Managing Partner
Hilene Henry BSc (Hons) FCA FCCA – Partner

After completing her training with a medium sized national firm, Hilene Henry joined the local office of Big 4 firm to help establish their small business department. She then spent 5 years working in London, later moving back to Liverpool to join Wilson Henry – the firm her father started 60 years ago. Hilene has overseen significant growth of the firm over the past 25 years.

Hilene has been responsible for the firm’s strategy for growth and development of the business. She has clients in a variety of sectors including packaging, creative and digital and legal with turnover up to £100 million. Her skills include M&A transaction work particularly around acquisition Due Diligence.

Hilene recognises and values the important contribution made by the Wilson Henry team in the business and is an advocate of people development. Wilson Henry is an IIP organisation and Hilene is also a trained trainer with Dale Carnegie.


Head of Corporate Finance
Peter Alcock FCA CF – Partner

Peter Alcock is a Chartered Accountant and ICAEW Corporate Finance (CF) qualified. After completing his training with a small practice, he then spent 10 years with Ernst & Young before joining Wilson Henry.

Peter has overseen the development of the Wilson Henry brand and its position today as a respected and significant player, as advisors to well known entrepreneurial businesses. He is also head of Wilson Henry Corporate Finance with particular specialism in MBOs, Finance Raising, Grants and Business Valuations.

With a Post Graduate qualification in Marketing Peter has overseen the development of the Wilson Henry brand and its position today as a respected and significant player as an advisory firm to well-known entrepreneurial businesses.

With 25+ years of experience as a business advisor to SMEs, he is a passionate champion of SME businesses. He writes regularly on business matters. A former local Business Link Non-Executive Director, he is also an active panel member of a local community project promoting enterprise in seeking to make a difference for would-be entrepreneurs in East Liverpool.

Michael Needham

Tax Partner
Michael Needham CTA

Michael Needham is a chartered tax advisor (CTA) with approaching 25 years’ experience within the accounting profession. Before Wilson Henry, Michael’s career consists of working at large practices such as Deloitte’s, Baker Tilly and Grant Thornton.

In recent times, Michael established and was managing director at Astrol Tax for over 8 years, Michael leads the company’s tax division at Wilson Henry and is an integral partner in the firm.

Michael has the experience and knowledge to provide specialist tax advice in many different areas of taxation. He specialises in:

  • property taxation (including tax efficient extraction of funds and property from companies, property taxes, capital allowance claims and stamp duty land tax),
  • capital gains and inheritance tax planning,
  • remuneration planning,
  • company restructures, demergers and sales

and more…

If you are looking for professional advice on all areas of taxation please contact Michael today on [email protected].