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We’re passionate about UK manufacturing, engineering and technology…
MHA Carpenter Box is a centre for excellence when it comes to advising businesses in the manufacturing, engineering and technology sector. Our proactive approach to helping businesses prosper is complemented by our national and international credentials. Nationally, the accumulated experience of our colleagues in MHA’s Manufacturing Group across the UK, means we are well positioned to advise our clients on a diverse range of industry related areas from accounting and audit to the more specialist areas around tax, including Research and Development Tax Relief, Capital Reliefs and Patent Box to name but a few.
But what makes us different? We think it’s the passion we have for the sector. Our words are more than matched by our actions. For many years we have facilitated a manufacturing and engineering forum helping businesses in the sector to share best practice and network with each other. From MHA Carpenter Box we lead MHA’s Manufacturing Sector Group helping to establish the MHA Manufacturing & Engineering Survey as a go-to report when it comes to understanding the SME sector, its opportunities and challenges.
Our involvement with the sector is extensive. We facilitate networking with METALL and through MHA, we lobby the Government on behalf of the sector in relation to issues that affects the growth potential of manufacturers and engineers. Our strong links with MAS, UKTI, IMechE and other stakeholders such as the LEPs and the banks means that we can help clients by signposting such things as funding, grants and training opportunities.
MHA Carpenter Box is also an independent UK member of Baker Tilly International; this means that we have a trusted international network with advisers in over 130 countries world wide. With the ‘global economy’ a growing factor in all of our lives, having a network of global advisers wherever you operate is a big bonus.
How we can help
MHA Carpenter Box acts for a wide range of clients in the sector ranging from small to large manufacturers, as well as engineers and technology companies. With our Partner led service and strong tax advisory offering, we build strong relationships with our clients and take a team approach to problem solving. We have the knowledge and expertise to ensure our advice is proactive and timely enabling the business to move forward.
Ways in which we can help:
- Tax planning and corporate restructuring
- Understanding and claiming Research & Development Tax Credits
- Understanding and profiting from the Patent Box scheme
- Assisting with routes to finance through our large network of bankers, invoice financiers, grant makers etc
- Helping you to develop an export strategy
- Minimising risk from pricing and supply fluctuations
- Optimise stock control
- Make important investment decisions
- Planning for mergers and acquisitions or disposals
- Corporate finance advice, including strategic acquisitions
- Managing cash flow through interest and exchange rate fluctuation
- Helping you trade abroad through our network of global associates as members of Baker Tilly International
- Access to our useful network of other specialist professional advisers
MHA Carpenter Box is passionate about helping manufacturing and technology businesses to succeed. Chris Coopey, a Partner at the firm heads MHA Carpenter Box’s Manufacturing Group. Chris started life as an engineer, and has regularly commented on the sector in the national and sector press contributing a number of pieces to The Manufacturer, Works Management and other trade related publications. He has also lobbied the government over its support to the sector particularly its vocational education policy.
Chris also heads the Manufacturing Group at MHA. MHA is a national association of independent accountancy firms who act for many hundreds of manufacturers and engineering firms in this crucial UK sector. Stuart Noakes, head of the Tax Services Group, advises on a range tax strategies specifically relevant to industry whilst Robert Dowling, Head of the Assurance & Advisory Group, assists manufacturers and engineering businesses with auditing, corporate finance and due diligence.
For more information, please contact Chris Coopey.