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.
Bas leads haysmacintyre’s property sector team. He has extensive expertise in structuring real estate transactions, funds and associated management vehicles in a direct tax, personal tax and VAT efficient manner.
His experience includes being an International Real Estate and Funds Tax Partner at a Big4 firm and as lead tax adviser for a number of international and UK investors and asset managers. Bas has appeared as an expert witness in the High Court. His current clients include UK and international family offices, private equity owned groups and listed REITs as well as more traditional UK property companies. Bas is also on the board of directors of some of his clients’ property investment vehicles.
Bas joined haysmacintyre in 2018 having worked for many years within the Big 4, including six years spent with PWC’s international real estate and funds group (four as tax partner). He originally trained in audit in E&Y, had an enjoyable stint as a tutor at BPP, and subsequently established KPMG’s corporate recovery tax advisory practice.
Outside of work, Bas enjoys eating out and movies and tries to keep up with his more capable musical family members by playing the bass guitar
Laura was appointed Partner in October 2016 having worked her way through the ranks since joining haysmacintyre as a trainee in 2006.
Her focus is advising AIM and quoted companies and she manages a broad corporate client portfolio including media, technology and financial services companies.
Laura works with regulated businesses, including FCA regulated entities, to achieve their specific reporting requirements and overcome other challenges. As well as delivering their statutory audit, she supports her clients through providing due diligence reports, working capital projections, management accounts and interim financial statement reviews and through being their trusted business adviser. Laura enjoys excellent relationships with her clients and other advisers and is a welcomed calming influence when deadlines are tight and the stakes are high.
Outside of work Laura loves to travel and she enjoys London life in general especially the capital’s restaurants. She also enjoys playing golf.
Gareth is a Partner in our expanding Hospitality team.
He joined haysmacintyre in 2006, having originally qualified with a small practice and then spending two years as a manager at one of the Big 4 accountancy firms in their Entrepreneurial Services division. This has given him wide ranging corporate experience with companies and groups of varying size and focus, particularly in the owner-managed/small and medium sized enterprises market. This background has engendered in him the importance of investing heavily in a strong client relationship in order to genuinely understand both business and personality, enabling him to develop a tailored and added-value approach to service delivery.
During his time at haysmacintyre he has focused in the hospitality sector, managing a portfolio of pubs, restaurants, hotels and private members’ clubs, helping them meet the unique commercial challenges they face as well as compliance requirements.
Gareth works closely with the Head of Hospitality, Andrew Ball, pooling expertise and regularly attending relevant sector conferences such as Propel Info and the IHIF hotel conference in Berlin.