Further growth for accountancy firm

Accountancy firm Cooper Parry has further boosted its not for profit team with senior hires.

Nick Simkins joins as partner and head of not for profit, having previously led the national NFP team at Moore Stephens, prior to its merger with BDO.

Meanwhile Glen Bott joins as a specialist NFP director, also from BDO and Moore Stephens.

Eighteen months ago, the department comprised four people and from September, that number will be 23.

The team was previously headed up by Simon Atkins, who will continue working with his client base in his role as partner, as well as taking on a wider remit as the firm’s head of risk.

This follows Cooper Parry’s recruitment of the education services team from Oxfordshire-based accountants Whitley Stimpson – a move that stretched its footprint across the UK with 25 new clients and deepened their expertise through hires including director, Andy Jones, and senior manager Sarah Chambers.

Simkins said: “I am thrilled to join Cooper Parry at such an exciting time. We have brought together an unrivalled team of experienced specialists who are passionate and caring about the Not for Profit world.

“We are a firm with a unique culture that genuinely lives out its values for the benefit of our people and our clients.”