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It is with great pleasure that we would like to invite your team to host a Liz Earle Botanical Experience.

Our local Liz Earle Beauty Ambassadors will provide a complimentary Signature Service workshop for all your employees from a selected date in February and March 2017.   The experience will include the following benefits to help reduce work base stress and promote a calm relaxing oasis within your canteen or relaxation area for break time pampering.

We realise that time is often of the essence, so we’ve created an edited collection of shorter, but no less blissful, treatments designed to help you experience the power of our naturally active skin care range.

 

Menu of Complimentary Signature Services:

Express brighten and boost Mini Facial 20mins

Designed for those who are short on time but want an instant complexion boost, this facial workout combines   deep-tissue sculpting techniques to visibly lift, refresh & tone.  Combined with the power of our botanically powered Superskin ™ collection, this is the essential express skin pick-me-up with naturally radiant results.

Release, re-energise and relax Hand and Arm Massage 20 mins

A bespoke massage sequence to gently ease and de-stress tense muscles, to leave you feeling revitalised.  Using our blend of Natural Botanical extracts to increase circulation and improve skin texture by softening and moisturising.

Head Massage 20 mins

The confidence and precise touch of your therapist’s hands will attentively address every area of tension improving wellbeing and elevating headaches and build up of stress.

You will also have the opportunity of purchasing gifts from us on the day through our hassle-free collection service, provided at your nearest store.  All our products are wrapped within our bespoke gift bags and as a thank you will also receive a luxury award winning 30ml Cleanse and Polish with muslin cloth.

Please contact Hardeep on 07717687395 or email boots.discoveryderby@lizearle.com for information and dates to arrange your event.

 

 

PKF Cooper Parry  are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our annual finance seminar on the 10th July 2015.

Covering a wide range of topics, the seminar is targeted at the region’s finance directors and finance controllers – and is fast becoming a key date in the business diary.

The half day event will feature guest speakers Chris Hobson, head of information and representation from the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and Jonathan Earl, senior investment manager from the Business Growth Fund.

Experts from a variety of teams at PKF Cooper Parry will also be leading discussions on the summer budget, accounting technical update, IT and the Cloud Revolution and also vision and strategy for growth.

Ade Cheatham, CEO of PKF Cooper Parry said: “We are delighted to be hosting another finance director seminar. The event has grown year on year and we always have excellent attendance figures.”

“Our speakers will demonstrate the clear business benefits of each topic, as we look ahead with a new government and new budget. The speakers&nbsp will lead discussions, provide realistic guidance and advise the audience on how they can support their business needs and growth.&nbsp Feedback we’ve had in previous years, and attendance figures, show that this is becoming one of the go-to events on the financial calendar.”

The event on 10th July will start at 9am with breakfast and networking. The seminar starts at 9.30am and will end with lunch at 12.30pm.

The event is free to attend and those who wish to confirm their place can do so by registering here or emailing Anne-Marie Smedley at anne-maries@pkfcooperparry.com

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With just a day to go before the general election, we thought now would be an appropriate time to take a look at the main parties’ plans for taxes and pensions as they describe them in their manifestos. And, as you might expect, their proposals will give you plenty to think about when it comes to the impact on your personal finances.

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Recruitment Open Day

More than 100 job seekers attended a recruitment event at leading East Midlands business advisory and accountancy firm PKF Cooper Parry.

The event was held at the company’s ‘Google-esque’ headquarters at East Midlands airport and involved a presentation from the CEO Ade Cheatham, office tours and various stands showcasing the business’s current and future opportunities.

CEO Ade Cheatham said he was delighted with the turnout at the event and encouraged by the level of skills and talent currently on offer in the region.

He said: “We were thrilled to see more than 100 people at our recruitment event. Our office was buzzing with people who were eager to learn more about the PKF Cooper Parry ethos and the opportunities on offer with us.

“We have recently announced our plans to open a Birmingham office, as well as our incredible people benefits such as unlimited holiday, flexible working hours, an email curfew between 7pm and 7am and lots more.”

“We met a lot of really interesting and promising candidates who expressed an interest in working with us and have already started receiving applications for a number of roles on offer.”

PKF Cooper Parry also launched 10 new internship places at the event, which will all start in August 2015.

Ade added: “Our 12 month internships are a fantastic opportunity for people looking to gain experience working in a variety of key business areas, providing exciting and challenging opportunities for personal and professional development.

“They will offer successful candidates the chance to sample working within our various teams and wide client base, while at the same time making a difference, and having fun.”

