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Business clients

Whether you’re a limited company, partnership, Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP) or sole trader, we have the specialist expertise to meet your needs. We work with both large and small business owners helping them to comply with legislation, plan remuneration and employee benefits tax efficiently and ensure that annual accounts and tax returns are completed accurately and promptly.

But our remit is far broader than that — and we’ll go out of our way to ensure we do everything possible to make things happen for you.

For owner-managers our commercially astute team is committed to enhancing the value of your business and will always go the extra mile to help you realise its true potential. We nurture owner-managed and entrepreneurial businesses through each stage of the business lifecycle from start-up through to eventual exit.

For larger groups we offer full-service assurance, audit, tax and consultancy services and can also advise on all forms of demergers, reorganisations and solvent restructurings.

Our team will always find ways to advise you as your business evolves over time.

We are proud to host a private working lunch forum with the Bank of England each year, in which business clients can advise how market conditions are affecting them, their business and industry.

Find out more about the following sectors:

Key contacts

Mark Grady
Corporate Finance Partner

Tanya Hamilton
Managing Partner

Andrew Warren
Partner, Audit & Assurance

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International companies

We help overseas businesses of all sizes to establish themselves and expand within the UK. Working with businesses from many different countries we have built up particularly strong connections with companies in Europe and the USA that have or are looking to access the UK market.

Using our services means your business does not have to initially commit itself to an expensive UK finance infrastructure until it becomes better established.

We offer professional and responsive support including:

  • Guidance on tax efficient structures and tax compliance
  • Employee remuneration and benefit planning
  • Bookkeeping and management reporting
  • Reporting to overseas owners
  • Payroll and pension administration
  • Company secretarial
  • Corporate finance – helping you purchase or sell businesses in the UK
  • VAT and duty expertise

Key contacts

Mark Grady
Corporate Finance Partner

Contact our team

Law firms

Our specialist legal services team advises a range of law firms, from individuals through to multi-office, multi-partner firms and alternative business structures, operating as partnerships, LLPs, and limited companies.

As members of the ICAEW Solicitors Community (special interest group), we are fully up-to-date in the developing business, Solicitors Accounts Rules and tax issues that impact the legal profession.

Experts in the business of law, we can advise on Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFA) and Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) compliance, partnership admissions and retirements, reward structures, mergers, sales and acquisitions, business benchmarking and more.

We have sponsored the Kent Law Society for many years and regularly host events with them.

Key contacts

Tanya Hamilton
Managing Partner

Andrew Fuller
Senior Manager, Outsourced Business Services

Hannah Adams
Director, Outsourced Business Services

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Not for profit

McBrides provides effective advice and support to not-for-profit organisations including charities, churches, clubs and community interest companies.

Tougher regulatory regimes, greater commercial pressures and the fast pace of change means that not-for-profit organisations need effective systems in place to control and monitor their finances.

We can help you ensure that those systems are in place and working properly, while providing relevant specialist advice on taxation matters.

Key contacts

Andrew Warren
Partner, Audit & Assurance

Rob Rutnam
Manager, Audit & Assurance

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Professional practices

We have expertise in advising professional practices, including surveyors, architects, engineers and other accountancy firms.

Professional practices are structured as partnerships or limited liability partnership (LLP), which have a unique culture as a business trading medium.

As a former general partnership and now a LLP, McBrides understand this culture and offer a range of support services including:

  • advice on partnership and member agreements
  • mergers and conversion to LLP or limited company status
  • extracting profits tax efficiently
  • preparing statutory accounts
  • preparing the self-assessment tax returns of companies, partnerships, LLPs and individuals
  • pre-year-end tax planning advice
  • retirement and succession planning
  • tax efficient and motivational profit share policies

Key contacts

Tanya Hamilton
Managing Partner

Andrew Fuller
Senior Manager, Outsourced Business Services

Hannah Adams
Manager, Outsourced Business Services

Contact our team

Property services

We work with many property developers, investors (residential, commercial and non-resident investors), contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers, so are well-placed to advise businesses and individuals involved in the property sector.

This includes associated professionals such as architects, conveyancers, surveyors and both lettings and estate agents.

As well as accounting and audit advice, we advise on more complicated issues such as:

  • The best ownership structure for your business
  • Tax issues, including but not limited to capital gains, corporation, income, inheritance, stamp duty land taxes and VAT
  • Helping clients to understand their requirements under the Construction Industry Scheme and VAT domestic reverse charge regime
  • Assisting clients to maximise capital allowances and/or structures and buildings allowances claims on acquisition, construction and/or disposal of properties
  • Payroll services
  • Outsourcing the finance function
  • Corporate finance issues including corporate acquisitions and disposals, due diligence assignments and company valuations, financial forecasting, business planning and raising debt finance

Key contacts

Andrew Warren
Partner, Audit & Assurance

Masum Ahmed
Tax Partner

Nigel Ling
Director, Audit & Assurance

Matt Reid
Business Tax Director

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Shipping companies

We are well-placed to provide audit services to the national and international shipping industry.

Our team is experienced in assisting with the requirements of the UK’s Tonnage Tax legislation and can also help with the administration and reporting obligations of this regime.

We can also provide your business with a full range of additional services that could make a real difference to your business including: cloud accounting, company secretarial, outsourcing, corporate finance, payroll, fund raising and preparing personal tax returns for directors.

Key contacts

Andrew Warren
Partner, Audit & Assurance

Nigel Ling
Director, Audit & Assurance

Charles Antwi
Senior Manager, Audit & Assurance

Rashed Ali
Manager, Audit & Assurance

Contact our team

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