two strategically excellent acquisitions
  • Implementing share options
  • R&D tax credits
  • A significant private equity exit

Our client was well prepared at the negotiation stage for all transactions which enabled them to agree the best deal. 

Our client, a video conferencing group with main activities outside of the UK, was raising funds under a private placement. At the time the group would not have qualified for EIS due to the parent company being outside of the UK with UK activities undertaken by its UK subsidiary. 

We advised the client, obtaining clearance from HMRC on the basis that the UK subsidiary would hive up to the parent company prior to receiving investment. This involved reviewing all the relevant qualifying conditions including liaising with both the client and lawyers on the terms of shareholders agreement. We prepared a note detailing the benefits of EIS for the prospectus being sent to prospective investors and ensured the hive up was actioned correctly. The company was subsequently able to secure EIS for its investors on the £1.1m raised and we prepared the relevant paperwork, including the EIS1 forms and EIS3 certificates.
Our client, a fast growing biotech company, had no history of making R&D tax claims. We advised them that some of their activities would qualify for the relief. We discussed the claims process and qualifying conditions with both the finance director and CTO, considering the impact of both state aid and non state aid grant funding.
We worked with the company to make a historic and current year claim going back two years under both the SME and large company schemes (for subsidised expenditure) which resulted in our client receiving a repayment of £120,000.