Simon joined haysmacintyre in 1999 and is Chief Information Officer with over twenty years of experience in enterprise infrastructure systems, IT service management, project management, C-level management and security. The first eight years of his career were at one of the world’s leading electronics conglomerates.
As a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 2005, Simon’s main area of expertise is security and he regularly delivers security and IT system reviews and offers advice to clients on the Data Protection Act, Payment Card Industry Data Security standard (PCI DSS), Cyber Essentials, penetration testing and post cyber-attack investigations.
Kathryn trained with haysmacintyre and qualified in 2003, becoming a Partner in 2009 and is now leading our Professional Institutes and Membership Bodies (PIMBs) group. She actively contributes to PARN (the Professional Associations Research Network) through the finance special interest group and our support for their financial benchmarking.
Having specialised in the not for profit sector early in her career, Kathryn has spent the last eight years working with many of our professional institutes and membership organisations providing statutory audit and accountancy services, but also provides advice on financial system and internal controls reviews, implementation of regulatory changes as well as best practice and policy matters.
She also has a great intertest in other areas including medical research and care charities as well as educational organisations.
Kathryn also heads up the not for profit technical team at haysmacintyre and therefore plays an active role training audit staff and updating them on emerging issues in the charities and not for profit sector.
Outside of work, Kathryn is a Trustee and the Chair of the Audit Committee of a multi-academy Trust and has previously been the Chair of Governors of a primary school. This allows her to bring her own trustee and governance experiences to her clients.
As an avid music fan, Kathryn likes to attend regular gigs and festivals, although most of her spare time is occupied by her two children.
Nick is an employment tax director at haysmacintyre.
Nick advises on a wide range of issues including: PAYE and National Insurance; benefits in kind; PAYE settlement agreements; expense policy reviews; employment status; optional remuneration arrangements, National Minimum Wage and providing support throughout an HMRC Employer Compliance review. He provides practical guidance and solutions to clients and has a good understanding of the ‘client’s perspective’ being a trustee of a charity himself and the advice they seek from their professional advisers.
Nick has been working with a wide range of charities concerning the impending changes to the IR35 legislation which came into effect from 6 April 2021. Since March 2020 Nick has been working with clients, helping them through the challenges of the pandemic, including:
- Dealing with the job retention scheme
- Tax issues related to remote working
- Employees who are working from home but abroad
Nick is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
Ian has been a Partner with us since 2001 and also leads our Corporate Finance division.
He is both a qualified ACA and a qualified member of the Institute’s Corporate Finance Faculty. In addition to being a general practice partner offering general business and financial advice to his diverse client base, Ian also provides specialist corporate finance services including deal negotiations, due diligence, reporting accountants work on IPOs and business plan evaluation.
Over the last few years, Ian has advised on a large number of both public and private transactions in the sub £50m market cap sector. This has ranged from due diligence assignments, financial modelling and working capital projections, private and public fundraisings, group reconstructions and MBIs/MBOs to AIM, NEX and Standard listings - a number of these transactions involving international structuring.
As a general practice partner, Ian has built up specialisms in the creative, media and technology sector, advising from the embryonic phase, through the life cycle of growth and fund raising to strategic positioning and exit.
Ian prides himself on being able to give business and strategic advice to all his clients, drawing on the commercial experience gained from corporate finance transactions and his previous role as managing partner and applying this knowledge to his clients.
Michelle is a Director in our Business Tax team, providing tax advisory and compliance services to a portfolio of predominantly growing SMEs and large groups. She joined haysmacintyre in 2015 from a Top 10 firm where she had trained and progressed to the role of Corporate Tax Manager. Whilst training, Michelle qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and became a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians.
Michelle enjoys engaging with her clients to obtain a deep understanding of their business goals and ambitions, how this interacts with their tax profile and appetite for appropriate planning. She believes this approach is fundamental to assisting her clients from a tax perspective and for spotting business opportunities. Her specialist areas of advice are employee share option schemes, research and development tax relief, capital allowances and corporate restructuring.
Michelle also co-leads the firm’s Property sector team and is a member of our Corporate Leadership Team, investing time in devising business and sector strategy. She enjoys attending various networking events, seminars, writing content and driving the firm’s partnership with the UK PropTech Association.
In her spare time, Michelle enjoys swimming, going to the gym as well as singing, acting and dancing – she is a former West End performer!