Cooper Parry names new COO

Phil Erridge

Castle Donington-based accountancy firm Cooper Parry has appointed a new chief operating officer.

Phil Erridge joins the company from HSBC, where he spent 16 years and led the bank’s global wholesale model management and delivery function.

He will work alongside Cooper Parry’s CEO Ade Cheatham to lead the company’s integration activities across strategic acquisitions and drive operational efficiency.

Cheatham said: “I’m delighted to welcome Phil to the CP family. His role as COO will be invaluable as we target significant and ambitious growth over the next five years. And now with substantial PE investment behind us, having someone with Phil’s global breadth of experience and can-do attitude is both timely and terrific.”

Erridge added: “What attracted me to CP was the both the culture of the business and its desire to continually improve and challenge the market. For me, this mindset is hugely exciting as it provides an environment to do great things. I’ve watched with interest the growth of Cooper Parry and I’m thrilled to be joining at a time of significant growth and massive change.”

In July, Cooper Parry sold a stake in the business to Dutch private equity firm Waterland in a deal which valued the Midlands company at £100m.