“Cooper Parry helped us with the completion of our first B Corp assessment, after the employee leading the project left the business. They provided a colleague to assist with finalising the entry, the submission of evidence and the verification interview. Oakland has an existing relationship with Cooper Parry and they were the first partners considered when we realised we needed some support with the B Corp process.
Overall, the process was relatively straightforward and the knowledge and experience of how B Corp works was valuable in helping us avoid pitfalls on the interview. Appropriate challenges were raised to the assessor which ensured that the questioning remained on track and ambiguity was avoided during the final interview in particular.
Cooper Parry took a ‘critical friend’ approach to the exercise which helped focus attention on areas where the application was strongest. This played a big part in us achieving certification and successfully evidencing areas where the assessor challenged. We would certainly recommend that anyone preparing a B Corp application or similar should consider using Cooper Parry to help with the process.”
Strategic Development Manager
A family business operating as Multi Temperature Supply Chain Specialists in the UK and Ireland.
I want to express my sincere appreciation for the exceptional research and development consultancy work CP’s Innovation team have provided to the Metalliform Group. Your expertise in an ever-evolving field has greatly contributed to the success of our projects.
The team’s commitment to excellence and ability to navigate challenges were commendable.
We look forward to future collaborations. Thank you for your outstanding service.”
Group Finance Director – Metalliform/Fisher
With over 75 Years’ experience, Metalliform Holdings Ltd is a renowned and long established UK manufacturer of furniture within the Education and Office sector
Cooper Parry continue to provide collaborative guidance and support on sustainability (ESG), including introductions to ESG champions across industry sectors, sharing stories, best practice, perspectives, and experiences of their challenges, actions and ambitions for businesses and the planet. Sharing in Growth has an existing business relationship with Cooper Parry, providing financial expertise for our clients. The friendly and inclusive approach throughout the Cooper Parry team is inspiring, helping to accelerate networking and enthusiasm to get involved. Completing their online ESG assessment tool has given Sharing in Growth a baseline ESG position, and the feedback and recommendations have challenged us to plan how ESG is considered in everything that we do; we’d made a great start in doing the right things, but there is always more to do. Exciting times are ahead, working with Cooper Parry to embed and implement ESG within business transformation activities by inspiring people, improving profit and environment.
Engineering and Quality Coach
ABOUT SHARING IN GROWTH
Complete Business Transformation; working with clients to develop, inspire and improve their organisations
“We began our Scope 3 journey in early 2022, and in the almost 2 years since, have taken great strides in identifying and measuring our value chain emissions. It therefore felt the right time to take a brief pause, and to get our data and methodologies independently reviewed before moving to the next stage.
This is where Cooper Parry came in. Nicoleta Ciobanu engaged with our team, asking the right questions and providing relevant and timely guidance. She was flexible in her approach and was able to fit the review around our own business priorities and timescales.
Nico delivered the project on time and on budget, with plenty of intervening milestone meetings, feedback sessions and regular communications. The resulting report fitted the original brief perfectly, reviewing all aspects of Scope 3 carbon reporting and providing detailed findings, backed up with appropriate guidance.
It was reassuring to have our systems and processes quality assured, and where necessary, given specific pointers to further improve. These have also been applied to our existing Scopes 1&2 emissions reporting, which was a welcome bonus.
We found Cooper Parry very easy to work with, a perfect balance of energy, dynamism and professionalism, with excellent underpinning knowledge. Working with Cooper Parry has also opened up a host of networking opportunities, with like-minded individuals and organisations.”
Mark Tucker – Head of Health, Safety and Environment
About Marston Holdings Ltd
Marston Holdings supports government, utilities and private sector clients through the delivery of market leading integrated technology solutions.
“Emerald Technology are an international group with 12 subsidiaries offering professional services. We engaged Cooper Parry to support with our first ever audit of our first ever set of consolidated accounts.
“Faye and the team managed to deliver the audit on time and within tight timescales, offering appropriate challenge and effective, commercial support. The audit was properly planned with the majority of information being requested prior the audit. The team were friendly, very knowledgeable (even the most junior staff) and supportive, both during and now outside of the audit as we get the business prepared for an eventual sale.
