Helping your business to grow
MHA Carpenter Box has a long association within the agricultural and rural business sector, with our dedicated team collectively having over 100 years of experience. We never shy away from putting on our wellies to come and say hello! We focus on building strong relationships with our clients, some of which span over several family generations.
We have particular expertise in the following areas:
We’re here to provide guidance and support for our clients involved in the day-to-day financial management of estates and farms and as part of MHA, we are able to supplement our own sector expertise with that of our colleagues all over the country, which means that you’ll never pay for us to reinvent the tractor wheel!
Through MHA we are members of rural associations including: the ICAEW Specialist Interest Group for Rural Businesses, the Charter Group for Agriculture and the National Farmers’ Union and the CLA.
For more information and an informal chat on how our Agriculture & Rural Business Team can help contact Holly Mitchell.
Meet the team
John Billings – Senior Partner & Head of Sector
John joined MHA Carpenter Box in 1990 and became a partner in 1993. He is now our Chairman having been the Managing Partner for ten years. John looks after a portfolio of family and owner managed businesses as well as high net worth personal clients. He has a real passion for the success of his clients’ businesses, helping owners and families to achieve their goals.
He has a lot of experience in the developing vineyard sector and is head of the Agriculture and Rural Business sector team.
Holly Mitchell – Tax Manager
Holly is one of our bright young talents, having joined MHA Carpenter Box as her first job. She is a fully qualified accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser. Holly plays a key role in the team and has a particular specialism in Research and Development tax relief relating to the production of English wine and growing grapes in a cool climate.
Roger Biggs – Senior Accounts Manager
Roger is a Chartered Accountant. He has been part of the MHA Carpenter Box Business Services Group for many years and is a respected team member. He has a particular interest in farming and has a portfolio of land-related family businesses. Roger’s previous experience in practice involved looking after vineyard clients.
Karen Capelin – Assistant Tax Manager
Karen is a qualified accountant and is involved in the day to day preparation of the accounts for the majority of our farming and rural business clients. Karen communicates with the Institute of Agricultural Secretaries locally on a regular basis. She is experienced in cloud accounting and is our key sector contact with the team at Vinsight and Farmflo.
Alison Aggleton – Consultant
Alison is a Chartered Tax Adviser and worked at MHA Carpenter Box for several years in the specialist tax advisory team before assisting on a consultancy basis. She is involved in all aspects of tax, both personal and corporate including topics such as capital allowance reviews, R&D claims, succession planning and company restructuring.
For fifteen years Alison was employed at an agricultural office in Oxfordshire dealing with land related businesses including being on the NFU tax advisory helpdesk team.