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Cooper Parry expands tax team with three new appointments

Accountancy and advisory firm Cooper Parry has expanded its tax team with three high-profile new members, all with ‘Big four’ backgrounds.

Simon Morris has joined the firm as its new partner and head of private clients in London. He joins from PwC, where he was a partner since 2005 where he gained experience leading numerous transformational projects focusing on value-add client service and team efficiency.

The two additional appointments Mark Baxter and Ros Chapman, will be based at the firm’s east Midlands office.

Baxter arrives as a senior manager to advise entrepreneurial clients, after spending the majority of his 23 tax years at Grant Thornton, with positions also at PwC and Deloitte. Chapman has been appointed as indirect tax manager following nine years at PwC, and four years at KPMG.

Commenting, Morris said: “This is a great opportunity for me to help the Private Client team grow, develop new offerings for our existing clients, and work with new clients, too.

“I really enjoy getting to know individuals and organisations through my role, joining up the dots for them and delivering collaborative solutions, and when I met the guys at Cooper Parry, I could tell the culture here is powerful. They think differently. They work differently to the rest of the marketplace. And that was represented through everyone I met.”

Simon Baines, head of tax, added: “I’m delighted to welcome Simon, Mark and Ros to our tax team. It’s an exciting time to be at Cooper Parry as we continue to grow and set our sights on the very best talent in the market.

“We’re looking for people to work with our high-quality clients and deliver a customer experience that has them coming back for more, and Simon, Mark and Ros certainly fit the bill. I know they’ll add huge value and I’m really excited about both the opportunity to work with them, and what the next few years have in store.”

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