New tax partner for accountancy firm’s high growth team

James Peck

James Peck has joined Castle Donington-based Cooper Parry’s CP Futures Scale Up team as tax partner after eight years in the Fast Growth Technology/Media team at Grant Thornton.

Peck brings with him over 15 years’ experience supporting high growth, VC and PE-backed businesses as they scale, building structured tax strategies and helping them to anticipate challenges from day one, all the way through to a fundraise, sale or IPO.

The news follows a string of announcements for CP Futures, including partnerships with growth ecosystem leaders like Tech Nation and Crowdcube.

Peck said: “I am hugely excited to be joining the CP Futures Scale Up team. Cooper Parry is a firm that truly understands the complexities and nuances that scaling businesses face on a day-to-day basis and matches those with the expertise, experience and mindset to provide scaling businesses with a team of advisers who care about their business and the next phases of growth.

“Stakeholders need advisers who can relate to the journey they’re on, understand the ecosystem and have a strong desire to make a difference to their organisation. I am looking forward to bringing a wealth of experience to the table (along with a few battle scars) and continuing to support high growth businesses.”

Steve Leith, head of tech and high growth at Cooper Parry, added: “We are delighted to welcome James to the team – giving us additional tax capability and experience in the tech & high growth space. We are building the no.1 team focused on the scale-up space and James will be a huge part of our continued work, not only with founders and CFOs, but also with the wider ecosystem of accelerators, investors, and networks that support high growth companies. More than all of this, James’ entrepreneurial, dynamic and straight to-the-point approach is a perfect match for Cooper Parry and for our high growth clients.”