“We are on a mission to alter the view of accountancy as a dull profession to one full of dynamism and forward thinking individuals.

“People with drive and ambition are exactly what we are looking for and we were delighted to see so many promising personalities at our open day.”

Roles currently available at PKF Cooper Parry include the 10 internships, two positions in the restructuring team, three in the IT team, four in audit and three in the tax team as well as a number of AAT and ATT trainee positions.

The next half yearly recruitment day for the firm will take place on Thursday, October 15. To register for the event or to find out more about any of the positions available, visit our Recruitment Open Day – Registration page.

 

Software Development Company and Marketing Derby Bondholder, Data Clarity have launched a free annual subscription of their ‘Clarity365 Plus’ business software to support sole traders and small businesses.

The offer is aimed at helping business owners manage their back office administration, accounts and expenses from one cloud based solution. Owners can redeem their 365 day free subscription by entering a discount code after registering to receive a 100% discount on the business software.

Owners looking for tools to grow and accelerate their business can do so by using this software to speed up lengthy business processes, enabling them to focus on their business. Features include online accounting and business expense management to keep accurate records for HMRC. This will make self-assessment tax return nightmares a thing of the past.

Simon Pownall Commercial Director at Data Clarity Limited said, “We are pleased to announce the launch of the free annual subscription of Clarity Plus. We want to support small businesses by providing them with the tools they need to streamline back office tasks. Small businesses will benefit from cloud based access and multiple features to save them time and money.”

The software comes with no installation costs and access to a secure document management system which has traditionally required large business budgets. Businesses can redeem their free annual subscription with this voucher code:

FFAY-12843650

Find out more about their expenses, accounting and business software here.

Following its announcement of plans to open a Birmingham office, leading business advisory and accountancy firm PKF Cooper Parry is working with a Business Development Executive to help build a wide contact base in the West Midlands.

Adrian Gill is working for the firm, which recently moved its three teams from Leicester, Nottingham and Derby into one Google-esque super-office at East Midlands Airport.

Adrian was previously commercial director for HSBC in Birmingham. Due to his extensive knowledge of businesses in the area, his brief at PKF Cooper Parry is to build a strong and organic pool of contacts in and around Birmingham, raising the firm’s profile and attracting new clients for when it opens its new office.

He said: “After 40 years in banking, many of which were spent in the West Midlands where I integrated three HSBC centres into one in Birmingham with an income stream in excess of £20m per annum, I decided to retire.

“However, after six months of retirement I was approached by PKF Cooper Parry to help to build their profile in Birmingham and I couldn’t resist the offer. The firm is extremely forward thinking and full of energy, which is infectious as soon as you step through the doors of the new office.

“My task is to help PKF Cooper Parry with raising their profile in Birmingham, using my contacts within the business community, in the £10m to £200m turnover category.

“The overall aim is to boost PKF Cooper Parry’s national reputation and help to position the firm as the leading business advisory and accountancy firm in the West and East Midlands.”

Adrian explained that one of the challenges for an accountancy firm opening a Birmingham office was the current economic climate, with business picking up at different rates in different areas following the recession.

He said: “The West Midlands is a challenging area to penetrate because it is home to a lot of manufacturing businesses which experienced really tough times recently. However, we are going in to this with our eyes open and, thanks to the global reach of the PKF network, we know what we have to offer clients is a really appealing suite of services with the potential for both national and international business development.”

Chief executive at PKF Cooper Parry Ade Cheatham said he was thrilled to be working with Adrian and confident that he would help to boost the profile of the firm’s new base in Birmingham.

Ade said: “Adrian has an extensive list of contacts in the West Midlands and very wide experience, spanning several sectors of banking at HSBC. We are delighted that he has joined our firm and we are looking forward to building relationships with many of his contacts in Birmingham.”

PKF Cooper Parry are currently looking at the options for the move into the West Midlands market, be it through a merger, acquisition or taking key individuals on board. The firm hopes to take on around 75 new staff at the new office.

PKF Cooper Parry Birmingham Office

Following the move to its new ‘Google-esque’ style office and strong growth in the last year, leading business advisory and accountancy firm PKF Cooper Parry has outlined plans to open a Birmingham office.

The firm, which joined forces with the global accountancy network PKF International in January 2014, is looking to create a base with 75 or more staff in the city centre.

PKF Cooper Parry are currently looking at the options for the move into the West Midlands market, be it through a merger, acquisition or taking key individuals on board.

