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Cooper Parry’s annual FD Seminar returns for 2021, bringing you need-to-know updates and insights across the whole spectrum of finance.

This year, we’ll be running it as a hybrid event, giving you the option to attend in person at our Sky View office in the East Midlands, or online, through the virtual events platform, Remo. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and network, both physically and virtually, and if you’re looking for a flavour of what we’ll be covering on the day, you’re in the right place.

  • Accounting Standards Technical Updates
  • COVID Support Package Update
  • The potential for equalization of global tax rates
  • VAT Update & Indirect Tax Hot Topics
  • R&D Tax Update
  • IR35
  • Green Tax Breaks, Capital Allowances and the Super Deduction
  • Tax implications for employees working from home or overseas


DANNY PARKER Relationship Partner, Cooper Parry

I’m a Relationship Partner, working closely with a number of our clients and helping to leading our fast-growing Audit team. 

I’ve been with CP for 17 years now; from the old-fashioned, traditional business we were then, to the rebellious, disruptive firm we are today. 


EDWARD RANDS Director, ECR Professional Limited

I was Cooper Parry’s Risk & Professional Standards Partner for eleven years, leading the technical team responsible for maintaining and updating accounting and auditing knowledge. 

I was also the founder chairman of the UK technical committee with which the firm was involved, and a contributing author of a commercially published IFRS manual. Since 2019, I’ve worked as an independent consultant, advising firms on technical and regulator

SUKI KAUR & TARA WALKER Tax Partner & Tax Manager, Cooper Parry

I’m a Tax Partner with over 20 years’ tax experience, specialising in Corporate & International Tax and all the exciting complexities and problem-solving opportunities they entail. 

In that time, I’ve worked with entrepreneurs, owner-managed businesses, businesses backed by private equity funds and finance teams of large companies/international groups to name a few.  

I’m a self-confessed Cooper Parry tax geek, ensuring our clients’ ‘big’ transactions are carried out tax-effectively with proactive tax advice to help you achieve your business goals. 

If I think you could be dealing with your business tax in a better way, I’ll tell you. Because everything I do is about getting the best for your business. 

CRIS MEDORI Tax Director, Cooper Parry

I work with a diverse range of businesses at every stage of their lifecycle, including owner-managed, family-owned and international groups of any size. 

My advice covers a wide variety of complex tax issues, such as re-organisations, re-constructions, intellectual property and cross-border transactions, with particular experience in the technology, fashion and real estate sectors. 

ALICIA GARNER Indirect Tax Assistant Manager, Cooper Parry

You’ll find me heading up the VAT compliance side of things here in Indirect Tax, but I regularly get involved with advisory projects alongside the rest of the team too. 

I love working with a wide range of brilliant clients – all of whom come with unique scenarios and exciting challenges. 

DONNA CHALLINOR R&D Incentives Director, Cooper Parry

I’m passionate about providing proactive, relevant tax advice to UK businesses so they can benefit from the R&D Incentives scheme and any planning opportunities. 

Since 2004, I’ve helped a long list of businesses across a whole range of sectors to maximise their R&D claims, generating tax savings that they’ve used for growth and further development of their products and processes. 

MINESH TRIVEDI & GINNY HALLAM Employment Tax Consultant, PAYE Matters Ltd & Director, Halborns Ltd

I am an Employment Tax specialist, working with clients of all shapes and sizes on matters such as IR35/employment status, HMRC enquiries, employee expenses/benefits in kind, and CIS. 

Having worked on both sides of the HMRC fence, with 28 years’ experience in Employment Tax, I take great pride in providing practical advice to my clients. 

I empower employers, helping them to understand employment law and secure success through proactive people strategies. 

As Managing Director at Halborns, I lead a team of solutions-focused superheroes, supporting regional and national clients to achieve their people objectives. 

JEREMY CHAPMAN Capital Allowances Tax Director, Cooper Parry

As Capital Allowances Tax Director, I save our clients cash by maximising the tax relief available on their fixed asset spend through capital allowances. 

Over the past 20 years, I’ve worked with clients of all sizes, from startups to established PLCs, on a whole range of projects totalling more than £9.7bn of expenditure, with £4.3bn of tax relief delivered in that time. 

GEMMA DOBSON Personal Tax Senior Manager, Cooper Parry

I’m a Senior Manager in our Private Client Tax team, helping individuals and families to organise and protect their wealth through effective tax planning, with a particular focus on international tax. 

I get to know people, learn about their passions, and listen to their goals – whether that’s growing a business, buying a car or a new home, saving for children’s school fees or seeking adventures. Then, I help them to create a plan to achieve that.  

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