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MHA MacIntyre Hudson Birmingham office has recently completed a deal to merge with the team from established accountancy practice Shoesmiths, based in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

The decision to join forces comes within a year of MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s merger with Bloomer Heaven and is part of its continuing expansion strategy not only in Birmingham but on a national basis with the recent addition of MHA Reid Williams in Reading. Shoesmith’s main service lines are audit, accounting, personal and business tax advice, serving clients in a variety of sectors mainly within Birmingham and the West Midlands. The firm will trade as MHA MacIntyre Hudson.

The rationale behind the deal was based on the belief of the parties that the ethos and values of both companies were closely aligned and that the skill base existing at MHA MacIntyre Hudson and Shoesmiths would strengthen the offer to both sets of clients. 

Shoesmiths’ Partner Elaine Shoesmith and five members of staff have been relocated to MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s Rutland House offices in Colmore Business District.

MHA MacIntyre Hudson chairman Rakesh Shaunak explained: “Birmingham continues to be an exciting marketplace and we continue to see it as a growth area. Our Birmingham office is providing us with a strong presence in the Midlands region. Both firms have a similar outlook, are a good cultural fit and we’re confident that the firm will continue to deliver services to a high level. 

“This merger will provide access to a wider suite of services for Shoesmiths clients and enhanced career and development prospects for all members of the expanding team.”

Birmingham office Managing Partner, Chris Barlow, says: “This is an exciting opportunity for MHA MacIntyre Hudson and for colleagues joining from Shoesmiths and we are delighted to welcome Elaine Shoesmith and her team into our Birmingham offices.”

Elaine Shoesmith, now a partner of MHA MacIntyre Hudson says: “I, together with my staff, am thrilled to have joined such a well-respected professional firm. Clients will continue to receive the same level of high quality, pragmatic advice and support they have in the past but now under the MHA MacIntyre Hudson name. 

“From a personal point of view, I am pleased that this development will enable me to continue to support my existing clients but now with the significant benefit of the added infrastructure and specialist services that the larger MHA MacIntyre Hudson group can provide. It is an exciting future for us all and I am delighted to be part of it.”

MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s accountants, tax and business advisers have been offering specialist advice in Birmingham and the West Midlands for decades, including audit and assurance; tax; business strategy; corporate finance; corporate recovery; counter fraud; financial services; outsourcing; financial training and additional services. For the team, it’s clear that while being a firm of chartered accountants in Birmingham is important, just being a traditional accountancy practice is not enough. 

The firm says its strength lies in its people, who have expertise across a range of sectors including manufacturing and engineering, healthcare, legal, leisure and hospitality, media and entertainment, motor, not for profit, property and construction, technology, transport and logistics, travel and tourism and supporting international business.

The company’s support extends beyond Birmingham and the Midlands area – with 14 offices at main economic hubs across London and the South East, and across East Anglia, servicing the whole country.

To find out more, please email Chris Barlow, Partner, at [email protected] or visit