Accountancy

HSKS announces new MD & CEO

HSKS Greenhalgh's new Managing Director Colin Peacock.

John Eardley will be supporting Colin as CEO.

Bondholder HSKS Greenhalgh Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors has announced that Colin Peacock is to take over the role of Managing Director of the firm whilst Jon Eardley will support him as CEO.

Colin replaces Kultaran Singh, who has been managing director of the firm since its merger of HSKS and Greenhalgh in 2011. Colin joined Greenhalgh & Co 32 years ago and has been heavily involved in the growth and development of the business, including opening the firm's Nottingham and Uttoxeter offices. Colin also culminated the merger of HSKS and Greenhalgh.

Former Managing Director of HSKS Greenhalgh, Kultaran Singh, said: "Colin is the right person to take on the role, having been with the firm for over 30 years. He is a gifted business advisor and a well-respected leader. This is a positive step forward for the business.

Jon Eardley joined HSKS Greenhalgh last year as Practice Manager, having previously spent over 30 years at NatWest/RBS in various roles, including Senior Relationship Manager and Business Development Director.

In taking over the Managing Director role, Colin commented: "This year has already seen the implementation of a number of key elements of our strategy, with the appointment of two new Directors and a Business Development Manager, and we look forward to continuing to implement both our short and long-term plans, which I'm confident will take the business forward to new levels."

PKF Cooper Parry named in Sunday Times Best

Bondholder PKF Cooper Parry has been named in The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work for 2016 - the only accountancy firm to feature in the list.

The firm prides itself on its unique culture and philosophy as well as its adaptability. The award-winning 25,000 sq ft headquarters based at East Midlands Airport exudes vibe and energy and reflects the creativity and innovation of the whole firm.

We work around an ethos of making sure each and every team member feels fulfilled, inspired and motivated at all times - which has shone through in these accreditations
— Ade Cheatham, CEO of PKF Cooper Parry

Places in the rankings are determined by a staff survey as well as pay, benefits and work-life balance. The survey covers topics such as whether employees believe they can make a valuable contribution to their firm's success, how proud they are to work for their company and whether they think their organisation gives something back to their local community.

Ade Cheatham, CEO of PKF Cooper Parry, commented: "We are thrilled to have been singled out for our outstanding employee benefits and office atmosphere. We work around an ethos of making sure each and every team member feels fulfilled, inspired and motivated at all times - which has shone through in these accreditations."

A total of 241,361 employees from 925 firms completed questionnaires for this year's Sunday Times lists, making it widely acknowledged as the most extensive research into employee engagement in the country.

 

Smith Cooper celebrates 30 years with new partner

New partner at Smith Cooper, James Delve

New partner at Smith Cooper, James Delve

A director at Bondholder Smith Cooper has been promoted to partner.

James’ appointment is representative of the ongoing success and development of the firm
— David Nelson, Partner at Smith Cooper

James Delve joined the firm in 2009 and has since led the firm's audit team in Derby and has also worked closely with its business advisory team.

The promotion comes as Smith Cooper celebrates its 30th year in business and reaching the £11m mark in turnover for its last financial year.

David Nelson, Partner at Smith Cooper, said: "James' appointment is representative of the ongoing success and development of the firm and we are delighted to welcome him to the partnership. The recognition and promotion of our top talent is a high priority for our firm."

PKF Cooper Parry set for merger

Bondholder business advisors and accountants PKF Cooper Parry is set to merge with another leading Midlands accountancy firm to create one of the largest chartered accountant firms in the region.  

PKF Cooper Parry will merge with Birmingham-based Clement Keys in January 2016. The newly merged firm will employ over 350 people across the East and West Midlands and will have a combined revenue of £30 million.

This exciting development demonstrates that we are ambitious for growth and determined to be seen as the adviser of choice for privately owned businesses
— Ade Cheatham, CEO of PKF Cooper Parry

Ade Cheatham, CEO of PKF Cooper Parry, said: 'This is an exciting and significant merger for both firms. We share a closely aligned vision to be number one in the privately owned market across the whole of the Midlands through creating a fiercely independent firm which is purely focused on exceptional client service.'

Ade continues: 'This merger will enhance and complement our offering to clients, bringing sector expertise and extensive international reach along with extensive experience across core services under one brand. This exciting development demonstrates that we are ambitious for growth and determined to be seen as the adviser of choice for privately owned businesses.'

Joe Bates, managing partner at Clement Keys said: 'Clement Keys and PKF Cooper Parry are delighted to be joining forces. We have spent a number of years growing our market share and so has PKF Cooper Parry. Bringing the two firms together will broaden our services to businesses in our region and strengthen our position in the marketplace.'