Laura joined haysmacintyre in 2006 and became a partner in 2016.
Laura is both a corporate finance and audit partner, and her client portfolio covers businesses and group companies of all sizes from scale-up and growth companies to AIM and fully listed, enabling her to provide the appropriate advice to clients as they strive to achieve their objectives.
Laura has a specialist knowledge of the public markets in the UK and has led a number of IPOs and RTOs. She assists businesses throughout their journey to a public listing from the very early stages when the planning commences and the company is getting prepared, through to her role as the reporting accountant and then post flotation, helping the business to adapt to its new life as a public company. Laura also acts on a number of private transactions and has acted for a number of private equity firms prior to their investment into a business as well as both acquisition and vendor due diligence.
Laura leads our partnership with the London Stock Exchange on their Elite Programme, advising scale-up businesses during their growth phase through to their exit event. She presents at a number of Elite’s events and acts as a mentor to businesses who are participating in the programme. Laura also sits on the QCA’s Financial Reporting Expert Group and is an active member, participating in the quarterly meetings and in consultations which impact small and mid-cap companies.
Laura was ranked number one in the Accountancy Age UK Top 35 under 35 in December 2019 and is currently shortlisted for role model of the year at the Women in Accountancy and Finance Awards which are due to take place in October 2020.
Outside of work Laura loves to travel and she enjoys London life, especially the capital’s restaurants. She also enjoys playing golf.
Dominic has extensive experience working with start up, scale up and established small companies across a range of areas including management accounts, cloud advisory and cash flow reporting. He works pro-actively with energetic business owners and directors to streamline and automate finance functions so they can spend their time on their businesses. His portfolio is predominantly made up of creative, media, tech and financial services companies within the corporate sector.
Dominic specialises in cloud based technology and is responsible for leading on, maintaining and developing relationships with key service providers such as Xero and the related Apps utilised by haysmacintyre's Business Support team. Dominic works pro-actively with clients to ensure they have a regular line of communication, with advice and guidance provided in a professional but easy to understand manner.
Prior to joining haysmacintyre in 2016, Dominic trained and qualified with a small practice, where he became a finance manager specialising in outsourced accounting.
Beyond haysmacintyre, Dominic is very interested in technology and how it impacts our daily lives. He is passionate about the use of technology in improving workflows and automation to make a real impact on small business owners lives.
Outside of work Dominic enjoys time with his young family and is a sports enthusiast who aims to have an active lifestyle.
Brendan is a Director with over 25 years’ experience auditing a wide range of occupational pension schemes.
Since moving to haysmacintyre 12 years ago, Brendan has enjoyed delivering technical training relating to pensions audits and accounting and promoting best practice in the audit of pension schemes, as well as providing technical accounting advice to clients and third party administrators. Brendan has been actively involved in a number of external sector working parties, is known for his pragmatic approach and is adept at adding value to his clients beyond issuing an audit opinion.
Brendan is responsible for developing haysmacintyre’s offering to our pension scheme clients. He was appointed as a pension scheme trustee in 2019 and draws on his experience in this role to provide practical advice to his clients.
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.
Charles joined haysmacintyre in 1989 and is a Director of tax services. Having previously qualified as a Chartered Accountant, he switched to a career in tax gaining large firm experience.
His technical expertise centres on the various income and capital taxes, with a mixed corporate and private client portfolio. His work involves both UK and cross-border planning assignments, while he is also responsible for his clients’ various compliance obligations.
His broadly based advisory work encompasses owner managed businesses, a variety of partnerships and landed estates. Other instructions cover Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) matters, share based remuneration planning and non-controversial use of Employee Benefit Trusts (EBT), and involvement also with pension schemes.
Outside interests, family permitting, include golf and choral singing.