CEO at PKF Cooper Parry Ade Cheatham said the new Birmingham office would be a reflection of the firm’s ambitious and bold three year plan.

He said: “Since moving to our new office, which visitors have dubbed ‘Google-esque’ in its design, layout and atmosphere, we’ve been full steam ahead with our plans for expansion and domination of our market aiming to double in size in the next 3 years.

“We would want to be in the heart of the business community, so we wouldn’t want to service it, or even try to service it, from the East Midlands. We need to be in Birmingham city centre where the action is.”

Ade added that the move was part of a very clear and defined plan, recently outlined at the firm’s CEO roadshows where all team members from trainees to Directors, attend an annual strategy session.

He said: “I see our continued success as a reflection of the hard work and dedication of every single member of our team, from board members to students. We are really flying at the moment, with our business growing and many of our clients expanding too which has been helped by our international links.

“Now we’re at a point of standing back, taking stock and looking to the future and where we go next. We’ve got a clear plan of how to do that.”

The firm brought staff from its Nottingham, Derby and Leicester bases under one roof at the East Midlands Airport “super office” in May last year.

It has also taken on 60 new team members over the last 12 months – bringing its headcount to 220 – and is currently recruiting across most parts of the business. Wealth management grew by 57 per cent last year, and there was a 25% growth in its tax and audit business.

Ade added that as well as collaboration with other UK firms, joining up with PKF International has provided a platform for international work.

“Our clients were increasingly looking overseas in terms of their aspirations and where they’re taking trading. We needed a stronger international network, support and a greater reach, which PKF gave us.

“The level of inbound work we’re seeing and opportunities introduced to us from overseas member firms is significantly higher than we’ve ever seen,” he said.

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PKF Cooper Parry has appointed serial entrepreneur Brett Critchley to head up its IT team, to dramatically expand its Microsoft Cloud offering, infrastructure & IT outsourcing services.

Brett will be a partner at the firm, driving the now 25-strong IT team forward with his vision for PKF Cooper Parry to be the No.1 IT Solutions provider in the Midlands. .

Brett established his first company, Orchid IT in 1996. Initially working from his bedroom at home, the company grew rapidly to become a well-respected business in Derbyshire with £10m turnover, winning several customer service awards prior to it being sold to GCI in 2011.

Brett said: “As soon as I met Ade Cheatham CEO, and the other partners, I knew PKF Cooper Parry was a place I wanted to work. You walk in and you see 200 plus people with smiles on their faces in a vibrant, quirky office – and the last thing you think is ‘accountants.’ Continue reading..

 

PKF Cooper Parry is hosting a recruitment open day as it looks to find the most talented people in the Midlands to join its ranks.

The firm is currently recruiting for a full spectrum of roles from school leaver to senior managers and the event on 24 March, is open to anyone who is interested in a career in accountancy, IT, wealth management or support services.

Ade Cheatham CEO at PKF Cooper Parry said the event demonstrated their drive for expansion and dedication to recruit the best candidates from across the region to join the firm.

He said: “With open holidays, flexible working and a whole host of other HR initiatives, we are always happy to hear from ambitious, switched on people to join our team.”

“PKF Cooper Parry is growing across all teams and we are inviting anyone who is looking to work in a quirky environment, with an incredible culture, to come along and see what we are all about.”

As part of the event attendees will be taken on a tour of the ‘Google-esque’ offices and given the opportunity to speak to members of PKF Cooper Parry’s audit, IT, tax, wealth, restructuring and support services teams.

The firm already has 10 full-time immediate positions and 12 training contracts available but they are expected to have further openings in the near future.

PKF Cooper Parry is currently planning an expansion to the West Midlands, with a new office to be based in Birmingham and is aiming to double in size in the next 2 years.

This comes off the back of strong growth in the last year with 20% growth in its tax and audit business.

The event will be held at PKF Cooper Parry’s Sky View offices on 24 March 2015 from 4-7pm.

Learn more and book your place?

Julian Rosser Prompt Payment Changes

Senior Tax Manager Julian Rosser highlights the new requirements

In the 2014 Budget, HMRC announced that Businesses will have to adjust how they calculate their VAT to include supplies made to businesses which allow or receive prompt payment discounts (PPD).

At present, HMRC allows suppliers to account for VAT on discounted prices offered as part of a PPD even when the offer is not taken up. This does not cause a problem for VAT because the VAT figure is constant and doesn’t change whatever the customer pays. Continue reading …