Entrepreneur of the Year

Thank you to MacIntyre Hudson for sponsoring the Entrepreneur of the Year award. 

About MacIntyre Hudson

Having recently merged at the beginning of January 2020, both Keens Shay Keens MK and MHA MacIntyre Hudson are delighted to continue to support the MKBAA.

Both firms have a long history of working with and supporting businesses in the Milton Keynes area; they offer a comprehensive range of financial and business strategy services to clients across the UK, enabling them to achieve profitable growth and build sustainable long-term success.

Both firms view their clients, not just the business partners, but as close friends; working side by side as confidants with them, offering expert business advice and support every step of the way to help them reach their goals.

With a shared belief that clients deserve the very best service from the very best people, both firms continue to invest in the skills of their partners and employees, so that clients are guaranteed the most knowledgeable team of people working for them at all times. With over 100 specialist partners and staff based in the Milton Keynes area, they have the expertise to cover an extensive range of business, taxation and accountancy matters as well as a wide range of specialisms, including Tax Consultancy, Employment Tax and Vat Consultancy, and providing an outsourcing facility. Located in the heart of Central Milton Keynes, and with origins dating back to 1880, the firms’ combined heritage combined with their longstanding track record in helping clients achieve success, make them the longest established accountancy practice in the area.  MHA MacIntyre Hudson is a Top 15 UK firm of chartered accountants with 12 offices in the UK and additional offices as part of the group of MHA affiliated firms.  It is the UK member of Baker Tilly International which is the top 8 global network of accounting and advisory, and can draw on a wider depth of experience, as well as geographical reach, both nationally and internationally. 

As sponsors of the MKBAA since 2014, we are delighted to be involved once again, in sponsoring the Entrepreneur of the Year award 2020. To learn more about our firm, our people, our services and what clients have to say about us, please visit: www.macintyrehudson.co.uk

2020: A Vision for a Healthier City

This year the Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards (MKBAA) is proud to focus upon the overall health and wellbeing of our great city, its inhabitants, organisations and workforce. We will judge organisations’ excellence not just on profit but also on their contributions to environmental sustainability; workforce well-being and social well-being. We define health in every way, including:

  • Mental – with the royals recently adding their powerful voices to the increasing calls to raise awareness, the issue of mental health is currently a big topic that we should not only promote, but also measure our award entrants upon. What are our entrants doing to honour their responsibilities to care for and safeguard their employees’ mental health?
  • Physical – tragically, for a city with so many wonderful green spaces connected by an extensive Redway network that spans over 200 miles, the residents and workers or our city are famously unhealthy. Yet there have been many initiatives, such as Pedalling Culture and Leap that encourage residents and workers alike to take breaks and discover healthier lifestyles. Indeed 2020 will see Milton Keynes become UK City of Sport. So what do our entrants do in order to promote physical health amongst their workforces?
  • Environmental – chillingly, it is said that humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations since 1970, and with future estimates suggesting that a further one million species are on the verge of extinction. Never before has the pressure to act to improve the health and sustainability of our environment been so great. This responsibility clearly falls to us all, businesses and residents alike, so this year our awards entrants will be assessed on what they are doing to meet their obligations to future generations.
  • Financial – whilst the emphasis on this year’s awards is not all about ‘more at the expense of everything else’ it is, after all, a business achievement awards, so of course we need to check on the financial resilience of each entrant.