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Private Enterprise

As a business owner, you’ve invested everything in your business. With so much on the line, you need access to service and industry specialists who truly understand your business needs.

Advice to help you go further 

As the leader of a private company, your livelihood is dependent on the performance of your business. As a result, every business decision you make impacts you personally as much as it does your organization. That’s why you need an advisor who understands your business, the personal stake you have in its success and how that relationship influences your decision making. 

Working with entrepreneurs like you is not just what we do — it’s how we’ve built MNP into one of the fastest-growing national accounting and business consulting firms in Canada. From our earliest days, we’ve provided business leaders with the resources and strategies needed to be successful. And as you’ve grown, we’ve grown right alongside you. 

Offering local, regional, and national expertise from coast to coast, our Private Enterprise team delivers personalized, partner-led projects. Not only is this a more efficient approach to engagements, it enables us to pinpoint your specific needs, apply the appropriate resources, and move quickly to provide insights and ideas that will make your business better. Committed to your growth and success, we take the time to understand the complexities of your operation and industry to create comprehensive strategies that address the questions keeping you up at night.

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

MNP is proud to be certified as a Gold Employer Partner with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). STEP is the global professional association for practitioners who specialize in family inheritance and succession planning. Learn more about this accreditation

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Insights

  • Confidence

    May 09, 2022

    Why grooming your successors is critical to the family business

    A formal grooming plan helps ensure your successors have the requisite skills to effectively manage and lead the family business.

  • Confidence

    May 03, 2022

    Succeeding at Family Business Succession Planning

    Communication, governance, grooming and fair vs. equal are important principals to keep in mind when developing a succession plan.

  • Confidence

    May 02, 2022

    Family focus: The non-technical or family component of succession

    The best succession plans focus on the non-technical component such as family communication, family values, family dynamics and family expectations.

Contact Our Private Enterprise Team

John Hughes CPA, CA, MBA

Senior Vice President, Private Enterprise

John Hughes, MBA, CPA, CA, is MNP Senior Vice President, Private Enterprise.  John is a member of the Firm’s management team and leads the Private Enterprise practice, which advises Canadian business families, entrepreneurs and management teams to create value and grow their businesses through a diverse range of services and customized strategies. 

John was formerly national leader of a Big Four private enterprise practice, and is also the former national leader of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. His consulting experience has included everything from audits, strategic tax planning and strategy and operational consulting to corporate finance, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings (IPOs).

John obtained a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from York University in 1992. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), qualifying as a Charted Accountant (CA) in 1988.

John’s expertise and passion for Canadian private business led him to co-author two Canadian best-sellers: Building the Best (Penguin 2006) and Power of the Best (2012).