Not Just Techies
Cooper Parry was established 150 years ago as a firm of accountants and since then we have grown to offer an array of business services from R&D claims, wealth planning, business audits and tax advice which all work side by side to our fast growing technology department.
Technology for you
We become an integral part of your IT strategy covering everything from moving you to the cloud to implementing Bot and AI technologies. Another big advantage of working with us is the access to our R&D and audit departments where we can help businesses maximise the costs and funding of new technologies which few other businesses can offer. We get under the skin of your business so we can give you all of the new technology that sets you apart from your competition.
What we’re talking about…
Our Leadership team
I started my career in IT at the tender age of 18 and by the time I reached 21 I had seen an opportunity in the market to start my own business providing IT support to SME’s. The business soon took off and was successfully sold back in 2011. Since then I have been advising other businesses on how to use technology to help them succeed. In 2015 I had an amazing opportunity to head up the IT division here at PKF Cooper Parry where we have seen substantial growth and are now providing technology advice to over 250 businesses worldwide. I love introducing new tech to our client’s and I love seeing them grow and succeed because of the help we give them, but more than anything I love making people happy, not just our clients but the people I work with too.
I've been in IT for over 22 years, 11 of which have been with PKF Cooper Parry, I’m the Technology Partner for the firm. I absolutely love technology and the way its always changing, I'm a real geek! I have a real passion for IT and how it can be used to make a real difference.
I love my job as I get to travel the world helping businesses big and small radically change with technology, from working with Henry Schein in New York by implementing Microsoft NAV to business analysis for BA in Sydney.
We’re always striving to be better and disruptive in our marketplace. As Operations Director in IT Solutions, I make sure our clients have an IT strategy that supports their business, makes it more efficient and helps it grow. I love working with a great team in such a people-centred company.
Streamlining what we do to make us more efficient and give our clients a better, more proactive service is what drives me.
If clients feel supported and are happy, then I’m super happy!
I believe that technology can and should be employed in the best possible blend to meet the needs of modern organisations. I believe that IT providers and the services they deliver need to be forwards looking and maintain a healthy rate of change, adapting and supporting their clients alongside the rapid development in the market. We shouldn't just keep doing things one way because ``that's what we've always done``.
Technology should be an exciting enabler, providing seamless access to business-critical data on the move, not just when we're sat in the office tied to a boring grey box in the corner. Above all, technology serves to propel our businesses forward; not hold us back.
To that end, you need people in the industry who are passionate about embracing technology road maps and driving positive transformation programmes; that is why I am in IT.
My ‘title’ is Consultancy Director, but that can mean different things from day to day! Typically I look after our Business Systems teams. We are one of the top partners worldwide for implementing Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 Business Central, and we also work closely with our partners for clients who need Dynamics 365 for Sales, PSA and Field Service.
We also provide business analysis and consultancy services to our clients, as we strongly believe that a successful system hinges on rock solid processes.
I’ve been with Cooper Parry since 2008. I qualified as a chartered accountant in our Audit team and moved across to IT Solutions in 2012. Having a background in audit means I can really understand a clients’ business needs. In fact, one of our key strengths is the depth of financial knowledge in our team as we have a number of qualified finance consultants. We can analyse a clients’ issues, provide recommendations for improvement and combine expertise across both business systems and the infrastructure to support them.
I enjoy working with clients to understand their problems and frustrations with technology. I get massive satisfaction in helping them understand how a new solution or process can really help transform a problem or make their life easier. I’m just as happy talking technology solutions to technical engineers as I am MD’s and CEO’s, my mantra is not to bamboozle with tech, but more to pass on insight and information at a level that’s appropriate and relevant.
I'm the head of service delivery and look after the account managers and service desk. I’m here to ensure we do an amazing job for all of our clients and that our team are given all of the support they need. We're a proactive bunch, always identifying ways to improve, streamline and make our clients systems work exactly as they should for them. I love making everyone happy and we do that by doing an amazing job.
Nice words from clients…
"Working with PKF Cooper Parry has allowed us to take huge steps forward with our IT."
"Whilst we’re naturally delighted with the end result, we are even more impressed by the team."
"Cooper Parry do a great job and take away any IT worries when opening our new sites."
"They are part of our DNA, we have had a great long lasting partnership and one set to continue.”