Ian is our Head of Property and specialises in advising corporate clients, with a particular emphasis on owner managed and entrepreneurial businesses.
Ian joined haysmacintyre as a partner in 2011 and has a wide range of experience extending from the small to medium enterprise (SME) sector through to companies listed in the FTSE 250. After 24 years at a 'Group A' firm, twelve of which as a partner, Ian worked as an interim director of finance at a large family owned property group before joining us. His time away from the accounting profession gave invaluable exposure to being 'on the other side of the fence' which he brought back with him to the profession to assist clients.
He has particular experience in the property and retail sectors and in helping clients with their technical accounting issues, whether under UK GAAP or IFRS. Apart from being an FCA, Ian is also a Chartered Tax Adviser and combines advice on the commercial and accounting issues with their tax implications. He strongly believes in providing advice that is practical and pragmatic which complements the wider business drivers and in working in 'partnership' with clients.
Outside of work, Ian is a keen viewer of rugby union and supporter of Saracens. He also plays tennis and enjoys photography, walking, attending air shows and watching F1 racing.
Natasha trained and qualified with haysmacintyre and has been a partner since 2009. She heads up our Creative, Media and Technology (CMT) team and her clients include digital agencies, design, fashion, retail and ecommerce businesses and technology companies. She often acts for the individuals behind these businesses.
Natasha has clients in varying degrees of their lifecycle and has provided high level support across a range of commercial and financial issues, delivering a personal and cost-effective service. The services she and her team advise clients on, over and above annual compliance services, include structuring for investment, share option schemes, R&D tax credits, extraction of profits, budgeting and planning for an exit. Natasha often acts as a sounding board for her clients.
She also has vast experience in transaction support assignments and her recent experience includes due diligence on a fast growth technology company, advising on a shareholder dispute of an entertainment company, interim Financial Director role for multi-site, growing clubs, due diligence for a successful client acquisition, and financial forecasts for a fashion brand.
Natasha has been involved in Young Guns and Startup Awards for many years. During this time she has developed a great understanding of entrepreneurs and their changing needs which enables her to offer her clients a tailored, high quality service.
Natasha regularly speaks at seminars and runs workshops on a broad range of topics including accounting updates and becoming investment ready and has written several articles/blogs for the CMT sector. She has spoken at or is involved with the Accelerator Academy, BIMA, the British Fashion Council, the UK Fashion & Textiles Association and Angel Academe. Natasha also runs our exceptional female entrepreneur network (HEFE) and is a member of The Sorority.
Notably, Natasha has been honoured as one of Brummell Magazine’s 30 Inspirational Women Champions of Diversity.
Neil is a highly qualified, experienced accountant who has worked both in practice and in industry. He has specialised in advising entrepreneurs and family businesses across a variety of sectors including manufacturing, property, hospitality, entertainment, fashion and the service industry. For several years, he headed up our Creative, Media and Technology group. Neil is also an active member of the Property group and has advised extensively on the structuring of inward investment in UK property by non-resident corporations and individuals.
He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CTA).
Neil has a passion for most sports and in his spare time is an active member of Wentworth Golf Club.
Nick joined Hays Allan, one of haysmacintyre's predecessor firms, in 1998 where he trained and qualified in the Audit department. He moved into the Tax department in 2002 where he qualified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 2003. Nick was promoted to Partner in 2012 and heads up our Business Tax team.
Nick works across a number of sectors including property, owner managed businesses, membership organisations and national governing bodies of sport. Nick has experience on a broad range of business tax advisory matters including providing tax advice on corporate transactions and associated shareholder matters, corporate structuring and group reorganisations, mutual trading, what constitutes trading activities, research and development tax relief (R&D) and employee share schemes.
Nick has a particular specialism in property and is part of the Property team. He is responsible for providing taxation services to many of our largest clients in this sector and has experience in providing tax advice on property transactions, tax efficient structuring of property acquisitions, restructuring and refinancing property companies, capital allowances and Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT).
Outside of work, Nick is married with two young children and is interested in most sports. He enjoys playing six aside football regularly and golf occasionally (now he has children!) and is big Arsenal fan.
Bernadette joined haysmacintyre's Audit department in 1995 and became a Partner in 2006.
Having advised clients from the financial services sector since 1998, Bernadette now heads up our Financial Services team. Her portfolio of clients covers a variety of corporate sectors such as property, manufacturing and marketing, but her focus is on those within financial services. Here she advises a range of clients including private equity and hedge fund managers, intermediary brokers, corporate financiers and remuneration advisers. Bernadette is also responsible for ensuring the team is kept technically up to date and for maintaining and developing relationships with other key service providers within the sector such as compliance firms and lawyers. She is a member of the ICAEW’s FS Faculty, 100 Women in Hedge Funds and AIMA.
Bernadette has extensive experience of working with early stage businesses right through to exit across a range of areas including audit and assurance, tax compliance and planning, remuneration planning and GABRIEL reporting. She is committed to her clients and strongly believes in building close working relationships and good lines of communication should any queries or issues arise.
In addition to her work in the financial service sector, Bernadette heads up our Audit department and is responsible for managing a department of 110 plus. This requires a good head for organisation, a skill she also puts to good use when liaising with her clients to ensure matters are dealt with quickly and effectively. We are the current British Accountancy Awards Audit Team of the Year.