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Cooper Parry joins PKF network

TOP 50 FIRM Cooper Parry has joined the PKF International network.

Cooper Parry’s induction makes them the third British firm to join PKF International in recent months, following the merger of the eponymously-titled UK firm with BDO.

Littlejohn represenets PKF in London, Johnston Carmichael in Scotland while Cooper Parry is Midlands-based.

Chief executive Ade Cheatham said the move reflects the growing importance of supporting clients internationally.

“We’re very much looking forward to being able to tap into PKF’s global capability and presence to assist our clients in achieving overseas expansion,” said Cheatham.

“We have for some time now been exploring the different options open to us for improving our international reach, and PKF stood out by some way as the best fit for us.”

The firm will be renamed PKF Cooper Parry in the new year.

PKF International CEO John Sim said Cooper Parry’s recruitment would be followed by another “three or four” UK firms in the first half of 2014.

“Cooper Parry’s strong focus on ‘people and relationships’ fits perfectly with the ethos of the network and also meets our strategic objective to recruit firms with significant practices that cover the main UK commercial regions,” said Sims.

The deal concludes a busy year for Cooper Parry. The firm recently went through a management reshuffle, and is bringing together its office in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester into a ‘super office’ at Castle Donington.

Picture (l-r): Ade Cheatham, Colin Shaw, Jeremy Bowler

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