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 Co-Heads 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.
After training and qualifying with haysmacintyre, Emma now specialises within our hospitality sector. She has built a strong presence within the hospitality industry and prides herself on her relationships with both her clients and contact base. She recognises the importance of a deep understanding of her client’s businesses and regular communication to ensure timely advice can be given as and when challenges arise.
As well as acting as audit principal on audit engagements, Emma has worked with many of her clients on other financial transactions such as due diligence (both purchase and vendor), restructuring, and forecasting projections. Many of Emma’s clients have grown during their engagement with haysmacintyre and she has worked with several to identify growth pains and assist in resolving them.
Emma is an active member within the hospitality community and is a regular attendee at industry events such as regular Propel events and the Annual Hotel Conference. She is integral in arranging internal sector events and contributing editorials and commentary to hospitality publications.
In her spare time Emma loves to cook, travel, and enjoy the hospitality that London has to offer!
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.
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.