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PKF Cooper Parry Merges with Clement Keys in the UK

PKF Cooper Parry Merges with Clement Keys in the UK

18 Jan 2016

PKF International is pleased to announce a new addition to our family following the merger of accounting firms PKF Cooper Parry and Clement Keys in the UK. The newly-merged firm is trading as PKF Cooper Parry, has a team of more than 350 people across its two offices in the East and West Midlands, and a combined revenue of £30 million.

“Combining the two firms together has created the largest independent firm of chartered accountants in the Midlands region,” says PKF Cooper Parry’s CEO Ade Cheatham.

“We have ambitious plans for growth in the Midlands – and will be looking to quickly expand our Birmingham presence in terms of team numbers and expertise. As of today, we have immediately strengthened the partner team, with five new partners across audit, tax and corporate finance.”

"We will be adding a number of new propositions to the Birmingham office, which Clement Keys doesn’t have, including wealth management, corporate finance, restructuring and IT consultancy”

“Our IT consultancy in the East Midlands has doubled in size over the past 12 months and we will be looking to offer our expert services to businesses in the region.”

Joe Bates, managing partner at Clement Keys, said: “Clement Keys and PKF Cooper Parry are delighted to have joined forces.  We have spent a number of years growing our market share and so has PKF Cooper Parry.  Bringing the two firms together now broadens our services to businesses in our region and strengthens our position in the marketplace.”

PKF International CEO John Sim noted that PKF Cooper Parry has had a significant influence on the regeneration going on within PKF International as a whole. He said, “As a network we have globally adopted a number of the initiatives which PKF Cooper Parry field tested around Branding, People, Business Development, Client Service and Strategic Planning."

"Their East Midlands office is held out as an example of what can be achieved if you are brave enough. This is just another instance of their bold forward thinking to dominate the owner managed businesses in their space and an example for other firms to follow.”

PKF Cooper Parry is the fastest growing top 100 accountancy and business advisory firm in the UK.   The firm takes an innovative approach to HR, offering staff unlimited holidays and flexible working hours – as well as recruiting school leavers as well as senior team members.

Membership of the PKF International network allows for independent firms to provide global capability and expertise to their clients, and Cooper Parry is one of seven UK and Ireland firms to join the PKF family, a number which is set to rise to eight in the near future.

For further information, contact:  

John Sim
CEO, PKF International
E-mail: john.sim@pkf.com

Oliver Grosse-Brauckmann
Regional Director Europe, Middle East, and India
E-mail: oliver.grosse-brauckmann@pkf.com

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