“Overall, our experience has been very positive and we would have no hesitation in recommending Faye and the Cooper Parry team.”
Mike Newton – Financial Controller
ABOUT EMERALD TECHNOLOGY
Emerald Technology helps companies recruit, onboard and payroll talent anywhere in the world. They deliver customer-centric support, combined with an easy to navigate cloud platform, tailor-made to cover the needs of fast-growing Technology vendors.
“At Kairos, we’ve worked with the CP Tech & High Growth team for coming on 2-years. The team’s support has been invaluable, and we love working with them – they’re are always willing and available to support, and do so in a manner that really shows they understand our business and our industry. CP supports Kairos on a 360 basis, providing support across all areas of our business where required, from aspects of tax compliance, through to the set-up and considerations when structuring EMI schemes, statutory audits and international expansion (covering all the pitfalls and considerations we as a management team should be thinking through). CP’s support, collaboration and commitment has been critical in our continued business success and we expect the team to be part of our journey as we continue moving forwards – we simply wouldn’t choose another partner.”
Jake Bingham ACA – Managing Partner, Group Finance Director
Kairos Group is a global gaming media group that connects businesses to gamers. Providing agency services, intellectual property and expertise within the creator economy.
‘We worked with Cooper Parry’s Tech & High Growth team to conduct tax due diligence on an M&A deal. We were very impressed with their professionalism, expertise, and flexibility. They were able to quickly understand our needs and work with us to develop a scope of work that met our specific requirements. They were also able to work within tight timelines and identified a number of issues that were important to closing the deal’.
Ian Sutherland – Chief Financial Officer
Tide is a UK financial technology company providing mobile-first banking services for small and medium-sized enterprises.
“As soon as I started at Tessian I bought Cooper Parry on board: I knew the tax partner, James Peck, from my previous role and liked his way of working. He talks real commercial sense and gets how business works in the world of scale ups. His team get where we’re coming from and it’s always a direct conversation straight to the nitty gritty – there’s no fluff. The team have helped with R&D credits, share options, international tax, transfer pricing etc. They’re great at taking a very complex thing and making it simple. James is also very good at saying ‘here is your road map: this is urgent, this isn’t, keep an eye on this’.
“I like having it all under one roof with the Tech & High Growth team: whenever a personal tax query, a VAT query, I can ping James (and not get charged) and he introduces me to the right person at CP. But it always comes back to him – he knows everything that is going on. And there’s no surprise billing: we jump on a call with the team, scope it out, and the quote sticks, so I know exactly how much to budget. You really stand by your numbers, so as well as the knowledge and relationship management, it’s the total honesty that’s a real USP.”
Hugh Sturgis – Financial Controller
Tessian provides complete cloud email security. Using an AI-based approach to defending against advanced phishing threats and protecting sensitive data on email.
“We invited several audit firms to tender for our Statutory audit. As a leading audit, tax advisory and risk firm ourselves, all of these firms were our direct competitors. Cooper Parry stood out from the other shortlisted candidates with an impressive pitch and their down to earth approach. They showed a clear understanding of our business and demonstrated how they would approach our audit.
The experience of working with Cooper Parry has been a positive one. The promises and assurances made by Cooper Parry during their tender proposal were then delivered in practice. The audit team communicated clearly and concisely at all stages of the assignment with minimal disruption to our day-to-day operations. All members of the team have always been friendly and courteous in their dealings with our staff and have retained a professional approach throughout.
We have found Cooper Parry to be proactive in having timely and open conversations about deliverables and fees, and our timetables have always been met.”
Jaki Mitchell – Finance Partner
Crowe UK LLP
ABOUT CROWE UK LLP
Crowe UK is an accountancy firm offering audit, tax, and advisory services. Their global network operates in over 130 countries with 250 independent offices.
“We have recently completed our first [pensions] audit with Cooper Parry. From the day we appointed them to Audit end Helen Scothern and her team have been excellent. They do what they say, on time, with attention to detail and they’re nice folk too.
They communicated right through the process, and we felt valued and informed. They finished early and certainly under promised and over delivered. We are delighted we selected Cooper Parry … they’re a breath of fresh air.”
Jayne Wade – Trustee Director
Carlsberg UK Ltd