Ade Cheatham
13 April '21

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Back in 2016, this piece was written by the guys over at CLIC. It created quite a stir. Which was great because the desire was always to be disruptive. And the reason for this reaction? It was the refreshing honesty and transparency; telling it the way it is. But what’s maybe even more remarkable is that everything written here still rings gloriously true. So, if you haven’t read it, here’s the original article in full with a brief update to conclude.

Check it out here: “Cooper Parry. Are they the rebels of accountancy?” Enjoy.


So what’s new? Well, Cooper Parry are still ripping up the rule book. They are hammering the humdrum and smashing the norm to smithereens. They’ve doubled in size. They’ve now shed the shackles of the PKF network (in CEO Ade’s words, they were ‘too traditional and were slowing us down’).  As well as opened offices in London and Bristol.

Their maverick streak also ensures that they are more famous for their CULTURE than ever. For the fourth year in a row, they made it into the Top 25 of the UK’s Best Companies to Work For in 2021. They’re still the #1 Accountancy Firm to Work For in the UK. And they regularly bring together some of culture’s brightest minds to share musings and inspire each other at showstopping events like the ‘Culture Carnival’. (To give you a flavour, you’ll find a video of Ade and April Bembridge, Chief People Officer, speaking at the latest instalment at the bottom of the page).

You get the picture. At Cooper Parry, the restless energy gathers more momentum. Who knows what the next few years will bring? But one thing’s for sure, the Cooper Parry journey will be as rebellious as ever.