Our partners

  • Mark Allwood

    Tax Partner

    +44 20 7969 5689
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    Mark has over twelve years experience specialising in business taxation and was promoted to partner in 2012. In addition to providing business tax advice, Mark jointly manages our Business Tax department.

    Although he provides solutions to haysmacintyre’s varied client base, Mark's focus is on employee intensive industries and he is heavily involved with our hospitality and creative, media and technology sectors. 

    Mark’s key areas of consulting are the design and implementation of employee share options/equity award schemes, investors’ relief planning such as the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS), corporate restructuring, company disposals and acquisitions, shareholder profit extraction including planning for Entrepreneur’s Relief and dealing with international tax matters such as international structuring for group overseas expansion and minimalising the exposure to withholding taxes. 

    He is actively involved with MSI Global Alliance, a worldwide alliance of legal and accounting firms and is a member of their Tax Committee which regularly meets at international conferences to discuss the latest developments, opportunities and threats in international taxation. He believes that an effective tax solution should meet both the short and longer term aims of the shareholders and their company as well as being flexible to accommodate changes as those aims evolve. Mark feels this is only achieved by providing clear, informative and pragmatic advice which identifies the taxation pitfalls and opportunities that invariably arise from each transaction.

    In his spare time, Mark enjoys playing squash, DIY (he is currently searching for his next project) as well as supporting Everton Football Club – the latter being a strange affiliation given he is originally from Somerset! He also has aspirations to become a helicopter pilot.

  • Katharine Arthur

    Partner, Head of Tax

    +44 20 7969 5610
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    Katharine heads our tax team and advises individuals, businesses and trusts on all aspects of their tax compliance responsibilities and advisory requirements. 

    With a focus on private client issues, Katharine provides practical assistance to clients on a wide range of issues including:

    • Domicile
    • Residence
    • Individuals coming to and leaving the UK
    • Self employment
    • Partnerships
    • Tax planning
    • Property ownership, including the recently introduced Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED)
    • Capital Gains Tax
    • Inheritance Tax and Estate Planning
    • UK and offshore trusts
    • Tax enquiries from HM Revenue & Customs
    • Information exchange agreements with other jurisdictions e.g. Switzerland and the Isle of Man 

    Katharine is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser and is a member of the Taxation Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS). Katharine has previously worked for Big 4 and Top 20 advisory firms.  

    She has often been quoted in the general and tax press, presents at seminars and hopes to translate sometimes overly technical tax issues and opportunities into plain English.

    Away from the office, Katharine enjoys travel, wildlife and photography and combining all three whenever she can.

  • Andrew Ball

    Partner, Head of Hospitality

    +44 20 7969 5530
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    Andrew heads up our hospitality team and has a wealth of experience in advising hotels, pubs, restaurants, golf courses and private members’ clubs.

    He joined haysmacintyre in 1999 as an audit graduate in the commercial property sector and began working with our hotel clients. This led on to restaurants and bars and so when he became a partner in 2007, Andrew was the natural choice to head up our hospitality sector.

    As well as audit and tax compliance work, Andrew sits on the operational board of a number of his clients to provide consultancy and structuring advice, including corporate strategic planning and financial benchmarking. His other work includes the building of complex financial models for clients that allow them to budget more accurately or consider a new acquisition more carefully.  

    Andrew's team also performs due diligence work for both refinancing and additional bank lending for new projects.

    Many of his clients are owner managed businesses where he is able to provide overall advice that considers the circumstances of both the company and the shareholders. Advice that Andrew strongly believes is not mutually exclusive.

    Andrew is regularly asked to speak at conferences and on panels, including the Propel Info Conference, the UK Hotels Conference and the Boutique Hotels Conference.  

    Outside of work, Andrew is a keen golfer (whose swing is best described as “enthusiastic”) and an avid poker player.

  • Jeremy Beard

    Partner, Head of Professional Institutes and Membership Bodies

    +44 20 7969 5503
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    Jeremy qualified with haysmacintyre in 1990 and became a partner in 1995. His current directorships and outside voluntary roles enable him to better understand his clients' commercial issues and opportunities, as well as providing routine tax, audit and accounting advice. Jeremy works closely with our specialist tax partners when advising his clients on tax planning opportunities and transactions.

    Jeremy heads our Professional Institutes & Membership Bodies (PIMBs) group which is dedicated to servicing the business and tax needs of organisations operating in this sector. The group acts for over 100 clients in this sector including national governing bodies of sport, clubs, professional institutions, membership organisations and national trade associations. 

    As a regular speaker at sports seminars, Jeremy has on-going dialogue with UK Sport, Sport England and the SRA on business matters affecting NGBs and sport as a whole. He is also our representative within PARN (the Professional Associations Research Network).

    In 2010, Jeremy became non-executive Chairman of GB Taekwondo, the elite performance arm of British Taekwondo and has been a non-executive Director of a privately owned property company for the last six years. 

    Jeremy is also a director of haysmacintyre’s international association, MSI Global Alliance, an alliance of legal and accounting firms worldwide. He attends both the annual worldwide conference and the European conference each year as one of our three directors. 

    His interests are primarily sport related. Jeremy is a keen water skier and competed nationally and internationally for over ten years. He continues to ski on a regular basis during the summer and attempts to maintain a level of fitness during the rest of the year! He is also a trustee of the Wycombe Royal Grammar School Foundation and a season ticketholder at London Wasps.

  • Anna Bennett

    Charities Partner

    +44 20 7969 5542
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    Anna has worked in the charity and the not for profit sector for over 15 years. Having trained and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2003, in a specialist not for profit audit firm, she then worked for a number of national charities, including as Finance Director for Hospice UK and most recently Director of Finance and Operations for BBC Children in Need.

    Anna has a particular interest in and knowledge of fundraising, grant making and hospice charities and joined haysmacintyre in 2013 to continue to develop her expertise in the charity sector.

    Anna is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and is a trustee of the Money Advice Trust.