Cooper Parry

We’re an accountancy firm working with businesses, helping them grow, become more tax efficient, get up to speed with their Tech and transform their culture.
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Cooper Parry, as “rebels of accountancy”, likes to build relationships with clients that break the mould and the company is never afraid to give its opinion in the cause of helping customers to flourish financially and free up their time to get the most out of life.

The company's services range from audit, tax and service charge, to wealth and corporate finance. It prides itself on the vibrant and engaged people on its award-winning team, who have helped it to become the No 1 firm in the Midlands. The Castle Donington-based firm, which started out over 150 years ago in Derby, also has offices in London and Bristol.

Cooper Parry values are be brave, play all in, keep learning, be nice, and in it together – and in this spirit the leadership team responded quickly to the pandemic. Practical communications were sent out which clearly outlined the steps the business was taking and a dedicated Teams Covid-19 page was created. CEO Ade Cheatham recorded video messages to both inform and uplift and he, together with CPO April Bembridge, personally contacted anyone on furlough to check how they were doing.

Surveys asked employees for feedback on how supported they felt and whether they had the tools needed to operate from home. A dedicated forum helped families to not feel alone with the stress of home schooling. The company even organised online events for kids to allow parents a little breather – whether to focus on work or just take some downtime.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Manager

93% of staff agreed

My manager cares about how satisfied I am in my job

A culture of continuous feedback accompanies the setting of annual employee performance targets, known as rocks. Manager 360 feedback is also used to assess leadership capability and impact at least once per year (more often, if required). Cooper Parry also utilises Gallup q12 metrics, which specifically measure manager performance.

My Company

91% of staff agreed

I love working for this organisation

The firm has introduced a work from anywhere, anytime policy. As everyone was very productive during remote working, Cooper Parry believes it can – and should – trust its people to operate in the way and at the times that suit them best.

Giving Something Back

91% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

The company's chosen charity this year was Anthony Nolan, which makes lifesaving connections between patients and people willing to donate stem cells. People were “amazingly engaged” in undertaking fundraising activities that involved the number 10 to raise a total of £10,000. The target was met. Cooper Parry also supported a charity providing meals for the homeless.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1850
Total number of employees
4
Number of UK locations
33
Employee average age
46% : 54%
Male : Female employee ratio
47%
Employees earning £35k+
11%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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Quote from the top...
“We are absolutely delighted that we have achieved 3 star accreditation once again. This past 12 months has not been without it's challenges; however throughout it all the people of Cooper Parry have pulled together, stronger than ever. Proving that a great culture is about so much more than a great office or super perks, it's about the shared values and vision of everyone at Cooper Parry, working together to Disrupt, Lead and Make life count, when it really matters.”

April Bembridge, Chief People & Culture Officer - Cooper Parry

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